Adult & Continuing Education

With 60 in-house adult & continuing education programs and more than 350 online courses, CPI is uniquely positioned to provide the practical training, skills, and certification needed to...

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Launch a New Career

According to labor statistics, demand for jobs requiring a technical education (2 years or less) is outpacing demand for jobs requiring a traditional four year college degree. The need for certified, trained technical professionals in central Pennsylvania has never been greater. At CPI, we can train you for a rewarding career in an occupation that is in demand and that pays a family-sustaining wage. Our training programs are also geared towards occupations that are unlikely to be outsourced to other countries (such as transportation, heavy construction, healthcare, etc...), so you can be comfortable that the skills and certifications that you earn at CPI will provide you local employment opportunities for years to come.

If your current job does not provide you with the income, advancement potential, or job security that you need, now is a perfect time to get a fresh start at CPI. We offer certificate, diploma, associate in specialized technology degree and industry certification programs in a wide variety of professional fields, including the following:

  • Transportation/Automotive
  • Welding
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Computers/Information Technology
  • HVAC/R
  • Food Service

In addition, CPI offers training and certification in many special interest areas, such as lethal weapons, computer and software training, skin and nail care, child development, CPR, photography, and more. CPI offers classes during the day, at night, and online to accommodate your schedule

Contact us today to learn more about CPI and how we can help you start fresh in a new, rewarding career. Financial aid is available to qualified recipients.


Enhance Your Current Skill Set

In today’s world, change comes about in record time. New technologies are being developed and adopted every day. Learning does not stop after high school, trade school, or college, it is a continual process. If you open yourself to new ideas, new skills, and new ways of thinking, your life will improve in all areas — personally, professionally, even socially. Fortunately, as a Central PA resident, lifelong learning opportunities are available to you through educational programs offered at CPI.

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Whether you want to attend class during the day, at night, or online, CPI can help you “discover a world of opportunity” through our adult and continuing education programs .

to learn how you can take advantage of courses offered at CPI. Financial aid is available to qualified recipients.


Produce Skilled Employees for Your Business

Numerous surveys have shown that one of the biggest challenges facing today’s businesses is the availability of a skilled workforce. CPI is responding to that need by producing graduates who have received the classroom and hands-on training, as well as certifications needed to become productive members of your workforce. CPI also has a team of instructors available to provide custom training and certification testing; either at your work site or at CPI. If you need to upgrade the skills or certifications of your workforce, Contact us today to find out how we can help improve your productivity and your bottom line!


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Current Registration Information

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CPI is currently accepting registrations for our adult and continuing education programs, and signing up is easy!

Review our course catalog to determine the class or program in which you want to enroll, and contact our Adult & Continuing Education office by any of the following methods:

PHONE: Call us at (814) 359-2793


MAIL: Complete and mail the registration form with payment

FAX: Fax completed registration form to (814) 359-3489

WEB: Print and complete the registration form and mail with payment

WALK IN: Stop by the Adult & Continuing Education office anytime between 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

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Course Catalog

To learn more about the wide range of Adult & Continuing Education courses and certifications offered at CPI, you can view our entire 2019-20 Course Catalog or review one of the following topic areas:

  • Automotive/Transportation - CDL, Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, High Performance Motorsports
  • Construction/Trades - HVAC, Masonry, Carpentry, Welding
  • Cosmetology - Cosmetology Teachers Program, Nail Technician, Esthetician
  • Computers/Information Technology
  • Emerging Energy & Infrastructure (EE&I) - Advanced Manufacturing Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Technician, Water Utility Operator, Wastewater Utility Operator, Control Systems Technician, Natural Gas Compressor
  • Food and Beverage - Culinary Arts, ServSafe Food Handlers course, ServSafe Refresher course
  • Healthcare - Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant
  • Landscape/Horticulture
  • Testing/Certification
  • Other Continuing Education Courses

When you are ready to sign up for a CPI BCTE-Approved Program or class, there are several registration options to choose from.


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To make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest course offerings and other happenings at CPI, please join our mailing list.

Mailing list members receive two course guides each year, along with other important, timely information about CPI.


Financial Aid Information/Links

Financial aid is available from the following organizations to pay for all or a portion of your CPI education:

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To determine your financial aid eligibility, please contact CPI’s Financial Aid Office at (814) 359-2793 (x262). Our experienced staff will explain your options and will work with you throughout the application process.

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CPI Welcomes Veterans

CPI has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School and is one of the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that is doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. CPI offers students the opportunity to utilize the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, which is designed to help students learn more about themselves as they consider a variety of career options.

If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, CPI accepts the following:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 33
  • Chapter 30
  • Chapter 35
  • Chapter 1606
  • Chapter 1607
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31

For additional information about programs for veterans, please visit the Financial Aid Office or call 814.359.2793 (262). To learn more about and/or apply for educational benefits, please visit the ebenefits website here..

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Student Services

CPI provides general educational and career counseling to help students to adjust and to be successful during their technical training and education by offering counseling on concerns affecting academic performance and tutorial assistance and by offering assistance for students with disabilities. View more information.

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CPI, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 - Telephone: 814-359-2793 1-877-968-7388    (Disclosures)