National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)–increasing awareness of new and emerging cyber-threats
Welding Graduate Receives “40 Under 40” Award
Sean Myers, 2016 PTC Welding graduate, was presented with the “40 Under 40” award recognizing him for his outstanding contributions to the inland marine transportation industry.
TechVibe Radio Presents: Geeking Out with Dr. Harvey-Smith & Dr. Scarpino
We sat down with Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting from the Pittsburgh Technology Council to discuss our collaboration with local tech employers and students to continue to fill the ever-growing demand for skilled talent.
Brittney Franklin, PTC LPN Graduate, Receives The Daisy Award
Brittney Franklin, a 2020 graduate of our LPN program, recently received The Daisy Award, an exceptional award given to nurses whose level of care has gone above and beyond.
2020 Hospitality Familiarization Trip
Hospitality students explored Pittsburgh neighborhoods to gain industry knowledge and new perspectives during their 2020 FAM Trip.
PTC students compete in America250PA
The PTC team advances through three rounds of the America250PA competition against other colleges state-wide.
IACIS Conference: PTC faculty members’ published research impacts the advancement of PTC students
PTC faculty members are selected to present their research at the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Conference and are recognized with a journal publication, an Abstract acceptance, and an award.
PTC ranks as one of the best regional colleges in the North.
PTC is recognized with four “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2021 Best Colleges categories.
PTC earns prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)
Pittsburgh Technical College earns prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) accreditation by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Colleges Discuss Back-to-Campus Options During COVID-19
Dr. Harvey-Smith, President of PTC, is featured on Our Region’s Business.
WA+PTC: A Dual Enrollment Opportunity
We’re partnering with West Allegheny School District (WASD) to launch five healthcare-based, dual-enrollment programs to address the growing need for professionals in the region.
A Week in the Life of Hospitality Professionals
Hospitality students ventured to Boston on a FAM trip.
New partnership and a world of opportunity at World Travel, Inc. and PTC’s School of Hospitality
New employer partnership helps PTC Hospitality students earn as they learn.
PTC students and mentors participate in America250PA
PTC competed in the America250PA challenge against other Pittsburgh colleges.
Real-world experience, from the ground up
Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) students design a student recreation center from start to finish.
Women Who Mean Business
“Houston Business Journal” has named Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith as an outstanding leader in technology and education.
IST faculty presented research at 2019 cybersecurity conference
School of Information Systems and Technology faculty presented their published research at the 2019 IACIS International Conference.
Real-world insight from real-world experts: Surgical Technologists in the operating rooms at AHN
PTC’s Surgical Technology and Nursing students recently attended an eye-opening event on campus by Allegheny Health Network.
Senior Sales Executive for Emirates Airlines, Camelia Mesek, connects with hospitality and business students over lunch
There’s a world of opportunity when it comes to hospitality and business students—and guest speakers like Camelia Mesek help our students connect to it.
Students apply their education alongside industry professionals in a simulation experience
Over the stretch of two weeks in May, students from three separate Pittsburgh Technical College programs came together with industry professionals to see how their education works in a real-world training simulation.
HVAC and electronics students make connections for a bright future
Pittsburgh Technical College HVAC and Electronics students recently met with Johnson Controls to get a peak at where their futures after graduation can take them.
Pittsburgh Technical College Appoints Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. President
Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC), formerly Pittsburgh Technical Institute, has appointed Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D., president, effective July 1, 2019.
Destination: San Francisco, then successful careers
For the 18th year, PTC’s Hospitality Management students took a Familiarization (FAM) trip, a common practice among hospitality professionals who need to experience, first hand, different destinations so that they can give informed recommendations to their clients.
PTC hosts the prestigious Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition
We were honored to host the Local Young Chef Rôtisseurs Competition where four local contenders from the Pittsburgh area demonstrated their culinary skills in a competitive environment at the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA) kitchens at PTC.
Opening doors (and eyes) with an IT degree.
Something interesting happens on your journey to an Information Technology (IT) degree. Your skills evolve, but so do your career plans. Throughout your education at PTC, you’ll have at least one “a-ha!” moment about career paths you can take, once you graduate.
CAD students restore a 1901 Singer sewing machine
Every quarter, students nearing graduation are required to complete a Capstone Project. Think of the Capstone Project as a way to bring to life what students are learning by applying their knowledge and solving an innovative, real-world problem.
HVAC instructor uses a water bottle to explain condensation to TV reporter Jon Delano
Jon Delano, KDKA-TV’s reporter who covers issues that affect hometown residents, talks to PTC HVAC Technology instructor Scott Lynch to better understand cooling systems, water condensation, and how mold can grow in idle buildings.
IT Instructor honored for enthusiastic student mentoring
Continuing PTC’s long-standing tradition of outstanding instructors, Gralan Gilliam accepted the 2018 Outstanding Instructor award from the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) during the organization’s annual conference.
IT students go underground at Iron Mountain
Our students went underground—220 feet under the Butler, PA countryside to be exact.
Students step into real-world critical training
On May 23, 2018, our Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Multimedia students participated in a live, role-playing event where they put their education and knowledge to the test in a critical, emergency situation.
Combat Bots hosted at Pittsburgh Technical College
The combatants enter the 5’ by 5’ pit, take their positions on opposite sides, and anxiously await for the starting command from the pit judge.
Enthusiastic education: instructor brings the mainframe to eager students
Phil Grabowski is passionate about bringing the power of the mainframe to students. His enthusiasm is apparent, as witnessed at the recent SHARE user group event, where he was full of positive words about the students.
Students compete in Master the Mainframe Hackathon
It was a marathon sprint of programming, development and OS challenges for the 29 IT students and the 2 video production students who traveled to Providence, Rhode Island, to represent Pittsburgh Technical College at the Master the Mainframe Hackathon.
Young chefs rediscover dishes from the ‘70s
American Academy of Culinary Arts graduates present five-course Senior Luncheon to family and friends as they tastefully celebrate the completion of their chef-in-training education.
PTC opens doors for many
They came with questions. They left with answers, merchandise and bags of popcorn. Open House is a time of exploration, discovery, and, for some, decisions to apply for admission.
#ParkitPTC steers student safety
PTC students, faculty and staff open the door to safety behind the wheel as they make #ParkitPTC a campus priority.
Grey skies are a poor barometer for animated graduation ceremony
Graduation celebrates the hard work, determination, and achievements of Pittsburgh Technical College students in a ceremony interspersed with congratulatory remarks, recognition, and the sounds of family members.
Cupcake battled cupcake in a sweet vs savory battle while staples lost out to needle ‘n thread
Teams of culinary students tempted Open House attendees with their custom confectionary concoctions for the Cupcake Wars competition.
Too many phish in the sea
On Thursday, several students in the 6th quarter Information Technology – Network Security and Computer Forensics program made an impressive presentation on computer security to a selection of guests that was also recorded on Facebook Live.