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PACE Institute


606 Court St.
Reading, PA, 19601
Phone(s): 610-375-1212, 800-355-0952,
Fax(s): 610-375-1924
Email(s):
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Rhoda E. Dersh (President); Christine Wullert (Director)

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Director: Christine Wullert
Date for Applications: Rolling
Application Fee: Yes $10
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: Yes $100
Interview/Visit Required: Yes Admissions visits arranged day or evening by appointment. Group admissions tours encouraged.
Tests Required: No Admissions visits arranged day or evening by appointment. Group admissions tours encouraged.
High School Diploma/GED: Yes or ATB Test

GENERAL INFORMATION

# of Students: 224 full-time
# of Faculty: 23 full-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Transfer Credit: Yes
Accreditation/Approvals: Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools Approvals and memberships: TRA, Veterans Education, OVR, WIA, PTAF Courses Offered: Weekdays, Evenings. Full time, part time, credit and non-credit.

FINANCIAL AID/PLACEMENT

Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell grants, SEOG grants, PACE Scholarships, Subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Student Loans, Parent loans, Federal Work Study
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 91%
% Part-time Financial Assistance: 86%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 88%

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

Small School with individualized focus. High retention = high satisfaction. PACE Fastrack Training for business and industry and evening programs. Accelerated specialized associate degree programs. Special scheduling enables working students to hold regular jobs while attending school. Accelerated specialized degree & diploma programs.

PROGRAMS

Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Accounting
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Administrative Office Assistant
7-10 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Bookkeeping & Receivables
5-7 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Business Management
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Business Network Systems
10-12 mos/48 credits
Diploma
ComputerService/Word Processing
3-7 mos/25 credits
Diploma
Computer Programming/ Network Operations
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Computer Programming (Diploma Pgm.)
7-10 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Computer Applications Specialist
5-7 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Data Processing Basics
3-4 mos/21 credits
Diploma
Electronic & Network Engin. Technology
15-18 mos/68 credits
AST Degree
Entrepreneurial Studies
10-12 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Exec. Sec./Administration
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Fashion & Retail Merchan./ Business
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Legal Secretary
5-7 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Legal Off. Asst./Paralegal
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Legal Secretary/Shorthand Option
7-10 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Legal Secretary/Word Processing
7-10 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Medical Assistant
5-7 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Medical Office Assistant
10-12 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Medical Off. Asst./Admin.
12-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree
Medical Secretary/Word Processing
10-12 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Medical Secretary
5-7 mos/36 credits
Diploma
Microcomputer Office Training
3-7 mos/25 credits
Diploma
Microcomputer Programming/Applications
7-10 mos/48 credits
Diploma
Office Assistant
3-5 mos/24 credits
Diploma
Travel & Tourism/Business
15-18 mos/68 credits
ASB Degree

All degrees referred to are Specialized Associate Degrees. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of April 2009.

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