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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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December 2015 Update

*Congress: ESEA, HEA, and GE
*State Budget Update
*Allied Health Workshop
*Public Relations and Policy Summit
*Save the Date: PAPSA Conference 2016
*Cyber Insurance

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PAPSA Workshops

Public Relations and Policy Summit
February 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College

Unlocking the Potential
of Generation Y

February 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
ITT Technical Institute, Plymouth Meeting

April 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, PA

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

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PAPSA Conference

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2015 PAPSA Awards

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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: 81% As reported on the 2015 Annual Report for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)


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.


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

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