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Pennsylvania College of Technology School of Hospitality Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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General Information
Public, coeducational, four-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1965. Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Offered since 1965. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 2-year associate degree in hospitality management. 2-year associate degree in baking/pastry arts technology. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts technology. 4-year bachelor’s degree in culinary arts technology. 8-month competency credential in professional cooking. 8-month competency credential in professional baking. 8-month competency credential in dining room service.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; American Institute of Baking; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; Dietary Managers Association; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Pennsylvania Travel Council; Retailer’s Bakery Association; Sommelier Society of America; The Bread Bakers Guild of America; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study
Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.

Bake shop; 2 bakeries; catering service; 3 classrooms; computer laboratory; demonstration laboratory; 4 food production kitchens; garden; 2 gourmet dining rooms; learning resource center; lecture room; library; public restaurant; teaching kitchen.

Student Profile
196 total: 178 full-time; 18 part-time.

26 total: 9 full-time; 17 part-time. 18 are industry professionals; 3 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Paul Mach, CCC, CCE; Mike Ditchfield, CEC, CCC; Judith Shimp, CEC, CCC; Monica Lanczak. Faculty-student ratio: 1:24 lecture; 1:12 lab.

Special Programs
Semi-annual Distinguished Visiting Chefs/Pastry Chefs Series, Hunt County Vineyards/Finger Lakes Harvest Festival, You’re the Chef (PBS television show).

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $50. In-state tuition: $10,080 per year full-time (in district), $336 per credit part-time. Out-of-state tuition: $12,680 per year full-time, $422 per credit part-time. Program-related fees include $180 for knife kit; $300 for uniforms; $250 for tools.

Financial Aid
In 2004, 16 scholarships were awarded (average award was $937). Program-specific awards include Stroehmann Scholarships, Boiaroi Scholarship, Distinguished Visiting Chef Scholarships. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Coed housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: $400. Average off-campus housing cost per month: $300.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in January and August. Application deadline for fall is July 1. In 2004, 298 applied; 251 were accepted. Applicants must submit a formal application.
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Chester Schuman
Director of Admission
School of Hospitality
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5778
Telephone: 570-326-3761 Ext. 4671
Fax: 570-327-4503
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