The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
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Community College of Allegheny County South Campus student Tyler Podomik was given the opportunity to showcase his artistic talents with a mural on the wall at the theater department entrance.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees has approved a smoke- and tobacco-free policy that will prohibit the use of smoke and tobacco products on college property by students, staff, faculty and administrators. The policy, which also prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, will go into effect on January 17 to coincide with the first day of classes of the spring 2017 term.
What’s a week like for CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock as the college celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary? He oversees four campuses, four centers, more than 20,000 students, and is committed to “keeping the institution current and vital to the region’s economy”—for starters.
CCAC is offering a night-shift Welding Technology program that will run from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Registration is open for the program now, which begins September 6.
Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges on Monday unveiled a statewide effort to enable adult learners to transform life and work experiences into college credit, saving money and time spent working toward a degree.
Community College of Allegheny County's Honors Program will present Around the World in 80 Talents, a multicultural talent show, on Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the CCAC South Campus auditorium. All proceeds will be applied to travel costs for 16 CCAC Honors students to undertake a study tour in India from January 2 to 13.
The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus will offer an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course in the spring 2018 semester. The three-credit course will cover current commercial regulations, the national airspace system, weather, loading, performance and operations in accordance with FAA Airmen Certification Standards. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the FAA remote pilot certification examination to become drone pilots. Students will also be introduced to the campus' new FAA
Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center is inviting high school students, parents, community members and local businesses to Manufacturing Day 2017 on Wednesday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Manufacturing Day is an international event where thousands of businesses and schools across North America celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Pittsburghers looking to join the fast-paced and thrilling gaming industry or those interested in learning about new career opportunities are encouraged to join Rivers Casino and Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for their How to Become a Casino Dealer open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
The Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in Oakdale will host Odyssey Day in collaboration with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The education and outreach event is coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Biology students at Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will embark on the trip of a lifetime January 3 to 13, when they travel to the Galapagos Islands to study the environment where Charles Darwin formed his theory of evolution. Leading the group will be Associate Professor Adam Wells Davis. Heather Klenovich, associate professor of Biology, will also accompany the group.
Community College of Allegheny County student Patrick Camut has created a work of art that marries form and function in a distinctly Pittsburgh fashion. In response to a call from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for artists to design sculptural bicycle racks to be installed throughout the Cultural District, Camut used the skills he acquired in CCAC's Welding Technology program to create the parking chair to end all parking chairs.
As the commercial construction industry continues to expand, the need for skilled tradespeople has never been greater. Construction of power plants, health care facilities, office buildings and mixed-use developments is creating lifelong career opportunities in the construction trades. Major undertakings include the repair and expansion of our region's infrastructure as well as the burgeoning natural gas industry.
The Community College of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Technical College have entered into a collaborative agreement that provides the opportunity for students who earn their associate degrees in business and information technology programs at CCAC an academic pathway to seamlessly transfer into a parallel bachelor's degree program at PTC. It is the first such collaboration between the two institutions.
To help workers get skills they need for in-demand jobs, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, members of County Council, Community College of Allegheny County’s Board of Trustees Chairman Frederick Thieman, CCAC President Dr. Quintin B. Bullock and other college officials today in Pittsburgh to announce the launch of a new collaborative workforce initiative which includes a partnership to fund construction of a new Workforce Training Center at the college’s Allegheny Campus.
Community College of Allegheny County graduate Megan Barko was named Allegheny County Deputy Fire Marshall and Tank Inspector in June. As such, she inspects above-ground and underground storage tanks at fueling stations to ensure the safety of customers, residents and station employees.
Dr. Evon Walters, president of CCAC's Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve a one-year term on the AACC's Commission on College Readiness.
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County will hold a Military & Veteran Student Appreciation Day at PNC Park on Thursday, August 24. Free tickets are available for military or veteran students, each of whom will also receive one free ticket for a guest. (Note: supplies are limited).
CCAC and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA have partnered to offer an entry-level college course designed to encourage young people of color, ages 16 to 24, who have an interest in music, media or a related field to consider attending college.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center is offering an Entrepreneurship certificate program that will educate aspiring entrepreneurs on how to start or grow a small business.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will host A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand, an Introduction to Stenographic Theory on July 22 and August 5. The course is free, and students do not need to register at CCAC to attend. Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 436 of Milton Hall.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host College Kickstart Day at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, July 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The free open house events are open to all prospective students and their families.
The Community College of Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the PNC Charitable Trust to train workers from Washington County for jobs created by the construction of Shell Chemical's $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.
CCAC has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017 HR Innovation Award. CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution to CCAC’s endowment or a scholarship fund of the HR team’s choice.
CCAC South Campus will host an IT & Engineering Discovery Night for prospective students and their families on Tuesday, June 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room G311.
Anthony DiTommaso, vice president and general counsel, Community College of Allegheny County, has been named to the Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) Board of Directors. DiTommaso will serve a term of three years for ALT, which protects green space in Allegheny and Washington counties.
The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus is now offering a Data Analytics Technology Associate of Science degree program that will prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions for completion of a bachelor's degree in data analytics.
Dr. Kelli Maxwell, dean of Student Development at CCAC South Campus, was named a 2017 American Association for Women in Community Colleges' (AAWCC) 40 Under 40 awardee. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in community colleges.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $113.8 million budget that provides for enrollment and retention initiatives, IT upgrades and deferred maintenance projects, funded through a modest tuition increase.
CCAC students once again provided top-notch massage to runners at this year’s DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Approximately 30 therapists from the CCAC Massage Therapy program, including 17 students and two faculty members, massaged more than 250 runners, each volunteering at least nine hours of service for the May 7 event. Based on the runners’ satisfaction with their massage skills and therapist interaction and knowledge, CCAC bested several other massage therapy schools to earn the trophy from Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) for Best Massage Therapy School in 2017.
Miriam Wilson, MS, RD, LDN, has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Area Six Regional Practice Group. Wilson, of Zelienople, an assistant professor and director of CCAC’s Dietetic programs, received the award during the NDEP regional meeting held April 20 in Baltimore.
Community College of Allegheny County student RyKai Wright was honored by Allegheny County Council, which issued an official proclamation recognizing Wright’s achievements at its April 19 meeting. A student at CCAC South and Allegheny campuses, Wright was selected as one of only six Achieving the Dream 2017 DREAM Scholars nationwide. As such, she recently attended the annual DREAM conference in San Francisco, where she engaged with other community college leaders to bring about powerful change for student success.
Eight exceptional Community College of Allegheny County students were honored as members of the 23rd Annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team at an awards banquet on Monday, April 3, in Harrisburg. The awards, presented by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, recognize community college students who have achieved excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their colleges and communities.
Community College of Allegheny County's Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training Scholarship (FireVEST) program is now in its eighth year. More than 330 Allegheny County volunteer firefighters have participated in this recruitment and retention program. These scholarship recipients serve in 136 of the county's 187 volunteer fire departments.
The Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus will host an Open House featuring the Art and Music programs, now located in West Hall, on Thursday, April 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Charlene Newkirk, JD, president of Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus, received a 2017 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at the 99th annual Phi Theta Kappa “Catalyst” Convention, held April 6–8 in Nashville, Tennessee.
CCAC Boyce Campus will host Tim Stevens, chairman and CEO of The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), for “Unity in Diversity Day” on Thursday, April 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union.
The Community College of Allegheny County’s Men of Merit Initiative (MMI) is making a dramatic difference in the educational and life experiences of its members. Now in its second year, MMI is a student program that focuses on increasing the retention, engagement and academic success of male students of color.
Community College of Allegheny County’s Boyce Campus will host a job fair for OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) and PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant) students and alumni on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Representatives from many of the region’s health care employers will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.