Now Offering Applied Business Management at Rosedale Tech

Architect And Construction Worker With Plans, Tablet PC And LaptopFor over 68 years, Rosedale Technical College has offered technical skills training for jobs in manufacturing and construction related fields. But did you know that outside of the technical training courses, Rosedale Tech also offers an Applied Business Management course?

Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program is one of the school’s newest programs. Its curriculum is structured for individuals who are looking to advance into entry-level management and leadership positions in a number of fields.

The program offers intimate class sizes and teaches lessons in an interactive method that focuses on real-world business experiences. Evening and weekend classes offer flexible scheduling for individuals working full-time during the day.

ABMThroughout the 18-month program, students have the opportunity to learn concepts, like:

  • Selecting appropriate organizational methods and strategies
  • Collaborating with upper management with the daily operations of the business
  • Instructing and supervising personnel and activities
  • Selecting, hiring and instructing laborers and subcontractors
  • Complying with company requirements and other regulations
  • Helping colleagues and management with administrative tasks
  • Having a general understanding of corporate accounting activities
  • Preparing and executing marketing activities

Students in Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program have the opportunity to earn an Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Applied Business Management upon completion of the program.

Courses may also be taken on an individual basis. A certificate can be awarded upon completion of an individual class.

Students who complete the associate degree program will be geared for entry-level management positions in areas like:

  • Retail Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Shop Floor Supervisor
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Field Service Manager
  • Food Chain Manager/Assistant
  • Hotel Assistant Manager
  • Job Recruiter
  • Accounting
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing Representative
  • Buyer or Purchasing Agent
  • Construction Manager
  • Entrepreneur

If you would like to learn more about Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program, give us a call at (412) 521-6200 or visit

Rosedale Tech is Proud to Recognize Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Rosedale Tech is proud to recognize some of the prominent African American figures in the STEM related fields throughout history. Here is a list of some figures we’d like to recognize:

Charles Richard Patterson: Charles Richard Patterson was the founder of C.R. Patterson & Sons, a carriage building firm and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. Patterson was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia. He later escaped slavery in 1861 and headed west, setline in Greenfield, Ohio around 1862.

Charles Richard PattersonWhile in Ohio, Patterson went to work as a blacksmith for the carriage-building business, Dines and Simpson. Patterson went into partnership with J.P. Lowe, another Greenfield-based carriage manufacturer. Over the next twenty years, Patterson and Lowe developed a highly successful carriage-building business. In 1893 Patterson bought out J.P. Lowe’s share of the business and reorganized it as C.R. Patterson & Sons Company. The company built 28 types of horse-drawn vehicles and employed approximately 10-15 individuals. While the company managed to find success selling carriages and buggies, the dawn of the automobile was quickly approaching. In 1910, Patterson died, leaving the company to his son Frederick. In his new role, Frederick decided to change gears from manufacturing buggies to automobiles. In 1915, the first Patterson-Greenfield car debuted, selling for $850. The car had a four-cylinder Continental engine and was comparable to the contemporary Ford Model T. Historians estimate that approximately 150 Patterson-Greenfield cars were produced.

Lewis H. LattimerLewis H. Latimer: Lewis H. Latimer was an African American renaissance man who in the late 19th century helped not only invent the lightbulb, but also create the electric industry as we know it today. While it’s true that Thomas Edison is credited for inventing and patenting the light bulb and the first electric light power station, he would not have gotten to that point without the help of Latimer, who literally wrote the book on both, titled Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System. Prior to working with Edison, Latimer had already been involved in a major invention, having helped Alexander Graham Bell patent the telephone in 1876. In 1880, Latimer began working for the United States Electric Lighting Company, which was run by Edison’s rival Hiram S. Maxim.

Latimer had no formal training in science, but believed technology and innovation could help advance the plight of African Americans still reeling from slavery.

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman: Bessie Coleman was the first woman of African American descent, and the first Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas to a family of sharecroppers. While working in the cotton fields at a young age, Coleman also attended a small segregated school. She furthered her education and attended one term of college at Langston University. She developed an interest in flying at an early age, but was unable to pursue her dream right away because neither African Americans nor women had the opportunity to attend flight school in the United States. After saving up her money, Coleman headed to France in 1920 to earn her pilot license. Upon earning her license, Coleman became a successful air show stunt pilot in the United States. In 1926, she died in a plane crash while testing her new aircraft.

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones: Anytime you see a refrigeration truck on the highway, you’re seeing the work of Frederick McKinley Jones. As one of the most prolific African American inventors ever, Jones patented more than 60 inventions in his lifetime. Over 40 of those patents were in the field of refrigeration, but he is most famous for inventing an automatic refrigeration system for long haul trucks and railroad cars. Before Jones’ invention, the only way to keep food cold in trucks was to load them with ice. After speaking with a truck driver who lost his whole cargo of chicken, Jones was inspired to develop his roof-mounted cooling system to ensure food stayed fresh in transport.

Rosedale Gains Media Attention as Women’s Interests Increase in the Trades

Women’s Interests Increase in the Trades

This week, Rosedale Technical College and several students and staff members were featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article as well as a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article that explored the increase of female students in trade schools. While positions such as auto and diesel mechanics, electrical technology technicians, or HVAC and welding technicians have traditionally been male-dominated (as of 2013, women hold just 1.8 percent of jobs for automotive service technicians and mechanics, according to this report), in the past few years, women are entering the trades in greater numbers.

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Students and Employees Meet at Fall 2015 Career Fair

2015 Career Fair

Rosedale Technical College’s Fall 2015 Career Fair on September 23, 2015 was another great success. More than 105 regional employers attended the Fair, looking for highly trained and skilled workers to keep up with the demand in automotive technology, diesel, electrical, and HVAC technology, as well as welding, truck driving, and industrial technician. At this fair, 44 companies were available for interviews and 275 student interviews were conducted during the fair, while many second-round interviews were set up for the future.


We’re proud to say that employers were so impressed with our students’ knowledge and training that on-the-spot job offers were made, and post-fair surveys indicated that the employers attending would definitely consider hiring Rosedale’s students.

Employers also said:

  • I consider the Rosedale career fair a total success and nave zero negative feedback . . . it is definitely always on our calendar as a “must attend” event.
  • Students showed a lot of improvement with interview preparation. . . they had questions ready to ask and presented themselves professionally.
  • This is the best participation in any job fair I’ve participated in.

As always, our faculty and staff helped to prepare students for the career fair. Each Rosedale Tech student takes part in a career preparation course that includes instruction on how to write a resume and cover letter, how to prepare for an interview, and how to choose and follow-up with prospective employers.

The list of companies present at Rosedale’s September 2015 career fair includes:
#1 Cochran
171 Air Refueling Wing, Pgh.
1-800-Got Junk
A & B Kia
AAA East Central
Adecco Staffing
Advance Auto Parts
Aim National Lease
Auma Acuators Inc.
Baierl Automotive
Beemac Trucking
Belcan Tech Services
Bowser Automotive Group
Cellone’s Bakery
City Plumbing, Heating & A/C Inc.
Controlled Climate Systems
Crystal Springs
Don Appliances
Ductmate Industries Inc.
Enterprise Holding
Express Employment
Fireplace & Patioplace
Flynn’s Tire
Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale
Frank Bryan Inc.
Gillece Transmissions
Glenshaw Auto
Goodwill of Southwestern PA
Gordon Food Service (GFS)
Hill International Trucks
Homer Nine and Sons
Hunter Truck Sales and Service
IPS/Integrated Power Services
J A Sauer Co.
JA Trucking
James Austin Co.
JJ Kennedy Inc
Johnstone Supply
Jones Lang LaSallee
Kelly Services
Kenny Ross Ford/South
Kenworth of Pennsylvania
Lenzner Coach Lines
Mike Kelly Automotive
Mongiovi & Son
Moon Township Automotive
Ok Grocery Co
Pawlaks One Hour Heating & A/C
Penn Detroit Diesel Allison
Penn DOT
Reco Equipment/Bobcat of Pgh
Rohrich Mazda
Rolf Glass/Glass Automatic
R-Way Truck Repair
Select Energy Service
Shadyside Honda
Shultz Ford Lincoln Wexford
Shultz Ford Harmarville
South Hills Movers
St. Barnabas Health System
Stuckey Ford & Subaru
Team Automotive Group
Terex Services
Travel Center of America
Tri Star Motors
Watts Truck Center Inc.
US Foods
Washington Auto Mall
Waste Management
Weavertown Environmental
Wright Automotive Group
Zoresco Equipment Co.