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Keeping your options open for the future!

If you enjoy learning and looking to fast-track your career, you will excel in the General Studies program at P.I.T.

Just because you are unsure of what field to pursue does not mean you need to postpone earning college credits.

Do you want to design your college degree to fit you lifestyle? Then you are an ideal candidate for the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s two-year General Studies associate degree.
What is General Studies?
General Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that enables students to explore courses and programs without the obligation to fulfill the requirements of a major in a specific academic discipline. The flexibility of the degree provides students with a rich educational experience across a broad range of academic disciplines. The program allows students to design their program of study based upon their interests and career plans.
What is Experiential Learning?
Simply put, experiential learning is learning through direct experience, similar to the skills you have acquired with employers or the military. We feel it’s the best way to learn and we designed our program around it. So when you attend classes at P.I.T., get ready for more than textbooks. Our instructors use a variety of teaching tools such as:
  • Real-world interaction with local employers. You just don’t learn theory; you learn how theory is applied to the actual workplace.
  • Hands-on learning using a variety of learning techniques regardless of students’ backgrounds.
  • Integrating your past skills and training with new educational experiences.
Build upon your work and military experience and don’t lose all that you have accomplished!!
What kind of career will I have?
Graduates in General Studies are employed in a variety of fields. The earning of the General Studies degree signifies to employers that you are a highly capable well-rounded individual who can successfully accomplish complex tasks and communicate extremely well with others.

Many employers seek individuals with specific skill sets instead of a degree in a particular field. The ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently is important to employers. Further, employers seek individuals with strong oral and written communications skills, mathematics, critical thinking and computer skills.
Where can I go after P.I.T.?
P.I.T. launches you into a world of opportunity! You can transfer your associate degree credits to a four-year college or university to pursue your bachelor degree. You can start working in a field of your choice right after graduation and pursue your bachelor degree part time. P.I.T. prepares you for the next step that is right for YOU!
Why choose P.I.T. for you General Studies degree?
  1. Learn at your own pace! – E-Learning at P.I.T
    A number of courses are blended learning enabling students to spend less time in class and more time learning. You meet once a week with the instructor and the rest of the time learning on computer software.

  2. Your work and military experience count for college credits!
    Yes, we will give you college credits for work experience so that the time to graduation will be shorter!

  3. Experience Instructors
    Our instructors know each student on a first name basis. Smaller class sizes allow us to focus on each student’s individual strengths and areas to strengthen.

  4. Parallel Learning
    P.I.T.’s unique “parallel learning” approach saves time and money for our students. We offer skill strengthening and degree classes at the same time, fast-tracking students to a degree.

  5. Flexibility
    Our flexible schedule is ideal for students balancing work, family and school.

  6. Free Tutoring
    Scheduled tutoring from both instructors and honor students is available to ALL P.I.T. students, free of charge!

  7. Portfolio Building and Interview Coaching
    The value of a P.I.T. education extends beyond the classroom! Our instructors work hard to prepare graduates through portfolio building and interview coaching.

P.I.T. is an independent, not-for-profit, degree granting college, accredited by Middle States*
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