• Veterans in Energy Training Project

    The Veterans in Energy Training Project is a new initiative with a two-fold purpose:

    1. To match veterans' skills, experience and programs of study at CCAC for the consideration of employment opportunities in the energy sector, particularly in the Marcellus Shale industry, and
    2. To provide gap funding of up to 6 credits (tuition & fees) and $200 (books) in a semester.


    The project is based on CCAC's Marcellus Shale Energy Training Strategy, which identifies CCAC certificate and degree programs, linking them to sustainable, high-skill, high priority occupations. These programs are considered primary or directly related to the industry. Another set of secondary programs that support the industry are also included.

    Lease Agent/Landman


    Abstractor/Title Examiner

    • Paralegal (AS)
    • Paralegal (certificate)


    Environmental Waste Specialist/Environmental Science Technician

    • Biotechnology (AS)
    • Biotechnology (certificate)


    Draftsman/Cartographer

    • Computer-aided Drafting (AS)
    • Basic Computer-aided Drafting (certificate)


    General Office Staff

    • Information Technology Support  (AS)
    • Information Technology Support (certificate)
    • Accounting Specialist  (AS)
    • Accounting Specialist (certificate)
    • Administrative Assistant  (AAS)


    Surveyor

    • Civil Engineering Technology (AS)
    • Civil Engineering Technology (certificate)


    Heavy Operating Engineers

    • Heavy Operating Engineers Apprenticeship (certificate)
      NOTE: This four-year certificate program has special admissions requirements. It offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers.


    Mechanic
    (engine/vehicle)

    • Automotive Technology  (AS)
    • Automotive Technology (certificate)


    Welders

    • Welding Technology (AS)
    • Welding Technology (certificate)


    Electrical/Electronic Technician

    • Electronic Engineering Technology  (AS)
    • Basic Electronics (certificate)


    Equipment/Building Maintenance
    (non-engine)

    • Facilities Maintenance Technology (AS)
    • Facilities Maintenance Technology (certificate)


    Electrician

    • Electrical Construction Technology  (AS)
      NOTE: This five-year program has special admissions requirements. It offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the Western Pennsylvania International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #5).


    Veterans enrolled in these programs can begin the process of preparing for and seeking employment in the Marcellus Shale industry by contacting Veterans Student Support Specialist, Dana Jarvis.