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07-07-2010 -- CCAC West Hills Center holds Mechatronics job fair
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Center for Professional Development will hold a job fair for the
first graduates of the Mechatronics program on Thursday, July
15. The program is tuition-free to those who qualify, and
students may earn up to 17 credits toward an associate's degree in
engineering. Acutronic USA Inc., Allegheny Ludlum, Allegheny
Plastics, Kruman Electric and Thar Process Inc. are committed to
attend the fair. Eight students are expected to graduate from
the program July 16. The Mechatronics evening program and the
online blended program will graduate later this year in December,
with another job fair sponsored at that time.
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.
The job fair will feature prospective employers for program
graduates. The fair begins at 2:30 p.m. in room S1308 at the
CCAC West Hills Center. CCAC encourages prospective students
and employers who are interested in learning more about that
Mechatronics program to contact Sylvia Elsayed at 412.788.7534.
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.