The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
03-31-2010 -- Western Area CTC wins annual CCAC auto competition
PITTSBURGH-Western Area Career and Technology Center took top
prize in the Community College of Allegheny County's annual
CCAC/Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition yesterday
at CCAC-West Hills center in Oakdale.
High schools and career and technical schools from across the
region sent a total of 10 two-student teams to compete on a
100-question written exam and six hands-on stations. The hands-on
stations, which related to Master Tech areas of Automotive Service
Excellence (ASE) certification, included engine repair/engine
performance; brakes; steering and suspension; and electrical.
The winning Western Area CTC students each received a $200
scholarship to CCAC. Clarion County CTC took second place, with
Greater Altoona CTC coming in third.
The college also hosted an Act 48 continuing professional
education class that provided attending teachers with the latest in
automotive skills training.
The annual competition and training classes are part of CCAC's
continuing partnerships with regional career and technical schools,
helping to improve the quality of secondary instruction in the
trades and introducing students to the opportunities at CCAC. The
college offers certificates and associate's degrees in Automotive
Technology as well as training programs certified by Chrysler, Ford
and General Motors.
As part of the college's Ford Automotive Student Service
Educational Training program, CCAC will host the Ford-AAA Auto
Skills Competition May 12 for high school students from across
Pennsylvania. The winning students will represent Pennsylvania in a
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.