McCann School of Business & Technology

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McCann School of Business & Technology is a for-profit technical school, located in northeastern and central Pennsylvania in the United States. The school maintains seven campuses in Allentown, Carlisle, Dickson City, Hazleton, Pottsville, Lewisburg, and Wilkes-Barre. It was formerly accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.[1]


McCann School of Business was founded by Louis C. McCann. His sons, Dwight and Charles, entered the field and held administrative positions not only at the Mahanoy City campus, 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 accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools of Washington, D.C. However, the education association, now known as Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, is no longer recognized as a valid accrediting body by the U.S. Department of Education.[1]

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.

In 1995, 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.

The third campus of McCann commenced operation in September, 1998, in downtown Sunbury, Northumberland County. Situated in the heart of the community's downtown, the school filled a need for quality business training in the county, and in the neighboring counties of Montour, Snyder, and Union. The campus moved to the North 4th Street Plaza in early 2003, replacing the Ames Department Store.

In August 2002, McCann Education Centers, Inc. was purchased by Delta Educational Systems, Inc., which later became Delta Career Education Corporation in 2006. Delta is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and owns schools in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

In July 2005, the Mahanoy City campus was relocated to its new home in Humboldt Industrial Park, in Hazle Township. 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 another in Carlisle, PA. On February 9, 2012, the Wilkes-Barre campus was introduced. In January 2016, the Sunbury campus moved to Lewisburg in a newly renovated shopping plaza.


  1. ^ a b "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10. 

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Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 75°26′56″W / 40.6401°N 75.4489°W / 40.6401; -75.4489