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May 2020

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The Community College of Allegheny County has converted more than 50 community education classes that begin in June to be delivered entirely online. The move was made in an effort to provide as much noncredit programming as possible while social distancing guidelines remain in effect this summer. The list features some of the most popular offerings in CCAC’s Community Education division, including a variety of art and computer classes. All of the classes will be conducted via Zoom, and instructors may also utilize Blackboard, CCAC’s course management system for internet, hybrid and technology-supported courses.

The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a noncredit course that will train individuals to do contact tracing, which is essential to slowing the spread of COVID–19. Developed in consultation with regional health authorities, the course will comprise up to 45 hours of training delivered online via Zoom over a two-week period.

Shy Faulkner NJCAA All-American

Community College of Allegheny County Wild Cats Men’s Basketball player Shy Faulkner has been named a 2019–2020 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Basketball Third Team All-American.

The Community College of Allegheny County Honors Council will offer a pilot program this fall called Give Honors A Try! The program will permit non-honors students who meet certain criteria to take Honors courses. The CCAC Honors Program provides a myriad of opportunities for academic and personal enrichment, including guest speakers, active learning, field trips, real-world application of theory, lectures and performances, student-centered discussions, independent learning and study abroad tours.

April 2020

Project Management Bootcamp

The Community College of Allegheny County has transitioned its popular Project Management Boot Camp to a completely online program. The college is also offering its first-ever summer session in the program, which will prepare participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Graduation News

The Community College of Allegheny County will hold a virtual 2020 Commencement celebration on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony, which will include the reading of graduates’ names, will be streamed on the college’s YouTube and other social media channels.

CCAC Student Dave Majetich

Community College of Allegheny County Engineering Technology student Dave Majetich of Canonsburg is using his skills and his home 3D printer to help make face shields for medical personnel. Majetich joined 3D Printing Pittsburgh (3DPPGH) to help meet the urgent need for face shields during the COVID–19 pandemic, which has led to national shortages of critical personal protective equipment (PPE).

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The Community College of Allegheny County Wild Cats Women’s Bowling Team won the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) 2020 Championship tournament, which CCAC hosted at Coral Lanes in West Mifflin. Team members are CCAC students Paige Adams, Kali Adams, Sofia Sedlak and Anna Swindle.

CCAC Nursing Zoom Meeting

Community College of Allegheny County Nursing Professor Brenda Schneider was conducting a roundtable meeting via Zoom with her senior Nursing students when a cat jumped up in front of a computer screen, causing smiles and laughter all around. The interruption was a welcome stress reliever, so she told her students to take a break, get their child or pet, and return to “show them off.” Her students enjoyed this so much that she decided to hold a “take your child/pet/loved one to Zoom day” for her other classes as a way to stay connected during the isolating environment created by the COVID–19 pandemic.

Annual Report Award

The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce it has received two awards in the 35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition. The college is the recipient of a Gold Award in the Annual Report category for the college’s 2018 Annual Report #Success. The publication was created entirely in-house by CCAC’s Public Relations & Marketing Department. The college also received a Merit Award in the Special Video category for the CCAC Educational Foundation campaign video Pioneering Pittsburgh’s New Workforce. The video was produced by branding and marketing communications firm BD&E.