Programs of Study
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers 24 innovative, technical-based majors that educate and prepare students for in-demand careers.
Classes in our dynamic shops and labs create unique opportunities for students to learn from instructors with industry experience who teach a hands-on, project-based curriculum.
Our programs offer real-world experience, support
In addition to our 24 majors, we also offer certificate and short-term programs:
Certificate Programs Short-Term programs
Explore Our In-Demand Majors
Prepare for work as a 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
CABINETMAKING & WOOD TECHNOLOGY
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.
CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Do you like to work outside with innovative equipment? Prepare for work in roadway construction, municipal and state infrastructure projects, underground utilities, horizontal site development, and construction of water and wastewater infrastructures.
COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
Accidents happen. Learn how to repair and refinish automobiles, straighten vehicle frames, appraise damage and manage a modern repair shop.
COMPUTER INTEGRATED MACHINING
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,
COMPUTER & NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION
Work in a “live” environment in college while preparing for the booming IT industry. Manage your own servers, clients, routers
COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Much of the modern economy runs on software. Get to work designing, developing and building custom software programs for specific applications.
Today’s Diesel Industry offers tremendous opportunities for people to advance themselves. There is a great need for qualified people in almost all aspects of the industry. From small delivery vans, over the road trucks, large construction, and mining equipment; skilled workers are required to keep them moving.
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.
ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY (MECHATRONICS)
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.
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
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.
ENGINEERING CAD TECHNOLOGY
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.
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS & PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
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.
HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING - REFRIGERATION
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.
MASONRY CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Masons are builders, part of an honorable craft that spans centuries, yet remains as relevant as ever. Work on projects that will last generations.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Learn to visualize objects in three dimensions, describe them with computer-aided drafting techniques and apply mechanical engineering principles to design products, tools
METALS FABRICATION & WELDING TECHNOLOGY
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
RESIDENTIAL REMODELING TECHNOLOGY
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 & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Water is the world’s most precious 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