The Department of Applied Technology utilizes a creative partnership approach designed to prepare students for a career path leading to a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions.
Under this unique model, students complete general education and business courses at Venango College and the technical component of the degree through licensed, certified, accredited, and/or otherwise approved technical education providers. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from Clarion University.
The Industrial Technology program holds national accreditation by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE is recognized as the premier professional association for the accreditation of industrial technology programs in colleges, universities, and technical institutes.