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For more than 90 years, motivated individuals like you have successfully embarked on new careers by choosing Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. Whether you’re coming straight from high school, are going through a career change, or are just wanting to provide better for your family, Penn Commercial can help you build the future you’ve always dreamed of!

We’re Respected

Penn Commercial is a name that’s respected by employers in the business, medical, trade and technical, and spa and salon industries. Our instructors are experienced professionals with years of real-world experience, and we have valuable connections with employers throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. 

We’re Relevant

Our program offerings represent professional fields that are expected to grow dramatically in the near future. We continually monitor career trends and outlooks in order to bring the most relevant, in-demand training programs to the Washington area. In fact, according to the O*Net, in Pennsylvania alone the need for medical assistants will grow by 15 percent, HVAC-R technicians by 11 percent, massage therapists by 19 percent, and licensed practical nurses by 9 percent between 2014 and 2024.

We’re Student Focused

We put you first. It’s that simple. From extensive student support services, to experienced and approachable instructors, and even a four-day school week for certain programs, to our accelerated plan of study—at Penn Commercial, it’s all about students. Plus, our Career Services Department is dedicated to helping our graduates secure strong futures!

We’re Proven

Our long history is a proud one, and it offers evidence that Penn Commercial’s founding mission of positioning people like you for bright and fulfilling futures has stood the test of time. We have been a part of the local community for over 90 years and understand how to position our students for success! Just ask the thousands of graduates whose lives were changed from their experience at Penn Commercial!

“Penn Commercial Business/Technical School does a great job of educating students and placing them on family-sustaining career paths. Penn Commercial prepares its graduates for a global job market and maintains a trained workforce for our local employers.”
– Brandon Neuman
State Representative 48th District

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