Technical & Vocational

Over 70 trade schools have been established in and around the Pittsburgh area.

To ensure the availability of a well-trained workforce, more than 70 technical and trade schools have been established in the Pittsburgh region. Today more than 20,000 students choose Pittsburgh as their location for discovering the fields of graphic design, medical assisting, accounting, game art and design and criminal justice, just to name a few.

External Technical + Vocational Resources

Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate

Offers approved education for real estate licensing and continuing education classes at four Pittsburgh area locations.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

School of creative and applied arts. Offers a variety of associate degrees and bachelor's degree in media arts and animation, design, photography and video, technology and the culinary arts.

A.W. Beattie Career Center

A monthly ride through Oakland and Downtown aimed at encouraging the use of alternative transportation.

Bidwell Training Center

Located on Pittsburgh's North Shore, Bidwell provides training and opportunities in the high-tech, culinary and medical fields.

Duff's Business Institute

Offers a wide variety of real-world training programs including accounting, administrative secretary, business administrative, computer operator and criminal justice.

Forbes Road Career + Technology Center

Job training for high school students and adults including certificate programs in the service, manufacturing, communications and health industries.

Kaplan Career Institute

Career-oriented education is offered in the areas of Business, Computers, Criminal Justice, Medical, Cybercrime, Office Administration, Fashion Merchandising, Accounting and Occupational Therapy Assisting. Located in downtown Pittsburgh.

International Academy of Design + Technology

Career-oriented Pittsburgh academy offers programs in visual communications, business administration, justice technology and fashion merchandising.

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

Located in Shadyside, offers two-year and degree programs in the funeral service industry.

Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College provides education that prepares students for career success. Degree-seeking, on-site students have internships or clinical rotations before they graduate. 

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