Anyone interested in attending the Community College of Allegheny County still can register for the fall term.
Registration will remain open through Aug. 20 for 15-week courses beginning Aug. 22. Students must enroll by Sept. 3 for the 13-week “late start” semester with classes beginning Sept. 6.
Nationally, almost 40 percent of the college student population is made up of adults going back to school, compared to 6 percent in 1980. Another 3.4 million older students are enrolled part-time, many training for new careers or upgrading job skills in the current challenging economic climate, according to a CCAC press release.
School officials said CCAC has options for everyone.
“People can go to school to pursue their lifelong dreams, change careers and develop new job skills for today’s modern workforce,” said Charles Bostaph, dean of student development at CCAC–Boyce Campus in Monroeville. “There are local jobs available, but you must have up-to-date skills.”
CCAC offers financial aid packages, career services and job placement assistance.
CCAC–Boyce Campus offers majors in Accounting, Allied Health, Business, Computers, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Nursing, Paralegal and many transfer programs.
Those interested in learning more can contact the Boyce Campus admissions office at 724-325-6614 or apply online at www.ccac.edu.