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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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July 2014 Update

*PAPSA Revenue
*Disappointing State Budget
*Early Childhood Programs
*HB 2225 Cosmetology Passes the House
*Using the term "college"

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Bridging the Skills Gap

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PAPSA Workshop

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

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PAPSA Conference

Save the Date: July 23-24, 2014
Radisson Hotel and Casino, Valley Forge
Conference Brochure Registration Form

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2014 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form

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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

Bidwell Training Center

1815 Metropolitan St.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
Phone(s): 412-323-4000, 800-516-1800 Ext.150,
Fax(s): 412-325-1787
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Valerie Njie, Executive Director


Director: Ken Huselton
Date for Applications: Always Open
Application Fee: No
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: No
Interview/Visit Required: Yes
Tests Required: Yes
High School Diploma/GED: Yes


# of Students: 200 Annually full-time
# of Faculty: 17 full-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Transfer Credit: No
Accreditation/Approvals: ACCSC, VA, ASHP, OVR, TRA, PHEAA, USDE, CAAHEP & MAERB Courses Offered: Weekdays


Aid Available to Qualified Students: Pell grants, Other
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 100%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 80% As reported on the 2012 Annual Report for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).


For 45 years Bidwell has been a place where learning has an urgency. Our programs are related to employer needs. We work with leading corporate partners to identify high demand careers. Facilities include a 350-seat auditorium, culinary amphitheater, 200-seat dining hall, pharmacy laboratory, restaurant, chemical laboratory, library, computer laboratories, and a simulated doctor's office. 2012 ACCSC School of Excellence.


Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Chemical Laboratory Technician
12 mos/1503 hours
$ 14,000
Culinary Arts
11 mos/1364 hrs
$ 19,000
Medical Claims Processor
7 mos/900 hrs
$ 11,000
Medical Coder
9 mos/1220 hrs
$ 12,000
Pharmacy Technician
9 mos/1140 hrs
$ 12,000
eMA: Electronic Record Medical Assistant
8 mos/1060 hrs
$ 10,500
Horticulture Technology
7 mos/940 hrs
$ 12,000

All degrees referred to are Specialized Associate Degrees. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of September 2013.

For gainful employment disclosure information, click on the link to the school's website.
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