The Pennsylvania State University and the Center for Professional Personnel Development will partner with the Cumberland Valley High School to offer a premiere CASE Institute for Summer 2018. We will be offering Agricultural Power & Technology June 17-28.


Agricultural Power & Technology (APT) June 17-28, 2018.

Agricultural Power and Technology is a foundation level course designed to prepare students for the wide array of career opportunities in agricultural engineering. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises that tie in the math and science of agricultural mechanics and engineering.

Throughout the course, students apply technical skill while becoming competent in the process used to operate, repair, engineer, and design agricultural tools and equipment. Teachers are provided detailed professional development to facilitate instruction. CASE provides extensive preparation for the teacher to be proficient and confident in their ability to provide proper instruction of mechanical skills and concepts. Every lesson is aligned to national standards for agriculture, science, mathematics, and English language arts.

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 their website.


The cost of the Pennsylvania State University CASE Institute is $3,000 per person. The price includes lodging, curriculum, shuttle services for class, cost of instruction materials, shirt, printing, and meals. The registration fee must be paid by May 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 fee for a total registration cost of $3,500.

Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to and mailed to:

The Pennsylvania State University
c/o Terra Ingram
209A Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802

PO's or checks should be sent immediately after online registration to confirm that payment will follow. For questions regarding payment, please contact Terra Ingram at 814-863-7852.


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

Nine Day Short Lunch Schedule (Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Sunday, June 17th: Check-in from 2:30-5:00 pm at the Park Inn
Monday, June 18th-Friday, June 22nd: Class at CVHS from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, June 23rd-Sunday, June 24th: No Class
Monday, June 25th-Thursday, June 28th: Class at CVHS from 8:00-5:00 pm

Sunday: Arrival Day and Check-in 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.

Monday- 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 group or participants may venture to local eateries on their own, using the meal stipend. The Institute concludes late Wednesday afternoon.

*A more detailed schedule will be available early 2018.


Hotel accommodations will be provided for all participants at the Park Inn by Radisson and will include: hot breakfast, internet, fitness area, and group study area. The hotel will be a short 10-minute drive from Cumberland Valley High School. Transportation will be available every morning and evening to transport participants to CVHS and back to hotel. Transportation to evening group meals will also be provided.

Hotel Website:

Travel Details

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


Central Pennsylvania has many historic and tourist attractions to offer. Some of these include:

Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey Amusement Park

Gettysburg Battlefields

Amish Country

For more attractions, please visit Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau website

Graduate Credit

Graduate credits (1-6) from the Pennsylvania State University will be offered to all participants of the PSU CASE Institute. Please contact Daniel D. Foster (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 April 18 to May 18 will incur an $800 cancellation fee. After May 18, no refunds will be available to the individual and/or their school and payment in full is required.