We are Penn State, but when it comes to higher learning, we are so much more. Here are descriptions of post-secondary programs:
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap
The institute offers industry training and day and evening courses, and provides students with online and distance-learning opportunities. Courses are available in a range of fields, including HVAC, welding, heavy-equipment operations and practical nursing.
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
1315 S. Allen St., Suite 104, State College
234-4900 or 888-649-3337
Licensed by the state Department of Education, the school offers a 1,260-hour program that can be completed in 10 months, full time; 20 months, part time; or 29 months, weekends only. Loans and shorter programs are available.
EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL
206 W. Hamilton Ave., State College
This cosmetology school offers nine start dates each year and certifies students in 1,260 hours, more than the minimum required by the state Board of Cosmetology. The program can be completed in 91⁄2 months, full time.
MOUNT NITTANY INSTITUTE OF NATURAL HEALTH
301 Shiloh Road, State College
The massage therapist program has an $8,900 tuition and takes eight months to complete. State-approved programs include yoga teacher training, holistic health practitioner and mind body fitness trainer.
PENN STATE CONTINUING EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY PARK
121 Outreach Building, 100 Innovation Blvd., State College
University courses offered in a variety of subjects for the local community.
SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
480 Waupelani Drive, State College
234-7755 or 888-282-7427
South Hills is a postsecondary career school offering two-year degree and one-year diploma programs in the areas of health, business and technology. Programs include computer information systems; accounting; business administration marketing/management; administrative professional: legal assistant; criminal justice; graphic arts; diagnostic medical sonography; medical office specialist; health information technology; and engineering technology. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and has additional campuses in Philipsburg, Altoona and Lewistown.