Pittsburgh Technical Institute Changes Its Name

The school’s name change is reflective of its growth and evolution through the years.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute is now Pittsburgh Technical College, President Gregory DeFeo announced this week.

“Our new name better reflects the breadth and depth of our academic programming, institutional resources and student life,” DeFeo says in a statement. “Our name is changing; our commitment to the highest caliber of educational experience remains unchanged.”

Founded 70 years ago in the city of Pittsburgh as the School of Management and Engineering, the school has grown, changed and moved, landing in its current location in North Fayette in 2000. The 180-acre campus has undergone the recent addition of a fully online distance-education program, the establishment of The American Academy of Culinary Arts and the opening of the Energy Technology Center.

The college has nine academic schools and awards associate in science degrees and certificates in more than 30 programs. It enrolls more than 1,900 students with housing for more than 900, and the 2016 graduating class was the largest in the school’s history. The college will also offer bachelor’s of science degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems and Technology beginning this year.

“Our mission to serve the needs of our students continues with the decision to offer two bachelor’s degrees,” DeFeo says. “It was increasingly evident that some of our graduates wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree and felt the best educational environment for continued success was right here at Pittsburgh Technical College.”


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