Monday, May 13, 2013
The program will be offered at the CCAC–Boyce campus in Monroeville.
Students interested in becoming paramedics will be able to do so this fall at the Community College of Allegheny County. CCAC is offering a new paramedic program with both certificate and degree options beginning Aug. 19 for the fall 2013 semester. The program, which has received initial accreditation, will be offered at the CCAC–Boyce campus in Monroeville. The paramedic program will provide a state-of-the-art science laboratory with equipment for instruction and student hands-on learning. Instruction equipment will include a new, fully-equipped ambulance, simulated interactive human-body models and all of the equipment that paramedics commonly use in the field. The lab equipment was made possible through benefactors such as the Richard …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Students who don't have the potential for success in college—or who don't want to pursue or can't afford a degree—might be better served by a vocational education program at the high school level.
College has always been part of the American dream. Laborers didn't want their children to have to do manual labor. Parents with college degrees expected the same of their children. And college loans opened the doors for some students whose families couldn't have afforded the bill. But is college the right choice for everyone? Data collected by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development for its report "Education at a Glance 2010" showed that, among 18 countries tracked, the United States finished last (46 percent) for the percentage of students who completed college once they started it, according to a report in Reuters. That puts the United States behind Japan at 89 percent, and former Soviet-bloc states such as Slovakia, …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here's a look at some job fairs at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville.
Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus Job Placement & Career Services will host a series of job fairs throughout February, March and April. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including full-time, part-time and summer job openings. Individuals attending these events should dress professionally and bring a copy of their resumes. Some events only are open to current CCAC students and alumni as noted. Nursing Job Fair Date: Monday, Feb. 25 Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Location: CCAC–Boyce Lecture Hall Lobby This free event is open to current CCAC students and alumni. OTA/PTA Job Fair Date: Tuesday, March 12 Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Location: CCAC–…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Money in Your Pocket Coalition offers IRS-trained tax preparers to help struggling individuals and families obtain the maximum tax credits.
The Money in Your Pocket Coalition Free Tax Preparation Campaign can help financially struggling individuals and families file their 2013 federal, state and local tax returns. There are 11 locations staffed with IRS-trained tax preparers throughout Allegheny County, including two nearby in Homewood—at the YMCA and YWCA branches—and one at Community College-Boyce Campus in Monroeville. (See attached PDF for all locations.) Now in its fifth year, the free tax preparation campaign helps low and middle-income workers maximize their tax refunds by claiming valuable state and federal tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Services are provided free of charge, offering clients a cost-saving alternative to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Woodland Hills High School and Western PA School for the Deaf are partnering with CCAC for this initiative.
Community College of Allegheny County will kick-off a month-long series of outreach events designed to promote literacy, reading and community engagement with a free community event, The Big Read in Pittsburgh, held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The Big Read in Pittsburgh is a project of the CCAC One College … One Community initiative, an innovative partnership among CCAC and local school districts, libraries, correctional facilities and other organizations focusing on the discussion of a novel and its themes. The initiative focuses on Carson McCullers’ novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, the book selected for this year’s The Big Read program. Centering on the experiences of a deaf …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Both Boyce Campus in Monroeville and the Homewood-Brushton Center will celebrate the historical contributions of African-Americans.
Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus in Monroeville and the CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center are offering a number of Black History Month programs to celebrate the historical legacy and contributions of African Americans. CCAC's Offices of Student Life, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion have organized a number of activities throughout the month across the CCAC campuses. To see the full schedule of Black History Month offerings, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The move will cut credit hours for adjunct faculty and temporary part-timers to avoid full-time status but will not affect permanent part-time workers who are already eligible for the college's health care plan.
Community College of Allegheny County is cutting hours for some 400 temporary part-time workers as of Dec. 31 in a move to save money by not having to provide health insurance coverage for them under the Affordable Health Care Act The cuts would affect staff at CCAC–Boyce Campus in Monroeville as well as CCAC's Braddock Hills Center. The Post-Gazette reports that, according to CCAC's president, Alex Johnson, the move is to save money during a time the college faces a funding reduction. But according to the Post-Gazette, some of the employees affected, including 200 adjunct faculty members, feel the decision is an attempt to circumvent the national health care legislation that goes into effect in January 2014. The decision affects only …
Monday, October 29, 2012
CCAC and Rankin Christian Center are also closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy weather.
Woodland Hills, Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to the severe weather forecasts. Pittsburgh has also cancelled all after-school activities for Monday and Tuesday—including club meetings, athletic games and practices, and activities with community organizations that hold building permits. Pittsburgh school officials are continuing to monitor the weather situation to determine if more closures and cancellations will occur throughout the week. Due to the weather, Community College of Allegheny County's campuses and centers closed at 4 p.m. Monday and will be closed all day Tuesday, Oct. 30. All classes, labs, clinical experiences, offices, student activities and other activities are cancelled. For more …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Allegheny County officials made the decision after Tuesday's Commonwealth Court ruling.
The Kane Regional Centers and Community College of Allegheny County branches will suspend the issuance of photo identification for voting purposes in response to Tuesday's Commonwealth Court decision. “Today’s court decision, to allow eligible voters to cast their ballot regardless of whether they have photo identification, is a true victory,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “As I’ve said before, I believe that anyone who wants to participate in our democracy through elections should have every opportunity to do so. We should be doing everything within our power to encourage voting and make it easier for those who are eligible to vote. Late last month, Fitzgerald and CCAC President Alex Johnson announced that photo …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The cards needed for voter ID at the polls will be offered at Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center.
The first photo IDs for voting purposes will be issued by the Community College of Allegheny County at its Homewood-Brushton Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1. The center is located at 701 North Homewood Ave. in Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. “Anyone who wants to participate in our democracy through elections should have every opportunity to do so, and Allegheny County and CCAC are going to make sure they can,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “I encourage any registered voter who needs a photo ID to come to CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center with one of the approved documents, and we’ll issue an ID on the spot so you can cast a ballot this November.” To receive a photo ID card, persons need to be registered …