The Pennsylvania State University and the Center for Professional Personnel Development is proud to be able to participate with CASE to offer a premier CASE Institute for Summer 2016 at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA.


Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal (ASA) June 21-30

Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal is a foundation-level course designed to engage students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. Throughout the course, students will develop a comprehensive producer's Management Guide for an animal of their choice.

Additional Information

Cumberland Valley High School is located at 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To learn more about Cumberland Valley Agricultural Sciences and FFA, visit:


The cost of the Pennsylvania State University CASE Institutes is $3,000.00 each. The price includes lodging, curriculum, shuttle services for class, cost of instruction and materials, shirt, printing, and meals. The registration fee must be paid by April 1st. See CANCELLATION POLICY for details about refunds and participant and/or school financial responsibilities after the April 1st registration deadline.

*Participants requesting a single room will be required to pay an additional $500.00 fee for a total registration cost of $3,500.00.

Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to The Pennsylvania State University c/o Terra Ingram, immediately after online registration to confirm that payment will follow. Submit purchase orders via fax at 814-863-4753, or via postal service to The Pennsylvania State University, c/o Terra Ingram, 209A Ferguson Building, University Park, PA 16802. For questions regarding payment, please contact Terra Ingram at 814-863-7852.


The PSU CASE Institute will operate on the suggested eight day short lunch schedule. In addition to the required 80 hours of instruction, students will have homework each evening. A group conference room has been reserved for evening group work and study sessions. All participants MUST be present for the entire CASE Institute - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Eight Day Short Lunch Schedule (Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Monday: Arrival Day and Check-in at from 2:30-5:00 PM. Flights arriving into Harrisburg International Airport should land NO LATER than 2:00 PM. Group dinner and Institute Grand Opening at 5:30 PM at designated hotel.

Tuesday - Friday: Depart hotel by 7:40 AM. Class at Cumberland Valley High School from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Lunch provided at Cumberland Valley High School. Dinner will be arranged for the group or participants may venture to local eateries on their own using the meal stipend.

Saturday - Sunday: A weekend on your own. No meals provided. See 'Sightseeing' link for more information. Group tours will be arranged, if desired.

Monday - Thursday: Depart hotel by 7:40 AM, class at Cumberland Valley High School from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Lunch provided at Cumberland Valley High School. Dinner will be arranged for the group, or participants may venture to local eateries on their own using the meal stipend. The Institute concludes late Thursday afternoon.

*A more detailed schedule will be available early 2016.


Hotel accommodations will be provided for all participants to include: hot breakfast, internet, fitness area, and a group study area. The hotel will be a short 10-minute drive from Cumberland Valley High School. Transportation will be available each morning and evening to transport participants to CVHS and back to hotel. Additionally, transportation to evening group meals will be provided.

Travel Details

Airport - The Harrisburg International Airport, host to many airlines and servicing many cities, is only thirty minutes away from the hotel and classroom location. It is located in the capitol city of Pennsylvania, home to many tourist attractions.


Central Pennsylvania has many historic and tourist attractions to offer. Some of those include: Hershey's Chocolate World and Hershey Amusement Park, the Gettysburg Battlefields, and Amish Country in Lancaster, PA. For more attractions, please visit the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau website.

Graduate Credit

Graduate credits (1-6 credits) from The Pennsylvania State University will be offered to all participants of the PSU CASE Institute. Please contact (814-863-0192) for details on obtaining Graduate credit.


Individuals who wish to cancel their registration after registering for the institute will incur a cancellation fee. Any registration cancellations from March 21st to April 21st will incur an $800 cancellation fee. After April 21st, no refunds will be available to the individual and/or their school and payment in full is required.