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The Pennsylvania College of Technology

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This place sucks

Aug 22 2013Engineering Department
This place sucks. They do not know how to run an institution. All they spend their money is hiring cops to arrest kids for underage drinking. Maybe spend the money on better athletic complexes or educational resources. Money can go to much better things than ruining students fun.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A, Faculty Accessibility: F

The area sucks, there is never anything to

Apr 02 2013Other
The area sucks, there is never anything to do. The food on campus is horrible and if you live on campus you are forced to get at least 10 meals a week. Any of the IT majors are horrible, especially the gaming and simulation degree. The teachers either have no idea how to teach or what they are teaching. Usually it is a combination of the two. The dorms suck, windows are bolted shut, there are no lights in the living room and the bathroom has a horrible design. No one stops for pedestrians either on campus or in the surrounding area. It is possible to be late for class just because you have to cross a busy street to get to the ACC.
Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: - Reputation: -

Renewable Energy Technology

Mar 02 2013Other
Renewable Energy Technology
Avoid the Renewable Energy Program at all costs!
People in this curriculum don't have the qualifications or credentials to be teaching this material.
Here are the credentials for the two primary instructors ,that teach the majority of the RE classes, as listed on the Penn College website.

Wayne Gebhart
Education
B.S. Ed., Mansfield University
Electrical Certificate, Thaddeus Stevens Trade School
Trade Competency Certificate, Penn State University
Jon Hart
Education
B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology
- Rochester Institute of Technology
Master of Business Administration
- Bloomsburg University
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Pathetic when most teachers here have a relatively impressive list of credentials and accomplishments listed under their names.

Also, where is the business and industry experience that the Penn College Values statement claims all their instructors have?

If you truly with to learn about renewable energy, go elsewhere. I paid for labs that didn't exist, paid for required tools (some costing hundreds of dollars each) that they never taught us how to use, every promise they made us never happened, we were used as free labor to install a lattice wind turbine tower with total disregard to student safety (that tower has since been dismantled and replaced with a monopole due to the incompetence of Gebhart), I never saw a working PV system despite the fact they have one on campus (Gebhart was just to lazy to show us), never saw a working turbine, never learned how to size a PV system, never learned the building codes that apply to renewable energy, never learned anything that Penn College claimed we would, it was just a total joke all the way around and the lazy, do nothing Dean Marc Bridgens allowed all this to happen despite relentless complaints from multiple students. President Gilmore and the rest of the school's administration should be absolutely ashamed of themselves! PROFIT BEFORE STUDENTS...

Richard Taylor, who teaches the solar thermal class, actually did an excellent job and if you look up his credentials you'll see why. If the rest of the curriculum was even half the quality of Taylor's class this would be a much different review.

In short, Wayne Gebhart is an egotistical, arrogant, self-absorbed, braggart who's undeserved since of accomplishment prevents him from seeing how his laziness and incompetence are robbing students of the education they're paying entirely too much for.Save your money because the only thing I learned was DRILL BABY, DRILL!!!!!

2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Education Quality: F

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