Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

06/14/2012 -- CCAC hosting information sessions on free training in mechatronics

For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is hosting information sessions about free career training for qualified individuals in mechatronics, a multidisciplinary field of engineering. Funding covers CCAC’s Advanced Manufacturing/Integrated Systems Technology program and the college’s new Certified Production (CPT) course and is being provided through a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor. 

CCAC’s Advanced Manufacturing/Integrated Systems Technology (AM/IST) program encompasses 300 hours of instruction and can be completed in six months or less. Graduates may work as shipping, receiving and traffic clerks, team assemblers and electrical and electronic equipment assemblers. The CPT 140-hour course may be completed in 12 weeks. Graduates, who also attain Manufacturing Skill Standards Certification, may work as production, planning and expediting clerks, maintenance and repair workers, computer-controlled machine tool operators and inspectors, testers, sorters and samplers. 

CCAC’s free information sessions will include information on the growing field of mechatronics, regional job prospects as well as detailed information on both CCAC’s AM/IST program and the CPT course. Classes are expected to take place later this summer. 

“CCAC’s new Certified Production Course is ideal for those individuals who are new to the field of Mechatronics, as it introduces topics that are relevant for all fields in advanced manufacturing. It covers safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness,” says Sylvia Elsayed, project manager for CCAC’s Center for Professional Development. “Individuals who have completed the CPT course can move into the next level of training—CCAC’s Mechatronics program—or may qualify for entry-level jobs in manufacturing.”  

The information sessions, scheduled to take place at CCAC–West Hills Center, room S1308, will be offered on the following dates and times: 

Monday, June 25, 2012            12:00PM–1:00PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2012       6:00PM–7:00PM
Thursday, July 12, 2012            5:00PM–6:00PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012        6:00PM–7:00PM 

The address for CCAC–West Hills Center is 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071. Individuals interested in any of the above information sessions are asked to reserve their place by contacting 412.788.7534 or by emailing


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.