History of P.I.T.?
The history of our technical college goes back over 60 years. We’re proud to say
that since that time we’ve succeeded at fulfilling our mission here at our
Media campus. Over the decades students have prepared for rewarding technology
careers here, and we’re pleased to have helped make a difference.
Today Pennsylvania Institute of Technology graduates are prepared to
succeed in responsible positions within the computer science, health care
management, pharmacy technician, and biomedical equipment engineering
fields, and in many more technology careers.
It all started with the vision of one man...
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology was founded in April, 1953 by
Walter R. Garrison, a practicing engineer. He saw the need for engineers who
could perform stress analysis in aircraft and in civil/architectural fields.
Classes began in mathematics, stress analysis, and other technical subjects in
a school in Upper Darby, PA.
In 1976, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDOE) granted P.I.T. approval to award specialized associate’s degrees
for its technical programs.
P.I.T. remained in Upper Darby for almost 30 years until 1982, when the demand for more space required a move to
today’s lovely, 14 acre Rose Valley-Media campus.
In 1983, P.I.T. was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
19104-2680, 215-662-5606), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council
for Higher Education Accreditation.
P.I.T. offers thirteen two-year associate degrees and four one-year career certificate programs in: