Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/12/2012 -- CCAC hosting information sessions on free training in renewable and alternative energy

For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is hosting information sessions about a new grant-funded program designed to provide free career training in renewable and alternative energy technologies. Known as the Renewable/Alternative Energy Technologies Program, funding is being provided through a grant awarded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. 

The information sessions, scheduled to take place at CCAC–West Hills Center, will be offered on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012   12:00PM–1:00PM
Monday, April 2, 2012             6:00PM–7:00PM 

Renewable/Alternative Energy Technologies Program grants are available to qualified individuals and are being offered in these program areas: Solar Thermal Heating Technologies; Solar /Wind Technologies Training; Grid Tie Technologies Training; Pumps Technologies Training; Pipes Technologies Training; and Bio-fuel/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies Training. 

The first daytime cohort, scheduled to begin on April 26, will meet two to three days per week. The 150-hour, 10-week session will also include a series of Alternative/Renewable Energy in Action expeditions to locations throughout the region. An evening/weekend cohort will also be offered. 

The address for CCAC–West Hills Center is 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071. Individuals interested in one of the above information sessions are asked to reserve their place by contacting 412.788.7387 or by emailing More information on the Renewable/Alternative Energy Technologies Program is available at, search keywords “renewable energy”. 


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.