Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Altoona, PA

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Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Student Essentials

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Students)
Website: www.gactc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
Tuition: $12,225
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 274

About Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC) in Altoona, Pennsylvania, provides integrated professional and academic programs for adults and high school students as well as special programs for those facing economic challenges.

Areas of study available at GACTC include:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Practical Nursing
  • Web Design

Students take academic courses in combination with their professional program of study to give them a well-rounded academic education.

Those facing unemployment, displacement or serious financial challenges may benefit from the New Choices program, which provides:

  • Career assessment
  • Personal development
  • Job placement assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Childcare
  • Transportation assistance

Federal financial aid programs for the general student population are available as well. Factors in determining eligibility include financial need and citizenship. To receive aid students must also be enrolled full-time and must not be in default on a previous student loan.

Upon filling out a FAFSA, the Department of Education and GATC financial aid counselors will determine each student’s eligibility and whether or not they qualify for Pell grants, SEOG grants, loans or some combination of these.

Licenses, Accreditations, and Membership

Accreditations i

  • American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)
  • Council on Occupational Education
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Map & Location

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


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Getting Around Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Altoona, PA

Winter
Dec
37
23
Jan
33
18
Feb
37
20
Spring
Mar
45
28
Apr
59
38
May
68
48
Summer
Jun
77
56
Jul
81
61
Aug
80
59
Fall
Sep
72
52
Oct
61
41
Nov
49
33

Students

Total Students 274

Ethnic Diversity:

  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 96%
African American 3%
Caucasian 96%

Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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