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3815 Otter St
Bristol, PA 19007
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Pennco Tech-Bristol

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Pennco Tech’s Bristol location offers students the opportunity to get practical career training in the medical and technical fields, just minutes from central Philadelphia. Since 1973, Pennco Tech has been the answer to students looking to complete coursework leading directly to entry-level employment. Associate degree and diplomas are currently being offered.

The medical and healthcare fields continue to grow in the United States and students at Pennco Tech – Bristol can get a foot in the door of the Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician careers. While both careers are focused on the customer service angle of the industry, pharmacy technicians will need to deliver precise amounts of medications in the course of a day’s work. A medical assistant’s duties will often be centered around paperwork, but accurately documenting vital signs is an important function as well.

Students looking to begin a career in the automotive repair industry can choose from the Auto Body and Paint Technician curriculum or the Automotive Technology career at Pennco Bristol. For a full degree, a total of 2100 hours of day classes must be completed.

Pennco Tech’s HVAC training programs give students the opportunity to enter the workforce in the in-demand field of A/C, heating system and refrigeration troubleshooting and repair. Besides general approaches to safety and regulations, students will be able to service everything from older machines to the most modern devices with on-hands training.

Other major programs at Pennco Tech prep students for careers in Plumbing/Heating Technology and as an Electrician. Diplomas in either field will require 900 hours of class time.

Accreditation for Pennco Tech – Bristol is provided by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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Admissions requirements to programs at Pennco Tech’s Bristol location will depend on the specific curriculum. In general, a high school diploma or GED certificate will be required, though the Ability to Benefit Test and essay may allow students to enter some programs. A non-refundable application fee will be charged when all paperwork and transcripts are submitted for review by the Admissions Office. An interview is required of all students hoping to enter Pennco Tech in the following semester.

Financial Aid

Students looking for financial assistance to cover tuition costs at Pennco Tech will have access to all the federal aid programs. Submitting the FAFSA online is the only way to have all of the paperwork reviewed by financial aid officers. Pell Grants and FSEOG awards have been helping students with financial need cover tuition and fees for many years. Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans and Direct Loans are options for students hoping to borrow at favorable interest rates. PLUS loans for parents and Work-Study opportunities may also be available, pending review of the paperwork.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2957th for the average student loan amount.
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Pennco Tech students will find themselves having entered a career rather than a field a field of study from the first day arriving at school. Maintaining this focus throughout the completion of curriculum is the goal of students and teachers alike. Students will have access to an on-campus residence hall if living at school is a priority. In addition, an on-site Child Care center will help parents manage responsibilities and attend school simultaneously.

Access to Career Services may be the most important part of a Pennco Tech education as studies wind down. Help with job placement, resume-building and other key parts of the search are available in the Career Services Center on campus.

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Local Community

Bristol was the site of one of the most famous events in American history – the crossing of the Delaware by George Washington and his army en route to an attack on British-funded Hessian soldiers stationed in neighboring New Jersey. Area residents will be happy to point interested parties to Washington’s Crossing. Besides the historical nature of Bristol and its many Revolutionary-era structures, its proximity to Philadelphia and Trenton will be useful for travel and cultural explorations. Philadelphia is home to many world-class museums, including the Barnes Foundation in Overbrook, the Rodin Museum near the River Drive and the Philadelphia Art Museum which is positioned on a direct axis from the grand City Hall. Fans of professional sports can find teams in all four major U.S. sports, with baseball’s Phillies being the most successful in recent times.

Information Summary

Ranks 110th in Pennsylvania and 1245th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 2 0.02
Robbery 16 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 30 0.31
Larceny 314 3.22
Vehicle theft 25 0.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bristol, PA 19007
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population22,075 (22,075 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,495 (2.57 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,883
Families5,504 (3.21 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4208

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity16
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$2,700
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 107 55 10 258 430
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 14 9 2 20 45
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 27 13 1 48 89
Electrician 17 12 52 81
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 29 13 6 90 138
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 4 3 19 26
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 7 2 11 20
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 9 3 1 18 31

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2772nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,106 ($56,115 male / $43,574 female)
Number of FT Faculty 27 (24 male / 3 female)
Number of PT Faculty 41
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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