Statement of Accreditation Status

Pittsburgh Technical College

  • CEO: Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, President/CEO
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Nancy Feather
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Pittsburgh Technical Institute (6/1/2016)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1998
  • Accreditation Granted: 2002
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

1111 Mckee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071-3205

(412) 809-5100

www.ptcollege.edu

  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • July 3, 2017
    To note that the update and site visit regarding the Change in Ownership and Legal Status occurred during the Evaluation Team Visit.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2019 providing evidence of organized and systematic assessments which evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level goals, communicates the results of those assessments to stakeholders, and uses the results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To provisionally include the change in ownership with a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit corporation, the Center for Educational Excellence, Inc. (CEE), as the new owner, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending (1) the receipt of all necessary completely executed documents required to ensure the conversion from for-profit to non-profit status, including but not limited to loan agreements in amounts sufficient to cover financial obligations incurred, including the sufficient funds to cover the letter of credit required by the US Department of Education, and IRS approval designating the institution as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; and (2) a site visit within six months of the effective date of the completed change in ownership and legal status. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 1, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and to include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology (BSIST) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology (BSIST) within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 effective January 31, 2014. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Parkway West Career and Technical School, 7101 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) further development and implementation of the institution's process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) further development and implementation of the institution's academic program review process (Standard 11). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to commend the institution for the quality of the report, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) further development and implementation of the institution's process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) further development and implementation of the institution's academic program review process (Standard 11). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-17.
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Associate's degrees in Business Administration, Hospitality Management Administration, and Safety and Security Administration within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request to submit documentation, as soon as available, of approval by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education of the institution's amended and restated bylaws. To further remind the institution that the Commission previously requested that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2012 address progress in the development of student support and the administration of the online certificate program in Medical Coding (Standards 9 and 13).
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to acknowledge receipt of required Federal and state approvals of the change of ownership. To remind the institution of the request to submit documentation, as soon as available, of approval by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education of the institution's amended and restated bylaws. To further remind the institution that the Commission previously requested that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2012 address progress in the development of student support and the administration of the online certificate program in Medical Coding (Standards 9 and 13).
  • 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) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope

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