CCAC Braddock Hills Center celebrates grand reopening with ribbon cutting ceremony

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Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County’s Braddock Hills Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand reopening of the center following a wide-ranging renovation project. Located in the Braddock Hills Shopping Center, the center serves the communities of Braddock, Braddock Hills, Churchill, Edgewood, Forest Hills, North Braddock, Rankin, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Wilkinsburg and Wilkins Township, among others.

Following the ceremony, visitors toured the center, which has been refurbished with upgraded technology, including 60-inch TV monitors in all the classrooms and a new mini computer lab with nine all-in-one desktop computers, as well as new flooring, outdoor signage, a fire suppression system and automated doors. In addition, the center has updated the Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant labs and has added a student lounge so students don’t have to go off-site for lunch.

On a programming level, the center will offer classes on Saturdays beginning in the fall for the Business Management and Administrative Computer Specialist Certificate programs as well as additional Social Work courses and noncredit community education coursework. One of the most popular offerings at the center is the Modern Office Systems Training (MOST) program, which provides free office technology training to unemployed and underemployed individuals for the purpose of developing employment skills that lead to self-sufficiency and career advancement. The program features individualized courses and provides a professional and nurturing environment that enables student success.

Dt. Tiffany Evans, interim assistant dean of CCAC Braddock Hills Center, said the improvements will help to ensure that students have the best available tools in terms of technology and educational facilities.

“These upgrades will enhance the learning experience and the delivery of information for all of our students,” said Dr. Tiffany Evans, interim assistant dean. “The students have been pleased, and we have received a lot of positive feedback.”

Photo: Ready to cut the ribbon at CCAC Braddock Hills Center are (from the left): Teiara Hughes, president of the Braddock Hills Student Government Association; Dr. Quintin Bullock, president of CCAC; Charlene Newkirk, president of CCAC South Campus, Braddock Hills Center and Washington County Center; Dr. Tiffany Evans, interim assistant dean of CCAC Braddock Hills Center; and Susan Komlos, lead instructor (MOST), CCAC Braddock Hills Center.

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