PITTSBURGH—The night-shift welding course at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will begin January 25 with a kick-off reception for students, faculty and administrators. The reception from 10:30 to 11 p.m. at CCAC–West Hills center (1000 McKee Rd., Oakdale) is open to members of the press.
CCAC’s “midnight welding” course runs from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights until June 21. Students will study the same curriculum as the college’s regular Welding Technology certificate. The special hours were introduced due to high demand for the program and lack of space in the welding lab at West Hills center.
As of January 20, the course was full, with 16 students registered. During the kick-off reception, which follows an orientation session, students will have access to the bookstore as well as a vendor offering tools and equipment. The reception will also offer light refreshments—and, of course, plenty of coffee.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission 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.