Unique program enables
veterans to keep housing stipend while getting a jump-start on the
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of
Allegheny County will offer spring intersession courses at its
Allegheny and South campuses from December 19, 2017, to January 12,
2018. The four-week courses between the fall and spring semesters
will enable students to stay on track with their goals by affording
them the opportunity to take foundation classes that apply to many
degrees, as well as other classes of interest. The initiative will
also provide opportunities for Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients to
continue receiving their monthly housing allowance while furthering
their degree during the break.
Classes offered at Allegheny Campus
include: Introduction to Accounting, English Composition 2,
Introduction to Sociology, Oral Communication, History of
Pittsburgh: Past, Present and Future, and Academic and Personal
Development. The classes offered at South Campus include:
Introduction to Theatre, Oral Communication, Introduction to Music
and Introduction to Sociology.
Typically, veteran students
receiving Chapter 33 education benefits lose their housing
allowance during the break between semesters, which can have a
significant impact on a family's finances, said Bridgett Elliott
Golman, dean of Student Development, Allegheny Campus. In addition
to current veteran and nonveteran students, the program is open to
prospective students, as well as students who are home on break
from other universities.
"This is a great opportunity for
all students," said Elliott Golman. "These
courses are not only a smart way for any eligible student to get a
head start on the spring semester, but veterans who are enrolled
and are receiving benefits may continue to receive their housing
allowance through the break."
According to Pricilla Robertson,
interim director of CCAC Military & Veterans Services, the CCAC
program is unique. "To the best of our knowledge, CCAC is the
only community college in the state offering this intersession
program," said Robertson.
Note: The eligibility of Veterans
Administration education benefits is determined solely by the VA
and the Department of Defense.
For more information, contact
Allegheny Campus Registration at 412.237.2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
or contact South Campus Registration at 412.469.6203 email@example.com.
Details and schedule can be found here.