PTI Energy Tech Center: Project Quick Facts

Location:  1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071, Southeast Corner of North Fayette Campus
Square Footage: 15,392
Estimated Project Investment: $3.5 million
General Contractor: Franjo Construction Corp. of Pittsburgh, PA
Architect: Tasso Katselas Associates, Inc. (TKA) of Pittsburgh, PA

PTI’s School of Energy and Electronics Technology offers these programs:
Electronics Engineering Technology
Oil and Gas Electronics
Smart Building Technology

PTI’s School of Trades Technology offers these programs:
HVAC Technology
Welding Technology

PTI’s current student enrollment is  nearly 2000 students across its nine schools. In addition to the programs taught in the Energy Technology Center, graduates of other programs such as Information Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, and Criminal Justice possess the transferable skills to find employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry.



  • 28-foot ceiling
  • Six (6) student stations and 1 instructor station
  • Emerson controls and sensors
  • Flowboss air flow natural gas simulator
  • Lab Volt equipment


  • Geo-thermal heat pump
  • 42-foot ceiling
  • 50-ton chiller
  • Two (2) welding stations – one MIG and one TIG
  • Walk-in freezer/cooler designed to simulate troubleshooting controlled climate conditions
  • Install area for duct-work and radiant heat for residential and commercial applications


  • 42-foot ceiling
  • 36 multi-purpose welding booths: ½ equipped for MIG, ½ equipped for TIG, all equipped for stick welding
  • Variable air exhaust system for energy efficiency
  • 100% piped-in manifold systems gas supply


Offering career-focused education since 1946, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is a two-year college with a 180-acre campus in North Fayette, west of Pittsburgh. PTI offers degree and certificate programs in areas such as Building Technology, Business, Criminal Justice, Design, Healthcare, Nursing, and Information Technology.

PTI students can take advantage of online course offerings, on-campus residence halls, student activities, intramural programs and community service programs. PTI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

PTI was recognized by its employees as one of the region´s Top Places to Work in a 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 study commissioned by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

For more information, call 1-800-784-9675, or visit


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