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Does Manhattan Tech Have Student Housing Or "Dorms"?

No. Manhattan Tech does not offer student housing or dorms. However, we are able to offer you listings of property management companies to help your search.

University Crossing, located a short distance from Manhattan Tech, offers fully furnished apartments for students and a roommate matching program.  Check them out at!

Does Manhattan Tech Have Childcare Available?

No, Manhattan Tech does not provide childcare. However, we can provide students with a list of local daycare/preschool centers.

How Early Do Programs At Manhattan Tech Fill Up?

Most of our programs fill about 6 months prior to the next program start date, so it is always a good idea to get your application in 6-12 months before your desired start date or even earlier if possible. Some of our most in demand programs like Air Conditioning & Refrigeration and Auto Technology tend to fill the quickest. Currently those who apply to our Electric Power & Distribution are on the waiting list for about 1 year.

How Early Can I Apply For Admission?

As early as you would like! If you are not age 18 or older when you apply, you will need a parent/guardian signature on your application. We frequently receive applications from applicants 2-3 years before they plan to begin their studies at Manhattan Tech, so it is never too early to apply.

Does Manhattan Tech Offer Job Placement?

Yes. Although we cannot "guarantee" you will land the ideal job, we can meet you halfway on your quest for it. As an Manhattan Tech student, you will receive instruction and assistance in all aspects of your job search, including resume/cover letter preparation, researching prospective employers, and interviewing. We have an extensive network of area employers who routinely look to Manhattan Tech first when hiring new employees. If you complete your program of study, and if you are somewhat flexible as to where you go to work and what type of company/business you want work for, we average better than 90% placement of our graduates.

Do I Need A High School Diploma Or GED To Attend Manhattan Tech?

Yes, we require our students to have a high school diploma or GED to attend/enroll any of our certificate or A.A.S. programs of study. Also, you are only eligible for federal financial aid and a degree or certificate if you have earned a high school diploma or GED.

Does Manhattan Tech Require The ACT/SAT Exam Before I Can Be Admitted?

We do not need these scores for admission. We can use your ACT or SAT scores for placement in your math and writing courses if you have already taken one of those assessments, however, you are not required to complete the ACT or SAT.  The majority of our programs do require you to take a ACCUPLACER test. These scores are not used for admission, but for placement in math an english courses. Manhattan Tech offers the ACCUPLACER test on-site at no cost. We must have scores on file in order to enroll you in your courses.

Does Manhattan Tech Require Entrance Exams?

If you are looking into one of our allied health programs, it is best to check with the admissions office regarding the required criteria. The majority of our programs do not require entrance exams. We use the ACT and ACCUPLACER exam as a placement measure only for our math and english classes.

I'm Not Sure If I Want To Earn A One-Year Technical Certificate Or A Two-Year Associate Degree. Which Is Better?

It depends on your program of study.

In Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Automotive Collision Repair, Building Construction, Business Administration, Electric Power and Distribution, Practical Nursing, and Welding Technology, graduates are very employable for entry-level jobs with only a one-year certificate. That being said, having an associate degree in these programs can make you more promotable and give you a "leg up" on other job applicants who only have a certificate. In Associate Degree Nursing, Automotive Technology, Computer-Aided Design, and Information Networking Technology, the associate degree is the minimum requirement for an entry-level job.

What If I Earn A One-Year Technical Certificate Now But Later Decide That I Want To Earn An Associate Degree?

No problem! Our graduates have 5 years from the date they graduate with a technical certificate to earn the additional courses required for an associate degree. Manhattan Tech grads can return at any time to continue coursework for their degrees.

Can I Transfer In Courses Taken At Another Institution?

Absolutely! The only limitations on transfer credit are (1) the course(s) must be equivalent courses to those offered at Manhattan Tech and taken from a regionally-accredited college/university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and (2) only courses with a grade of C or better will transfer. Simply have the institution(s) where the other courses are completed send an official transcript to Manhattan Tech for evaluation by the registrar.

Will Manhattan Tech Courses Transfer To Another College Or University?

Maybe! It is always up to the receiving institution how credits will transfer. If you plan to transfer to another institution after completing your studies at Manhattan Tech, you should check with that institution to see how your Manhattan Tech courses will transfer.

I Wasn't The Best At "Bookwork" The Last Time I Was In School, But I Did Very Well In "Hands-On" Courses. Does That Mean I Will Do Better At Manahttan Tech Than I Did At My Last School Or College?

That all depends on YOU! Although many of our programs are structured around lab, shop, clinical, and "hands on" activities, there are still lectures, reading assignments, and quizzes/tests. Experience has shown that 3 factors above all others determine a student's failure or success: attendance, interest and determination.

It may seem obvious, but those students who regularly attend classes and actively participate in activities will succeed at a higher rate than those who do not, regardless of ability. Writer/producer Woody Allen once said, "90 percent of success is just showing up!"

Likewise, the students who are legitimately interested in their programs and enjoy what they are doing find it easier to study, learn and participate. When students enter a program of study only for the money they expect to make once they graduate or because someone else talked them into enrolling, they often "fizzle out" and tell us "my heart just isn't in this."

Many students who in their own words were "poor students" in high school or college before have enrolled at Manhattan Tech, worked very hard, and ended up graduating at the top of their classes! Conversely, many students with outstanding ability have enrolled at Manhattan Tech and either quit or failed all of their courses due to poor attendance, interest, determination, or all of the above. Will you be successful at Manhattan Tech? That's entirely up to you.

I'm Still Not Sure About Signing Up. What Else Can I Do To Help Me Decide?

Schedule a campus visit, research the occupation on the Internet, talk to someone who works in your field of interest…but by all means, don't be afraid to ask for help! We would love to have you as a student on our campus if that matches with your interests and goals. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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