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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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March 2015 Update

*Board Elections
*Fundraisers for PAPSA Conference
*PHEAA Funding
*Governor's Tax Proposal
*HR 970 and SR 559

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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)
April 10, 2015 - PaTTAN, King of Prussia

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

March 25 - ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore
March 26 - ITT Technical Institute, Harrisburg
April 17 - Orleans Technical Institute, Philadelphia
(All Regional Meetings will start at 9:00 AM with Breakfast served, except for the March 24 Regional Meeting 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!

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: 77% As reported on the 2014 Annual Report for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)


For 467years 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 December 2014.

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