The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), formerly the Christchurch Technical College, was an institute of technology in Christchurch, New Zealand. It merged with Aoraki Polytechnic and became Ara Institute of Canterbury in 2016.
CPIT provided full-time and part-time education in technologies and trades. It was the largest polytechnic and institute of technology in the South Island (25,000 students) and one of the leading institutions of its kind in the country.
CPIT had a centrally located campus within the CBD on Madras Street (Madras Street Campus) just to the south of Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand. The city campus was located five minutes walk from the city centre. The majority of programmes were taught here. CPIT's Sullivan Avenue campus (CPIT Trades Campus) was on the corner of Sullivan Avenue and Ensors Road Opawa, in southeast Christchurch.
About Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - CPIT
With over 100 years’ experience, CPIT is one of New Zealand’s largest government guaranteed tertiary providers. Located in Christchurch, we have a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, foundation and English language programmes. Our programmes are all NZQA quality assured and our degrees are equal in status to university degrees. Our students graduate with work-ready professional skills that lead to employment. Our School of English Located in the heart of our city campus, we offer a good selection of English language courses from Intensive English, English Plus Electives, TESOL, as well as IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses. We are also the IELTS testing Centre in Christchurch. Summary of qualifications we offer at CPIT Graduate Diplomas: ICT, Event Management; Project Management, HR Management, Business Information Systems, Sales & Marketing, Applied Accounting, and Laboratory Technology Bachelor Degrees: Applied Management, Adventure Recreation & Outdoor Education; Applied Science; Languages (Japanese); Design; Computing & ICT; Medical Imaging; Midwifery; Nursing; Architectural Studies, Social Work Diplomas: Accounting; Marketing, Human Resources, Computing & ICT, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Architectural Technology, Electrical Electronics, Civil & Mechanical Engineering; Professional Cookery & Hospitality Management; Interior Décor; Professional Photography, and many more. We look forward to welcoming you to CPIT!