At Pittsburgh Technical Institute, we take great pride in the resources we offer to the brave men and women who commit to their education while serving in the United States military.

With 6 active military installations in Pennsylvania, more and more students are discovering PTI's career-focused programs and military-friendly policies are ideally suited to their rigid schedules, patriotic responsibilities and mobile military lifestyles.

Military Liaison

PTI is pleased to have a full time military liaison on campus. For information related to military or veteran enrollment at PTI or for any questions you may have contact:

Military Liaison
Barabbas Dietrich
Email -
Phone - 412-809-5254

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  • Since 1946, Pittsburgh Technical Institute has been preparing motivated individuals for professional success by offering associate degrees and certificate programs that focus on teaching in-demand skills sought by today's employers in:

    Many of these career-focused programs can be earned completely online, so even if you are deployed, your education will be available 24/7 wherever and whenever you have access to the Internet.

    Military affiliations and policies to benefit you!

    If you are looking for a school that understands who you are and the sacrifices you make to help ensure the freedom of our country, you need to learn more about PTI. We have admissions advisors and financial aid specialists who understand the language and paperwork of the military.

    You should also know that our school is committed to providing a very generous deployment policy. If you are called to active duty, PTI will allow you to leave immediately and forgive all charges for that term, no matter when your deployment occurs. We will also freeze your tuition rate until you are able to return to school.

    Furthermore, children of military parents who have been killed in the line of duty may pay no tuition at PTI with our Gold Star Grant program. Please contact us for qualification details.

    For military students focusing on their future, PTI is:

    • Designated as a Military Friendly School
    • A DANTES affiliated school
    • A member of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU) Program
    • Able to offer CLEP and DSST exam credit for transferring students
    • Able to offer ACE credits for military training experience
    • A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association
    • VA Benefit approved
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Education approved
    • MyCAA approved for financial aid to military spouses

    To learn more about PTI's relationships with these programs and organizations and how to make them work to your best advantage, please click here.

    Put your military education benefits to work for you!

    As a member of the military, you have valuable education benefits that can help pave the way for your future career. Whether you choose to stay in the military or make your way into the civilian workforce after completing your service commitment, PTI can help you prepare for success in your chosen field.

  • I am proud to notify you that, after years of research and a recent survey of over 12,000 schools, Pittsburgh Technical Institute has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School® for 2013!

    You should take great pride in this honor, as it ranks your school in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. The competition for our 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list was fierce and as a result, we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark. Your School is among the elite. In July, you will receive a Military Friendly Schools® plaque, commemorating this distinction.

    As a Military Friendly School®, you will be provided with a basic listing in our 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, which publishes in September 2012. You also will receive a basic listing online at

    Clearly you have an interest in recruiting military students, and I urge you to continue your already stellar efforts by continuing to improve your military-friendliness every year. Ensure your place on our list by bolstering the policies, efforts and results you use to recruit and retain military and veteran students. These policies, efforts and results were carefully gleaned through our survey and weighted into our rankings. For the record, Military Friendly Schools® will are not ranked on the list.

    On behalf of the 8 million military members and veterans seeking a school, I thank you for your commitment to educating our nation's most deserving heroes.

    Rich McCormack
    Publisher, G.I. Jobs magazine

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute pledges to help make Western PA the "Vet-Friendliest in the Nation" by taking progressive steps to Support-Train-Hire our Veterans. They gave their all, now it's time to show them we care. Proceeds benefit Operation StrongVet in Western PA; a program of The Looking Glass Institute.

    Our Veterans have developed outstanding leadership qualities and gained valuable organization and vocational skills through service to our nation. When you combine these attributes with a spirited commitment to getting things done, they represent a tremendous social and economic resource to Western Pennsylvania.

    That's why our organization has proudly taken the StrongVet Pledge to make ours "The Vet Friendliest Region in the US" by Supporting, Hiring and Training local Veterans. Our region has much to gain by more fully integrating our Veterans into community life. Strong Veterans do make stronger communities.