Passaic County Technical Institute, the largest Career and Technical school in New Jersey, is calling residents of Passaic County to attend the highly anticipated Open House event on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-2pm. The award winning high school welcomes 8 th grade students and their families to discover the opportunities presented by PCTI’s four academies and ten schools, the STEM Academy, certification programs, clubs, and activities.

This year, guests will have an opportunity to tour PCTI’s newest addition to campus. The STEM Academy utilizes integrative learning practices and offers exciting instruction in the fields of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Computer Science, & Engineering.

Each program will have its own demonstration booth with faculty and students available to answer all questions. Informative literature will also be distributed.

Visitors can expect to get a true taste of all PCTI has to offer as the annual event affords attendees the opportunity to gain an intimate look at the comprehensive career and technical high school.

PCTI is located at 45 Reinhardt Road in Wayne off of Oldham Road. Parents interested in more information about Open House can call the PCTI Guidance Department at 973-389-4230.
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the first official day of classes on Wednesday, September 5 th with a record-breaking 3,738 students resuming their educational endeavors. More than 1,200 were incoming freshmen.

The jump in freshmen attendance is due to PCTI’s newest educational component, the STEM Academy. Each year, PCTI’s STEM Academy will accept three-hundred students to receive an education in one of the following programs: Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, or Engineering. The Academy utilizes an integrative learning model to ensure all courses and projects in the fields are interconnected.

Faculty and students were also welcomed back with the school theme, PCT&I - which celebrated a call to action through outreach and volunteerism, as well as the effects such initiatives have on the school community and beyond. The theme also champions the power of integrity, connection, and achieving the extraordinary.

PCTI is the largest career and technical high school in New Jersey that offers an immersive learning experience through four academies, nine schools, and now, the STEM Academy. Programs include careers in Finance, Culinary Arts, Medical Arts, Automotive Technology, Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, and much more.

More information can be gathered at PCTI’s Open House event which will be held on Saturday September 22nd, from 10am-2pm.

Students return to PCTI for the first day of school after summer vacation.
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), the largest career and technical high school in New Jersey, proudly held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy on Tuesday, August 28 th . The event welcomed county and state dignitaries to a dedication ceremony that honored Passaic County Technical Institute’s Superintendent, Diana C. Lobosco.

PCTI was incredibly honored that NJ Governor Phil Murphy and NJ State Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet attended the historic event. The Governor praised the new Academy as an investment in STEM education, saying, “New Jersey’s economic future is going to be built on the back of innovation and technology. Not only will we see tomorrow’s workforce go through the doors of the Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy, but every one of the 1,200 students who leaves this academy will contribute to the diversification of an innovation economy, the broadening-out of economic opportunity, and the growth of community-transforming jobs.”

“Our newest addition to the PCTI campus will focus on priming young adults for an educational and technological revolution via the STEM Academy’s integrative learning model, which connects all courses and projects in the Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Engineering programs,” Superintendent Diana C. Lobosco said.

This year’s class of three hundred students will be the first to enter the technologically advanced facility, which includes fifteen science, engineering and computer science laboratories, a lecture hall, open learning areas, a gymnasium, dining hall, and more. In four years, PCTI’s STEM Academy will accommodate 1200 students.

On Thursday August 2nd , Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the commencement of thirty-seven Licensed Practical Nurses from their Day and Evening LPN programs.

LPN student, Jahid Hussain served as the Master of Ceremonies while fellow student, Laura Langford presented the Invocation. Commencement Speakers John Choi and Ekaterina Ribot congratulated their classmates on a job well done.

Special awards were distributed on behalf of Passaic County Technical Institute’s Education Foundation. Scholarships for the Highest Academic Average, Highest Exit Exam Score, and Highest Clinical Average were presented to John Choi, Ekaterina Ribot, Angela Moncoeur, Esther Mburu, Anna Fenwick, and Dianne Scheriff. In addition, Education Foundation President Al Alexander and PCTI Superintendent Diana C. Lobosco selected two random graduates to receive iPads. Congratulations to recipients Arturo Magan Ramirez and Ekaterina Ribot!

Friends and family cheered as each graduate processed across the stage. LPN Coordinator Noreen Frodella (RN, BSN) and fellow instructors presented graduates with pins and diplomas. Congratulations to PCTI’s LPN graduates of the Class of 2018!

Commencement Speaker, John Choi, addresses all in attendance at PCTI’s 2018 LPN Graduation ceremony.

LPN Graduate Tina Patel gets pinned by Program Coordinator Noreen Frodella at the 2018 LPN Graduation ceremony.