Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Public, 2-year

Faculty

72 Faculty Members | 22:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers associate degrees and certificates in technical education programs to academically qualified residents of Pennsylvania. A residential college originally founded to benefit the State's indigent orphans, Stevens serves economically disadvantaged as well as tuition-paying students. The college prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full, effective participation as citizens of the community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Committed for over a century to lifelong learning, inclusiveness, and community outreach, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology dedicates itself to the development of Pennsylvania's technical workforce.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$8,450

Out of state

$8,450
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
90%
Did not receive aid
10%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 73.0% $3,460
State/local grants 38.0% $2,383
Institutional grants 49.0% $4,666
Loans 60.0% $5,125

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General
  • Carpentry/Carpenter
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
    • Architectural Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to assist architects in developing plans and related documentation and in performing architectural office services. Includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting and design, construction methods and materials, environmental systems, building codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning documentation, visual communication skills, display production, and architectural office management. See other colleges that offer this major
  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, prepare, and execute a variety of commercial and industrial graphic communications jobs. Includes instruction in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electronic, and digital graphic, printing, and finishing equipment; and related processes. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES
    • Mason/Masonry
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the laying and/or setting of exterior brick, concrete block, hard tile, marble and related materials, using trowels, levels, hammers, chisels, and other hand tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, blueprint reading, structural masonry, decorative masonry, foundations, reinforcement, mortar preparation, cutting and finishing, and applicable codes and standards. Examples: [Bricklayer], [Brick and Stone Mason] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Carpentry/Carpenter
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards. Examples: [General Carpenter] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Building Construction Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. Includes instruction in construction equipment and safety; site preparation and layout; construction estimating; blueprint reading; building codes; framing; masonry; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; electrical and mechanical systems; interior and exterior finishing; and plumbing. Examples: [Construction Technology] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Plumbing Technology/Plumber
      • A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waster removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards. Examples: [Pipefitter - Plumber Specialty] See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGINEERING
    • Computer Software Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer controlled electro-mechanical systems and products with embedded electronics, sensors, and actuators; and which includes, but is not limited to, automata, robots and automation systems. Includes instruction in mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, computer and software engineering, and control engineering. See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
    • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using water storage, waterpower, and wastewater treatment systems. Includes instruction in water storage, power and/or treatment systems and equipment; testing and inspection procedures; system maintenance procedures; and report preparation. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Metallurgical Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and metallurgists engaged in developing and using industrial metals and manufacturing processes. Includes instruction in principles of metallurgy, related manufacturing systems, laboratory techniques, testing and inspection procedures, instrument calibration, system and equipment maintenance and repair, applications to specific processes, and report preparation. See other colleges that offer this major
    • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to the creation of graphic representations and simulations in support of engineering projects. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, two-dimensional and three-dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD), and auto-CAD techniques. Examples: [Engineering Graphics and Design], [Engineering Graphics Technology] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
    • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, simple gearing, linkages and lubrication of machines and appliances, and the use of testing equipment. Examples: [Electric Motor System Technician], [Electric Motor Winder], [Electrical Rewind Mechanic], [Winder Electrician] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in industry and manufacturing. Includes instruction in installing, maintaining and testing various types of equipment. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Examples: [Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC)], [Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HACR)], [Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Maintenance Technology/Technician (HVAC)], [Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HVACR)], [Oil Burner Mechanic], [Refrigeration Mechanic], [Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic], [Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating. Examples: [Auto Body Refinisher], [Auto Body Technician], [Automotive Collision Repair Technician], [Automotive Painter], [Automotive Refinishing Technician], [Motor Vehicle Body Painter], [Motor Vehicle Body Refinisher], [Motor Vehicle Body Refinisher Sub-Trade], [Painting (autobody)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Examples: [Automotive Service Technician], [Motor Vehicle Mechanic] See other colleges that offer this major
  • PRECISION PRODUCTION
    • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped or worked. Examples: [General Machinist], [Machinist] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Welding Technology/Welder
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards. Examples: [Arc Welding], [Pipe Welding], [Wire Welding], [Industrial Welder], [Welder], [Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding], [Flux-Core Arc Welding], [Gas Metal Arc Welding], [Gas Tungsten Arc Welding], [Shielded Metal Arc Welding], [Structural Steel Welding], [Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Metal Fabricator
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to further process ferrous and/or non-ferrous metal plates or shapes, and to manufacture and/or install products as interpreted through technical drawings. Includes instruction in trade tools, shop equipment, reading and interpreting blueprints, material handling, welding, thermal cutting, metallurgy, template pattern development, plate and structural fabrication, destructive and non-destructive testing, inspection, shipment preparation and fabrication installation. Examples: [Metal Fabricator], [Steel Fabricator], [Steel Fabricator (Fitter)], [Structural Steel and Plate Fitter] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Cabinetmaking and Millwork
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to set up, operate and repair industrial woodworking machinery, and to use such machinery to design and fabricate wooden components and complete articles. Examples: [Cabinetmaker], [Joiner] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
86.29%
  • Apply 1,444
  • Accepted 1,246
  • Attend 491

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$45
Graduate
No information

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Recommended
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Recommended
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
11%
Male Students
89%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian71.56%
  2. Hispanic/Latino12.8%
  3. Black9.62%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities3.91%
  5. Asian1.63%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native0.24%
  7. Not Specified0.16%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.08%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,642

Undergraduate students

1,642

Attendance breakdown

Full time
99%
Part time
1%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
Female sports:
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Wrestling
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Female

    • Track and Field, X-Country
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