Is financial aid available?
Federal Financial Aid obtained through FAFSA (student loans, Pell Grants, etc.) does not apply to the accelerated training programs offered by PTS. Other funding options may be available. Please call PTS for details or Contact Us.
I am unemployed. How can I pay tuition?
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a WIA Workforce Investment Act grant or Trade Adjustment Act grant. Please call for details.
Does PTS provide financing?
PTS does not provide financing. PTS believes it is in the best interest of the consumer to shop for appropriate credit terms that are affordable for your circumstances.
Does PTS accept the GI® Bill?
PTS gladly accepts the Post 9/11 GI® Bill for veterans and eligible dependents and Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation funding. Please provide PTS with a copy of your VA COE Certificate of Eligibility. A copy can be obtained here: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
Do you have schools in locations other than Ohio?
As with colleges and universities, your program and school of choice is often far away from home. Even though we may be located some distance from you, we can refer you to lodging facilities in the area to assist you with lodging. Additionally, our career services department works with companies nationally to help you find employment no matter where you are from.
How much is tuition?
The total tuition will vary depending on the choice of program combinations. A detailed tuition guideline can be found HERE.
I’m a hands-on learner. How much operating time will I get?
Classroom and field time is divided roughly 50/50 for the Crane and Heavy Equipment Level One Programs. The field time increases to 60-70% by the time you have progressed through the Level Two and Level Three Heavy Equipment programs.
Am I required to do all the Heavy Equipment Levels of training?
PTS training programs are offered in three-week terms or levels to provide the student with scheduling and financial flexibility. For example, you may stop training after successfully completing one three-week term such as Mobile Crane Operations or Heavy Equipment Level One. You may return at a later date to start the next level of training. You cannot skip levels however.
Are operators in demand?
Yes. According to the US Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Four major occupational groups are projected to grow more than 20 percent–nearly double the overall growth–from 2012 to 2022: health- care support occupations (28.1 percent), healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (21.5 percent), construction and extraction occupations (21.4 percent), and personal care and service occupations (20.9 percent). “Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release