Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/21/2012 -- Area Schools rev up for CCAC Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations.

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host the CCAC Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition Wednesday, February 22, at its West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa. 

Thirty-four high school-aged students representing 11 regional vocational-technical and career schools will compete as teams in the all-day event designed to showcase their automotive abilities. The competition includes a series of written and hands-on tests related to five of the eight master technician skills as required for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. 

Awards are presented to first, second and third place team finishers. Prizes include $1,000 CCAC automotive program scholarships as well as additional scholarships courtesy of Chrysler Corporation LLC and a selection of hand tools. 

Competing teams include students from the following schools:

  • Butler County A.V.T.S.
  • Clarion County Career Center
  • Forbes Road Career & Technical Center
  • Indiana County Technology Center
  • Somerset County Technology Center
  • Lenape Career & Technical Center
  • Greater Altoona Career & Technical Center
  • Central Westmoreland Career & Technical Center
  • McKeesport Area Technology Center
  • Parkway West Career & Technical Center
  • Western Area Career & Technical Center 

The competition begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 2:30 p.m. The address for the CCAC West Hills Center is 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071-1099. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. 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 520 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.