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Encyclopedia > Pennsylvania College of Technology

The Pennsylvania College of Technology, or Penn College, is a small university (of approximately 6000 students) located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the Pennsylvania State University, the school offers over 100 certificate, associate and baccalaureate degree programs in fields like business, information technology, transportation, construction, design, and health. Williamsport is a city located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ...


The school was founded as the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941, though since 1914 the school had existed as an adult education and training facility. During World War II, the school operated 24 hours per day, providing war production training to help meet defense industry needs. Additionally, both during and after the war, the institute provided training and retraining for disabled veterans. In 1965, the Williamsport Area Community College was founded, superseding the former technical institute. It continued providing technical training for residents of northern Pennsylvania, but during the 1980s, the college began to face financial problems and lack of sponsorship. Finally, in 1989, the Pennsylvania State University named the school as an affiliate, which resulted in the name change to the current Pennsylvania College of Technology. 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As a small technology school, the vast majority of the college's student body is made up of students from Pennsylvania, and over 60% of the students are male. The university employs nearly 300 full-time faculty, and over 80% of its students study full-time.


References

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology Facts (http://www.pct.edu/fastfact/facts.htm)
  • School History (http://www.pct.edu/about/history.html)

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