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Altoona Area Vocational Technical School: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Largest Program Program Length Average Completion
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1,564 contact hours 12 months
Detailed Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $8,505 $9,000 $9,000 $9,300 3.3%
Books and supplies $1,031 $1,200 $1,200 $1,435 19.6%
Living arrangement          
Off Campus          
Room and board $5,500 $6,000 $6,000 $6,200 3.3%
Other $1,920 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $1,920 $2,000 $2,000 $2,100 5.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Off Campus $16,956 $18,200 $18,200 $18,935 4.0%
Off Campus with Family $11,456 $12,200 $12,200 $12,835 5.2%
Next largest programs 2009-2010
Program Program Length Average Completion Tuition and fees Books and supplies
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1,395 contact hours 12 months $8,700 $2,225
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician 990 contact hours 9 months $6,675 $570
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1,110 contact hours 9 months $6,785 $1,635
Welding Technology/Welder 1,080 contact hours 9 months $6,210 $550
Dental Assisting/Assistant 900 contact hours 9 months $4,725 $250

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
  • Admission is open to all students. Please contact the institution for detail.
  • The Continuing Education Department at the GACTC has an open admission policy. There are criteria that are required to get into the postsecondary program at the GACTC. To begin, applicants must possess either a high school diploma or G.E.D. Students who have been out of high school for more than two years must take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) prior to admission. If a student has prior college experience, transcripts will be looked at in place of taking the TABE. All postsecondary students are required to obtain a Criminal Record History report (either through the Pennsylvania State Police or the FBI). A criminal conviction is not an automatic denial of admission. Also, all postsecondary students are required to get a PA Child Abuse Clearance.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Council on Occupational Education 11/19/2003 -   Accredited
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools 5/1/1991 -   Accredited