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CPI’s Continuing Education courses, including BCTE-Approved Programs, are now available for online enrollment, registration and secure credit card payment (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) through our encrypted, secure servers!

Prefer to register and enroll the old-fashioned way? Students (…or companies registering on behalf of students) can still register by mail, phone, fax, or in person – CPI has just added another convenient option for students interested in continuing their education.

We hope that you enjoy the convenience of our new secure online catalog; and thank you for your interest in CPI!

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Automotive/Transportation

This course consists of Basic custom painting, from Base coats, mid coats, and top coats. There will be candy colors, Tri coats, and metal flake. Metal flake will be used both dry, and wet. We will be also using different types of clear coat to achieve the proper depth and gloss needed. Hours: 42 Cost: $415
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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CPI is authorized by PennDOT to provide the Skills Test component of the Commercial Driver’s License exam. The CDL driving test can be scheduled at CPI. Testing can be done using the applicants equipment or CPI’s. CDL Skills Examinations are scheduled through CPI’s Post-Secondary Education Office or by e-mail.

Please allow a minimum of 2 days for scheduling the Skills examination.

A certified EVSI is authorized to perform enhanced vehicle safety inspections and review title applications and supporting documentation for the purpose of authorizing the issuance of a branded vehicle title for reconstructed, specially constructed, modified, flood, recovered theft, collectible vehicles, and street rods. A CDR is authorized to review title applications and supporting documentation pertaining to a branded vehicle title, but is not authorized to perform the actual enhanced vehicle inspections on the branded title vehicle.

This is a self-study course.

Hours: 1

Schedule: Classes held on demand.

Please contact the Post-Secondary Education Office.

For technicians needing the PA State “Safety” Inspection mechanic certification, this course includes 3 hours of hands-on brake and suspension systems and preparation for the exam. Students entering this program must have a general knowledge of the vehicle and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license for the vehicle they wish to inspect. Hours: 20 (9 hours Theory – plus tool and procedure demonstrations, written exams, and tactile time)

Start Dates/Schedule: Oct 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th from 4:30PM to 9:30PM

Cost : $230.00

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For technicians needing to recertify for their PA “Safety” Inspection Certification, this course will provide review and the final exam. A mechanic shall be certified for no more than 5 years. Mechanics may renew their mechanic certification by passing the required examination within 180 days of notification from the Department of Transportation that their mechanic card is due to expire. This new recertification requires the mechanic to pass an exam in order to renew certifcation and is valid for five years. More information can be found at patrainingportal.com.

Hours: 8

Cost: $100

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For technicians needing to recertify for their PA “Safety” Inspection Recertification, who would like to take the on-line exam only.

Schedule: Please contact the Post-Secondary Education Office.

For technicians aspiring to become an OBD II emission certified technician, this course will include theory of various “state-wide” emission tests and a general overview of an emission analyzer. OBD II certification supersedes Northern Region Emission certification. All PA safety and OBD II emission retest fees MUST be paid upon registration. To be eligible for a refund, applicants must provide at least 48-hour advance notice of cancellation.

Hours: 16 Cost: $210
Schedule:Sept 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th  5PM – 9PM

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For technicians looking to renew their current OBD II emissions certification. Course includes theory in preparation for the final exam. Students MUST have completed the OBD II course, Northern Region Emissions recertification is not applicable to this course. All PA safety and OBD II emission retests fees MUST be paid upon registration. To be eligible for a refund, applicants must provide at least 48-hour advance notice of cancellation.

Hours: 4 Cost: tbd
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For technicians wanting to obtain Northern Region Emission Certification only. This is a self-study course for the eight county northern region required emissions. Study material can be found at paimtraining.com.

Schedule: Contact the Post-Secondary Education Office to schedule test.

Construction Trades

This course is based around mobile hydraulic systems used on trucks and heavy equipment. This course provides handson knowledge and experience with hydraulic pumps, motors, cyclinders, and valves, on some of the most recent Case Construction Equipment along with various manufacturers. The student will work with many different styles of mobile hydraulic components and will disassemble and rebuild each component. The symbols and schematics section of the course focuses on how to read and interpret diagnostic diagrams and mobile hydraulic schematics. It will also go into detail about how each symbol is identified.

Hours: 60 Cost: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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This course will cover hands-on basic machining techniques including measuring/inspection, blueprint reading, drill presses, manual lathers, manual mills, manual grinders, CNC mills and CNC lathe as well as safety and equipment set-up.

Hours: 42 Cost: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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This course is geared toward helping the novice welder or a welder preparing for a certification test, and is designed to fit the students’ needs. The following topics and demonstrations that will be covered in the 42-hour course are as follows:

  • Arc welding and Oxy-acetylene cutting safety and equipment set-up
  • How to weld various types of metals such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum
  • Demonstrations will be given in the following welding and cutting processes:
  • Oxy-acetylene cutting, welding, brazing
  • Plasma cutting
  • Air Carbon Arc
  • Shield Metal Arc Welding and electrode selection
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux-core Arc Welding with gas shielding and non-shielded
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Hours: 42 Cost: $440
Start Date: Nov. 11th
Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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This course is designed to meet either ASME or API standards for welding of carbon steel pipe. This course will involve 60 hours of training, 80% booth instruction, and 20% lecture.

Prerequisites:

a. Students must provide proof of passing both 3G and 4G weld tests on plate steel.

b. Those students not having documentation of passing the above tests shall be required to weld sample tests in the specified positions and be inspected by the instructor either to ASME or API standards to enter the course. The cost of this test is not included in the tuition for this course.

c. Students must specify the course in which they shall be instructed in either ASME or API.

ASME Course Content:

Fundamentals of welding pipe 2G, 5G, and 6G

  • proper fit-up
  • joint preparation
  • tacking
  • electrode selection
  • root, fill, and cover pass with both E6010 and E7018 electrodes

API Course Content:

Fundamentals of welding pipe 2G, 5G, and 6G

  • proper fit-up
  • joint preparation
  • tacking
  • electrode selection
  • root, fill, and cover pass with both E6010 and E8010 electrodes

Hours: 60 Cost: $930
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays 8:30 AM –5:00 PM

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Food & Beverage

This course contains everything needed to strengthen and update the food safety and sanitation in any facility. The latest developments and procedures, current governmental standards and emerging issues are covered, including the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system of food safety. HACCP, developed for food manufacturing, is rapidly becoming the system of choice for food service as well. Restaurants in Pennsylvania are required to have at least one of their employees ServSafe certified. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive the ServSafe food safety certificate recognized by 95% of state and local jurisdictions that require training or certification.

Hours: 16 Cost: $320
Start Date: 1/7/20, 2/4/20, 3/18/20
Schedule: tbd

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This course contains everything needed to strengthen and update the food safety and sanitation in any facility. The latest developments and procedures, current governmental standards and emerging issues are covered, including the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system of food safety. HACCP, developed for food manufacturing, is rapidly becoming the system of choice for food service as well. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive the ServSafe certification.

Hours: 10 Cost: $180
Start Date: 1/21/20, 2/21/20
Schedule: tbd

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General Education Courses

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course sequence. This is an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology and is designed for students enrolled in health science programs. This course provides a fundamental study of the human body including levels of organization, anatomical terms and basic concepts of biology, biochemistry, and basic principles of microbiology. Topics include the normal structure and function of various body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscle, nervous, sensory, and cardiovascular systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

BIO-120 (6.0 Credits)

Cost: $680

Schedule: tbd

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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II is the second of a two-course sequence. This introductory course in human anatomy and physiology is designed for students enrolled in health science programs. This course continues the fundamental study of human anatomy and physiology including blood and immunity as well as the endocrine, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, and lymphatic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

BIO-122 (3.0 credits) Cost: $680

Schedule: tbd

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Healthcare Management

This course introduces students to the complex world of medical billing. Students are taught coding basics to code diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement from third party payers. Students will combine medical terminology, and their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and the pathophysiology of disease processes in determining specific codes for each diagnosis and procedure performed.

HCC-122 (3.0 Credits)

Cost: $380

Schedule: tbd

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This course is instruction in the use of Medical Office Automation software (MEDISOFT) for scheduling and managing appointments, recording payments, using electronic medical records, registering patient information, billing electronically, documenting patient information in the electronic medical record, and recording charges (through coding), and payment collection for office visits and treatment from patients and insurance carriers.

HCC-140 (3.0 credits) Cost: $540

Schedule: tbd

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This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of medical terms. Students will learn medical prefixes, suffixes and word roots which can then be used to define most medical terms. Emphasis is on definitions, spelling and pronunciation. The goal is to help students develop a knowledge base for building medical terms and to acquire a working knowledge of the medical vocabulary utilized in healthcare to assist in communicating information accurately.

HCC-120 (3.0 credits) Cost: $380

Schedule: tbd

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Cosmetology Diploma & Certificate Programs

This course will prepare students for the fast growing profession of Nail Technician. After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to take the State Board examination. All hours earned by the students are registered and held by the State Board of Cosmetology for ten years. Students may take their state board examination anytime within that ten-year period.

Hours: 200

Cost: $2252

Schedule: tbd

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This course will prepare students for the profession of Esthetician. The popularity of this career is increasing with the awareness of a client’s needs for healthy, youthful skin and the growing popularity of day spas. After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to take the State Board examination. All hours earned by the students are registered and held by the State Board of Cosmetology for ten years. Students may take their state board examination any time within that ten-year period.

Hours: 300

Cost: $3378

Schedule: tbd

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Healthcare Diploma & Certificate Programs

This course is for anyone wanting to work as a certified nurse aide. The course includes 40 hours of classroom instruction, 25 hours lab, and 55 hours of clinical experience. After completion, students have the opportunity to take the nurse aide certification exam. Students must have Act 14 clearance, physical, and 2-step PPD test prior to enrollment.

Cost: $1040

Schedule: Nov. 4th, 2019

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Emerging Energy & Infrastructure

*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 30

This 30-hour course covers the fundamentals of both AC and DC electricity and provides hands-on electrical measurement, circuit building, and analysis practice. The importance of inductance, capacitance, electromagnetism, and transformers is also covered.

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details

Cost: $660

Schedule: tbd

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 30

This 30-Hour course looks at the selection, installation and maintenance of basic v-belt & chain drives, gear drives, speed reducers, bearings and couplings. Component leveling and alignment techniques as well as lubrication fundamentals are also examined.

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details

Cost: $660

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 20

This 20-hour, hands-on class emphasizes electrical safety while introducing the concepts and physical devices that comprise motor control and power circuits. 3-phase power, control logic, control transformers and “across the line” motor starting will be covered in-depth.

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details

Cost: $440

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 20

Troubleshooting methods, advanced motor control circuits, and automatic input devices are some of the hands-on learning topics in this 20-hour follow-up course to Electric Motor Control I. (Prerequisite: EIE 121 or permission of instructor).

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details

Cost: $440

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 7

This 1-day class examines the keys to successfully meeting the constantly changing technical, regulatory and customer service challenges that characterize the water/ wastewater treatment industry. Topics include problem prevention, decision-making, and process optimization at water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities.

Date: TBD Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $154

Schedule: tbd

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 6

This 1-day class teaches the fundamentals of operator math with emphasis placed on identifying sources of operator math confusion. Significant time will be spent practicing units-of-measure conversions and basic operator math calculations that are relevant to both water and wastewater treatment.

Date: TBD  Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $132

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 6

This 1-day class builds on the skills acquired from Mastering Operator Math I or from the skills that students may already possess from working in the field. Significant time will be spent practicing advanced operator math calculations that are relevant to both water and wastewater treatment.

Date: TBD  Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $132

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 30

The fundamental control architecture, programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are covered in this 30-hour course. (Prerequisite: EIP 131 or permission of instructor).

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $660

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 24

This 24-hour course introduces and builds upon feedback loop concepts for level, pressure and flow control. The types and interaction of transmitters, control signals, final control elements, and process disturbances are thoroughly explored.

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $528

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 7

The situational nature of effective leadership and the challenges posed to new, seasoned, and aspiring frontline leaders are thoroughly examined in this discussion based, 1-day class. The varying perspectives of operations and management personnel are explored.

Date: TBD  Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $154

Schedule: tbd

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*DEP Approved Contact Hours: 6

This 1-day hands-on workshop focuses on feed-back, flowpace, cascade, and other control concepts. These discussions will form the basis for subsequent hands-on exercises designed to build the analytical skills required to recognize and troubleshoot operational and control problems such as “hunting” valves, inaccurate chemical dosing, and overflowing tanks in treatment and processing facilities.

Date: TBD  Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $132

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This 20-hour course examines the technology that allows variable speed control of AC motors. Specifically, the course addresses controlled acceleration, deceleration, and braking of AC motors. Additional theoretical and hands-on topics include variable frequency drive fault diagnostics and troubleshooting methods. (Prerequisite: EIE 121 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 20

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $440

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Electromagnetic relay control with emphasis on ladder logic, sequencing and time delay operations is the focus of this 15-hour, hands-on introductory class. (Prerequisite: EIE 111 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 15

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $330

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This 20-hour, hands-on training course examines the fundamental theories and operation of hydraulic power systems with emphasis on flow and pressure control within basic industrial hydraulic circuits.

Hours: 20

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $440

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This in-depth, 40-hour course introduces basic electrical control concepts, logic elements and actuating devices. Later units examine hydraulic and pneumatic solenoid valves, cylinders, and motors. Hands-on exercises include building and analyzing numerous hydro-pneumatic circuits utilizing timers and pressure control devices and techniques.

Hours: 40

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $880

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The construction and operation of AC and DC rotating machines are thoroughly examined in this comprehensive, hands-on 32-hour training course. Additional course activities include measuring and calculating the efficiency and torque of DC series, shunt and compound motors as well as AC single phase, capacitor start, and 3-phase motors. The theory and operation of several types of DC generators is also covered. (Prerequisite: EIE 111 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 32

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $704

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This 20-hour, hands-on course explores centrifugal pump construction, operation and hydraulics. Emphasis is placed on pump selection and maintenance.

Hours: 20

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $440

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Various hydraulic circuit components such as directional control valves, check valves, hydraulic cylinders, and accumulators are utilized in designing and building hydraulic circuits in this 25-Hour course that builds on the hydraulic fundamentals covered in Basic Hydraulics. (Prerequisite: EIM 113 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 25

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $550

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In this 45-Hour comprehensive course students will learn hands-on diagnostic skills at the hydraulic circuit and component level and will work with real, industrial strength components such as DCV valves, hydraulic pumps and motors, and un-loader valves. (Prerequisite: EIM 113 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 45

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $990

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This 16-hour, hands-on course examines the fundamental theories and operation of pneumatic power systems with emphasis on flow and pressure control within basic industrial pneumatic circuits.

Hours: 16

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $352

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This 15-hour, hands-on course is a follow-up to Basic Pneumatics and explores subjects such as Directional Control Valves, air logic, and pneumatic maintenance. (Prerequisite: EIM 114 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 15

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $330

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This 12-hour, hands-on class emphasizes vibration analysis methodologies as applied to industrial components such as bearings, pulleys, and couplings.

Hours: 12

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $264

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The fundamental control architecture and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are covered in this 26-hour course. Students program an industrial PLC using state-of-the-art software and hardware components. Emphasis is placed on program analysis and discreet Input/ Output interfacing. (Prerequisite: EIE 121 or EIE 113 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 26

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $572

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 In this 14-hour class, students will utilize PLC troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and resolve real world power supply, I/O, processor, and software faults/failures. (Prerequisite: EIP 131 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 14

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $308

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This 35-hour course introduces basic process control block and line diagrams as well as a hands-on exploration of process control modes, operation, and components.

Hours: 35

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $770

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In this 15-hour class, hands-on course, students will explore automatic control parameters and the methods used to optimize process performance by “tuning” feedback control loops. (Prerequisite: EIP 136 or permission of instructor).

Hours: 15

Schedule: Flexible – Call 814-404-8542 for details.

Cost: $330

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Testing and Certifications

CPI offers timed (6 hours) AWS D1.1 Certification testing. Welders must bring proper safety gear (hoods, gloves, sleeves, etc…) and tools (chipping hammer, wire brush, etc…) with them for testing. Test material and electrodes to the D1.1 code will be provided. Successful completers will receive nationally recognized AWS certification and credentials. Cost : $398.00

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The class is designed to train and prepare students to take the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Exam. Training covers safe and legal methods for handling refrigerants and EPA regulations. The course includes a proctored EPA certification examination. Cost : $320.00

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This course is designed for people in private security jobs who must carry a lethal weapon in the course of duty. Topics include: crime codes, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms training and qualification, and court testimony. Each student entering the Lethal Weapons Certification Program must have the approval letter from the Pennsylvania State Police before they can enter the class. You can get the application, phychological and physical forms at www.lethalweapons.state.pa.us. This course must be completed within six months of the date on the students approval letter. Cost : $380.00

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This course is designed for people in private security jobs who must carry a lethal weapon in the course of duty. Topics include: crime codes, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms training and qualification, and court testimony. Each student entering the Lethal Weapons Certification Program must have the approval letter from the Pennsylvania State Police before they can enter the class. You can get the application, phychological and physical forms at www.lethalweapons.state.pa.us. This course must be completed within six months of the date on the students approval letter. Cost : $120.00

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Train and take the 609 certification required for automotive A/C systems. Cost : $164.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Each class has a limited number of spaces available, so we recommend that you register early. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you enrolled and paid through our web-based catalog and enrollment system, you will receive an email confirmation of your enrollment status. If you enroll in person at CPI, Adult Education staff can let you know immediately if you have a space in class. If you enrolled through the webbased system but chose not to pay online, please check with Adult Education (814) 359-2793 regarding your enrollment status. Initial payment and/or payment arrangements must be made prior to the start of your class.

No – while most of our courses run as scheduled, not all courses run each semester. This is primarily due to CPI not achieving a minimum number of enrolled students to run the class. CPI does not cash checks or charge student credit cards until after the scheduled course starts. If a class must be cancelled, we will contact all students at least 5 days prior to the start of the class.

As mentioned above, it is possible that your scheduled class will be cancelled. Adult education staff will contact you if a class is cancelled and you will not be charged for the class.

Start dates and times are usually posted in the course catalog (online catalog, electronic pdf copy, and hard copy). If a start date and time is not posted, please contact Adult Education at (814) 359-2793 for information on start dates and times.

On occasion we may be required to cancel classes due to inclement weather. If the school is closed for the day or closes early due to weather conditions, the Adult Education classes will be cancelled as well. If you are unsure whether classes will be running, please call the Adult Education office at (814) 359-2793 or (877) 968-7388.

In an emergency situation, you can call (814) 359-2793 and follow the directions for reaching a staff person in the building (dial 3 0 0).

Please contact June Irwin, Adult Education Coordinator at (814) 359-2793 x 207 or Todd Taylor, Director of Adult and Post-Secondary Education at (814) 359-2793 x 217. The Adult Education office hours are M – F, 8:00AM – 4:00PM.

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