Admission to the Hiram G. Andrews Center

Applications may be submitted to the HGAC admissions office throughout the year. Qualified applicants are accepted without regard to race, sex, religion, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, ancestry or disability.

Admission Requirements

The Commonwealth Technical Institute @ the Hiram G. Andrews Center generally admits as regular students: (1) people with a certificate of graduation from a secondary education school or the recognized equivalent GED, or (2) people who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in Pennsylvania and have the ability to benefit from the training offered by HGAC. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required for admission to any of the Specialized Associate Degree programs.

Application Procedures

Applications to HGAC may be made through, but not limited to, the following:
  • Direct application to HGAC's admissions office
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Vocational rehabilitation agencies outside of Pennsylvania
  • Private insurance companies
  • Other state agencies
  • Private paying individuals


Applicants will be notified, in writing or if requested, alternate format, of their acceptance to HGAC. Any applicant refused admission has a right to appeal in writing to the Director of Admissions, 727 Goucher St., Johnstown, PA 15905. The next step is the OVR Appeal Process Procedure.
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