About CSB, The Career Training School

CSB’s mission is to provide our students with relevant, skill-based programs of study that they can complete on time and that will enable them to acquire gainful employment in their chosen career fields. We do so utilizing a competency-based curriculum in a training environment that stresses effort, recognition of achievement, and the highest of ethical and moral standards.

What We Do at CSB

CSB Vice President Bill Hoyt explains our mission at Consolidated School of Business to help students graduate in 18 months or less and gain employment in their chosen career field.

Outcome-based Career Training for High-demand Occupations

Our career training school will prepare you for opportunities in the business, legal, medical and technology fields.

Acquire New Skills to Advance in Your Current Career

It’s never too late to upgrade your current skill set or learn an entirely new set of skills!

Start on the Road to Achieving Your Future Goals Today at CSB

At CSB, our motivated faculty and staff follow through with you to ensure you can meet your employment goals.

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November 1981

CSB is Incorporated

February 1982

CSB’s License is Approved

March 1982

CSB’s First Student Enrolled

December 1984

CSB York Received ACICS Accreditation

August 1986

CSB Lancaster Received ACICS Accreditation

History of Consolidated School of Business

The career training school, Consolidated School of Business, was incorporated in November 1981. In February 1982 the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved CSB’s license to open a business school in York. At that time CSB leased five office suites on the second floor of the Park Hill Building at 150 North George Street in downtown York. The first student was enrolled in March 1982. As enrollment increased, the York school moved several times. From February 1985 until January 1988, the school was located in the Yorktowne Mall at 131 North Duke Street; from February 1988 until December 1992, the school was located in the Colony Professional Building at 707 Loucks Road; and in January 1993 the York school moved to its present location at 1605 Clugston Road in the York City Business and Industry Park.

In December 1984 the York school was awarded accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In February 1985 the school was approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Pell Grant and Guaranteed Student Loan Programs.

In August 1986 the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved CSB’s license to open a business school in Lancaster. The Lancaster school was awarded branch campus accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in December 1987 and free-standing accreditation in August 1990.

In September 1986 the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education granted the York school approval to award the Associate in Specialized Business degree for its Computerized Office Management and its Computerized Accounting Management programs. In August 1994 the State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved two new programs: Legal Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant. In December 1994 the State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved the Business Administration: Management Trainee program. In April 1997 the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) reviewed CSB’s curriculum and approved the school as a testing site for the NCCT Insurance and Coding, Medical Office Assistant, and Medical Assisting examinations. In March 2000 the State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved the CISCO Networking Academy program.

In February 2017, when the economic and educational climates of Lancaster could no longer sustain a small, independent business school, the York and Lancaster career training schools were consolidated into the York campus at the York City Business and Industry Park location. CSB still serves both counties’ residents with the same longstanding commitment to training students and assisting them in achieving their goals of starting a career.

About Our York Campus

The York Campus includes 12 classrooms, a medical lab, a resource center, a student lounge, a student patio, 11 administrative offices, a conference room, a faculty room, and restroom facilities. The school is comprised of 14,000 square feet. The building is situated on 6.2 acres with 200 on-site parking spaces. Public transportation from the City of York to the school is available. Disabled students will find that the building is equipped to meet their needs.