School of Trades Technology

Retiring tradespeople and a construction boom in Western Pennsylvania mean new opportunities for skilled workers with the drive to succeed.

“No other school has the lab or instructor expertise PTC has. No other school has the amount or variety of equipment. The instructors have worked in the field and know what you’re going to experience in the field. Technicians coming from this school are becoming the lead technicians...employers are noticing.” William F., 2012 HVAC graduate

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Associate in Science, HVAC Technology

Earn your degree in seven quarters and experience the benefits of hands-on learning during your internship.

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Certificate, HVAC Technology

Pursue your certificate during day or evening courses, all of which can be accomplished in five quarters.

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Associate in Science, Welding Technology

Over seven quarters you will develop the skills needed to meet growing demand. Plus, you’ll gain experience during your internship. 

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Certificate, Welding Technology

Complete this program in 12 months, through day or evening courses, and graduate as a technically-skilled welding professional.

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Certificate, Electrician Technology

This new program gives you the opportunity to earn a certificate in just five quarters and includes an internship for real-world experience before you graduate.

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Energy Tech Center

In our associate and certificate programs, you’ll work hands-on in environments that are as real-world as it gets—from our 15,392 square-foot Energy Tech Center for the Welding Technology and HVAC Technology programs to the residential, commercial, and industrial labs for our Electrician technology program.

Work with instructors who know the trades inside and out.

Teaching those skills takes more than a depth of experience and knowledge. It takes a real passion for passing along all that experience and knowledge to prepare others for rewarding careers. In our School of Trades Technology, you’ll work with instructors who are ready and able to share everything they’ve learned working in the field.

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Put your skills to work in an internship.

The learning gets even more real as you apply your skills in an internship—you might just join the ranks of PTC grads who’ve turned those internships into full-time jobs.

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Enjoy the support of Career Services.

As you approach graduation, our Career Services team will help you build your job-search skills and connect you with employers who are looking for exactly the skills you’ve acquired.

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A nonprofit Institution

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

Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071
(412) 809-5100

Pittsburgh Technical College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.