Penn Commercial Business/Technical School: Instilling Pride through Performance for 80 Years
A cornerstone of western Pennsylvania business, medical, and technical training and education.
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School began as a business school in Washington, Pennsylvania in June 1929. Over its more than 80 years of existence, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has provided quality educational programs to the job-seeking community members. Since founded in 1929 and incorporated into the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1979, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has expanded and broadened its programs and facilities to meet the ever-changing requirements and needs of students and businesses alike.
In response to the evolving need for skilled workers, the Washington Institute of Technology was founded and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Private Licensed Trade Schools Board in 1969, beginning its first class with three electronics students. For more than 20 years, the Washington Institute of Technology provided quality training in the electronics; drafting; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning fields.
After growing enrollment and the desire to continue to contribute to the educational growth of the community, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School purchased a building located in the Oak Spring Plaza in Washington, Pennsylvania in May 2001-our current location.
The school immediately began renovations on the 63,000 square feet the school would occupy. The new facility provided many benefits for the students including state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, a licensed in-house day care center, classrooms located on one floor, and free ample parking for all students, staff, and visitors.
The new Penn Commercial Business/Technical School opened its doors to students in September 2001 and was officially introduced into the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24, 2001.
In spite of continuing changes in the business and technical fields, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School's commitment to provide quality education to its students remains the same. Our curriculum helps students develop their individual potential, discover their strengths, and prepare themselves for lives that are both personally and professionally satisfying. With this mission in mind, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School moves confidently into the future.