Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/02/2012 -- CCAC offers the region’s only “green” roof training program

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PITTSBURGH—New to its spring course offerings, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in partnership with Ecko Green Technologies, Inc., is offering a Vegetative (Green) Roof Technician Training Program, part of a series of programs offered by the college’s Green Institute initiative.

The 88-hour comprehensive certification training program is designed to train individuals to grow and become familiar with the process of installing commercial and residential vegetative tray roofing systems in addition to prepare them for jobs in this emerging green industry. By definition, a green roof is one that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium; the college will focus on the tray system, one of several green roofing systems available in the marketplace. When installed, the systems can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs and minimize storm water run-off by as much as 80%.

“With more and more municipalities moving in the direction of taxing residents and business owners for storm water run-off, the demand for green roofs is only going to increase, and so are the jobs for skilled workers in this expanding industry,” says Reggie Overton, executive director for CCAC’s Center for Professional Development. “CCAC’s Vegetative Roof Technician Training Program is designed for anyone interested in this technology from energy-conscious homeowners to landscapers and roofers.”

The Vegetative (Green) Roof Technician Training Program is being offered at CCAC–South Campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning March 13 and running through May 24. The cost of the 22-session program is $1,190. Individuals interested in enrolling should contact Brian Hannon at 412.788.7357. 


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.