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.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
03-16-2010 -- CCAC programs train home caregivers
PITTSBURGH-Two programs at the Community College of Allegheny
County (CCAC) will train individuals caring for their family
members at home as well as professional home caregivers. Both
programs are offered free to qualified applicants.
Funding for the programs is generously provided by the MetLife
Foundation in partnership with the International Longevity Center
under the 2009 Community College Caregiver Training Initiative.
CCAC is one of 15 community colleges across the nation to receive
grants through the initiative.
For more information about either program, contact Workforce
Development Health Careers, CCAC West Hills Center (1000 McKee
Road, Oakdale, PA 15071), at 412.788.7398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family CaregiverIn collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
Institute on Aging (UPIA), CCAC offers the Family Caregiver
Training program beginning April 10. The program is created
specifically for individuals who care for older family members in
their own homes. It will cover dealing with difficult situations
with older adults, communicating effectively with a healthcare
provider, planning in advance for medical care and understanding
and managing family conflict and stress.
The 12-hour non-credit program will consist of six workshops on
aging issues with multicultural concepts. Each two-hour session
will be taught by UPIA instructors at CCAC-Allegheny campus on
Pittsburgh's North Shore and will cover a specific topic of concern
to family caregivers. In addition to practical healthcare
instruction, participants will learn about resources available for
those in family care situations.
Program graduates will receive a certificate of completion. This
program is offered by CCAC's Workforce Development division and
Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.
Personal Care Assistant ProgramThe Personal Care Assistant (PCA) program trains
participants to provide care for older adults in their homes or in
the nursing home setting in accordance with Pennsylvania
guidelines. The 40-hour non-credit program combines multicultural
sensitivity training, classroom and laboratory education and
clinical instruction in a long-term care facility and/or home
Program graduates will receive PCA certification and have access
to CCAC's job placement services. Participants must have a high
school diploma or GED, a physical exam, including two Mantoux (TB)
tests and a favorable Act 34 Criminal Clearance from the
Pennsylvania State Police.
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.