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.
Also see Nanofabrication Technology (709) and Manufacturing Technology (705.5) (D) Nanofabrication.
CCAC program is in part a Penn State University/National Science
Foundation/Pennsylvania State Department of Economic Development supported
training program that provides the theory and hands-on training needed for
employment as nanotechnologists. The nanotechnology program at CCAC provides
students the opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment in jobs
requiring multiple developmental and maintenance competencies necessary for
various applications of nano-devices in biology, biotechnology, drug design and
delivery, chemistry, physics, environmental science, internet and computer
science. Graduates will enter the job market with the skills necessary for
positions in universities, hospitals and research centers as well as the
spend their fourth semester of intensive study at the Nanofabrication
Research Laboratory at Penn State University in State College, PA. CCAC
students who meet the program requirements (see program liaison) will pay for
the courses at the CCAC tuition rate and may have access to other financial
resources for related expenses. Additional financial aid may be available
during the term at the Nanofabrication Laboratory. Students may take all 18
credits in one semester or take nine credits over two semesters or six credits
over three semesters. Students will receive a certificate from Penn State
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization upon successful completion
of the six-course, 18-credit capstone semester in nanofabrication.
successful completion of the program, graduates will: