Admissions | Philadelphia Technician Training Institute
Admissions Criteria & General Requirements:
Philadelphia Technician Trade school assists potential learners to be accepted to the school at every step.
In order to be accepted as a regular student, an applicant must:
- Express a desire to pursue higher education, and an associated career.
- Possess a valid high school credential (diploma), or equivalent credential.
- Participate in a Personal Admission Interview and campus tour (see details below),
- Achieve appropriate scores on tests of basic reading skills, mathematical skills, and mechanical aptitude.
- Be a U.S. Citizen, legal resident, or otherwise legally eligible to study in the United States.
- Be at least eighteen years of age as of the class start date or seventeen years of age and have the legal permission of a parent or legal guardian.
Non-Discrimination in Admissions Policy
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, PTTI does not discriminate in admission or any other aspect in our programs on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, or national origin.
Applicants with disabilities must be physically able to complete the training program with reasonable accommodations. Further, certain physical and intellectual abilities are bona fide occupational qualifications and thus certain disabilities might disqualify a student from any potential employment. Please check with the Admissions Office if you have a disability that might interfere with your ability to succeed in school or in your chosen career.
We understand the value of knowing our students and thus every individual who seeks admission to any trade course will be interviewed by an Admissions Officer prior to acceptance. This would be a basic interview designed to:
- Explore the background of prospective students and interest as they relate to the trade programs offered at PTTI.
- Assist prospective students in identifying an appropriate trade to pursue consistent with their interests and abilities.
- Provide general information regarding the school, its facilities, its policies, available support services for students, and a campus tour.
- Determine the level of motivation and evaluate the candidate’s verbal and written communication skills required for success in the program.
Prospective students will also tour the campus at the time of the Personal Admission Interview. Arrangements for an interview and tour of PTTI may be made by contacting the Admissions Department. Here, students can make an assessment of PTTI’s Infrastructure and facilities.
Transfer of Credits
We welcome applications from students who have studied at other accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Transfer applicants are subject to the regular admission requirements of the school.
PTTI will accept transfer credits from post-secondary institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and legitimate foreign institutions as determined by the school. Transfer credits will be granted on a course-by-course basis based upon substantially equivalent course content. No course for which a student received a grade of less than 2.0 (“C” or equivalent) will be accepted for transfer. PTTI reserves the right to validate the student’s knowledge through assessment mechanisms prior to accepting transfer credit. Regardless of how many credits a student may obtain through transfer or other means, each student must earn at least 50% of all clock hours in their program “in-residence” at PTTI.
Application Procedure & Documentation:
Students who choose to enroll in the institute must complete an Enrolment Agreement. The student generally completes the agreement when they visit the campus for the personal interview and tour.
Before beginning classes at PTTI, an applicant must provide the following documents (as appropriate to the individual applicant):
- Copy of Driver’s License or Release Form* (Automotive Tech & Repair Program only).
- Signed Enrolment Agreement (parent signature also required if under eighteen).
- Official high school transcript, copy of high school diploma, home-schooling documentation, or copy of GED Certificate (as appropriate).
- Official college/higher education transcript (for transfer credit only).
If the applicant is unable to provide one or more of the above documents, the Admissions Office may allow the applicant additional time (up to thirty days after the start of classes) to obtain the appropriate documentation. If the required documents are not submitted within this timeframe, the school may revoke the student’s acceptance, at the discretion of the Director of Education or the Director of Administration.
Override Authority: The Director of Administration (or the President in the absence thereof) has the authority to override certain requirements (indicated above with an asterisk *) for purposes of allowing the student to start classes.
Students who received their high school education through home-schooling must submit documentation appropriate under laws of the State in which the home-schooling occurred.
Students who choose to enroll must complete an Enrollment Agreement. The student will generally complete the Agreement when visiting the campus for the personal interview and tour.
Required Satisfactory Payment Arrangements:
Students will not be allowed to begin classes at PTTI without making satisfactory arrangements to pay for the trade program enrolled. Satisfactory arrangements may include a combination of methods, including financial aid (including Federal Pell grants, PHEAA Grants, federal student loans and federal parent loans), veterans’ benefits, other outside aid, private education loans, payment plans, and/or personal payment (cash, check, money order or credit card)
PTTI has kept the admissions process very simple but we do understand that there can be complications and this we have a dedicated team that can assist a prospective student to arrange for documents, help in financial aid, and related admissions queries.