Edinboro University's Porreco College
The Associates of Applied Science in Applied Technology combines training in specialized technology and business administration to prepare graduates for careers in engineering technology leadership. The A.A.S. program provides an opportunity for those with technical certification or training from other accredited institutions to complete a relevant associate degree, while the program is flexible enough to serve students that wish to complete all technical training at Edinboro University. This program will prepare students for occupations such as engineering technicians, industry team leaders, quality coordinators, new product development coordinators and sales specialists among others. The A.A.S. program will be attractive to students currently working in the manufacturing sector and to those pursuing certificate-level training in engineering technology at a university or other specialized training at community colleges or technical schools..
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The Associate of Applied Science in Aeronautical Science program emphasizes courses that prepare graduates of the program for careers in aviation as professional pilots. Graduates gain the required knowledge in the areas of mathematics, physics, communications, and aeronautics in order to immediately pursue a career as a commercial pilot. The flight and ground school training is provided by a flight school certified by the Federal Aviation Administration or, alternatively, this training may be satisfied by possession of a current license/certification at the appropriate level. This portion of the training has additional associated costs that depend on how the flight training requirements are satisfied.
Graduates of the associate program will earn the following in technical flight training which may be offered on or off campus and has associated costs:
The Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology program emphasizes courses that prepare graduates of the program for careers as a lineworker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry. The program is a unique in that it combines classroom learning with hands-on training. Graduates gain the required knowledge in the areas of mathematics, physics, communications, business, and electronics in order to immediately pursue a career as an electric utilities lineman. The A.A.S. program provides an opportunity for those with related training to complete a relevant associate degree. The A.A.S. program will be attractive to students currently pursuing Power Systems Institute (PSI) training provided by FirstEnergy. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utilities Technology will be able to:
• Satisfactorily complete the Power Systems Institute (PSI) and related field experience
• To become proficient in analytical and quantitative computations appropriate to the occupational environment
• Develop communications skills appropriate to a technical setting
• Assess and operationalize a management and business plan in a technological environment, and
handle personal finances responsibly
The Associate of Science in Business Administration is a strong program designed to provide aspiring business students with an understanding of core business concepts and uniquely prepare them to advance in business careers. This two-year program provides students with fundamental knowledge in economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing, as well as a strong theoretical foundation, complemented by a solid practical understanding of business.
This program provides students a fundamental background in the areas of criminal justice (e.g. policing, courts and corrections), and the role of criminal justice in a broader society. This background also prepares students to continue their criminal justice education at the baccalaureate level.
The goal of the Associate of Arts in Human Services program is to educate, in two years, a generalist professional worker who can move into a wide range of mental health, human services, social services, community action, and social justice careers. Program faculty not only teach about the ideals of the human services profession, but also model and practice them as they engage with students both in and out of the classroom and in professional settings across our communities.
The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Liberal Studies is designed to meet the needs of students seeking a two-year degree program of higher education and accompanying credentials. It aims to educate students to communicate effectively, to think both creatively and critically, and to work across disciplines. It allows the student to have choices and flexibility in designing a concentration that meets his or her individual career goals and objectives. Students can organize a program of study that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Equipped with these highly transferrable skills, students can pursue a wide range of career paths or move into a bachelor's degree program. It can be used to improve their current employment standing or to find entry into careers in social services, government and business.
The Associate of Science degree in Preschool Education is intended for those who are interested in preschool education. It also serves as an excellent program easily transitioning into the four year Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood.