We are Penn State, but when it comes to higher learning, we are so much more. Here are descriptions of postsecondary programs:
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap
The institute offers industry training and day and evening courses, as well as online and distance-learning opportunities. Courses are available in a range of fields, including emerging energy, diesel technology, HVAC, welding, heavy equipment operations, and many health related fields, such as practical nursing and dental assisting.
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.
INTEGRATIVE BODYWORK SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY INC.
1315 S. Allen St., Suite 104, State College
Licensed by the state Department of Education, the school offers a 640-hour program that can be completed in eight months, full time. Loans and shorter programs are available.
PENN STATE CONTINUING EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY PARK
121 Outreach Building, 100 Innovation Blvd., State College
University courses are offered in a variety of subjects for the 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 associate degree and diploma programs in the areas of health, business and technology, graphic arts and criminal justice. Programs include information technology, accounting, business administration management and marketing, administrative professional, paralegal studies, criminal justice, graphic arts, diagnostic medical sonography, medical assistant, 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 locations in Altoona and Lewistown.