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Western Area Career And Technology Center

Overview of Western Area Career And Technology Center

Western Area Career and Technology Center is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Canonsburg, PA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Western Area Career and Technology Center top out at the Certificate.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study nursing and emergency medicine.

Western Area Career and Technology Center Selectivity

The admissions department at Western Area Career and Technology Center does not accept all those who apply.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 63 students (76 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Western Area Career and Technology Center.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the Western Area Practical Nursing Program is to provide an educational experience that will prepare students to become competent, safe, effective practical nurses who strive to provide quality care to individuals at all levels of the health care continum."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Western Area Career and Technology Center

Western Area Career and Technology Center
688 Western Ave
Canonsburg , PA 15317
http://www.wactc.net

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Western Area Career and Technology Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53licensed practical nurse

Number of programs and degrees for Western Area Career and Technology Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years531

Western Area Career and Technology Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Area Career and Technology Center had a total enrollment of 63 students (76 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 18%
Women 82%
Full-Time 73%
Part-Time 27%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 9%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 5%
20-21 8%
22-24 10%
25-29 14%
30-34 21%
35-39 11%
40-49 24%
50-64 8%

Western Area Career and Technology Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %
Part-Time 100 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 66%

Western Area Career and Technology Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Canonsburg, 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.

Western Area Career and Technology Center Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total875664%56100%
Men121083%10100%
Women754661%46100%

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

Western Area Career and Technology Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Western Area Career and Technology Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2350100)

Western Area Career and Technology Center Degree Programs (2007)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

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Western Area Career and Technology Center Highlights

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What Sets Western Area Career and Technology Center Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Western Area Career and Technology Center % students 40 years or older
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Western Area Career and Technology Center Female % of student body

Notable:
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Offers part-time study

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