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Central Pennsylvania College
Motto "Your Bridge to Success"
Established 1881
Type Private
President Todd Milano
Students 1,100
Location Summerdale, PA, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Maroon & Silver
Mascot Silver Knight

Central Pennsylvania College is America's largest career-oriented college located in the suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Established in 1881, Central Penn, formerly known as Central Pennsylvania Business School, officially changed its name in 1999 to better characterize the diversity of the school's academic programs. Central Penn offers two-year associate's degree and three- and four-year bachelor's degree programs to its students. The college offers on-campus housing, but about 60 percent of the school’s students commute.

The school’s library, the Charles T. Jones Library, features a learning resource center open to the public. A swimming pool,basketball and volleyball courts and picnic areas also are features of the drug- and alcohol-free campus. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.




Central Penn Summerdale/Harrisburg


The main campus of Central Pennsylvania College is located in Summerdale. This campus comprises five academic buildings,the Charles "T." [Tremendous] Jones Leadership Library, 34 student townhouses, six apartment buildings, the Kids On Campus Child Development Center, and the Boyer House and farm grounds.

Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC)

Dedicated in 2001, the ATEC building is one of the newest buildings on campus. The third floor of ATEC contains the Admissions Office, Continuing Education Office, and many computer labs. A reception area, the Academic Provost's Office, a crime lab, and many general education classrooms are on the second floor. The main level of ATEC houses the Conference Center and banquet and reception halls, the Scoozi Cafe, the Student Lounge, as well as student mailboxes and a kiosk branch of AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union.

Bollinger Hall

Bollinger Hall houses both the Business Administration and Criminal Justice division offices, the Security Office, the Residence Life and Facilities Directors, the Central Penn Travel Center, the Computer-Integrated Courtroom, and several traditional classrooms.

Bart A. Milano Hall West Wing

The West Wing of Milano Hall contains a variety of administrative and academic space including the Records & Registration Office, Career Services, the Multi-Purpose Room, the Division of Technology offices, the Adjunct Faculty Office, the Faculty Lounge and a variety of offices and classrooms for the Allied Health division.

The East Wing of Milano Hall houses the Marketing, Business, and Financial Aid offices, as well as the college Museum and the General Education Division office. A reception area and the Student Services Dean is also located in this wing.

Boyer House

"The historic stone farmhouse serves as office space for College President Todd Milano, his assistant Linda Buffington, and his Special Assistant Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, and has become part of the campus of Central Pennsylvania College. Throughout the year, special guests are invited to join President Milano for a quiet informal lunch in the upstairs conference room. In addition, the Historical Society of East Pennsboro Township maintains two rooms showcasing memorabilia of the township’s past." [1]

Central Penn Lancaster

In 2004, Central Pennsylvania College opened its first additional location - Central Penn Lancaster. Located just off Route 30 near the heart of downtown Lancaster, Central Penn Lancaster serves adult students enrolled in bachelor's degree completion programs in a variety of majors.

Central Penn Lehigh Valley

In May 2009, Central Pennsylvania College opened an additional location in the Lehigh Valley which offers bachelor's degree completion programs to adult students. Central Penn Lehigh Valley is located in the Lehigh Valley Corporate Center in Bethlehem.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (Minors in Finance, Healthcare Administration, Management, Marketing)
  • Corporate Communications
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Homeland Security Management
  • Information Technology (Applications Development, Cyber Security, Database Management, Network Management)
  • Legal Studies

Associate in Science Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Systems (Concentrations in Applications Development, Database Management, Network Management)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

  • Digital Arts
  • Medical Assisting
  • Office Administration
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Travel and Tourism Operations

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting and Advanced Accounting
  • Death Investigations
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Analysis

External links

Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 76°55′59″W / 40.305°N 76.933°W / 40.305; -76.933


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