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Five students from the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus (Pa.) traveled to Houston to help residents who are still struggling to recover from the disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, which caused at least 106 deaths in the U.S. last August.
The Community College of Allegheny County is offering four STEM-related degrees or certificates thanks to a five-year National Science Foundation grant.
Though Pittsburgh has multiple agencies dedicated to addressing the hunger that affects low-income residents throughout the city, few had looked at another population in need–college students.
Community College of Allegheny County Associate Professor Jill Oblak traveled to Cuba last month with a group of college professors and high school teachers from Pittsburgh and across the country to see and experience first-hand the island nation that has been closed to most Americans for almost 60 years. Knowing very little about Cuba prior to embarking, Oblak, who teaches Sociology at CCAC Boyce Campus, found the trip to be "fascinating and enriching."
The Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in Oakdale will offer demonstrations of its Mechatronics Technology program during College Kickstart Day, a free open house event that will be held at all eight of CCAC's locations. The event runs from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and is open to all prospective students, their family members and friends.
The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce that the CCAC Workforce Development Division has joined the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Academy. As a member institution of the AWS Academy, the college has access to an authorized cloud computing curriculum developed and maintained by the academy. AWS Academy certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications on AWS.
Approximately 20 Respiratory Therapy students from the Community College of Allegheny County served as mock victims for a disaster drill sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Department at UPMC Mercy Hospital.
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 7, 14 and 28. The course is free; however, students need to register to attend.
Four students in CCAC's Mechatronics Technology program at West Hills Center have been awarded a total of $17,000 in merit scholarships from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (formerly Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute).
The Community College of Allegheny County is one of 24 institutions across the country to receive a mini-grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) that is designed to advance civic learning and social responsibility as expected dimensions within students' majors.
The Community College of Allegheny County is providing education and training that leads to well-paying jobs in STEM fields-all at no cost to students. The BioMaS (Biotechnology, Math & Sciences) Workforce Collaborative program enables students to earn a Certificate or Associate of Science in Biotechnology, or an Associate of Science in Teacher Education Middle Level Mathematics or Teacher Education Middle Level Science Specialization in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.
The Community College of Allegheny County participated for the first time in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, held the week of May 14 at the David Lawrence Convention Center.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus has rolled out a new noncredit Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program that is designed to help meet the high demand for commercial truck drivers.
The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus has enhanced its free shuttle service for CCAC students living in the Perry Highway corridor. Due to demand from the area, an additional route to West View, with a stop at the Dunkin' Donuts on West View Park Drive, will be added at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester.
Five students from CCAC South Campus traveled to Houston, Texas, this month to help residents who are still struggling to recover from the disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, which caused at least 106 deaths in the U.S. last August.
The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce that the college has received a 2018 Innovation of the Year award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. The awards were granted to 46 community colleges across the nation for outstanding innovations that serve community college students.
The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce that Health Information Technology Professor JoAnn Avoli, MEd, RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) has been selected to receive the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) Distinguished Member Award for 2018.
The Community College of Allegheny County conferred degrees, certificates and diplomas on more than 500 graduates at its 51st annual commencement ceremony held Thursday, May 17, at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland. A gathering of approximately 3,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and other guests attended to recognize the participating graduates. A total of 2,318 CCAC students were candidates for graduation.
Community College of Allegheny County North Campus student Krysta Snodgrass has been named Young Adult Honoree for the 2018 Arthritis Foundation's Pittsburgh Walk to Cure Arthritis. Teams and individuals raise funds leading up to the event, then come together for a non-competitive 5K walk.
A team from the Community College of Allegheny County will participate in the National Robotics League competition on May 18 and 19 at California University of Pennsylvania. The team, which is comprised of six students in the college's Mechatronics Technology program at CCAC's West Hills Center, will compete against college and high school teams from across the nation.
Alpha Mu Theta, the Allegheny Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the Community College of Allegheny County, returned from the international "Catalyst" convention last month in Kansas City with an armload of well-deserved awards.
The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus and West Hills Center will offer a wide variety of five-day summer camps to help ensure an active, fun and enriching summer for the area's youth. The camps will begin July 9 and are open to students who have completed first through 12th grades. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., except for SAT Prep, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to the opening of C.O.M.P.A.S.S.-collaboration of music | portfolio | arts | student showcase-on Thursday, April 19, in the historic West Hall Cultural and Fine Arts Center on CCAC's Allegheny Campus.
The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate the opening of the Allegheny Campus, North Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center food pantries with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Allegheny Campus on Monday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Physical Education Building. The pantries are made possible through a partnership with East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM).
The Community College of Allegheny County will host College Kickstart Day at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, April 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CCAC is offering two additional open houses scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These free open house events are open to all prospective students, their family members and friends.
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with leaders from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), along with utilities from across the region, to highlight the importance and impact of educating the next generation of utility workers.
The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus will kick off the spring with a festive Medieval Fair on Wednesday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair, which is open to the college community and the general public, will feature a wide variety of educational displays, entertainment and hands-on activities, including medieval period games, arts and crafts, music and dance, jousting and fencing demonstrations, a spinning wheel demonstration, a replica catapult-and much more.
Allegheny Campus will host "PA/GA (Pennsylvania General Assembly) to CCAC-a chat with your Pennsylvania Representative" on Friday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. State representatives Anita Astorino Kulik (D), of the 45th district, and Harold A. English (R), of the 30th district, will converse with students about a variety of topics. The event will take place in the lobby of the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium.
Shailja Patel, a student at Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. Patel earned an Associate of Science in Math and Science at CCAC in 2017, and she will graduate in May with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as a CCAC Honors degree. She resides on Pittsburgh's North Side.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host casting calls in April for paid background work on “Mindhunter” season two, the popular Netflix series by David Fincher. The series will be shot in the Pittsburgh area throughout the summer and fall. Individuals from all age groups are encouraged to attend.
The Community College of Allegheny County and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to offer a new satellite program for AEMTs (advanced emergency medical technicians) to become paramedics at the Sharon, Pa. facility. The AEMT to Paramedic program will provide certified AEMTs with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics. The partnership will meet the urgent need for paramedic level education to develop emergency medical services (EMS) professionals to care for communities and patients in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Women's Bowling team took first place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Division III Women's Championship, which was held on February 23 at Princess Lanes Bowling Center in Whitehall, Pa.
Alpha Mu Theta, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society chapter of Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, has won first place in the Chapter Video category of a competition sponsored by PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges.
The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including three first-place awards. The newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen by an administrative club leader.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning March 7 and continuing through April 4 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.
A women's health careers fair will be held at CCAC Boyce Campus on Thursday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Student Union on the fifth floor. The event will feature more than 20 health care specialty program booths and providers. Attendees can also view health care demonstrations and participate in screenings, giveaways and prizes.
A panel discussion by women leaders in STEM fields will be held at CCAC South Campus on Wednesday, March 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the South Campus Theatre. The panelists, who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will provide insight into their career paths, professional and personal development, work/life balance and gender equity in the workplace.
In recognition of Women's History Month, a Women in Leadership panel discussion will be held at CCAC Allegheny Campus on Tuesday, March 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium lobby. The panelists, which include three CCAC faculty members and two CCAC students from diverse backgrounds, will discuss their unique experiences and share insights in the area of leadership.
Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will host a Part 107 Test Preparation Workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in West Hall, room 142.
A panel discussion by women leaders in business and technology will be held at CCAC North Campus on Tuesday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in North Campus Room 3002. The panelists will discuss what women working in the field should know-specifically, how to manage obstacles with positivity and creativity, how the field is expected to evolve and how to prepare for those changes.
A group of CCAC Biology students undertook the journey of a lifetime in January when they spent nine days exploring the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. In one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing, 11 students and two faculty members studied animals not found anywhere else in the world. They also retraced some of the steps of Charles Darwin, whose observation of the islands' species in 1835 inspired his theory of evolution.
Community College of Allegheny County's Men of Merit Initiative will hold its semi-annual summit on Tuesday, February 27, in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium on Allegheny Campus. A 10:00 a.m. session will be geared toward high school students and invited guests, and a 2:00 p.m. session will be held for the CCAC community. The summit will feature a talk by Keith Reed, an award-winning journalist, commentator, lecturer and advocate for diversity in media.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Community College of Allegheny County is proudly participating in American Heart Month by hosting “CCAC Loves Your Heart!” at The Mall at Robinson on Saturday, February 24. Activities will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Court near Starbucks.