Penn College students earn industry certifications

Engineering and industrial design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology proved their software acumen by passing industry certification exams during the 2017-18 academic year.

29 students completed the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam, 14 students passed the Certified SolidWorks Professional test and two students earned Autodesk Inventor certification.

The exams require candidates to meet hands-on challenges, representing various aspects of the software. SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor are 3-D modeling software applications employed by Penn College students seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering design technology, industrial design or an associate degree in engineering CAD technology.

Engineering design technology students passing the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam as part of their second-semester coursework are: Shane T. Bowersox, Sunbury; Bryan A. Brennan Jr., Milton; Kevin W. Brewer, Newtown; Garrett D. Corso, Caldwell, New Jersey; Patrick A. Daugherty, Brogue; Matthew D. Gallagher, West Chester; Parker W. Givler, Duncansville; Bradley M. Haines, Mifflinburg; Truman W. Henne, Fredericksburg; Jason P. Hill, Allenwood; Brian D. Lock, Glenolden; Nathanael T. Morgan, Shirleysburg; Zach M. Pewterbaugh, Muncy; Zachary S. Rich, Middletown, New Jersey; Eric M. Spencer, Clarks Summit; Blake D. Thrush, Shippensburg; and John C. Yamoah, Upper Darby.

Engineering CAD technology majors who passed are: Blake A. Bennett, Pennsburg; Alexander S. Benscoter, Milton; Cody A. Brown, Le Raysville; Jason A. Delker, Hughesville; Glenn D. Ferry, Bloomsburg; Bobby W. Kemper Jr., Sharon Hill; Warren E. Knipe, Liberty; Scott T. Lamoreaux, Hershey; David P. Noble, Portage; Cassidy L. Roadarmel, Paxinos; Zachary F. Stanley, New Tripoli; and Curtis L. Swartz, Millheim.

The following engineering design technology students previously earned the associate credential and passed the Certified SolidWorks Professional exam: Nicholas R. Brown, Poplar Grove, Illinois; Tucker L. Stover, Mill Hall; Talal A. Almohaimeed, Williamsport; Jared T. Burrey, Lancaster; Thomas A. D’Arcy, Mechanicsburg; John P. Donovan, Warren; Nathaniel B. Durako, Drums; Matthew J. Horner, Marion; Matthew J. Nyman, Lock Haven; Kyle W. Pfender, Langhorne; Francis J. Quigley, Coatesville; and Sabrina S. Toplovich, Spring Creek.

Dylan A. Bianco, State College, and Joseph M. Johnson, Jersey Shore, both engineering design technology majors, obtained their Autodesk Inventor certification.