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College Receives New Equipment, Software From Honeywell

From left are Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement at Pennsylvania College of Technology%3B Tom Woodruff, Honeywell Building Solutions general manager for Northeast%2FCentral Pennsylvania and Delaware%3B Todd S. Woodling, an instructor of building automation technology%2FHVAC electrical at the college%3B Tom Hamilton, Honeywell regional general manager%3B David J. Teston, Honeywell's eastern regional operations manager%3B and Anne K. Soucy, Penn College's assistant dean of construction and design technologies.Pennsylvania College of Technology has received equipment and software from Honeywell to support the college’s bachelor-degree major in building automation technology.

Todd S. Woodling, a member of Penn College’s building automation technologies faculty, said the donation includes server-based software that pulls system controllers within a building (or buildings) together in a single location for numerous building-management tools, as well as laptop-based software that allows programming of numerous Honeywell controllers.

“The controls and supporting hardware together create 10 student workstations that allow a student to fully program different comfort systems and equipment for a commercial building,” Woodling explained.

Building automation technology is the intelligent network of electronic devices that monitor and control the mechanical, lighting and security systems in a building toward the goal of reducing energy and maintenance costs.

Penn College’s building automation technology major is a “two-plus-two” bachelor’s degree that accepts students with an associate degree in HVAC, electrical, electronics or computer areas. The major prepares students for positions such as building automation-engineering technician, HVAC temperature controls project engineer, automation design engineer, construction/project manager and building automation system applications engineer.

Honeywell actively recruits Penn College building automation technology students for employment after graduation and has hired nearly 20 percent of the graduates from that major in the past two years.

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. Nearly 6,300 students are enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors relating to more than 100 career areas.

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