Text A+ A- A

The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

Applied Science and Engineering Technology

High-Tech Science in the Modern World

Our Applied Science and Engineering Technology program will teach you how to solve problems, work in a team and use your knowledge in natural science studies such as biology, chemistry and physics. This program offers you the choice of earning a degree or certificate. While an associate’s degree will prepare you for various scientific technology positions and further study, certificates in our four specialty areas quickly lead you to employment. The credits you earn along the way count towards a degree in Applied Science and Engineering Technology, should you pursue one in the future. Review our individual certificate offerings in this program:  Process Technology or Biomedical Equipment Technology I.

Degree Options

Associate in Applied Science, and transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • Health care
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Food production
  • Water purification
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Petrochemical

Transfer Options

Many four-year colleges and universities


View the College Catalog for More Information