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.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Our West Hills Center is located in a 150,000-square-foot facility in North Fayette Township, minutes from Ikea and the Robinson Mall. The facility includes computer labs, classrooms, a math café to assist students with their math tutoring needs, a tutoring center, student club room, privacy room for nursing mothers or students with medical needs, financial aid and supportive service offices as well as an active Student Life office. The Center houses our Advanced Manufacturing and automation degrees with our signature Mechatronics lab, a million-dollar 2-floor lab of PLC, Robotics, and mechanical and electrical trainers. Additionally, it features a high-bay area for our automotive program, HVAC, welding, plumbing and other advanced, technical trade-related programs. Moreover, the West Hills Center also houses robust academic general education programs that transfer to many of our four-year university partners. A complete list of the programs is listed below. Our Business and Industry workforce development department is also located at this site.
Did you know we have many quiet study areas for students to utilize at the West Hills Center? We have a Veterans Lounge inside room S1408 and rooms S1715 and S1717 are also available. There is also a nook area located across from room S1009. On our second floor we have a larger study room located in front of our elevator in room S2001. Students are also welcome to study in our Cafeteria or one of the many nook areas throughout the building.
The National Technical Honor Society is an organization for students enrolled in a skilled trade program at CCAC with a 3.0 GPA or better. Students are invited to join and through the NTHS, they are eligible for scholarships, career networking, and field-specific interview and resume preparation. If you are interested in joining, please see Katie Johnstone in the Office of Student Life in room S1407 or contact her by phone at 412-788-7512 or via email at email@example.com.
What is Mechatronics?Mechatronics technicians assist design, development and engineering staff and work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair various high-tech systems, equipment and component parts. CCAC’s Mechatronics Technology program prepares graduates for these careers by providing skills and knowledge in five major areas:
The following trades programs are offered at West Hills Center:
Along with the Advanced Manufacturing and trades programs offered at the CCAC West Hills Center, students may also register for General Education classes, transfer programs and career programs, including the following:
West Hills Center is located in a 150,000-square-foot facility in North Fayette Township. It includes modern classrooms and student life services. Along with our business, criminal justice, transfer programs and general education programs, the Center also features extensive learning labs for Automotive, Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition, Welding, Mechatronics, Plumbing and other trade-related programs.
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