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April 2016 Update

*VAWA Training
*Softskills and Professionalism Workshop
*PAPSA Board Nominations
*PAPSA Awards

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PAPSA Workshops

Teaching Professionalism and Softskills
June 3, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim (near Philadelphia)

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

March 31 - Keystone Technical Institute, Harrisburg
April 6 - Erie Institute of Technology, Erie
April 7 - Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, West Mifflin
April 8 - Fortis Institute, Scranton
April 21 - Automotive Training Center, Warminster

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PAPSA Conference

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July 20-21, 2016
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel
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2016 PAPSA Awards

2016 PAPSA Distinguished Career School Graduate Nomination Form
2016 PAPSA Awards Criteria
2016 Awards Nomination Form
2016 Exhibitor Registration 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
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: 81% As reported on the 2015 Annual Report for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

For 48 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
13 mos/1503 hours
Degree
$ 14,000
Culinary Arts
12 mos/1407 hrs
Diploma
$ 19,000
Medical Claims Processor
8 mos/900 hrs
Diploma
$ 11,000
Medical Coder
10 mos/1220 hrs
Diploma
$ 12,000
Pharmacy Technician
10 mos/1200 hrs
Diploma
$ 12,000
eMA: Electronic Record Medical Assistant
9 mos/1060 hrs
Diploma
$ 10,500
Horticulture Technology
8 mos/1000 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 October 2015.

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