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Pinnacle Career Institute


Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) is a system of schools that provide hands-on career education and skills training to students in Missouri and Kansas. The school was founded in 1953 as the Electronics Institute. After diversifying its programs, the school changed its name to Pinnacle Career Institute in 2002. In addition to an online campus, the school has three campus locations - two in Kansas City, MO and one in Lawrence, KS. Fields of study include alternative energy, health and fitness, medical, and technical trades. Professional certification and associate degrees are awarded upon completion of one of PCI's 14 different concentrations.

Pinnacle Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Points of Distinction

  • Hands-on, career training
  • Online programs and hybrid programs available
  • Industry-relevant skills training designed to help students enter the workforce quickly
  • Job placement assistance
  • Small class sizes
  • Programs designed with adult learners in mind


Instructors at Pinnacle Career Institute are experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields, according to the school’s web site. Faculty members bring real-world experience to their classrooms, enabling them to provide relevant industry-specific knowledge and skills to their students. Curriculum is constantly evaluated so that it is kept in line with current industry standards.

Student Life

Pinnacle Career Institute is a commuter school and does not provide on-campus housing facilities. Curriculum at PCI is career-focused, providing students with the relevant knowledge and skills that they need to prepare them for entry-level positions within their field. Programs are designed for adult learners, with flexible online and hybrid options available. Students have round-the-clock access to PCI's online library. The Career Services Department provides career counseling, interview preparation, resume reviews, and on-site career fairs. Students may also receive assistance with job search techniques and job placement. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/
  2. About Us, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/about-us
  3. Why Choose PCI, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/why-choose-pci
  4. Accreditation, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/accreditation
  5. Locations, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/locations
  6. Our History, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/our-history
  7. Career Services, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/career-services
  8. Programs, Pinnacle Career Institute, http://www.pcitraining.edu/programs
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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