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All State Career - Pittsburgh logo

All State Career - Pittsburgh

1200 Lebanon Rd., West Mifflin, PA 15122
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All State Career - Pittsburgh equips its students with real-world skills through hands-on training. It offers various trade programs such as HVAC-R and welding technology. It provides a wide variety of programs for aspiring truck drivers, including advanced tractor-trailer, class A and B CDL, and commercial truck driving courses. The school also has programs in the fields of business, dentistry, healthcare, and nursing. All State Career is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

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Bidwell Training Center

1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
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  • Medical Coder/Biller
  • Medical Assistant
  • Horticulture Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Bidwell Training Center has been providing professional career programs to individuals in Pittsburgh for over 50 years. It offers training programs to students who want to work as chemical and pharmacy technicians, medical assistants and coders, chefs, and horticulture technologists. The institution also aims to help students balance their lives and careers through its academic support and counseling services. Bidwell Training Center received the School of Excellence Award in 2016. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

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Elite Bartending School

2961 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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Established in 1978, Elite Bartending School is a training provider in Pittsburgh. It provides programs that help individuals acquire the skills to become a mixologist. It offers a 40-hour Professional Mixology course, which consists of modules that can be taken in any order. It provides day, evening, and weekend options to accommodate their students’ schedules. Its instructors have years of bartending experience. Its classroom is equipped with the features of an actual bar and designed to give students simulated training.

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Forbes Road Career & Technology Center

607 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146
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Serving the community of Pittsburgh and nearby areas, Forbes Road Career & Technology Center helps students prepare for technical and professional careers. It offers a wide range of study programs, such as Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Computer Networking Security, Multimedia Design, and Health Science Technology. It also offers exploratory programs for ninth graders. Forbes Road Career & Technology Center has been equipping students with the necessary skills for them to be successful in their chosen careers since 1959.

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Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology

5824 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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  • Career Services

Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology provides industry skills training programs that can be customized according to students' schedules. Led by founder Cheri Herold, it trains Pittsburgh learners to become estheticians, nail technicians, hairdressers, and make-up artists. Its professionals also conduct continuing education classes for working professionals so they can learn advanced skills in the field. It is accredited by the NACCAS and a member of the MAC Pro program. Herold has over 30 years of professional experience in the beauty industry.

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Pittsburgh Career Institute

421 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Pittsburgh Career Institute provides students in the metro with the education they need to establish a career within the healthcare industry. It offers a wide selection of programs for students who want to succeed in the medical field, such as surgical technology, respiratory therapy, and diagnostic medical sonography. It also strives to create an environment conducive to learning through the regular maintenance of equipment and other laboratory facilities. Commission accredits Pittsburgh Career Institute on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

5 Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, PA 15122
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Established in 1929, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics focuses on offering the combination of practical experiences and techniques and hands-on learning to both traditional and non-traditional students. The facility provides aviation maintenance and electronics technology programs that involve inspecting, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of aircraft equipment, including electrical systems, brakes, reciprocating and turbine engines, communications transceivers, navigation systems, and wings. It also hires licensed avionics technicians to teach students and help them obtain FAA's Airframe and Powerplant Certification and FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License (GROL).

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Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy

415 Smithfield St. 3rd Fl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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The Pittsburgh Multicultural Cosmetology Academy has been offering trade courses to students in the metro since 2008. Its cosmetology program caters to people who want to work in salons and teaches them about haircutting, styling, coloring, nail care, and scalp treatments. The school also offers a 315-hour natural hair braiding program, which covers methods like French braids, cornrows, twists, and dreads. In addition, students can enroll in the cosmetology instructor course so that they can teach cosmetology and salon management.

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Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

3600 Laketon Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235
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Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy has been providing training, clinical skills, and professional support for individuals since 1986. It offers a variety of massage therapy courses, including Swedish, myofascial, Shiatsu, and Reiki. The school's anatomy courses incorporate hands-on learning and prepare students to communicate with other health care professionals. It also provides marketing and business courses and placement services to help graduates throughout their professional careers. The trade school employs professionals with many years of practice and teaching experience.

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South Hills Beauty

3269 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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South Hills Beauty is a school catering to students in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. It offers a range of courses, such as cosmetology and hair design, esthetics, skin care, makeup, and manicuring and hair design. The school also provides practical experience to students through its teaching salon, where students who have finished the 300-hour fundamental curriculum can work on clients under the supervision of instructors. Students have also instructed resume writing and other career necessities.

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Triangle Tech

1940 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
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Triangle Tech offers educational programs to individuals in Pittsburgh and the neighboring communities. Programs and courses offered include industrial and structural welding, maintenance electricity and construction, carpentry and construction, and maintenance electricity and construction technology. It also offers classes on refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology. Triangle Tech also awards scholarship grants to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement, talent, or leadership capabilities. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators.

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