Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) has announced its proposed support for Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) students by working to provide them with an opportunity to complete their education following PCI’s closure on Nov. 23.
PTC is working to provide teach-out opportunities to PCI students pursuing their education in Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting and Respiratory Therapy Programs upon the school’s closure.
“While we are saddened to learn that Pittsburgh Career Institute will be closing its doors later this month, we also understand our responsibility as a partner in higher education to provide options for continued education pathways to their students,” said Pittsburgh Technical College president and CEO Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith. “Pittsburgh Technical College takes this responsibility with the utmost importance as we work to build our region’s workforce.”
PTC’s School of Healthcare provides students with a wide range of programs featuring hands-on education to prepare them for the workforce in two years or less. As a result, PTC delivers high in-field placement rates with a five-year average of 93% from 2016-2020.
Representatives from PTC are scheduled to visit PCI’s campus this week to meet with students and answer any questions regarding teach-out plans, enrollment, transfers, financial aid and more.
ABOUT PITTSBURGH TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Pittsburgh Technical College is a leading educator in the Pittsburgh region to prepare students for career success and has the numbers to prove it: 100% of PTC’s degree-seeking students experience onsite internships or clinical rotations, or employer partnerships in capstone projects, before they graduate. It’s this kind of experience that results in consistently high in-field placement rates with a five-year average of 93% from 2016-2020. PTC’s hallmark is academic excellence, grounded in an environment that supports each student’s professional and personal journey. With more than 30 associate, bachelor’s and certificate programs, PTC provides education that prepares students for career success in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology and Energy and Electronics Technology. PTC has been part of the region’s education community for 75 years. For more information about PTC, visit www.ptcollege.edu.