CPAVTS Communications and Updates

Please see below for recent CPAVTS communications: 


11/24/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

11/23/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

11/20/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

11/19/2020 - Cumberland Valley Closure Information

11/16/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

11/12/2020 - West Perry Closure Information

11/11/2020 - Susquenita Closure Information

10/28/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

10/28/2020 - Attendance and Assignment Expectations

10/21/2020 - CPAVTS Positive Case Information

 8/28/2020 - Student Hybrid Attendance Expectations

 8/25/2020 - Susquenita Closure Information

 8/25/2020 - CPAVTS Self-Screening & Face Covering Information

 7/28/2020 - Update on Re-opening Plans


Group A AM Schedule

Group B AM Schedule

Group A PM Schedule

Group B PM Schedule


Google Classroom Codes

CPAVTS Health and Safety Plan - approved 7-27-2020

CPAVTS Continuity of Education Plan - approved 7-27-2020



HYBRID Program Spotlight- Cosmetology

  • What are some challenges and/or benefits you have encountered with teaching online?

 “Challenges are students most are not motivated to do online work.

Benefits are students can earn 650 hours online; if students take advantage of this they could potentially be ahead in hours.”



What are some challenges and/or benefits with In-Person learning only two days a week?

“Benefits have been smaller class sizes. Students have noticed they have less distractions, can get more done and have more one on one with teacher.

Teacher has more one on one with a student, can spend more time individually with skills and can actually get to know the student more.”

 “Students suggest, there is less stress, less drama.”

 “Less micromanagement of classroom behavior.”


 What new Safety measures have been put into place for students working on the shop floor and in the classroom this year?

“Students are in every other station, state board only allows Cosmetology to be at 50% capacity.

Students must wear masks, googles, gloves etc.  More disinfecting of equipment, products, stations, etc.

Social Distancing is a must which has also been a challenge.”


What are some examples of new technology/new teaching techniques you are using with your students this year?

“This year we are using a platform which houses our textbook and workbook on line, it also tracks student’s hours. This has been greatly beneficial as I can teach hands on while they are in person, go over the lesson on google meet that the students have been assigned onine, so I am still teaching the material to the students.”


What are some positive aspects of the hybrid schedule that you foresee incorporating in future learning?

"Small class sizes and one-to-one instruction."

CPAVTS Launches Fire/EMT Course for Seniors in January 2021

In January of 2021, CPAVTS will launch a full day Fire/EMT program to senior students during the second semester.  This program operates with instruction by the Bucks County Community College Department of Public Safety and Shippensburg Area EMS.  Instruction classes will be held at the Silver Spring Community Fire Company, at 6471 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. 

This course offers extensive certifications such as: EMT, First Aid & CPR, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Vehicle Technical Rescuer Awareness and Operations, and Firefighter.  This program features nine college credits towards an A.A. Degree in Fire Science, or six credits towards an A.A. Degree in Emergency Management at Bucks CCC. 

Students will need to provide their own transportation, lunch, uniform, and retain background clearances.  Students must be members of their local fire company, with a good standing membership but assistance can be provided to unite students and fire companies if necessary. 

CPAVTS is excited to offer this accelerated Fire/EMT course to bridge the gap of student training in an immediate high demand occupation. Visit, Programs, Human Services tab, Fire/EMT link, to view al the details.  

CPAVTS Career Exploration Night 2020

CPAVTS is excited to host a Career Exploration Night to perspective students and family.  Previously, CPAVTS held their annual Open House in early November, however this year will look a little different. Over a four evening period, to ensure social distancing, smaller groups will tour the facility based on more specific program interest.  CPAVTS will require students and parents to preregister online to allow appropriate groups, but registration may occur for multiple nights depending on which career cluster students are interested in exploring! There will be two session rotations for each cluster.  CPAVTS will allow no more than 3 people per family to attend.  Session one will begin at 4:30 pm each evening and end at approximately 6:00 pm.  Session two will begin at 6:00 pm each evening and end by 7:30 pm. 

On November 9th, the Construction Academy will be featured which includes Carpentry, Electrical Construction, Horticulture, HVAC, and Masonry.  Students and family will rotate every 12 minutes and visit each construction program offered at CPAVTS. 

The Transportation Academy will focus on Auto Collision, Automotive, Diesel, and Logistics Warehouse on Tuesday, November 10th.  Families will rotate every 15 minutes through these four transportation programs at CPAVTS. 

On November 11th, the Manufacturing and Technology Academies will include Advanced Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics, and Electronics, Welding, Advertising Art & Design, Computer Programming and Computer Networking.  Students and families will spend 10 minutes at each of the six programs listed. 

For the last evening on November 12th, the Health and Human Science Academies will be highlighted and will include Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Dental.  This rotation of programs will last 10 minutes to visit all six areas. 

Students who apply online for the 2021-2022 school year will receive a CPAVTS t-shirt.  CPAVTS is excited for this opportunity to showcase career possibilities to perspective students and family while maintaining the necessary safety precautions.

CPAVTS Career Exploration Night

CPAVTS Career Exploration Night November 9-12, 2020

  • Preregistration links are below
  • Registration may occur for more than one evening
  • Session 1 - 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
  • Session 2 - 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Construction Academies=Carpentry, Electrical Construction, Horticulture, HVAC, Masonry (Registration is FULL)

Construction Academies 11/9/20 Session 1 Registration

Construction Academies 11/9/20 Session 2 Registration

Transportation Academies=Automotive, Auto Collision, Diesel, Logistics (Registration is FULL)

Transportation Academies 11/10/20 Session 1 Registration

Transportation Academies 11/10/20 Session 2 Registration

Manufacturing Academies=Advertising Art Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics Electronics, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Welding (Registration is FULL)

Manufacturing Academies 11/11/20 Session 1 Registration

Manufacturing Academies 11/11/20 Session 2 Registration

Health & Human Services Academies=Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Dental, Early Childhood Education, Nursing (Registration is FULL)

Health & Human Services Academies 11/12/20 Session 1 Registration

Health & Human Services Academies 11/12/20 Session 2 Registration