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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

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Type  Public
Grades  9-12
Founded  1969
Opened  1969
Phone  +1 814-359-2793
Faculty  20
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
School board  locally selected members representing each member school district
Superintendent  Dr. Richard C. Makin (2016) Contract July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 Mr Todd Taylor, CEO 2016
Age  14 years to 18 years old
Address  540 N Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, USA
Hours  Closed now Tuesday8AM–4PMWednesday8AM–4PMThursday8AM–4PMFriday8AM–4PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8AM–4PM
Similar  Clearfield County Career a, Greater Altoona Career a, Huntingdon County Career a, Schuylkill Technology Center, South Hills School of Business

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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology is a regional vocational technical training school serving local public schools and adult learners. The school was established in 1969 by the Centre County public school districts. The School was formerly known as Centre County Vocational-Technical School. The school is governed by a board made up of school board directors from the four sending public school districts. The members are selected by the president of their respective school board and serve one year terms. The superintendent is from one of the sending districts and serves a one-year term on a rotating basis. In 2015, enrollment was 360 pupils, with 45% of pupils eligible for a free lunch due to the family meeting the federal federal poverty level. The complex is located in Pleasant Gap, within the Bellefonte Area School District's attendance region.


The member school districts are: Penns Valley Area School District, Bald Eagle Area School District and Bellefonte Area School District. In 2015, the majority of students (41%) came from Bald Eagle Area School District. Bellefonte Area School District students were 39% of enrolled pupils.

In the Spring of each year, the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology budget proposal must be submitted to the School Boards of each of the four sending public school districts for approval or rejection. Each District pays an annual fee to Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology based on the number of pupils attending from their District. The Board of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology cannot levy taxes. It does charge tuition and various fees to adult learners who register for courses.

The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology offers a wide variety of career training programs:

  • Applied Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecomm
  • Cosmetology
  • Institutional Food preparation and Culinary Arts
  • Child Care aides
  • Homeland Security and Law Enforcement,
  • Fire and Related Protective Services
  • Mason/Masonry
  • Carpentry/Carpenter
  • Building/Property Maintenance
  • HVAC
  • CDL preparation (Commercial Drivers License)
  • Autobody/Collision and Repair;
  • Auto Mechanics Technician
  • Medium/Heavy Vehicle repair
  • Welding Tech/Welder
  • Precision Metal Working
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Tech (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Professions - nurses aide medical assistant and LPN Practical Nursing Program.
  • The School also offers online education programs.


    In 2013, Governor Tom Corbett awarded the school a $2 million Economic Growth Initiative grant. The funds were dedicated to building a state-of-the-art training facility to serve workers in the natural gas and transportation industries. This was the second grant the school received for building this facility. In 2010, CPI received $3 million in the State's Redevelopment Assistance Program (RACP) grant.


    Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Wikipedia

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