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12-08-2010 -- CCAC Mechatronics program offers free training in new engineering field
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)-West
Hills Center will begin the next session of Mechatronics classes
for the Spring 2011 semester in January. The Mechatronics program
is tuition-free to those who qualify, and students may earn up to
17 credits toward an associate's degree in engineering. Both
part-time sessions will begin on January 5 and January
Mechatronics is a new engineering field that combines mechanical
and electronic components with hydraulics, pneumatics and computer
controls in the construction of industrial products and processes.
Through a three-year, $748,896 grant from the US Department of
Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(FIPSE), CCAC is able to offer a 300-hour Mechatronics program,
available in both full-time and part-time sessions. Students are
able to create simpler, economical and versatile commercial and
industrial products through the program.
Evening and online sessions are available options for the
upcoming spring semester. Those participating in the 20-week
evening session will attend on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students who choose a
blend of classroom and online program options are required to
fulfill 6-hour lab sessions per week on Monday and Tuesday evenings
between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., as well as self-studying at home
for a total of 25 weeks.
There are 25 registered students so far for both sessions. For
more information, please contact Sylvia Elsayed at
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.