Alumni Bachelor’s Degree Program

Pittsburgh Technical College is pleased to announce a new opportunity for select PTC alumni to enroll in our new Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and our new Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology.  If you are looking to expand your career by earning your bachelor’s degree you should take a careful look at this opportunity.

Bachelor’s In Business Administration

This unique degree builds on the hands-on focus PTC is known for combined with practical simulations, and real-world business cases.

Specific courses in the program include managerial accounting, supply chain management, managing complex projects, strategic marketing, and strategic corporate management. As well as the areas of finance, marketing, leadership, international business, and strategy.

The Business program can be completed in just 15 months which means you can obtain this important credential quickly and build on the PTC education you have already earned.

The program will be taught completely online so you can continue to work and keep your important work/study balance.

For alumni of Business and Hospitality programs only, the cost of this program is just $3,000 per term which means you can complete your Bachelor's in just 15 months for $15,000.

 

Bachelor’s in Information Systems and Technology

 

 

In the new Bachelor’s in Information Systems and Technology you will experience courses in Information Systems Development, Information Technology, and Information Systems Security. All of these courses are structured according to applied learning models and are essential to what industry employers seek in graduates.

The program can be completed in just 18 months which means you can obtain this important credential quickly and build on the PTC education you have already earned.

The program will be taught in a combination of online and evening courses so you can continue to work and keep your important work/study balance.

For alumni of certain programs only, the tuition cost of this program is just $3,000 per term which means you can complete your bachelor’s in just 18 months for $18,000.

Both of these programs are available for enrollment today. Classes begin in April. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Nicole Pallas at 412-809-5390 or pallas.nicole@ptcollege.edu.  Our Admission staff can explain the details of our new Alumni Bachelor’s Degree program. We look forward to welcoming you to this special degree option.

The Pittsburgh Technical College Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is designed to fill the growing need for skilled information technology graduates which is projected to grow significantly in the next ten years.* The B.S.I.S.T. program is one of the few in Pennsylvania to combine three dynamic technology disciplines: Information Systems Development, Information Technology, and Information Systems Security, giving our graduates a competitive edge in their careers in the industry. 
In today’s fast-paced, globalized economy, there is great demand for professionals who have a solid understanding of these disciplines and their interrelationships. Students who graduate from PTC’s B.S.I.S.T. program will be sought by top employers, both regionally and nationally, based on their proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to develop, test, manage, secure, implement, and control information system resources within a diverse organizational environment. 

Specifically, you will learn core information systems and information technology concepts, real-world IT challenges and creative solutions, and best practices for the efficient coordination of IT resources.

In the B.S.I.S.T. degree program you will take courses in Information System Development, Information Technology, and Information Systems Security. These courses are essential to what industry employers seek in graduates today.
The program culminates with an in-field internship providing an opportunity to apply theoretical skills to real-world situations. PTC has established relationships with businesses throughout the region who are looking to train and hire business graduates.

*In Pennsylvania during 2012-2022, the need for information security analysts and network and computer systems administrators will increase by 12% and 11%, respectively. Related areas also expecting job growth during the 2012-2022 decade include computer support specialists, expected to increase 7% nationally and 11% within Pennsylvania, as well as information technology, which should increase by 13% nationally and 9% in Pennsylvania. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau

For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

Professional Fields

•    Computer and Information Systems Research Associate
•    Computer Network Architects
•    Computer Programmers
•    Computer Support Specialists
•    Computer Systems Analysts
•    Database Administrators
•    IT Project Manager
•    Digital Forensics
•    IT Governance
•    Interactive Media Developers
•    Information Security Analysts
•    Information Technology
•    Network and Computer Systems Administrators
•    Software Developers
•    Web Developers
•    Webmaster
•    SEO Management

Key Skills

In PTC’s B.S.I.S.T. program you will learn:
•    Key technical, administrative, and systematic IT processes, and safekeeping of both information driven systems and networks. 
•     Information networking, information device management and security of information systems and technologies. 
•    You will participate in team-based projects for information systems and technology. 
•    You will learn how to identify and modify information systems and technology methods to address the regulatory demands, strategic IT goals, and operational needs of industry and society. 
•    Collaborate with system end-users, IS or IT managers, systems administrators, analysts, network administrators, and IT security professionals to manage information systems and technology initiatives.
•    To design and lead an IT project from initiation to closure, demonstrating the effective use of project management software.
•    Distinguish how intellectual property impacts problems that emerge in information systems.
•    Recognize how moral theory, critical thinking, social implications, professionalism, and privacy affect everyday life within information systems.
•    To plan, design, and develop a functional and secure network infrastructure, applying industry standards and governmental regulations to network infrastructures.
•    To employ access management, security standards, encryption procedures, access control, wireless, LAN security, firewall, proxies, TCP/IP, Internet security, and security policies in an information system.

Advisory Board

The curriculum for this program is regularly reviewed by PTC’s Information Technology Advisory Board. This group of business IT professionals ensure that the concepts and practices taught in the program are consistent with the skills businesses are looking for.

The Pittsburgh Technical College Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a hands on, comprehensive degree designed for those who plan a successful career in business. The degree includes specific courses in managerial accounting, supply chain management, managing complex projects, strategic marketing, and strategic corporate management.


A key benefit to this program is the series of industry-recognized simulation packages that add real-world business competencies to the program.  These simulation packages cover a number of critical business topics, providing students the opportunity to master topics of finance, marketing, leadership, international business, and many others.  

The goal of the B.S.B.A. program is to provide you with comprehensive and industry-relevant experiences that prepare you for competitive fields in a variety of business sectors.  PTC has a long history of using hands-on, real-life application in our curriculum. In addition, the business curriculum was crafted and is regularly reviewed by PTC Business Advisory Board members who insure that the coursework is consistent with the needs of industry.   
The program culminates with an in-field internship providing an opportunity to apply theoretical skills to real-world situations. PTC has established relationships with businesses throughout the region who are looking to train and hire business graduates.    

 

For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

In the PTC Bachelor of Science you will learn key skills including:
    
•    How to perform in a team environment to make strategic decisions, which impact an organization’s success.
•    Appraise the resources and capabilities of a firm to determine competitive advantages and formulate strategies that leverage a firm’s core competencies.
•    Develop marketing initiatives in product development, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and customer service, to make strategic decisions.
•    Evaluate a firm’s external environment including consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, promotion, and evaluation.
•    Analyze the competitive landscape and develop strategies to secure the future of the business.
•    Design and implement business strategies surrounding international practices, cultural differences, trade agreements, governmental influences, policy determinations, and international relations.
•    Develop solutions for a variety of supply chain management and design problems and apply information technology solutions to supply chain optimization.
•    Implement human resources strategies including work design and workforce planning, managing employee attitudes and behaviors, and managing employee competencies.
•    Recognize the legal implications of business decisions including the basics of employment law, contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, negligence, compensation, corporate governance, the risk of liability, and fiduciary duty.
•    Establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance.
•    Use accounting principles and procedures to calculate and report organizational costs applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
•    Examine quality management practices in organizations and how total quality management and six-sigma facilitate organizational effectiveness.
•    Design a complete business and marketing plan which outlines and summarizes the various components required to present to investors or financial institutions.

For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

    The Pittsburgh Technical College Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is designed to fill the growing need for skilled information technology graduates which is projected to grow significantly in the next ten years.* The B.S.I.S.T. program is one of the few in Pennsylvania to combine three dynamic technology disciplines: Information Systems Development, Information Technology, and Information Systems Security, giving our graduates a competitive edge in their careers in the industry. 
    In today’s fast-paced, globalized economy, there is great demand for professionals who have a solid understanding of these disciplines and their interrelationships. Students who graduate from PTC’s B.S.I.S.T. program will be sought by top employers, both regionally and nationally, based on their proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to develop, test, manage, secure, implement, and control information system resources within a diverse organizational environment. 

    Specifically, you will learn core information systems and information technology concepts, real-world IT challenges and creative solutions, and best practices for the efficient coordination of IT resources.

    In the B.S.I.S.T. degree program you will take courses in Information System Development, Information Technology, and Information Systems Security. These courses are essential to what industry employers seek in graduates today.
    The program culminates with an in-field internship providing an opportunity to apply theoretical skills to real-world situations. PTC has established relationships with businesses throughout the region who are looking to train and hire business graduates.

    *In Pennsylvania during 2012-2022, the need for information security analysts and network and computer systems administrators will increase by 12% and 11%, respectively. Related areas also expecting job growth during the 2012-2022 decade include computer support specialists, expected to increase 7% nationally and 11% within Pennsylvania, as well as information technology, which should increase by 13% nationally and 9% in Pennsylvania. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau

    For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

    Professional Fields

    •    Computer and Information Systems Research Associate
    •    Computer Network Architects
    •    Computer Programmers
    •    Computer Support Specialists
    •    Computer Systems Analysts
    •    Database Administrators
    •    IT Project Manager
    •    Digital Forensics
    •    IT Governance
    •    Interactive Media Developers
    •    Information Security Analysts
    •    Information Technology
    •    Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    •    Software Developers
    •    Web Developers
    •    Webmaster
    •    SEO Management

    Key Skills

    In PTC’s B.S.I.S.T. program you will learn:
    •    Key technical, administrative, and systematic IT processes, and safekeeping of both information driven systems and networks. 
    •     Information networking, information device management and security of information systems and technologies. 
    •    You will participate in team-based projects for information systems and technology. 
    •    You will learn how to identify and modify information systems and technology methods to address the regulatory demands, strategic IT goals, and operational needs of industry and society. 
    •    Collaborate with system end-users, IS or IT managers, systems administrators, analysts, network administrators, and IT security professionals to manage information systems and technology initiatives.
    •    To design and lead an IT project from initiation to closure, demonstrating the effective use of project management software.
    •    Distinguish how intellectual property impacts problems that emerge in information systems.
    •    Recognize how moral theory, critical thinking, social implications, professionalism, and privacy affect everyday life within information systems.
    •    To plan, design, and develop a functional and secure network infrastructure, applying industry standards and governmental regulations to network infrastructures.
    •    To employ access management, security standards, encryption procedures, access control, wireless, LAN security, firewall, proxies, TCP/IP, Internet security, and security policies in an information system.

    Advisory Board

    The curriculum for this program is regularly reviewed by PTC’s Information Technology Advisory Board. This group of business IT professionals ensure that the concepts and practices taught in the program are consistent with the skills businesses are looking for.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    The Pittsburgh Technical College Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a hands on, comprehensive degree designed for those who plan a successful career in business. The degree includes specific courses in managerial accounting, supply chain management, managing complex projects, strategic marketing, and strategic corporate management.


    A key benefit to this program is the series of industry-recognized simulation packages that add real-world business competencies to the program.  These simulation packages cover a number of critical business topics, providing students the opportunity to master topics of finance, marketing, leadership, international business, and many others.  

    The goal of the B.S.B.A. program is to provide you with comprehensive and industry-relevant experiences that prepare you for competitive fields in a variety of business sectors.  PTC has a long history of using hands-on, real-life application in our curriculum. In addition, the business curriculum was crafted and is regularly reviewed by PTC Business Advisory Board members who insure that the coursework is consistent with the needs of industry.   
    The program culminates with an in-field internship providing an opportunity to apply theoretical skills to real-world situations. PTC has established relationships with businesses throughout the region who are looking to train and hire business graduates.    

     

    For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

    In the PTC Bachelor of Science you will learn key skills including:
        
    •    How to perform in a team environment to make strategic decisions, which impact an organization’s success.
    •    Appraise the resources and capabilities of a firm to determine competitive advantages and formulate strategies that leverage a firm’s core competencies.
    •    Develop marketing initiatives in product development, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and customer service, to make strategic decisions.
    •    Evaluate a firm’s external environment including consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, promotion, and evaluation.
    •    Analyze the competitive landscape and develop strategies to secure the future of the business.
    •    Design and implement business strategies surrounding international practices, cultural differences, trade agreements, governmental influences, policy determinations, and international relations.
    •    Develop solutions for a variety of supply chain management and design problems and apply information technology solutions to supply chain optimization.
    •    Implement human resources strategies including work design and workforce planning, managing employee attitudes and behaviors, and managing employee competencies.
    •    Recognize the legal implications of business decisions including the basics of employment law, contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, negligence, compensation, corporate governance, the risk of liability, and fiduciary duty.
    •    Establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance.
    •    Use accounting principles and procedures to calculate and report organizational costs applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    •    Examine quality management practices in organizations and how total quality management and six-sigma facilitate organizational effectiveness.
    •    Design a complete business and marketing plan which outlines and summarizes the various components required to present to investors or financial institutions.

    For graduation rates, earnings and educational debt information, please visit us online at ptcollege.edu/disclosures

 

PTC can help launch your career with a hands-on, personal approach
and a wide range of advantages over traditional institutions.