Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
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Academic Overview

Academic Programs in PA

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
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Health Science
  • 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.


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