To improve the transparency of consumer information and help prospective students and their families make school decisions, PTI has created this page for easy, convenient access to reports and publications.
PTI's most recent catalog, a complete list of textbooks and supplies, a synopsis of FERPA rights as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and the college's annual security report, fire report and missing persons report all are available from this one page. Additionally there are links to program-specific consumer information.
From accreditation and school history to academic information, financial aid funding, and student services, the information contained in PTI's catalog (catalog addendum) is comprehensive. The college's catalog is published annually during the summer and updated throughout the year by addendum.
In an effort to provide you a positive environment, PTI has identified guidelines, policies and procedures that address the expectations of students as members of the PTI community. This handbook serves as a resource for this information, including students’ rights and responsibilities. Student Handbook.
Books and Supplies
Books, kits and supplies are available through PTI and can be rolled into the financial plan each student creates during the admissions process. However, for those students and families who would like to know which books, kits, and supplies are needed for their program of study, a complete, detailed list, including ISBN number, is accessible in the list of links to the right.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects students' rights with respect to their educational records. By accessing this FERPA synopsis, students and parents can learn more about inspecting or requesting records, when written permission is needed, and how schools are permitted to use directory-type information.
Clery Act Annual Security Report
Each year PTI publishes its Clery Campus Security Report which provides a three-year review of any reported offenses and crimes occurring on campus, off campus, or on properties adjacent to or accessible from campus. Campus Security and Safety Report
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence
It is the intention of Pittsburgh Technical Institute to increase awareness and encourage prevention of sexual violence; however should sexual violence occur, campus resources are available here to provide victims with assistance in a discreet and caring manner. No type of sexual violence will be tolerated by PTI.
The Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights was signed into law by President George Bush in July of 1992. This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights. Schools found to have violated this law can be fined or lose their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. Complaints about schools that have failed to comply with this law should be made to the U.S. Department of Education.
The Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
- Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
- Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
- Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
- Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
- Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.
The “Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights” exists as a part of the campus security reporting requirements, known as the Jeanne Clery Act as referenced above.
Missing Persons and Fire Safety Reports
Each year PTI publishes a Missing Persons Report for each on and off campus student housing facility and a Fire Safety Report for each on and off campus student housing and main instructional facility.
STUDENT COMPLAINT/NOTICE TO AGENCIES
The school, dedicated to quality training, desires to address the concerns of every individual who has chosen to enroll. All questions and concerns should be directed to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for appropriate resolution. Questions or concerns that are not satisfactorily resolved by Pittsburgh Technical Institute may be brought to the attention of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and/or the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284–5000
Students outside Pennsylvania
Students residing outside of Pennsylvania who are taking online courses from Pittsburgh Technical Institute may also choose to contact their own state if they wish to file a complaint. Please view the Student Complaint Information by State and Agency for contact information.
Notice to students residing in Maryland and enrolled in Distance Education courses at PTI: PTI’s registration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission is currently in progress.
In the event that a student grievance, a student claim against the Institute, or an appeal from disciplinary action is not resolved satisfactorily through the applicable administrative and Appeals Board processes, the matter shall be finally determined by arbitration as provided below.
Arbitration shall be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by one arbitrator, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, which allows for full hearing (not the consumer rules) and judgment upon an award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and conclusive, and not reviewable by any court, unless the decision of the arbitrator is found by the court to be fraudulent, arbitrary, or grossly erroneous.
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES IS MANDATORY, AND THAT THE PARTIES CANNOT GO TO COURT TO RESOLVE DISPUTES.
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
As part of the Higher Education Act (HEA), schools must make an attempt to make information available to students regarding voter registration. Why? Because voting is an important right that allows you to voice an opinion on who you want to represent you when it comes to issues that directly affect your life – like your ability to receive financial aid.
If you have not registered to vote, please consider doing so and be counted on Election Day.
No matter what state you are a resident of, you can register to vote by going to http://www.rockthevote.com/election-center/ . Just click on your state of residence and the site will provide you with all of the information that you need to register to vote. If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, you can also register at this address http://www.votespa.com/
If you are registered to vote, the Rock the Vote Election Center also provides information on absentee ballots for your state.
It’s easy to register to vote – and it’s important. Cast your vote on election day and let your voice be heard!
DISCLOSURE INFORMATION ON STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY
As required by the Higher Education Act, as amended, institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about the student body diversity. This data is collected and reported through the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES – IPEDS Data Center) and can be reviewed at here. Specific information required by the disclosure can be reviewed here.
Program Specific Consumer Information
Here you can find information you need to make an informed decision about Pittsburgh Technical Institute: tuition, book and housing costs (There are no fees!) and statistics relating to on-time graduation, average salaries, and career success. Additional information is available by reading the student consumer information info below, by making a campus visit, or chatting with us using Live Chat.
- Business Management/Accounting
- Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Computer Programming
- AACA: Certificate in Culinary Arts
- AACA: Associate in Culinary Arts
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Graphic Design
- Hospitality Administration Management
- HVAC Technology Associate's Degree
- HVAC Technology Certificate
- Information Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Coding
- Medical Office Administration
- Microsoft Network Professional MNP
- Oil and Gas Electronics Certificate
- Patient Care Technician
- Practical Nursing
- Associate of Science in Nursing
- Safety and Security Administration
- Smart Building Technology
- Surgical Technology
- Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
- Travel and Tourism Administration
- Video/3D Design
- Welding (Certificate program)
- Welding (Associates Degree program)