Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) is a trade school located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PCI offers seven health care-oriented programs of study ranging from 10-24 months in length, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). PCI prepares motivated students for entry-level positions in the health care industry through a combination of hands-on laboratory and classroom instruction. Graduating students earn either an Associate’s in Specialized Technology (AST) degree or diploma. In addition, PCI offers financial aid to qualifying students and a Career Services department to assist with job placement following graduation.