Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology
The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is a major source of technical training in Centre County and the surrounding areas. What started as a vocational-technical school in the 1960s has grown to offer 18 secondary programs, over 60 in-house adult and continuing education programs, and over 350 online courses. The new Health Sciences Building is being constructed to accommodate the growth of healthcare-related specialties and the additional programming in healthcare management, medical assistance, LPN/RN, nurses aid, surgical technology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
The sustainable design includes a three-story structure to include two stories of academic areas (labs, classrooms, technology spaces), as well as autonomous facilities and entrances (on the ground floor) for professional suites, labs, and offices of third-party healthcare partners. This allows autonomy of academic and professional space while providing students an opportunity for hands-on experience in a true professional setting. By combining extensive academics with hands-on technical training, graduates will leave CPI with high levels of competency in their field. Additionally, the new facility will serve as a new campus hub for student life as the school continues to add programming and increase its post-secondary degree offerings.