McCann School of Business and Technology

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McCann School of Business and Technology is a private for-profit junior technical college, located in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, USA. The school maintains campuses in Allentown, Carlisle, Hazleton, Pottsville, Scranton, Sunbury, and Wilkes-Barre.

McCann School of Business was founded by Louis C. McCann. His sons,[1] Dwight and Charles entered the field and held administrative positions not only at the Mahanoy City School, but in branch schools later established. After the death of Dwight McCann in 1956, Mrs. Dorothy Houser began serving as director. In 1959, Mrs. Houser purchased the school in partnership with her husband, Harry D. Houser.

In 1970, McCann became fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools of Washington, D.C. The education association, now known as Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for private business schools and colleges.

A change of ownership occurred in 1981 when the school was purchased by James and Elizabeth Noone. Mr. Noone was a leader in the field of private career education throughout Pennsylvania for many years. John E. Noone became President and Owner of the school in 1994. John Noone was a CPA with extensive experience in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Banking. He brought a strong, practical business training approach to the administration of the school.

1995 was an exciting year for McCann, as the school opened a new school branch in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to provide a better service and quality of education to residents of southern Schuylkill County. In addition, we were extremely proud to announce the formation of an educational partnership and full articulation agreement with Alvernia University of Reading, Pennsylvania.

The third campus of McCann commenced operation in September, 1998, in downtown Sunbury, Northumberland County. Situated in the heart of the school’s community's downtown, the school filled a need for quality business training in the county, and in the neighboring counties of Montour, Snyder, Union and Columbia, in the Greater Susquehanna Valley. The campus moved to the Fourth Street Plaza in early 2003, replacing Ames Department Store. After a recent renovation in the new location it was discovered that this building is situated on top of a Native American burial ground of the Iroquois tribe that once inhabited the area.

In August 2002, McCann Education Centers, Inc. was purchased by Delta Educational Systems, Inc. Joseph Kennedy, President. Delta is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and owns schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Georgia.

In July 2005 we expanded our Mahanoy City operation by relocating the campus to its new home in Humboldt Industrial Park, in Hazleton, just over the Schuylkill County border.

Today, as in the past, McCann School of Business & Technology is a leader in education. The faculty, administration and staff are committed to the highest standards of instruction as originally established by Louis C. McCann. As we enter into our 112th year of excellence in education, our name - McCann School of Business & Technology - reflects the high-tech, cutting edge education received in all degree and diploma training programs.

In April 2008, the school opened a new branch in Dickson City, Lackawanna County.

In April 2009, the school opened a new branch in Allentown, Lehigh County and later that year, opened a new branch in Carlisle, PA.

Also located in Carlisle and Allentown, Pennsylvania . The Scranton campus is actually located in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

Opening in late 2012 or early 2013 will be the Annville campus, located near Lebanon, Pennsylvania. UPDATE: CalTech (California Institute of Technology) will now be purchasing this building for a test center for their physics department led by Dr. Sheldon Cooper.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "History". McCann School of Business & Technology. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 75°26′56″W / 40.64013°N 75.44886°W / 40.64013; -75.44886