Welcome to the CPI Course Catalog page.

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: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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

Schedule: Please contact the Post-Secondary Education

Office.

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

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
Schedule:

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.

This course will cover basic small engine repairs, including troubleshooting and repairing engine components and systems, as well as inspecting and repairing small engine fuel systems. Students will also have the opportunity to work with ignition systems and electrical circuits.

Hours: 70 Cost: tbd
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

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

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

This course covers layouts and planning of residential plumbing systems – including water, sewer, and drainage. Some practical areas include: selection of fittings, pipe soldering, and assembly of plastic pipe. Students learn how to install sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. Residential plumbing code and materials will also be covered.

Hours: 30 Cost: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Mondays  and Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This course covers layouts and planning of residential plumbing systems – including water, sewer, and drainage. Some practical areas include: selection of fittings, pipe soldering, and assembly of plastic pipe. Students learn how to install sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. Residential plumbing code and materials will also be covered.

Hours: 30 Cost: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Mondays  and Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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: tbd
Start Date: tbd
Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays 8:30 AM –5:00 PM

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: tbd
Start Date: 1/7/20, 2/4/20, 3/18/20
Schedule: tbd

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: tbd
Start Date: 1/21/20, 2/21/20
Schedule: tbd

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

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

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

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

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

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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