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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology graduates usually have three choices to make:

  1. Continue their education to obtain a bachelor’s degree
  2. Start a job in their field
  3. Work in their field while pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis
Graduates who seek employment may utilize the college’s free placement program.
The academic programs of P.I.T. are either associate degree or career certificate.
  • Associate degree programs are for students who wish to develop skills for entry-level employment or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Career certificate programs are for students who wish to develop skills for entry-level employment in less than two years.
  • Students can pursue a career certificate program and then choose to continue their education to graduate with an associate degree.

Associate Degrees

P.I.T. offers two-year associate degrees in:
  • Allied Health – Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Allied Health – Medical Billing and Coding
  • Allied Health – Pharmacy Technician
  • Allied Health – Practical Nursing
  • Applied Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (Clarification)

Dual Associate Degree

Students can pursue a dual associate degree. Students must complete the requirements for the Architecture and Civil Engineering and Business Administration programs.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program is a three-semester curriculum which prepares graduates to sit for the Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) examination. After passing the exam, graduates are qualified for entry-level positions requiring an LPN license.

Nursing students can achieve an A.S. degree in Allied Health/Practical Nursing. This requires additional classes. Licensed Practical Nurses may also enter LPN-to-BSN programs.

Career Certificates

P.I.T.'s School of Professional Programs offers Allied Health career certificates in:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician

These nine-month programs prepare graduates to take industry certification examinations.

Allied Health career certificate students can complete additional courses for an associate degree.

Rapid Learning Program Certificate

P.I.T.'s School of Professional Programs offers rapid learning program certificate in:

  • (EKG) Electrocardiogram
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Phlebotomy

These fifteen week programs prepare graduates to take industry certification examinations.

If you wish to continue your education with P.I.T., the credits earned in these programs can transfer into their equivalent School of Professional Programs.


P.I.T. is an independent, not-for-profit, degree granting college, accredited by Middle States*
* Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267)-284-5000