About Pinnacle Career Institute:Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions:
What sets PCI apart from other schools?
Our bottom line is helping you start a successful career. Period. We focus our energy on student success, because that's how we measure our own success. Students from all walks of life can prepare for a variety of careers through our comprehensive, focused and accelerated programs.
I need a career so I can take care of myself and my family. How can PCI help?
The programs we offer at PCI are focused on meeting the specific needs of employers so you can hit the ground running as soon as you graduate. We won't waste your time on subjects that aren't relevant to the skills you need for a new career.
Do I really need more than a high school diploma to get ahead in today's workspace?
Simply put: Yes. New studies show that the value of continuing your education past a high school diploma truly pays off in both job security and in higher salaries. While effects vary by occupational field, the average Associate or Bachelor’s degree holder earns about $130 or $410 more per week, respectively, than a person who holds only a high school diploma. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
How can I juggle my family and my current job while I learn?
At PCI, we design our programs with adult learners in mind. Some of our programs – and many of our courses – are offered on campus and online. If you have any doubts, please contact us now by filling out the form on this page. We can help you design a schedule that works with your life.
What types of careers are available in alternative energy, trades & technical, medical, and health & fitness fields today?
There are a variety of career opportunities in the alternative energy, medical, trades & technical, and health & fitness fields. In fact, a person's involvement in these fields is limited only by one's imagination. The list of potential careers includes: Electronics Installer, Electronics Repairer, Medical Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Wind Turbine Technician, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, just to name a few. When you take into account that almost half of all careers that will exist in the next 10 years do not exist today, it is easy to see the unlimited possibilities for career development.
What is Boot Camp?
Many of our programs include a "Boot Camp" where students can apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in realistic situations and environments. Each program that includes a Boot Camp has its own unique approach. Boot Camp adventures can include making your first tower climb in the Wind Turbine Technician program, training with professional athletes, practing medial skills and more. To find out if your program has a Boot Camp, fill out the form on this page for more information.
I'm worried about the cost. How can PCI help me?
At PCI, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Fill out the form on this page so we can help you explore your options.
Are your programs accredited?
Yes! Our reputation has been built on providing students with career-focused education in a friendly environment. Our commitment to quality is recognized, at all of our locations and our online programs, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Why is training for careers so popular today?
The greatest reason most people seek career training and education is because they see potential for careers in the medical, trades & technical, health & fitness, and alternative energy fields. In an era in which only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, more people are looking for satisfying careers that will offer them the opportunity to work in an exciting industry, under good working conditions with benefits and salary that supports a quality lifestyle. The Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey, 2012
My question wasn't answered. What now?
That's what we're here for. Nothing inspires us more than discussing your personal and professional goals. Fill out the form on this page so we can plan a path to education that's right for you!