Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

07/08/2014 -- CCAC announces information sessions on planned East-West project

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a series of free information sessions regarding the college’s East-West project, a new initiative designed to enable individuals to attend CCAC’s West Hills Center to train for high-demand jobs, while providing free transportation, support services and coaching in a team environment.

Beginning this fall, the project will offer two cohorts leading to certification. The Mechatronics Certificate program will train individuals in Mechatronics, a relatively new engineering field that integrates mechanical and electronic components with hydraulics, pneumatics and computer controls in the manufacture of industrial products. In his visit to CCAC’s West Hills Center in April, President Barack Obama touted CCAC’s program, calling it a model for the nation. The Residential Plumbing Certificate program will train individuals in the installation and repair of plumbing systems in residences and small buildings. Both programs offer the opportunity for students to pursue an associate degree.

Information sessions will be held at CCAC’s Braddock Hills Center on Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. An information session will also take place at CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center on Saturday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, CCAC will offer a six-hour round-trip bus tour to the West Hills Center that will provide potential students the opportunity to view the facility, its classrooms and various technology-based demonstrations. In addition, individuals will have the opportunity to register for classes at the College Open House taking placing at all CCAC campus and center locations on July 12.

The Braddock Hills Center is located at 250 Yost Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15221 (tel: 412.271.0201); the Homewood-Brushton Center is located at 701 North Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15208 (tel: 412.371.1600). Individuals interested in either enrolling in or obtaining more information about the project and/or the information sessions should call one of the numbers listed above, email eastwest@ccac.edu or visit www.ccac.edu, search keywords “east-west project.”

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. 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.