Pinnacle Career Institute

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The South Campus of Pinnacle Career Institute as viewed from Hickman Mills Drive.

Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) is a for-profit technical career school offering certificates in massage therapy, dental assisting, wind turbine technician, and cell tower technician. Programs are offered in Kansas City, Kansas and online.


PCI was founded as the "Electronic Institute" at the south Kansas City location in 1953. In 1992, Jeffery and Scott Freeman purchased the business and began expanding its programs. The school changed its name in September 2002 to Pinnacle Career Institute. PCI's Lawrence, Kansas location was originally the Center for Training in Business and Industry. In 1998, Scott F. and Jeffrey C. Freeman acquired the school, and it soon became Lawrence Career College. On February 3, 2003, the school was changed to Pinnacle Career Institute to join its sister school in South Kansas City. In January 2005, Pinnacle Career Institute started teaching distance education programs through a web-based Learning Management System. Online education is delivered year-round. The North Kansas City campus opened in April 2008.


All of Pinnacle Career Institute's programs are designed in an accelerated format. Students can complete most programs in one to two years. Programs at Pinnacle Career Institute include: Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Tower Technician and Wind Turbine Technician. Pinnacle Career Institute maintains online education programs available year-round. The institution also maintains Flex Education programs, which are a hybrid of on-campus and online learning. Flex Education is available for the Dental Assistant and Massage Therapy programs.[1]

Student services[edit]

Pinnacle Career Institute has a Career Services department. The school administers the Pell Grant, Student Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Stafford and PLUS Loan programs. The school also has scholarships based on academics, ethnicity, military services and other aspects.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hands-on training programs for today's careers