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May 2015 Update

*VAWA Workshops
*Seminar on Competency-Based Education by Dr. Dan Young
*PLS Fee Increase Change
*WIOA Implementation
*Massage Conference

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PAPSA Workshop

"Instituting A Competency-Based Classroom Model"
Presenter: Dr. Dan Young
June 19, 2015
Lincoln Technical Institute, 2180 Hornig Road, Philadelphia

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PAPSA 2015 Conference
July 22-23, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Cranberry, PA
(formerly Four Points Sheraton)
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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

Douglas Education Center

130 Seventh St.
Monessen, PA, 15062
Phone(s): 724-684-3684, 1-800-413-6013,
Fax(s): 724-684-7463
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Jeffrey D. Imbrescia


Director: Tony Baez Milan
Date for Applications: Start of Semester
Application Fee: Yes $50
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: Yes $100 Fee
Interview/Visit Required: Yes
Tests Required: Yes
High School Diploma/GED: Yes Graduation Fee: $100


# of Students: 274 full-time
# of Faculty: 11 full-time , 15 part-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Transfer Credit: Yes
Accreditation/Approvals: ACICS Housing: Commute & On-Campus through Boss Development and other landlords
Courses Offered: Weekdays, Evenings


Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Parent PLUS, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, VA, OVR, TRA, WIB, PA TIP, The Tom Savini Scholarship for Special Make-Up Effects Students, The Jeff Tinnell Scholarship for Digital Filmmaking Students, STAR Cosmetology Scholarship, IDEA Scholarship, Tammy Savage Scholarship
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 88%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 72%


DEC offers 16 month Associate in Specialized Business Degrees and four and eight month Diploma programs. Located in the scenic Monongahela Valley of Western Pennsylvania. Quiet, relaxing environment. Individualized attention and hands-on instruction to prepare students for future careers.


Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program
16 mos/71 credits
ASB Degree
$ 39,505
The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program at Douglas
16 mos/67 credits
ASB Degree
$ 39,305
Graphic Design & Web Program
16 mos/64 credits
ASB Degree
$ 28,460
Allan and Wilson's Digital Illustration Program
16 mos/65 credits
ASB Degree
$ 29,175
Dorian's Fantasy Art Program
4 mos/16 credits
$ 5,810
Cosmetology Program
45 wks/1350 hours
$ 18,120
Cosmetology Teacher/Salon Manager Program
20 wks/600 hours
$ 5,730
Esthetics Program
15 wks/450 hours
$ 4,130
Esthetician and Nail Technologist Program
30 wks/750 hours
$ 6,860
Medical Assistant Program
16 mos/66 credits
ASB Degree
$ 25,325
Health Information Technology Program
16 mos/69 credits
ASB Degree
$ 22,535
Medical Billing Clerk Program
8 mos/34 credits
$ 10,335
Natural Gas Extraction & Distribution Techniques Program
8 mos/44 credits
$ 15,745
Commercial Drivers License Program
7 wks/8 credits
$ 4,300
Natural Gas Extraction & Distribution Techniques Program
8 mos/44 credits
$ 15,000

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. (M-1 Visa) All degrees referred to as ASB are Associate in Specialized Business 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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