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.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Also see Mechatronics Technology degree.
The Mechatronics Technology Program provides skills and knowledge in three major areas: mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering and control systems. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree will benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.
Typical job titles include: production, planning and expediting clerks, entry-level maintenance and repair workers, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance technicians and entry-level supply chain technicians.Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 will sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses.There are additional, optional certifications students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete EET-103, EET-179 and EET-245 will be prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MET-181 will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete RBT-235 will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: PLC 1 industry credential.
CCAC receives $100,000 PNC Charitable Trust grant to fund “Cracker Ready”
The Community College of
Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the PNC Charitable
Trust to train workers from Washington County for jobs created by the
construction of Shell Chemical’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver
grant pays for all tuition, books and certification costs that are not covered
by financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). The
goal of the project is to recruit a minimum of 10 students in the Mechatronics certificate
program and six students in the CDL program. All students must reside in
Washington County and will be required to complete a FAFSA application to
determine if they are eligible for financial aid. If additional funds are available
once financial aid is applied, more students will enter the program.