PITTSBURGH—The Community College of
Allegheny County’s Braddock Hills Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony today
to celebrate the grand reopening of the center following a wide-ranging
renovation project. Located in the Braddock Hills
Shopping Center, the center serves the communities of Braddock, Braddock Hills,
Churchill, Edgewood, Forest Hills, North Braddock, Rankin, Swissvale, Turtle
Creek, Wilkinsburg and Wilkins Township, among others.
Following the ceremony, visitors toured
the center, which has been refurbished with upgraded technology, including 60-inch
TV monitors in all the classrooms and a new mini computer lab with nine
all-in-one desktop computers, as well as new flooring, outdoor signage, a fire
suppression system and automated doors. In addition, the center has updated the
Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant labs and has added a student lounge
so students don’t have to go off-site for lunch.
On a programming level, the center will
offer classes on Saturdays beginning in the fall for the Business Management
and Administrative Computer Specialist Certificate programs as well as
additional Social Work courses and noncredit community education
coursework. One of the most popular offerings
at the center is the Modern Office Systems Training (MOST) program, which
provides free office technology training to unemployed and underemployed
individuals for the purpose of developing employment skills that lead to
self-sufficiency and career advancement. The program features
individualized courses and provides a professional and nurturing environment
that enables student success.
Dt. Tiffany Evans, interim
assistant dean of CCAC Braddock Hills Center, said the improvements will help
to ensure that students have the best available tools in terms of technology
and educational facilities.
“These upgrades will enhance
the learning experience and the delivery of information for all of our
said Dr. Tiffany Evans, interim assistant dean. “The students have been
pleased, and we have received a lot of positive feedback.”
Ready to cut the ribbon at CCAC Braddock Hills Center are (from the left): Teiara Hughes, president of the Braddock Hills
Student Government Association; Dr. Quintin Bullock,
president of CCAC; Charlene Newkirk, president of CCAC South Campus, Braddock
Hills Center and Washington County Center; Dr. Tiffany Evans, interim
assistant dean of CCAC Braddock Hills Center; and Susan Komlos, lead instructor
(MOST), CCAC Braddock Hills Center.