• Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has received a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to develop the Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements program. The award is part of a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund for the development of micro-credentials in the state’s workforce development system. The press release can be found here.

    We are proud to offer an innovative program at the Community College of Allegheny County to help individuals in our region find careers and post-secondary education through a pathway of stackable micro-credentials. Three career pathways have been designed to help students gain entry-level positions in our region.

    Micro-credentialing is a new theory in education that focuses on the attainment of smaller, focused credentials proving knowledge of specific skills in the learner. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is supporting the implementation of this program here at the Community College of Allegheny College in partnership with Partner4Work

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    Applications are being accepted for the Micro Credential program.

    Gain the knowledge and skills to become an entry-level A+ technician. Prepare to sit for the CompTIA A+ 901 exam. Certification exam voucher is included with tuition. Participants will learn to identify personal computer hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues in this 40 hour course. Tuition $799  

  • PRE-REQUISITES

    • Completed application process
    • Three Referrals (Professional/Personal)
    • Currently under-employed or unemployed*
    • Experienced IT professionals
    • Graduate of secondary computer science courses (transcripts required)
    • Passing score of Entrance Assessment Exam
    • Commitment to rigid course of study
    • High expectation of passing CompTIA A+ exam

    *Scholarships are available to qualified Allegheny County residents.

  • Classes are held at the West Hills center

    June Dates   Times In Class
    Hours
    Online
    Hours
    Saturday 2 8-Noon 4 1
    Monday 4 6-9 pm 3 1
    Saturday 9 8-Noon 4 1
    Monday 11 6-9 pm 3 1
    Saturday 16 8-Noon 3 1
    Monday 18 6-9 pm 3 1
    Saturday 23 8-Noon 4 1
    Monday 25 6-9 pm 3 1
    Saturday 30 8-Noon 4 1
    Total Hours     31 9
  • These Entrance Requirements must be met two weeks prior to the first day of class. High school or GED; Tenth grade English, math, and computer literacy competency; background check, completed registration form. The program is of no cost to qualified applicants in Allegheny County and surrounding regions.

    Students involved in the micro-credential program must be out of school youth, under or unemployed workers, or individuals with significant barriers to education and training.

    CompTIA A+ P1: (5 day class)
    This course provides the knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you in preparing to take the CompTIA A+ examination, exam numbers 220-901, in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional. 

    CompTIA A+ P2 (5 day class)
    This course provides the knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you in preparing to take the CompTIA A+ examination, exam numbers 220-902, in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional. 

    For more information, call the general information line at 412-788-7507 or contact Marian Vendemia, Project Coordinator, at 412-788-7389 or microcredentials@ccac.edu.