Shippensburg University has entered into an agreement with Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School (CPAVTS) that will allow eligible students to earn college credit for computer science coursework completed at CPAVTS.

Ship and CPAVTS collaborated to identify eligible courses that will be delivered in similar or exact curriculum. Students who meet Ship’s admissions criteria are eligible to receive credits toward a computer science and software engineering degree at Ship upon successful completion of the CPAVTS course.

The agreement allows students to get a head start on earning college credits, while gaining exposure to the field of study, and avoids students duplicating coursework.

“The program we have laid out will give students a solid head start and exposure to know whether computer science or software engineering are the career paths they want,” said Dr. Carol Wellington, professor of computer science and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Justin Bruhn, CPAVTS administrative director, thanked Ship for their the support and expertise in developing the CPAVTS curriculum.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Shippensburg University. This articulation agreement will provide students with an accelerated pathway from Cumberland Perry to Shippensburg University as they continue their training,” Bruhn said.

Ship has one of 26 ABET accredited software engineering programs in the nation, and is one of only three in Pennsylvania.