Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Discover A World of Opportunity.


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 52 scenic acres in the heart of beautiful Nittany Valley, CPI is adjacent to exit 80 (Harrison Road) of the I-99 extension near Pleasant Gap, PA. Founded in 1969, CPI was built to meet the career and technical needs of high school students in the Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte Area, Penns Valley Area, and State College School Districts. Additionally, over 1,300 adult learners annually receive training to upgrade their current skills, learn new skills, or make a career change to better their quality of life.

By combining academics with technical training and industry-recognized certifications, CPI is uniquely poised to prepare you for rapid employment and long-term career success. CPI offers secondary and post-secondary programs. CPI’s secondary programs have been neither reviewed nor approved by ACCSC, CPI’s post-secondary institutional accreditor.

Don’t delay your career. Take a few moments to Discover a World of Opportunity at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.

The Central PA Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age creed, religion, sex sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its activities or programs as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at mavolders@cpi.edu, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 (814) 359-2793, ext. 240. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact the Section 504 Coordinator.


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What’s Happening at CPI?

1811, 2021

Bid Notice

BID NOTICE Sealed bids for a new 10’ x 16’ Storage Shed constructed by CPI Carpentry students are being accepted by CPI, 540 North [...]

809, 2021


We're hiring for the following positions: Medical Science Instructor Nurse Aide Instructor Practical Nursing Instructor Substitute Instructors (all career areas)  

109, 2021

Afternoon Closure – 9/1/2021

Due to inclement weather, CPI will be closed this afternoon for all secondary students.  Adult and Post-Secondary Education classes will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.

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