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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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July 2014 Update

*PAPSA Revenue
*Disappointing State Budget
*Early Childhood Programs
*HB 2225 Cosmetology Passes the House
*Using the term "college"

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Bridging the Skills Gap

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PAPSA Workshop

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

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PAPSA Conference

Save the Date: July 23-24, 2014
Radisson Hotel and Casino, Valley Forge
Conference Brochure Registration Form

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2014 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form

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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

New Castle School of Trades

4117 Pulaski Road
New Castle, PA, 16143
Phone(s): 724-964-8811, 800-837-8299,
Fax(s): 724-202-6147
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Jim Buttermore, Director


Director: Jim Catheline
Date for Applications: No Deadline
Application Fee: Yes $25
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: Yes $75
Interview/Visit Required: Yes
Tests Required: Yes
High School Diploma/GED: Yes


# of Students: 600 full-time
# of Faculty: 27 full-time , 24 part-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
Transfer Credit: No
Accreditation/Approvals: ACCSC, VA, OVR, NCCER Housing: Assistance Provided, 99% Commute
Courses Offered: Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends


Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA Grants, Pell Grants, FFEL, FSEOG, VA & Other
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 90%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 83% ACCSC Annual Report



Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Automotive Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Electrical Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Refrigeration Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Building Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Machine Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Combination Welding
10 mos/1,000 hrs
Commercial Truck Driving
6.5 weeks/264 hrs
$ 5,970
Commercial & Industrial Maintenance
35 weeks/875 hrs
Heavy Equipment Operations with CDL
3 weeks/964 hrs
Construction Trades
15 mos/1800 hrs
Diesel, Heavy Equipment Repair & Generator Technology
17 mos/2144 hrs
AST Degree

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

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