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Community College of Allegheny County honors students got to travel the world last month on a trip to India.
When kids go online it can be scary for parents who can be concerned about what they're doing. That is why a new program is aimed at helping parents navigate the world online in a way to prevent their kids from getting into trouble. […] David Markovich is dean of academic affairs for North Hills School District. He is also a concerned parent, concerned about the trouble kids can get into when it comes to the digital world. That’s why a partnership between CCAC and Northland Public Library is providing a Digital Boot Camp for moms and dads.
The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus will unveil its new Innovation Lab on Thursday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held at 11 a.m. in room 1026 at the college, 8701 Perry Highway.
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, CCAC President Quintin Bullock and CCAC North President Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki will be among the speakers at the ceremony.
Following the ribbon cutting, there will be demonstrations of various technologies, including virtual reality, multimedia software and robotics.
The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, January 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the college's first-ever Innovation Lab. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be among those in attendance to officially open the Innovation Lab, which will connect industry representatives with faculty and students in project-based and interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host casting calls in April for paid background work on “Mindhunter” season two, the popular Netflix series by David Fincher. The series will be shot in the Pittsburgh area throughout the summer and fall. Individuals from all age groups are encouraged to attend.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will host A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand, an Introduction to Stenographic Theory from April 19 to May 12. The eight-week course is free; however, students need to register to attend. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Room 436 of Milton Hall. Students have the option to attend the classes held on Thursdays or Saturdays, or they may attend on both days.
The Community College of Allegheny County and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to offer a new satellite program for AEMTs (advanced emergency medical technicians) to become paramedics at the Sharon, Pa. facility. The AEMT to Paramedic program will provide certified AEMTs with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics. The partnership will meet the urgent need for paramedic level education to develop emergency medical services (EMS) professionals to care for communities and patients in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Women's Bowling team took first place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Division III Women's Championship, which was held on February 23 at Princess Lanes Bowling Center in Whitehall, Pa.
Alpha Mu Theta, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society chapter of Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, has won first place in the Chapter Video category of a competition sponsored by PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges.
The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including three first-place awards. The newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen by an administrative club leader.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning March 7 and continuing through April 4 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.
A women's health careers fair will be held at CCAC Boyce Campus on Thursday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Student Union on the fifth floor. The event will feature more than 20 health care specialty program booths and providers. Attendees can also view health care demonstrations and participate in screenings, giveaways and prizes.
A panel discussion by women leaders in STEM fields will be held at CCAC South Campus on Wednesday, March 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the South Campus Theatre. The panelists, who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will provide insight into their career paths, professional and personal development, work/life balance and gender equity in the workplace.
In recognition of Women's History Month, a Women in Leadership panel discussion will be held at CCAC Allegheny Campus on Tuesday, March 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium lobby. The panelists, which include three CCAC faculty members and two CCAC students from diverse backgrounds, will discuss their unique experiences and share insights in the area of leadership.
Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will host a Part 107 Test Preparation Workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in West Hall, room 142.
A panel discussion by women leaders in business and technology will be held at CCAC North Campus on Tuesday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in North Campus Room 3002. The panelists will discuss what women working in the field should know-specifically, how to manage obstacles with positivity and creativity, how the field is expected to evolve and how to prepare for those changes.
A group of CCAC Biology students undertook the journey of a lifetime in January when they spent nine days exploring the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. In one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing, 11 students and two faculty members studied animals not found anywhere else in the world. They also retraced some of the steps of Charles Darwin, whose observation of the islands' species in 1835 inspired his theory of evolution.
Community College of Allegheny County's Men of Merit Initiative will hold its semi-annual summit on Tuesday, February 27, in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium on Allegheny Campus. A 10:00 a.m. session will be geared toward high school students and invited guests, and a 2:00 p.m. session will be held for the CCAC community. The summit will feature a talk by Keith Reed, an award-winning journalist, commentator, lecturer and advocate for diversity in media.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Community College of Allegheny County is proudly participating in American Heart Month by hosting “CCAC Loves Your Heart!” at The Mall at Robinson on Saturday, February 24. Activities will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Court near Starbucks.
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A group of 15 CCAC Honors students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they journeyed to India last month for an 11-day international study tour. It was the second time the CCAC Honors program has traveled to India; the first trip took place in January 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County and the Northgate School District are partnering to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a 30-credit General Education Certificate through the College in High School (CIHS) program, with classes taught onsite at Northgate High School. For an additional cost, students will have the chance to earn a 60-credit associate degree should they wish to pursue more advanced courses.
Charlene Newkirk, president of the Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus and Washington County Center, has been appointed to the Jefferson Hospital Board of Directors. The board is made up of volunteers who represent a broad cross-section of the communities and constituents served by the hospital.
A group of 16 CCAC Honors students is preparing to embark on an international study tour in India from January 2-13. During the tour, the students, accompanied by three Honors faculty members, will perform community service, attend lectures at universities, meet with government officials, visit cultural and historical sites such as Mahatma Gandhi's residence and the Taj Mahal, and much more.
CCAC North Campus student Charles DeMore II was nominated for a 2017 Cartooning Award from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). He received an Honorable Mention for his comic strip, “Bad Jokes,” which has appeared in The Voice student newspaper since 2015.
The Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a Bronze Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for having a student voting rate between 50 and 59 percent. CCAC achieved a rate of 58.4 percent in the 2016 election.
Students in the Community College of Allegheny County's Film Technician program will present short films they have created at the CCAC South Campus Theatre on Friday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to view the films and to engage with the students in a critique of their final projects, which are designed to demonstrate their proficiency of the film making process.
Uber and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) announced today a new pilot program to expand educational opportunities for Uber driver-partners in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In the upcoming Spring and Summer 2018 semesters, qualifying drivers will each have access to $500 in financial incentives, applicable toward tuition, fees, and textbooks for courses at CCAC.
The Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus will offer a free shuttle service beginning in the spring 2018 semester to CCAC students along the Perry Highway corridor, north of West View. The campus is located in an area not directly served by the Port Authority. The shuttle will provide a connection to Port Authority resources, improving the quality of life and economic development for residents, businesses, nonprofits and others
Students, faculty and staff at the Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus got their hands dirty for a good cause last week. Honors Ceramics students led a service learning project in which they invited the campus community to create ceramic bowls for donation to the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser.
The Community College of Allegheny County has created a new federal work-study opportunity, America Reads, whereby CCAC students earn their work-study award while tutoring elementary students in literacy skills at no cost to the community. The CCAC America Reads pilot program, which began in the fall 2017 semester, identified six CCAC America Reads student tutors from Allegheny Campus to work with 14 third-graders in Pittsburgh King PreK-8's Afterschool Academy.
The Community College of Allegheny County will offer spring intersession courses at its Allegheny and South campuses from December 19, 2017, to January 12, 2018. The four-week courses between the fall and spring semesters will enable students to stay on track with their goals by affording them the opportunity to take foundation classes that apply to many degrees, as well as other classes of interest.
Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus celebrated the renovation of the Milton Hall rotunda with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The renovation transformed the interior of the academic hub into a state-of-the-art campus information center with intuitive and interactive kiosks that provide information and directions, as well as video walls with eye-catching graphics.
The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation recently awarded 15 newly endowed scholarships in 2017, bringing the total to 100 endowed scholarships for students studying in a range of programs across the college. The 100th scholarship was provided by Scott and Susan Lammie to establish the Bob Sendall Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded to Culinary Arts students beginning in 2018. Sendall, a world-renowned chef and entrepreneur, is a CCAC alumnus (Class of '78) and an emeritus member of the CCAC Educational Foundation Board.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Respiratory Therapy program students will apply their skills and training at area hospitals this weekend to help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-the third leading cause of death in the U.S.-from advancing among area residents. Approximately 15 students from CCAC's Allegheny Campus will volunteer at six Allegheny Health Network (AHN) hospitals that are recognizing National COPD Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Achieving the Dream (ATD) on Wednesday announced that Community College of Allegheny County is one of eight community colleges in the ATD Network to have earned Leader College status, the organization's highest designation awarded to institutions that have shown three years of steady improvement in two outcomes that measure student success. It is a designation reserved for an exceptional few colleges.
Students and community members are invited to find out how they can receive training at the Community College of Allegheny County in two years or less toward high-paying and highly rewarding careers. CCAC's West Hills Center will host a Skilled Trades & Services Fair on Tuesday, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This is CCAC's 10th annual trades fair, which typically draws 400 to 600 high school students from 50 area high schools.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus has opened a food pantry to serve students in need. The Boyce Campus Food Cupboard is affiliated with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) and is the second permanent food pantry to be established at CCAC, following the opening of the South Campus Cupboard Food Pantry in early 2016.
Community College of Allegheny County's Respiratory Therapy program is celebrating National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 22 to 28, with activities designed to promote respiratory health. On Tuesday, second-year students at Allegheny Campus offered a number of screening and breathing tests to fellow students, faculty and staff while educating participants about the program and the profession.
Allegheny County Council will honor recent graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County FireVEST scholarship program during the council's meeting scheduled to take place today at 5:00 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse. The 11 CCAC program graduates will be recognized for their academic achievements and their commitment to serve as volunteer firefighters in their respective communities for the next five years.
Community College of Allegheny County student Rich Carlson received one of six 2017 PACK EXPO scholarships awarded in the U.S. and Canada in the amount of $5,000 from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (formerly Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute). Carlson is the only recipient from Pennsylvania and the only student majoring in Mechatronics Technology to receive the scholarship.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host College Kickstart Day at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, October 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The free open house events are open to all prospective students and their families.
The Community College of Allegheny County will present "State of the State," a compelling discussion covering topics of concern to Pennsylvanians including education, workforce training and economic development. The discussion will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, at Allegheny Campus.