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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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September 2014 Update

*Regional Meetings on GE-October 8 and 9
*Barletta, Kelly, Toomey Events
*Anthem Closure
*Professional Development
*New PLS Proposed Policy Memo: Comment

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Bridging the Skills Gap


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PAPSA Workshop

"21st Century Edutainment: Using Technology in the Classroom for Engagement"
October 17, 2014 - Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh
October 31, 2014 - ITT Technical Institute, Plymouth Meeting
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Young
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PAPSA Regional Meetings

PAPSA/APSCU Meetings
October 8 - Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh
October 9 - Lincoln Technical Institute, Hornig Road, Philadelphia
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PAPSA Conference

PAPSA 2015 Conference
July 22-23, 2015
Sheraton Four Points, Cranberry, PA

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2014 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form

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PAPSA ByLaws

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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
Email(s):
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Valerie Njie, Executive Director

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

# 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

FINANCIAL AID/PLACEMENT

Aid Available to Qualified Students: Pell grants, Other
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 100%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 75% As reported on the 2013 Annual Report for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

For 46 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.

PROGRAMS

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

All degrees referred to are Specialized Associate Degrees. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of August 2014.

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