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P.I.T. Academic Degree and Certificate Programs
Academics An individualized, hands-on learning experience

Superior Academics

P.I.T.’s academic programs are taught in small, highly personalized classes, led by faculty who are active professionals in their fields. Students can choose from a range of Associate Degree and Certificate options — all distinguished by an active, hands-on learning approach. Whether you’re enhancing your current job skills, changing or starting a career, or planning to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree, our career-relevant programs will prepare you for success.


P.I.T. is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215.662.5606), enabling you to easily transfer credits to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Associate Programs

Acquire the specialized knowledge and professional skills needed to begin a successful career in a highly rewarding field.

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Associate Programs
Certificate Programs

In less than one year, earn the skills and credentials required to begin an in-demand career.

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Certificate Programs

Online and Blended Learning

In these face-to-face courses you’ll meet with your professor and other students in a physical, traditional classroom. All programs are offered in-class.


A virtual classroom setting allows you to complete your course requirements at your convenience with 24/7 access.


Hybrid (Blended)
Hybrid, or blended learning, courses combine traditional classroom instruction with the benefits of more flexible scheduling.


Gerard C. Gambs Jr.

Program Manager, Engineering

Jerry Gambs has been the Program Manager for the Engineering Program at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology for over ten years. He is a professional engineer licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science degrees in engineering from Villanova University, an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited university.

He has conducted applied research projects for industry, nuclear power and federal government agencies for many years at Franklin Research Laboratories. At Franklin, he performed applied research on industrial and space vehicle equipment, including the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) liquid oxygen (LOX) turbo-pumps. Moreover, he conducted research to improve shuttle performance for post-Challenger space shuttles for NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Ames Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at Wright-Patterson AFB).

Professor Gambs is a member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).