Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Workforce Initiatives

CCAC has a 40+ year history through the Workforce Development Division, which includes the Center for Professional Development as well as other important college efforts, of nimbly adjusting to the region’s changing workforce needs. These college efforts work to facilitate firm linkages between external regional stakeholders and internal stakeholders at CCAC to establish a comprehensive college-wide workforce training vision.

Ahead of the Trends

CCAC workforce initiatives anticipate future employment opportunities in the region's changing and emerging industries. Program goals are designed around the skills and knowledge students need for employment and ensures that local business have the best pool of applicants in the region from which to hire.

Mechatronics Training

Mechatronics is a new and exciting engineering field that integrates mechanical and electronic components with hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and computer controls in the manufacture of industrial products and processes.

Marcellus Shale Training

To meet the growing necessity for a trained workforce in multiple positions associated with the Marcellus Shale, CCAC has put together an exciting strategy for training. This strategy recognizes the workforce needs of the entire industry (exploration, drilling and production), which incorporates a wide range of occupations and, therefore, greater training opportunities.

Occupations in this industry include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Corporate headquarters
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Technical (Technicians)

Health Information Technology (HIT)

The CCAC Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate program is a grant funded, six-month online certificate program offered in an effort to complete the nationwide goal to digitize and build electronic systems to store and share medical records.

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