You’ve always worked hard, now it’s time to work smarter! Everyone deserves the opportunity to obtain the education they need for a career they love. That’s why at BTI, we provide flexible program options to allow every student to learn when it’s best for them.
Your new career is closer than you think.
At Berks Technical Institute in Pennsylvania, we believe everyone deserves to find a career path they love. That’s why our Admissions Representatives will guide you through the career opportunities and programs that make sense for you. BTI makes it easy to start your education with application assistance and we make career training affordable with financial aid which is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our easy, 5 step admissions process below.
Tell us which program looks interesting to you by filling out the request information form.Request Info
Meet with one of our Admissions Representatives who will help you decide on a career path.Schedule a Visit
Fill out your application and make sure you meet the admissions requirements.Getting Started
Meet with one of our Financial Aid Representatives to learn how to make BTI affordable for you.Financial Aid
Now you're ready to start your chosen program and get moving toward success in a new career!Student Experience
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The U. S. Department of Education (the “Department”) requires that we bring to your attention important information about our accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), and our pursuit of alternative accreditation.
Your ability to use federal student aid to pay for your program with BTI depends on our being accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the Department. In December 2016 the Department ended its recognition of ACICS and is requiring that we and all other ACICS-accredited schools obtain accreditation from another recognized accreditor by June 12, 2018.
BTI is operating and offering its programs without interruption while it pursues alternative accreditation by completing an acquisition transaction with a school group that is accredited by another recognized accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”). If the transaction is completed, BTI will become an ACCSC-accredited campus of that school group. While there is no guarantee the transaction will be successfully completed, remaining work on the transaction is proceeding quickly and we believe it can be completed in December 2017, well before the June 12, 2018 deadline for alternative accreditation. If the transaction cannot be completed for any reason, BTI will make every effort to identify another path to alternative accreditation.
If BTI has not obtained alternative accreditation by June 12, 2018, you will not be able to use federal student aid to pay for any academic terms in your program that begin after that date. This means that you will be responsible for payment of the full tuition and fees charged for those academic terms unless you obtain alternate financing. We realize you may have questions and concerns you want to raise with us. The situation is unique, but we will do our best to address all of your questions. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment with the Campus Director to discuss your questions and concerns.
Any current or prospective student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at BTI or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS can submit that complaint to any of the following channels:
The Department’s Federal Student Aid Feedback System: https://feedback.studentaid.ed.gov/
ACICS’s Complaint Procedures: Visit “About Us/Complaint Procedures” at http://www.acics.org/
The Pennsylvania Department of Education
State Board of Private Licensed Schools
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120