Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, is a technical school that offers a variety of career certificates and programs to high school students, continuing education adults, and those seeking LPN certification.
High school students who want to get on the fast track for a career after they graduate have the option to participate in one of GACTC’s many high school career certificate programs. These programs include: automotive tech, cabinetmaking, collision repair, cosmetology, culinary arts, dental assisting, digital technology, drafting and design, masonry, visual arts, electrician, and many more.
Adults who are looking to continue their education may also find what they are looking for at Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Adult programs of study include: administrative assistant, HVAC, medical assistant, and practical nursing. These adult programs are taught strictly to adult students, with no high school students permitted.
GACTC also offers an LPN program for those who are looking to receive a practical nursing certification. This program is offered to high school graduates only and requires that prospective applicants pass an aptitude test prior to acceptance into the program.
GACTC does not price its tuition by credit hours but rather by program. Prices vary widely, but range from $5,000 to $11,000, depending on the program.
In you or someone you know is interested in applying at Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, or if you would like to learn more about the career certificates and programs of study offered there, click here to access GACTC’s official website.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$5,039|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$6,834|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center may offer services like:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center.
- Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center in Mill Creek, PA (25 miles away)
- Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center in Johnstown, PA (28 miles away)
- Clearfield County Career and Technology Center in Clearfield, PA (36 miles away)
- Indiana County Technology Center in Indiana, PA (39 miles away)
- Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap, PA (43 miles away)