Statement of Accreditation Status

Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • CEO: Dr. Davie Gilmour, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dean Joanna Flynn
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Williamsport Area Community College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

(570) 326-3761

www.pct.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master of Science in Nursing Education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the North Campus additional location to Penn College at Wellsboro, 22 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at this location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Master's degree (Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Potter County Educational Council, 219 Edison Bates Drive, Port Allegany, PA 16743 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 15, 2016
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 10, 2016, addressing the impact of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on the institution's compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation and accreditation standards, specifically Standard 3 (Institutional Resources).
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at North Campus, 227 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the Pennsylvania College of Technology North Campus, 12880 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA, 16901. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document further evidence that student learning assessment is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Aviation Center
    Lumley Aviation Center 500 Airport Road
    Montoursville, PA 17754-2344
  • Additional Location
    Earth Science Center
    Schneebeli Earth Science Center 203 Allenwood Camp Road
    Montgomery, PA 17752-9219
  • Additional Location
    Penn College at Wellsboro
    22 Walnut Street
    Wellsboro, PA 16901
    Opened: 04/29/2019
  • Additional Location
    Potter County Educational Council
    219 Edison Bates Drive
    Port Allegany, PA 16743
    Opened: 01/03/2017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Advanced Automotive Technology Center
    Pennsylvania College of Technology DIF #125 One College Avenue
    Williamsport, PA 17701

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