A post-secondary degree program can open so many doors. By introducing you to new people and concepts, it will help you gain practical experience and prepare you for a rewarding career.
That said, continuing your education is no small decision. Higher education is an investment. The financial aspect may feel overwhelming, and many students are reluctant to spend time away from their families.
What’s more, deciding between schools can be difficult. There are so many options available.
But pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree can also be very rewarding. The right program will give you the skills you need to land a job in your desired industry. It will promote long-term financial stability, and introduce you to partners and mentors who care about your success as much as you do.
In this way, Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) could be a great fit for your needs. Founded in 1953, PCI has spent the better part of six decades empowering students to improve their lives and contribute to the organizations and communities they serve.
Here are 10 reasons to choose PCI for the next chapter of your life:
PCI faculty and staff take pride in mentoring and supporting students as they work toward their goals. At the end of your journey, our accelerated, enriching curriculum will have prepared you for a fulfilling career.
This is because at PCI, we measure our success in terms of you—the student. We operate with a student-centered focus that includes integrity and accountability, and we promise to be there when you need us.
Flexibility with Online and In-Person Options
Flexibility plays an important role in the way we approach higher education. PCI programs are developed with adult learners in mind, and we work tirelessly to meet the needs of all our students.
Many of our programs and courses are offered both on campus and online, allowing students to build a schedule that fits seamlessly into their life. In addition to our 32,000-square-foot South Kansas City campus, we have a North Kansas City satellite location and a wealth of online courses. There is truly something for everyone at our institution.
So, whether you’re local to Missouri or living across the globe, chances are we can accommodate your busy schedule.
Broad Range of Degree Programs
PCI offers a full spectrum of degree programs in allied health, business, and technical-professional fields. Each program is designed to meet employers’ specific needs and expectations, so students can hit the ground running when they graduate.
This means you can focus on your passion rather than subjects that aren’t relevant to your career path. Whether you decide to become an Electronics Repairer or a Massage Therapist, PCI tailors each of our programs to the skills and information involved.
Real-World Learning Opportunities
At PCI, many of our programs include a “Boot Camp” component where students can gain skills in a real-world environment. The experience is practical, informative, and a whole lot of fun.
And each Boot Camp adventure features a unique approach. For instance, our Wind Turbine Technician program may have students complete their first tower climb, while a Health & Wellness program may have learners train alongside professional athletes.
One thing is certain: our students enjoy Boot Camp and learn a great deal in the process.
In this day and age, only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. PCI hopes to change this by introducing students to career paths that genuinely interest them.
This is where our Career Services Center comes in. We offer current students and PCI graduates employment assistance at no cost, including:
As a result, many of our students go on to work in exciting industries, with excellent working conditions, generous compensation, and benefits that support a quality lifestyle.
Custom Financial Aid
Here at PCI, we believe all students should have access to an affordable education. As such, we will work with you to make sure you get the financial assistance you deserve.
PCI participates in Title IV funding through the Department of Education and administers programs like the:
Together, we will help you receive all the financial aid you are eligible for.
In line with our commitment to an affordable education, PCI is now offering all-inclusive tuition. This means:
Put simply, all-inclusive tuition means there are no surprises. This unique model is designed to bring students greater financial stability and peace of mind—and our students tell us it does just that.
PCI employs leading faculty who care deeply about their students’ success. Our instructors are selected for their academic qualifications, professional expertise, and experience in the field. They provide ongoing leadership and support, and give each student ample individual attention.
Of course, personalized attention doesn’t end with our expert faculty. It’s also rooted in our smaller class sizes. While exact numbers may vary based on the program, campus, and delivery method, we limit residential and flex-education courses to 40 students, and online classes to 30 students. At PCI, you will never feel like just a number.
The vast majority of students prefer to enroll in an accredited degree program. In a higher-education setting, accreditation indicates that a school:
PCI is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Education-backed Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Our institution has even been recognized as an ACCSC School of Distinction.
Though we welcome adult learners from all walks of life, PCI offers special benefits and services for military members, veterans, and their spouses. Regardless of whether you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, we will help you complete your next mission through career-focused education.
One important benefit is that we grant academic credit for skill-based military coursework. PCI has a full team of military coordinators available to help you navigate this process, so you can complete your education and secure an appealing job.
Pinnacle Career Institute: The First Step Toward Your New Career
No matter where you enroll, studies show that a post-secondary degree program is well worth the investment. The specifics may vary by occupational field, but the average associate or bachelor’s degree holder earns roughly $130 and $410 more per week, respectively, than workers who hold only a high school diploma.
From greater job security to higher earning potential, enrolling at PCI could be your next best step. We are constantly evaluating our curriculum to make sure it aligns with industry standards, so our students can thrive in the fast-paced job market. Please contact us for more information!
We believe education has the power to change our lives, our community, and our future.