About

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

is a premier residential, two-year, accredited technical college that educates Pennsylvania’s economically and socially disadvantaged as well as other qualified students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full effective participation as citizens. Stevens has expanded from its original student body of 15 to over 875 students who are enrolled in 22 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. Over 90 percent of the College’s graduates have remained in the Commonwealth since its founding in 1905. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania’s only state-owned, two-year college of technology.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was recognized by the Aspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of the top 120 two-year colleges in the country for three consecutive years. Thaddeus Stevens College was the only two-year, technical college in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute.

MISSION STATEMENT

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology educates Pennsylvania's economically and socially disadvantaged as well as other qualified students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever changing workforce and for full effective participation as citizens.

VISION STATEMENT

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will be the best two-year technical college of its kind by adding value to the lives of our students so that they will find skilled employment, be effective citizens, and reach their full potential.

CORE VALUES

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is committed to structuring and maintaining its daily functions around the following core values:  integrity, diversity, respect, teamwork, learning and growth, and accountability.

  • INTEGRITY

    We value the commitment to high moral/ethical standards, honesty, and fairness in teaching and learning, social engagements, and professional practices.

  • DIVERSITY

    We value the recognition of the variety of unique individuals within our world and the interdependence upon each other, each other’s culture, and the natural environment.  We value the differences and respect the qualities and experiences that are different from our own.

  • RESPECT

    We value the unbiased consideration, treatment, and regard for the rights, values, beliefs, and property of all other people. 

  • TEAMWORK (COLLABORATION)

    We value working cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a group in which there is a shared mission and vision aligned toward a goal.

  • LEARNING AND GROWTH (LIFE-LONG LEARNING)

    We value the relentless dedication to increasing the knowledge and competences of all individuals associated with the College.  We recognize that human resources are the College’s only sustainable competitive advantage.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY

    We value the taking of responsibility for actions and the results of those actions; honoring obligations, expectations, and requirements; delivering what is promised; and owning up to shortcomings and mistakes.