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Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, PA

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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.

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Programs Offered

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

Communication Technology

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Construction Trades

    Engineering Technology

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    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 StudentsAverage Amount
    Any Financial Aid89%-
    Receiving Grants & Scholarships89%$5,039
    Receiving Student Loans89%$6,834

    Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

    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.

    Contact Information

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    89%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    8:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,489