PITTSBURGH, PA— The Community College of Allegheny County and Clarion University have entered into a collaborative agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students who have earned an Associate of Science from CCAC in Technology, Workforce Development and Aviation into the subsequent Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership, a degree completion program, at Clarion University. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, June 7, at Clarion University’s Venango College in Oil City.
“In yet another historic agreement between the Community College of Allegheny County and Clarion University, CCAC Technology, Workforce Development and Aviation program graduates will now have the opportunity to acquire additional educational credentials at Clarion in order to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership—all with the added benefits of convenient online and on-campus degree completion program options,” said CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock. “Through our ongoing partnership, CCAC and Clarion have once again demonstrated our commitment to affordable and accessible quality educational programming that will enable graduates of our two great institutions to successfully compete in an ever-changing global workforce.”
Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney said, “The importance of this articulation agreement is that it provides an answer to the educational needs of availability, accessibility and affordability in earning a bachelor’s degree. The positive effects that this will have for quality career and technology education will be far reaching.”
Graduates in a number of CCAC associate degree programs will be able to seamlessly transfer with full junior standing. These programs encompass: Architectural Drafting & Design; Aviation; Automotive Technology; Building Construction; Computer-aided Drafting & Design Technology; Cybersecurity; Facilities Maintenance; Heating & Air Conditioning; Information Technology Support; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Drafting & Design; Mechatronics; Multimedia Programming; Nanotechnology; Software Development; Engineering Science; Civil & Electronic Engineering; Welding; and select apprenticeship degrees.
Coursework for the Technology Leadership program can be completed face-to-face or online, allowing working professionals to achieve academic goals while also meeting family and work demands. The program prepares industrial technology practitioners for careers in technology supervision and management. The degree builds upon a technical knowledge base obtained through professional and military experience, an associate degree or technical/trade school education.
To learn more about these programs and others visit www.ccac.edu and www.clarion.edu.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. 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 approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.