Post-secondary schools

June 3, 2012 

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

359-2793

www.cpi.tec.pa.us

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

www.schoolofmassage.com

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

238-1961

www.empire.edu

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

238-1121

www.mtnittanyinstitute.com

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

865-5403

www.psu4you.org

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

www.southhills.edu

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.

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