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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

West Regional Center

4725 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19139

The College’s Automotive Technology programs are based at the West Regional Center. Some degrees can be earned fully at each Regional Center and online.


Public transportation

Directions from I-95

Take exit 342 for US-30 West Girard Avenue toward US-13 West/Philadelphia Zoo. Turn right at West Girard Ave/US-30 West. Turn left onto Lancaster Avenue. Make a quick right onto 48th Street. Turn left at Chestnut Street and the Center will be on your left.


Bus Routes

Market Street El:
Exit at the 46th Street stop

Bus route 21:
69th Street Terminal to Penn's Landing via Chestnut and Walnut streets

Bus route 31:
Overbrook Park to Center City

Bus route 42:
Wycombe/West Philadelphia to Penn's Landing

Bus route 64:
Parkside to Pier 70