Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Our Centers & Institutes

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Government Technology Institute (GTI)

Harrisburg University’s Government Technology Institute is the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania and a leader in harnessing technology to make good government great. GTI connects government technology leaders with the expertise of Harrisburg University faculty and advisors for education, training, resources, and networking. Government technology professionals use GTI to explore and collaborate on successful, cost-effective technology solutions for Pennsylvania.


Agile Lean Center (ALC)

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses through professional development, certificates and academic offerings of efficient agile and lean business processes used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

Analytics Institute (AI)

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Analytics Institute provides solutions, research, education and training in both structured and unstructured data analytics. Through strategic partnerships involving leading private and public sector entities as well as entrepreneurs, students and faculty the HU Analytics Institute provides innovative and effective educational programs and community building services.

Security Center of Excellence (SCE)

Harrisburg University’s Security Center of Excellence is a targeted effort to support government security and private sector leaders through educational programs, collaboration and awareness-raising initiatives. As a Global Academic Partner with (ISC)2, a global leader in information security standards, Harrisburg University leverages these resources in addition to its faculty, students and business partners to connect Information Security professionals with the latest, best practices and technologies.

Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT)

Focused on applied research, the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies explores the capabilities and possibilities of technologies such as games, simulations, social media, eLearning, video, mobile apps and other novel technologies. The Center advances the use of various types of interactive media for entertainment and learning, and helps individuals and organizations use interactive technologies in innovative and effective ways.

Geospatial Technology Center (GTC)

In 2013 Harrisburg University established a Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) to support a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to map abandoned coal mines. Industry partnerships for corporate faculty, substantive internships, and project-based use of resources are a core component of the Harrisburg University Geospatial Technology program and a leading factor in preparing graduates for seamless integration into the workforce.