The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Also see Welding Technology (317.3).
This program provides
students with the skills and knowledge for employment in the scientific and
industrial areas requiring welding specialists. Courses in mathematics, science
and blueprint reading are required elements of the degree. Successful
completion of this program prepares students for the following external
industry certifying examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding- D1.1 and D1.5
American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position,
Flux Core Arc Welding - AWS D1.1/AWS D1.5 one-inch plate vertical position and
six-inch Pipe SCHD 80 in the 6G position. Additionally, advanced certifications
are available through our restrictive elective course offerings.
successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Technology program is located at the CCAC-West Hills center as a day or evening
program. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area
Career and Technology Center (CTC), trade school or from the military. Students
will be required to purchase welding tools and equipment.
of this program, graduates may seek employment as a welder, a welding shop
supervisor or as an advanced certified welder.