Engineering Technology

Pitt-Johnstown Engineering Technology Division

Note: Effective September 1, 2015, applications will no longer be accepted for the engineering technology program. Instead, applications will be accepted for the new engineering program.

Currently, a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology is offered exclusively at Pitt-Johnstown. 

Pitt-Johnstown graduates are aggressively recruited by many engineering firms, and have a 90% employment rate within three months of graduation, and 100% of engineering faculty possess real-world experience in their respective fields. 

Engineering Technology

The Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. 

  • Students admitted to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as freshmen spend all four years at Pitt-Johnstown if they major in engineering technology
  • If they choose engineering, they may transfer to the Pittsburgh campus after one year.
  • Students may transfer to Pitt-Johnstown for engineering technology after one or two years of study at the Pittsburgh, Bradford, Greensburg, or Titusville campuses
  • Students from accredited associate degree programs in engineering technology are also encouraged to transfer to to complete a four-year degree at Pitt-Johnstown
  • Credits from institutions not accredited by ABET will not be directly accepted; however, credit by examination is an option

Both engineering technologists and engineers make significant contributions to the constant quest for better material products, more effective methods of solving society’s technology-related problems, and better ways of using technology to promote understanding among people. Pitt-Johnstown’s programs in engineering technology prepare men and women to improve the quality of life by organizing individuals, materials, and equipment to manufacture products, erect buildings, construct and operate transportation systems, generate and distribute power, and solve other difficult engineering problems.

Engineering technologists are also responsible for existing technologies—nuclear, automotive, aircraft, chemical production, environmental, electronic, power generation, and others. Application-oriented, they bring important management and technological knowledge to the task of operating industries and businesses related to technology. With this knowledge, they transform ideas into products and processes—and then strive to improve them.

Engineering Technology Division Office
145 Blackington Hall 
Fax: 814-269-7245

Jerry W. Samples, PhD, PEDivision Chair 
814-269-7244

Gina M. Thompson 
814-269-7250

Bonita R. Newfield 
814-269-7243