Business, Arts & Sciences

Prospective students should be aware that certification/licensure requirements in this profession may vary by state. The Accounting program can prepare students to sit for several certification and/or licensure exams within the state of Pennsylvania (e.g., CPA, CMA, CPB, among others). The program office can help you determine eligibility within the State of Pennsylvania. Although most states have passed “mobility” laws, we have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than Pennsylvania are also asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

Nursing & Health Sciences

The dental hygiene program at Pennsylvania College of Technology meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We are aware that our program also meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states/U.S. territories: New York , New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Ohio. As a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), it is likely that graduates will be eligible for licensure in all U.S. states. However, we have not officially determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than those mentioned above are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

The nursing programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology meet the state education requirements for licensing in the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania College of Technology has not determined if the nursing programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology meet the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

The paramedic program at Pennsylvania College of Technology meets the educational requirements for certification within the state of Pennsylvania. We are aware that our program also meets the educational requirements for certification in the following states/U.S. territories: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (Associate Degree only), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for certification in Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands; therefore, students intending to seek employment in these states/territories are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state/territory where you intend to work.

Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.)

The physical therapist assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at fsbpt.org.

Physician Assistant Studies (Combined B.S./M.S.)

The physician assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure in all 50 states secondary to its accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). This determination is based on the following statement from the Physician Assistant Education Association (https://paeaonline.org/alerts/department-of-education-professional-licensure-disclosure-regulation/ ): "As of July 2020, all 50 states require graduation from an ARC-PA accredited program and certification following successful completion of the PANCE as conditions for initial PA licensure. By virtue of ARC accreditation, PA programs offer a curriculum necessary for licensure in all 50 states....For a complete summary of initial licensure requirements in all 50 states, please click here https://www.aapa.org/download/19739/."

Radiography (A.A.S.)

The radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Technology meets the didactic and clinical competency requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination and Radiologic Technology credential, which meets the requirements for the state of Pennsylvania. The College has not determined if the program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia where state licensure is required. However, the ARRT exam scores and/or credentials are accepted by most states for licensure. Students intending to seek employment in a state other than Pennsylvania are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of that state.

Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)

The surgical technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology meets the state education requirements for the national certification examination provided by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting and also meets the education requirements for the National Center for Competency, Tech in Surgery credential. As such, the program meets requirements for certification in Pennsylvania and most states. However, the College has not officially determined if the program meets the state education requirements in any other state, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Students intending to seek employment in a state other than Pennsylvania are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of that state.

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Prospective students should be aware that licensure requirements for work in this profession vary by state. The Civil Engineering Technology program meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than PENNSYLVANIA are asked to contact the state licensing board of the state they wish to seek licensing to confirm that our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work. More information can be found on the the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.

Pennsylvania Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure

  • Civil Engineering Technology B.S. students qualify to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam — the first of two exams required for licensure in Pennsylvania — after achieving Junior class standing; however, it is recommended that the FE exam be taken during the Senior year.
  • The second exam can only be taken after successfully completing the FE exam and gaining further work experience under the guidance of a licensed PE as stipulated by the registration law.

Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S)

Prospective students should be aware that licensure requirements for work in this profession vary by state. The Civil Engineering Technology program meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than PENNSYLVANIA are asked to contact the state licensing board of the state they wish to seek licensing to confirm that our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work. More information can be found on the the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Certification Exams:

  • Civil Technology A.A.S. graduates qualify to take the certification exams for certified technician in the general knowledge category upon graduation, and with approved additional work experience can take exams to become certified in a variety of work areas.
  • Civil Engineering Technology B.S. graduates can become NICET certified as engineering technologists; however, most graduates take the exams to become licensed professional engineers.

Surveying Technology (A.A.S.)

Prospective students should be aware that licensure requirements for work in this profession vary by state. The Surveying Technology program meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than PENNSYLVANIA are asked to contact the state licensing board of the state they wish to seek licensing to confirm that our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work. More information can be found on the the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website

Pennsylvania Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) Licensure:

  • Surveying Technology A.A.S. graduates qualify to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam — the first of three exams required for licensure in Pennsylvania. In addition, Civil Engineering Technology B.S. graduates may qualify to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam with additional coursework. Current B.S. students will need to work with their academic adviser to plan accordingly.
  • The second and third exam can only be taken after successfully completing the FS exam and gaining further work experience under the guidance of a licensed PLS as stipulated by the registration law.