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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology logo.jpg
Type Private junior college
Technical school
Not-for-profit
Established 1953
President Walter R. Garrison
Undergraduates 915
Address 800 Manchester Avenue, Media, PA 19063, Media, Pennsylvania, USA
39°54′29″N 75°23′20″W / 39.908°N 75.389°W / 39.908; -75.389Coordinates: 39°54′29″N 75°23′20″W / 39.908°N 75.389°W / 39.908; -75.389
Website www.pit.edu

The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT) is an independent junior college and technical school located in Media, Pennsylvania. It also features a branch campus in Center City, Philadelphia. The college, which typically enrolls between 400 and 700 students, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[1]

History

PIT was founded in 1953 by Walter Garrison, an aerospace engineer, to provide math and science training for pre-engineering students. Until 1982, the school was located in a collection of buildings in Upper Darby; fourteen acres were purchased to construct a new campus in the late 1970s. In 1976 it was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award specialized associate degrees.[1]

Academics

PIT offers both associate degrees and one-year certificate programs. Major areas of study include information technology, business administration, electrical/mechanical engineering technician programs, and medical assistant programs.

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