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1111 McKee Road - Oakdale, PA 15071

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Start your hospitality management school education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Named in 2008 as the 13th best city for young professionals to live by Forbes magazine, Pittsburgh is home to over 151 high-rise buildings, and over 400 bridges. Located in nearby Oakdale, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is a great place to begin your hospitality management or restaurant management education.

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About Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Offering prospective students in the School of Business an Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration - Restaurant Management, Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration- Travel and Tourism Management, and an Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration - Hotel & Casino Management program, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is known for being an energetic learning institution that is student-centered. With certificate and associate degree programs, PTI offers training in travel, medical design, business, technical, computers, criminal justice, and hospitality.

A great place to attend school if you've dreamed of a career in Hospitality Management, Pittsburgh Technical Institute also offers flexible class scheduling via their Center for Certification and Adult Learning. Additionally, numerous projects, internships, organizations, and other activities encourage students to interact on a professional level.



Undergraduate Certificate - Culinary Arts

A 15 month program designed to teach you the fundamental skills of cookery. You will receive hands on training in knife skills, menu planning, intercontinental cuisine, baking and pastry and much more.

Associates - Culinary Arts

The AACA Associate in Culinary Arts is a comprehensive program of culinary fundamentals combined with key elements in hospitality management and general education that is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the culinary or hospitality industry. The Associate program is formulated for students who plan on working towards a management position in the culinary industry or starting their own business.

Associate's - Hospitality Management Administration - Restaurant Management 

Hospitality Management Students at Pittsburgh Technical InstituteIf you've dreamed of a career in Hospitality Management, the Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration - Restaurant Management from PTI might be perfect for you. Having gained a reputation as a leader in hospitality education, the Hospitality Management Administration - Restaurant Management curriculum draws students from around the country.

A hands-on course of study, the Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration - Restaurant Management program includes instruction in club management, safety and sanitation procedures, restaurant management, nutrition, purchasing procedures, and food and beverage management.

Associate's - Hospitality Management Administration - Travel and Tourism Management

If you've caught the travel bug and want to incorporate it with your career, then look no further than Pittsburgh Technical Institute for you Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management Administration- Travel and Tourism Management. In this program, students would have the opportunity to earn up to four industry certifications through the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Educational Institute and SABRE. Other opportunities include membership in professional organizations and participation in the Walt Disney World college internship program.

Courses in this major would include studying and employment opportunities in airline operations, convention and meeting services, cruise lines, tour operations, travel agencies and visitor bureaus. The annual FAM (familiarization) trip destination is chosen by your class and is one of the exciting options waiting for you at Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

Associate's - Hospitality Management Administration - Hotel & Casino Management

Pittsburgh Technical Institute is pleased to offer an Associate's Degree - Hospitality Management Administration - Hotel & Casino Management program to prospective students. A great way to enter the growing hospitality field, this program includes coursework in front office procedures and protocol, resort management, sales, casino and gaming facilities, convention service management, housekeeping management, customer service, facilities management, and hospitality supervision.

Upon graduation from the Associate's in Hospitality Management Administration - Hotel Management degree program, students will be well-prepared to seek employment in gaming facilities, convention centers, limited/full-service restaurants, hotels, and resorts.

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Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is only available to those who qualify.

Facilities and Facilities

A sign of their commitment to accessibility, the faculty and staff at PTI operate in a learning environment with no office doors, meaning that they are dedicated to staying in touch with students. Teaching in a hands-on and project-based format, instructors at PTI also incorporate general education coursework into degree-specific instruction.

Situated on a 180-acre campus, Pittsburgh Technical Institute offers free parking and easy access to public transportation. 3 new student-housing facilities opened in 2009, and the single building campus offers numerous extra-curricular opportunities, including volleyball and basketball.


Going to School in Pittsburgh, PA

A magnificent city, Pittsburgh, PA is known as the "Steel City," and the "City of Bridges." Living up to its name, Pittsburgh is home to over 150 high-rise buildings, and almost 500 bridges. Located at the convergence of the Monogahela, Ohio and Allegheny Rivers, Pittsburgh has long been a place of trade, progress, and innovation.

Named "America's Most Livable City" by Places Rated Almanac in 2007, and 29th worldwide by The Economist in 2009, Pittsburgh residents and visitors alike enjoy attractions such as architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, the Andy Warhol Museum, and numerous parks and green spaces.

The lively restaurant scene and of course Pittsburgh staples such as Primanti Bros. sandwiches, Heinz Ketchup and the "Pittsburgh salad" make this town a no brainer for prospective students interested in the culinary arts. Pittsburgh's exciting bar scene, including areas such as the South Side and Station Square attract many young professionals and students to the city.

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