CPI News & Events

Whether you’re an alumnus, a member of the community, or a current student, you don’t want to miss out on the many exciting activities and events taking place at CPI!

Check back to this page frequently to review CPI news, upcoming events, and important updates.

Bid notice

CPI is requesting sealed bids for wind damage repair on the Transportation Training Center.  Pre-bid meeting will be held at CPI  more >>>

Medical Assistant Performance

Per AAMA guidelines/requirements, attached is CPI's five-year weighted average of Positive Placement (92%) and Employee Satisfaction (100%).

Questions about CPI's Medical Assistant Program can be directed to Lois Bergamaschi, Program Coordinator, at lbergamaschi@cpi.    more >>>

Bids - CPI supplies and furnishings

The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Joint Operating Committee will receive bids for furnishing the shop teaching supplies f    more >>>

Summer / Fall Enrollment Open

CPI is accepting applications for summer / fall 2016 enrollments. Call or stop by for more information. Financial aid available to those who qualify.    more >>>

Post-Secondary Graduation

CPI will be holding its post-secondary graduation ceremony on Thursday, 6/9 starting at 6:30PM. Please join us to celebrate the success of our graduates!    more >>>

CPI Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at CPI will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM more >>>

CDL Program Now Approved For Financial Aid

CPI now has a Title IV (federal financial aid: student loans and grants) approved CDL A training program. Starting in 2016, students will be able to enroll and a 4.5 month CDL training program that includes real world driving experience with carrier partners of CPI. "This is a great opportunity    more >>>


The Central PA Institute of Science and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age    more >>>

DEP-Approved Water/Wastewater Courses Offered

CPI is offering DEP-approved courses for Water and Wastewater Operators. Please contact Adult Education or Guy Woodard (Instructor) for more information.    more >>>

Dental Assistant Program Recognized for Achievement

The CPI Dental Assisting Program has been recognized as the highly prestigious Exemplary Career and Technical Education Program in Pennsylvania for the 2012-2013 school year.   The award was     more >>>

CPI Student Earns 1st in State Designation

Tom Folino - a CPI Advanced Manufacturing student now employed by Graymont PA - has become the first student in Pennsylvania to pass all four national PMMI certification tests through the Advanced Manufacturing / Integrated Systems Technology (AM/IST) program. The tests passed include:     more >>>

Dental Assistant Student Wins Gold at National SkillsUSA Competition

Ashley Brittan - a CPI post-secondary Dental Assistant student - has won a gold medal for 1st place at the 2013 SkillsUSA national competition in Kansas City, MO held June 24 - 28, 2013. SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) acting as a partnership of students, teac    more >>>

CPI Now Offering PMMI Certification Tests

CPI is now offering industry recognized Industrial Electricity, Programmable Logic Controller and Mechanical Drive certifications. The successful attainment of these high demand certifications      more >>>

HVAC ICE Exam Scores

CPI's HVAC students have completed their testing on the rigorous ICE exams. ICE measures and certifies a student's core skills, A/C, Air Distribution, Heat Pump, Gas, and Oil knowledge. Once again - for 2013 - CPI's students averaged a full 20% above the statewide and nation    more >>>

RW Beckett Training at CPI

The RW Beckett Corporation - a world leader in oil burners and oil burner technology - will once again be holding technician training at CPI. Training dates are April 9th - 11th from 8 - 4PM. Registration information is available at RW Beckett's website.    more >>>

CPI Accepting Applications for Fall Preschool

CPI Preschool now accepting Fall registration.  Contact Erin Gearhart at 359-2793 or egearhart@cpi.edu for more inform    more >>>

CPI Awarded $2 Million for Transportation Training Center

PLEASANT GAP - The Central Pennsylvania Institute (CPI) of Science and Technology has been awarded a $2 million state grant to begin Phase 2 construction of its Transportation Training Center, an integral component of workforce training in the area, according to state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefo    more >>>

CPI has a two hour delay today, Tuesday, January 28.    more >>>

Spring Course Schedule Out

It's time to start thinking about your career! Check our CPI's Spring 2013 course offerings through the website.    more >>>

CPI Offering PHEAA Grants to Students

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has approved several of CPI's technical training programs for participation in the 2012/2013 PA-TIP Program. PA-TIP awards PHEAA state grants (up to a maximum of $4,348 per program year) in addition to federal Pell grants to inc    more >>>

SkillsUSA State Championships

The results are in! Below are CPI student results from this year's SkillsUSA State Championships:

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EE&I Program Receives AM/IST Credential

CPI's Emerging Energy & Infrastructure completed a curriculum and crosswalk audit conducted by the Industrial Maintenance Training Center of PA to determine eligibility for the Advanced Manufacturing / Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST 1) credential. The IMTCPA determined that CPI     more >>>

Auto Technology Students Receive Scholarships

Pictured from left to right are Tanner Young and Robert Blesch. Tanner and Robert are both seniors enrolled in CPI’s A    more >>>

Senator Casey visits CPI

Senator Robert Casey visited CPI on September 2nd to tour the workforce development training programs offered by the school. Touting jobs and workforce training, the Senator called CPI's training programs "strong." The Senator completed his tour by taking a test drive on CPI's CDL     more >>>

Auto Technology Graduates Recognized on House Floor

Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson recently took time to recognize the importance of career and technical education, and more specifically - the efforts of two recent CPI Automotive Technology graduates - Tricia Reich and Anna Krishak. On June 6th, Congressman Thompson addressed the House     more >>>

Dental Student Places 3rd at National Competition

Jessica Price - CPI post-secondary Dental Assistant student, recently placed 3rd in the SkillsUSA national competition held in Kansas City, MO on June 23rd and 24th.

SkillsUSA is an organization consisting of students, teachers and industry partners working together to ensure America has a    more >>>

HRI donates triaxle dump truck

Pleasant Gap, PA.  HRI, Inc., one of Pennsylvania’s leading heavy construction firms, recently donated a well-ma    more >>>

New Heavy Equipment Arriving

CPI is adding to its fleet for its secondary and adult heavy equipment operations programs! In addition to the Case dozer pictured, CPI is adding new backhoes and trackhoes to its expansive list of equipment. Feel free to schedule a visit with us to see the new equipment!

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SkillsUSA Student Competition Results

CPI would like to announce results for the state-level SkillsUSA Competition held on April 6th through the 8th in Hershey, PA. For those not familiar with SkillsUSA, it is Career and Technical Stu    more >>>

Marcellus Openings Added

Career Connection, CPI's web-based career placement system for current and former students, is now featuring specific Marcellus and emerging energy related position openings. "With the surge in demand for students with Marcellus-related skill sets, we believe we can better match our    more >>>

Bid for CDL Power Unit (truck)

The Central PA Institute of Science and Technology Joint Operating Committee is soliciting bids for the following items: CDL Power U    more >>>

Plans to Build Transportation Center Move Forward

CPI is moving forward with plans to build a new Transportation Training Center adjacent to the main campus building on Harrison Road. The new training center will house classroom and lab facilities for CPI's Diesel Technology, Heavy Equipment, and Commercial Driving Programs. The center will     more >>>

CPI to offer the 2-step PPD

Nurse Aide and Practical Nursing students in need of the 2-step Mantoux PPD test will soon be able to receive their tests directly from CPI. "In-house PPD testing will greatly benefit our students in terms of convenience and cost" stated Todd Taylor, Director of Adult Edu    more >>>

CPI Offers Natural Gas Operations Course

CPI is now offering a Natural Gas Plant Operations course through its online partner - Gatlin Education Services. This new training program teaches students to monitor and control the systems and equipment that take gas from its natural state and convert it into a useable product. 

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Emerging Energy and Infrastructure Programs Planned

CPI has announced that it is planning the introduction of an Emerging Energy and Infrastructure Training Center to be housed at the main campus. Training offered through the Center will include Hydraulics & Pnuematics, PLCs, Pumping Systems, Welding, Water and Wastewater Certification Program    more >>>

HVAC ICE Test Results

The 2010 Industry Competency Exam (ICE) test scores are in for CPI's Adult Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program (HVAC) - CPI's adult HVAC students beat the national average by 37%!

The national ICE certification exam tests students in core knowledge    more >>>

Students Excel at Skills USA Competition

CPI secondary and post-secondary students from several programs competed at the Skills USA state technical skills competition held in Hershey, PA April 14th - 16th. Skills USA is a partnership of teachers, students, and industry working to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

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Auto Tech Instructor Completes Toyota Training

Mr. Doug Stimely, CPI's Automotive Technology Instructor, recently completed Toyota's Advanced Electrical Diagnosis Class held at Toyota University in Maryland. Mr. Stimely was the only Pennsylvania Automotive Technology Instructor to complete Toyota's advanced training program.

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CPI Students Team to Win Deck Building Contest

CPI students were invited to compete at the 1st annual deck building contest at the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) during the March 12th - 14th Home Builders Show. CPI and area contractors were invited to design and build a "show piece deck" for the competition at the Mezzanine entrance of t    more >>>

CPI Awarded Equipment Grant

CPI has been awarded fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) through a competitive Equipment Grant application offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Funds from this grant award will go towards hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid power, and electrical trainers.

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CPI SkillsUSA Contestants Advance to State Finals

CPI students had an outstanding showing at the January 2010 Regional SkillsUSA competition in Reynoldsville, PA. Contestants were competing in both the secondary and post-secondary divisions of Skills. SkillsUSA is an organization consisting of students, teachers and industry partners w    more >>>

CPI Purchases Trucking Simulator

CPI recently issued a purchase order for a state-of-the-art TranSim IV Simulator for its Transportation Training Center and Commercial Driving Program. The simulator selected is developed and manufactured by MPRI; a world leader is simulator technology. MPRI provides global product    more >>>

Bobcat added to Heavy Equipment fleet

Bobcat of State College recently delivered a new S250 Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader to CPI's Heavy Equipment Operations Program. The new Bobcat has a 75 HP Turbo Tier III diesel engine, selectable joysticks, severe duty tires, and a 74" low profile bucket. This skid steer will be utilized by bot    more >>>

CPI Included in 2010/2011 Federal Appropriations Bill

The federal 2010 – 2011 omnibus budget package recently passed by the US House of Representatives includes a $250,000 award to CPI for equipment needed to establish an Emerging Energy and Infrastructure Training Program. Fede    more >>>

Collision Repair Program Receives Donation

The 3-M Corporation and the industry trade and credentialing organization I-Car recently donated approximately $3,800 worth of equipment and supplies to CPI's Collision Repair Technology Program.

Donated materials included a dynamic mixing system, applicator gun, and 50 cases of autobod    more >>>

Practical Nursing Full For January

CPI's January PN full-time program (Lock Haven clinicals) and January PN part-time program (State College and Bellefonte clinicals) are full and no longer accepting students.

Testing and interviewing for the July 2010 Practical Nursing Program will begin in February 2010. Please check b    more >>>

New Class B International Added to Fleet

CPI recently received delivery of a late model used International flatbed dump with crew cab. The truck is an automatic transmission CDL Class B vehicle, convertible to CDL Class A with the addition of a 10,001 lb. trailer. more >>>

Post-Secondary Dental Assistant Program Receives DANB Approval

CPI's post-secondary Dental Assistant Program has been approved by the Dental Assistant National Board, Inc. (DANB) for its CDA/GC Exam Pilot Pathway study.

Graduates of CPI's 08/09 Dental Assistant Program are now eligible to take DANB's Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) e    more >>>

Forklift Purchased for Public Safety Facility

CPI recently purchased a Komatsu forklift for utilization at the Centre County Public Safety Training Center. In addition to benefitting day-to-day operations at the Center, the forklift will be utilized for Forklift Certification training. Funding for the Komatsu forklift was obta    more >>>

Trackloader and Backhoe Purchased for HEO Program

CPI added to its fleet of equipment in the Heavy Equipment Operations and Diesel Repair Technology Programs through the purchase of a Liebherr 622 B crawler loader and a Case 580 SM Series 2 backhoe.

The equipment purchases were funded through a 2008/2009 federal grant awarded to    more >>>

Confined Space Training

CPI and the Centre County Public Safety Training Center (CCPSTC) are offering Confined Space Training to companies and individuals. The Confined Space Training Program is a 16 hour course with theory provided at CPI and hands-on provided at    more >>>

CPI Purchases New Volvo Trucks

CPI recently expanded its fleet of trucks through the purchase of (2) 2006 Volvo VNL670 high-rise sleeper tractors with Cummins engines. 

These units will be utilized to support training in both the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and Diesel Repair Technology Progr    more >>>

Congressman Peterson Delivers $574,780 to CPI

PLEASANT GAP — Congressman John Peterson, R-Pleasantville, presented representatives of the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) with a check Thursday morning for more than $500,000.

Peterson secured $574,780 in federal funding for development of the sch    more >>>

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