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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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February 2015 Update

*New Education Secretary
*New Senate Education Committee Chair
*Federal Higher Education Proposals
*Act 153 Implementation
*Board Elections

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PAPSA Workshop

"Practical Strategies to Teaching Adult Learners with High Functioning Autism and ADHD"
Presenters: Kim Seymour and Linda Franchock, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
March 6, 2015 - PaTTAN, King of Prussia
March 20, 2015 - PaTTAN, Pittsburgh

"4th Annual Career Services Program"
March 13, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Berks Technical Institute, Wyomissing

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

March 5 - ITT Technical Institute, Harrisburg
March 9 - Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh
March 10 - Erie Institute of Technology, Erie
March 24 - South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College
March 25 - ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore
April 17 - Orleans Technical Institute, Philadelphia
(All Regional Meetings will start at 9:00 AM with Breakfast served, except for the March 9 and March 24 Regional Meetings which will start at 12:00 PM with Lunch provided.)

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PAPSA Conference

PAPSA 2015 Conference
July 22-23, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Cranberry, PA
(formerly Four Points Sheraton)



2015 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form



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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

Pennsylvania Gunsmith School


812 Ohio River Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15202
Phone(s): 412-766-1812
Fax(s): 412-766-0855
Email(s):
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: G. Robert Thacker, School Director

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Director: Mary Thacker
Date for Applications: Open
Application Fee: Yes $50
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: No
Interview/Visit Required: No
Tests Required: No
High School Diploma/GED: Yes

GENERAL INFORMATION

# of Students: 70 full-time
# of Faculty: 6 full-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Transfer Credit: No But will be considered
Accreditation/Approvals: ACCSC, VA, OVR Courses Offered: Weekdays

FINANCIAL AID/PLACEMENT

Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell grants, Stafford Loans, VA
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 75%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 81%

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (PGS) is a private vocational school, training students exclusively in the field of Gunsmithing. Students graduate as a Sporting Arms Ordinance Technician with a diploma in the Master Gunsmith Program. Located in Pittsburgh, PGS was founded in 1949 and meets rigorous licensing and accrediting standards by state and national agencies. It is also approved to participate in federal financial aid, veterans education and training and vocational rehabilitation and OVR funding programs.

PROGRAMS

Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Master Gunsmithing
16 mos
Diploma
$ 23,400

The Master Gunsmithing Program requires that students become skilled in a wide variety of areas cutting across several different disciplines: bluing and heat treatment; stockmaking; welding, soldering and machining; and firearm-specific skills such as barrel fitting, reloading, simple ballistics and sight mounting; and repairing and custom alterations. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of December 2014.

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