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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.
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has received a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to develop the Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements program. The award is part of a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund for the development of micro-credentials in the state’s workforce development system. The press release can be found here.We are proud to offer an innovative program at the Community College of Allegheny County to help individuals in our region find careers and post-secondary education through a pathway of stackable micro-credentials. Three career pathways have been designed to help students gain entry-level positions in our region. Micro-credentialing is a new theory in education that focuses on the attainment of smaller, focused credentials proving knowledge of specific skills in the learner. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is supporting the implementation of this program here at the Community College of Allegheny College in partnership with Partner4Work.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the
Micro Credential programsThe micro-credentials are aligned along 3 pathways:
Health Information Technology is 144 hours
of study and practice. It is a fast paced course that will
enable you to build upon your current skill level or prepare you to
enter healthcare careers organizing and managing electronic health
care records. Upon completion of learning basic Microsoft Office;
medical terminology; healthcare statistics, databases, and
completing a capstone project, you will be able to interpret basic
medical terms and navigate a general EHR/EMR system, locating
various forms, reports and other data.Entrance Requirements must be met two weeks
prior to the first day of class: high school, GED; Tenth grade
English, reading and Computer Literacy, criminal background.This program is of no cost to qualified applicants in Allegheny
County and surrounding regions.
Patient Care is a 30-hour introductory
course of the Health Care Pathway of Micro-Credentials. This
pathway develops or upgrades your skills necessary or required to
become a Home Health Aide, Nursing Assistant, and Personal Care
Aide. You will learn methods and skills necessary for
becoming a hands-on health care professional. This course leads you
to entrance into a five week course entitled, Certified Nursing
Assistant program, 168 hours.These Entrance Requirements must be met
two weeks prior to the first day of Patient Care course. High
school or GED; Eighth grade reading and math competency; medical
physical, TB test results, background check, completed registration
form. The program is of no cost to qualified applicants in Allegheny
County and surrounding regions.
Computer User Network Support is a 160 hour
course that will prepare you to sit for CompTIA certification
exams. It is a broad course of study to prepare you for entry level
positions in IT units in many industries. You will be well
prepared for an entry level position upon completion of learning
computer hardware; peripherals; networking; several operating
systems; instruction for configuration management; emerging
technologies; network security, compliance and operation security
threats and vulnerabilities.These Entrance Requirements must be met
two weeks prior to the first day of class. High school or GED;
Tenth grade English, math, and computer literacy competency;
background check, completed registration form. The program is of no cost to qualified applicants in Allegheny
County and surrounding regions.Students involved in the micro-credential program must be out of school youth, under or unemployed workers, or individuals with significant barriers to education and training. For more information, call the general information line at 412-788-7507 or contact Marian Vendemia, Project Coordinator, at 412-788-7389 or email@example.com.