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Career Training Academy


The Career Training Academy (CTA) is a network of schools that provides career education for students interested in working in the allied health fields. The main campus is located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, with two branch campuses located in Pittsburgh and Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Areas of concentration include dental assisting, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, and massage therapy. Depending upon the program selected, students are awarded either a diploma or associate degree upon completion.

The Career Training Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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  • Three campus locations in Pennsylvania
  • Career training in medical assisting, dental assisting, medical billing and coding, and massage therapy
  • Hands-on training in classroom and lab situations
  • Community service projects are encouraged
  • 10,000 square foot facility in New Kensington; 10,500 square foot facility in Pittsburgh; 6,100 square foot facility in Monroeville
  • Externship programs available


The faculty at the Career Training Academy are dedicated to providing hands-on career training to their students. Curriculum is career oriented and is designed to meet the needs of each specific industry. CTA strives to provide a caring educational environment that allows students to reach their full potential.

Student Life

The Career Training Academy is a commuter school and does not offer students on-campus housing arrangements. Training at CTA consists of hands-on learning in a supportive and caring environment. Most students can complete their program in less than one year. CTA provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience through their externship program. Alumni may audit any class that they have previously taken at no additional cost. The Career Training Academy encourages each student to take an active role in one of their various community service projects. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/
  2. About Us, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/about-us/
  3. Programs, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/programs/
  4. Locations, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/locations/
  5. 2015-2016 Consumer Handbook, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/NewPG2015-16-CTA_Consumer-Handbook_Final.pdf
  6. Financial Aide, Career Training Academy, http://careerta.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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