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Commonwealth Technical Institute

Commonwealth Technical Institute is an Associate's college with 206 students located in Johnstown, PA.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 206
Gender 71% Male / 29% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 44% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 71%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 16%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

90% of students live on-campus.

90% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms


  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Telecommunications Technology/Technician (37%), Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD (18%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (16%), Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician (10%), Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary (10%), Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD (5%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of dentists, to design and construct dental prostheses such as caps, crowns, bridges, dentures, splints, and orthodontic appliances. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, dental materials, ceramics technology, impressions, complete dentures, partial dentures, orthodontics, crowns and bridges, sculpture, bonding and assembly techniques, and equipment operation.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants and personal secretaries for practicing physicians and nurses, health care facilities and services administrators, and other health care professionals. Includes instruction in business and medical communications, medical terminology, principles of health care operations, public relations and interpersonal communications, software applications, record-keeping and filing systems, scheduling and meeting planning, applicable policy and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.


A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural and related construction projects. Includes instruction in basic construction and structural design, architectural rendering, architectural-aided drafting (CAD), layout and designs, architectural blueprint interpretation, building materials, and basic structural wiring diagramming.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Civil Drafters
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. Includes instruction in manufacturing materials and processes, mechanical drafting, electrode-mechanical drafting, basic metallurgy, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, blueprint reading, and technical communication.

Job Opportunities:

Mechanical Drafters
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to help design and implement telecommunications systems. Includes instruction in communications protocol, data networking, digital compression algorithms, digital signal processing, Internet access, object-oriented and relational databases, and programming languages.

Job Opportunities:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.


A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Director Carol Mackel
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 27
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 59 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 22/100

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $25,899 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $25,203
$30K-$48K $27,413
$48K-$75K $29,967
$75K-$110K $29,255

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $16,836, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,836 Same as On-Campus
Housing $14,270 $16,800
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $31,106 $33,636

Students Receiving Aid

46% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 44% $4,907
Other Federal Grants 44% $269
Pell Grants 44% $4,638
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 4% $2,569

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

38% of students graduated on time.

61% of students graduated in six years.

74% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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