Altoona Area Vocational Technical School

Overview of Altoona Area Vocational Technical School

Altoona, PA is home to Altoona Vocational Technical. Altoona is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Altoona Vocational Technical go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in nursing and emergency medicine.

Altoona Vocational Technical Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.

Student Body

Altoona Vocational Technical has 172 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

More complete details are provided below.

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Altoona Area Vocational Technical School
1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona , PA 16602-3616

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Altoona Vocational Technical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology38dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, clinical and medical lab science
Transportation13truck and bus driver
Construction Trades6masonry, carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Mechanics and Repair6HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Medical Administration3medical secretary
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Design1interior design, graphic design
Production Trades1machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Conservation and Resource Management1conservation
Cooking and Culinary Arts1pastry, chef training, institutional food workers
Engineering Technician1electromechanical tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Business and Management0parts and warehousing, sales and marketing
Computer Science and Engineering0web design, computer support
Media0printing equipment operation

Number of programs and degrees for Altoona Vocational Technical in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7230
Award of less than 1 academic year505

Altoona Vocational Technical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Altoona Vocational Technical had a total enrollment of 172 students (166 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 17%
20-21 12%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 17%
35-39 12%
40-49 17%
50-64 2%

Altoona Vocational Technical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 77%

Altoona Vocational Technical Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Altoona, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Altoona Vocational Technical Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Altoona Vocational Technical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1086000)

Altoona Vocational Technical Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Institutional Food Workers

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Altoona Vocational Technical Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Altoona Vocational Technical Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Altoona Vocational Technical Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Altoona Vocational Technical % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Altoona Vocational Technical % students 40 years or older
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Altoona Vocational Technical Male % of student body

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