News & Events

Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

DOC Download

February 2015 Update

*New Education Secretary
*New Senate Education Committee Chair
*Federal Higher Education Proposals
*Act 153 Implementation
*Board Elections

Learn More »

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)
March 6, 2015 - PaTTAN, King of Prussia
March 20, 2015 - PaTTAN, Pittsburgh

"4th Annual Career Services Program"
March 13, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Berks Technical Institute, Wyomissing

Learn More »

PAPSA Regional Meetings

March 5 - ITT Technical Institute, Harrisburg
March 9 - Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh
March 10 - Erie Institute of Technology, Erie
March 24 - South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College
March 25 - ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore
April 17 - Orleans Technical Institute, Philadelphia
(All Regional Meetings will start at 9:00 AM with Breakfast served, except for the March 9 and March 24 Regional Meetings which will start at 12:00 PM with Lunch provided.)

Download Flyer

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


Download the ByLaws Document








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
Visit Our Website

SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Jim Buttermore, Director


Director: Joe Blazak
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
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
Industrial Maintenance
10 mos/1000 hrs
Industrial Maintenance with Wind & Solar Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs
AST Degree
Motocycle & Power Equipment Technology
15 mos/1500 hrs

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

For gainful employment disclosure information, click on the link to the school's website.
Copyright 2005-2009 | PAPSA