Programs of Study
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers 22 innovative technical-based majors that educate and train students for many different job opportunities. Knowledge and skills enable graduates of the programs to excel in their lives, both professionally and personally. Major classes allow students the opportunity to learn from instructors who have had ample experience in the industries they are teaching and provide a unique, hands-on, project-based curriculum. The hands-on nature of the programs allow students the experience, problem solving ability and the skills that will be used throughout their careers.
Prepare for work as problem-solver. Architectural technicians work with clients on the design of buildings and direct the construction.
There’s one car for every 1.25 people in the United States. Keep these vehicles on the road by learning how they’re made and operate, how to diagnose unit malfunctions and fix them.
Administrative support personnel are employed in nearly every sector of the economy, working as accountants, sales associates, administrative assistances and clerical managers.
A strongly project-oriented major, cabinetmaking and wood technology students produce fine furniture and cabinets, including the millwork and kitchen in a local residential house.
In training for residential and light commercial construction work, carpentry technology students use up-to-date equipment and the newest technology in the building industry.
Accidents happen. Learn how to repair and refinish automobiles, straighten vehicle frames, appraise damage and manage a modern repair shop.
Work in a “live” environment in college while preparing for the booming IT industry. Manage your own servers, clients, routers and switches while administering networks and operating systems, applications and databases.
Much of the modern economy runs on software. Get to work designing, developing and building custom software programs for specific applications.
Work in the industry that powers our world. Applying basic electrical theory to all aspects of electrical technology, technicians can work in environments from residential to industrial.
These multi-skilled technicians are some of the most sought-after in the manufacturing industry. Enjoy hands-on work with some of the most advanced technology in modern manufacturing.
Work behind the scenes at a rock concert. Or accelerating atoms in a physics lab. Or programming robots in a state-of-the-art factory. Wherever you find electronic components, someone has to design, analyze, install and fix them.
Mechanical drafters are an integral part of product design and manufacturing. Work with state-of-the-art software to simplify, streamline and enhance the manufacturing and engineering process.
The work of graphic artists and printers plays an important role in our visual world. From websites to magazines to brochures to packaging, designers give artistic life to ideas and products.
The fast-growing, highly technical HVAC-R industry needs technicians to design, retrofit, test and balance systems for maximum performance in almost every interior space.
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Machinists work at the heart of American manufacturing, making parts for the things we use every day. That’s why opportunities are abundant and growing for skilled operators, mechanics and engineers.
Masons are builders, part of an honorable craft that spans centuries, yet remains as relevant as ever. Work on projects that will last generations.
Learn to visualize objects in three dimensions, describe them with computer-aided drafting techniques and apply mechanical engineering principles to design products, tools and equipment.
Work inside buildings, on construction sites—even underwater—to join metals, build and assemble metal structures. Today, sheet metal workers specialize in areas from bridge construction to nanotechnology.
Nearly every building has plumbing that requires design, installation and service. Plumbers work on residential and commercial systems as well as hydronic heating systems.
Now an essential part of the construction industry, residential remodeling adds living space, retrofits homes to modern conveniences and updates building codes for cosmetic, structural and efficiency.
Water is the world’s most precious non-renewable natural resource. Our world needs committed scientists and technicians to clean, conserve and manage it.
Develop specialized, advanced welding skills in a wide variety of applications from aerospace to bridge and ship building to manufacturing. Welders are in great demand locally and nationwide.