CCAC offering Saturday class to help applicants prepare for trade union entrance exams

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a nine-session class that has been developed to help individuals prepare for the math portion of the entrance examination that is used by the local trade unions when recruiting new apprentices. The class will be held at CCAC Allegheny Campus on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. beginning Aug. 25.

The Union Trade Exam Preparation-Mathematics course is designed for students who have some background in arithmetic and basic algebra, but need a review of those concepts in preparation for the mathematics portion of a union trade entrance examination. Topics include operations and properties of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, unit conversion, graphs and basic geometry.

According to Genevieve Foote, on-site director of CCAC's program at IBEW Local 5, "The students who have taken the class and gotten into the program say that it was very helpful."

Previously offered in CCAC's Community Education division, this is now a credit class; however, it is  not intended for any transfer degree program or to replace MAT 080 or MAT 090 courses.

To register for the class, call 412.237.2700. For more information, contact Genevieve Foote at 412.432.1149

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