Pittsburgh Technical Institute

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Pittsburgh Technical Institute
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United States
Type Private Two-Year College
Established 1946
President Mr. Gregory Defeo
Number of students 2,047
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) is a private two-year post-secondary school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA offering associate degrees and short-term certificate programs.

PTI has two locations in western Pennsylvania: the primary 180-acre (0.73 km2) North Fayette Campus in Oakdale, which first opened in July 2000, and the PTI-Cranberry Center at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods. The institution first opened its doors in 1946 as a single-discipline career training school. Since then, it has expanded course offerings through its School of Building Technology, School of Business, School of Criminal Justice, School of Design, School of Healthcare, and School of Technology. Through PTI's Center for Certification and Adult Learning (CCAL), nontraditional students prepare for the workforce and take advantage of shorter, more flexible evening schedules, some with online components.

Most of the institution's educational programs include an in-field industry internship. PTI's Career Services Department works with students as they prepare for graduation, supports new graduates in their job search, helps experienced alumni relocate or secure advanced employment, and assists employers match job openings to PTI candidates. All of these services are offered at no charge to the student and the employer. In addition, PTI alumni can return to the institution for alumni brush-up classes offered twice annually.


Nearly 40 percent of the student population lives in school-sponsored housing, which is offered at complexes in neighborhoods surrounding the North Fayette Campus and coordinated by the institution's Housing Department. Beginning around the start of the summer 2008 quarter, PTI began construction for on campus housing next to their campus in Oakdale. Beginning July 10, 2009 the only student housing options are Hawthorne, on campus housing, and Westpointe all other current will end. The project was completed in time for the summer 2009 quarter. [1] The project has three buildings, four floors to a building and four rooms to an apartment. This is phase one of the housing project.

Student activities[edit]

Its Student Activities Department plans a calendar of student activities and community service projects. In 2007 PTI received the Community Service Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators and was recognized with a Community Service Award in 2005 from the Career College Association.

PTI is the first 2 year career school in Western Pennsylvania accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution received its initial grant of accreditation in 2002. On March 8, 2007, Middle States reaffirmed PTI's accreditation. [2]

Available courses[edit]

School of Trades Technology

  • Welding Technology
    • Certificate in Welding
    • Associate's Degree in Welding Technology
  • HVAC Technology
    • Certificate in HVAC
    • Associate's Degree in HVAC

School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Management

School of Criminal Justice

  • Safety and Security

School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
    • Administration
    • Hotel & Restaurant Management
    • Travel & Tourism Management

American Academy of Culinary Arts - Program

  • AACA Certificate in Culinary Arts
  • Associate's in Culinary Arts

School of Information Technology

  • Computer Programming
  • Information Technology
    • Network Administration
    • Network Security & Computer Forensics
    • IT Certification Preparation

School of Design

  • Computer Aided Drafting
    • Architectural Drafting
    • Mechanical Drafting
    • CAD Careers in Oil & Gas
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Technologies
    • Video Production
    • Web Design/Development

School of Healthcare

  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Patient Care Techncian
  • Surgical Technology
  • Therapeutic Massage
    • Practitioner

School of Nursing

  • Practical Nursing
  • Associate's in Nursing - Advanced Standing

School of Energy & Electronics Technology

  • Electronics Engineering
    • Technology
    • Oil & Gas Electronics
    • Oil & Gas Electronics Certificate
  • Smart Building Technology

PTI Online

  • Business Administration - Management
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Administration

Continuing Education Courses at PTI

  • Diagnostic Coding with ICD-10
  • TIPS - Training for Intervention Procedures
  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification

Honor Societies[edit]

External links[edit]

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