Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

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Basic Information

Address: 540 N. Harrison Road Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
County: Centre
Phone Number: 814-359-2793
Fax Number: 814-359-2599
Principal: MaryAnn Volders

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Additional Information

School Type: Career and Technical School

Automotive Technology, Building Trades Maintenance, Carpentry, Cisco/Information Technology, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Repair Technology, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Arts, Heavy Equipment Operation, HVAC, Horticulture/Landscaping, Masonry, Medical Science, Precision Machine Technology, Protective Services, Welding and Metal Fabrication, and Cooperative Education

Accreditation: Pennsylvania Department of Education; Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education
Founded: 1969
Ages/Grades: 10th -12th Grade and Adult Education Students
School Setting:

Career Connection
CPI School Store

Welcome to CPI
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology (CPI), an educational institution dedicated to enhancing the workforce of today and producing the leaders of tomorrow.

Conveniently located on 32 scenic acres in the heart of beautiful Nittany Valley (5 miles from State College, PA), CPI is adjacent to exit 80 (Harrison Road) of the I-99 extension near Pleasant Gap, PA.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
School Days in Calendar Year: 187
School Colors: Gold and Black
School Mascot: No Schoo Mascot
Cluster: Not Applicable
School Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mid Winter, and Easter

Pleasant Gap

School Size: 500 Secondary Students and over 1,200 Adult Students each year
Classroom Size: Average of 26
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:12

Secondary and Adult Education


The Pennsylvania Program of Study Competency lists are followed in all applicable areas with further guidance from local Occupational Advisory Committee members.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 98.7%
Support Services:

Special Education Support Services Provided by Instructional Support Staff

Computer Capabilities:

Student and Teacher computers available in every classroom; 1 mobile lab with 30 computers; and 1 computer lab with 30 computers.

School Championships:

Meghan Elliott - 1st Place in the Post-Secondary Division for Dental Assisting - Both State and National Competition for Skills USA; Jessica Dugan - 2nd Place National Winner and 1st Place State Winner in the Secondary Division of Dental Assisting; Nicole Rossman - 1st Place in the Secondary Division for the State Skills USA Competition; and Winner of Economics PA Entrepreneurialship Challenge - All Awards received during the 2009-2010 school year.

School Clubs:

National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, Future Farmers of America, and Yearbook

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Mission Statement:

CPI will produce highly competent individuals who are prepared and motivated to pursue the high skill careers of the 21st century.

School History:

The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology was established in 1969 as the Centre County Vocational-Technical School. In November 1998, the school's name was changed to Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) to reflect its competencies in scientific and technical education for high school students and the adult community.

Today, CPI offers more than 18 secondary programs, over 60 in-house adult & continuing education programs, and more than 350 online courses. In addition to exceptional classroom and hands-on instruction from a highly qualified, experienced faculty, CPI offers certification in a wide range of disciplines, a notable advantage to CPI graduates and their employers.

School Motto: "Discover a World of Opportunity"