The Western Pennsylvania Electrical JATC and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) have worked as partners since 2000 to help apprentices earn an Associate of Science degree.
Once accepted into the Western Pennsylvania Electrical Registered Apprenticeship Program, students can apply to CCAC for the 608.2 Program.
Click here for CCAC’s information on the placement test.
Click here for practice placement tests provided by CCAC.
During the five-year apprenticeship program, apprentices take classes, one per semester for the five years of the apprenticeship, with CCAC that will qualify them for an associate’s degree. The courses are done in-person at the Pittsburgh Training Center or Clearfield Training Center (based on apprentice’s location), facilitated by esteemed faculty as well as BlackBoard, a communication and learning tool, to facilitate online learning.
The students in this program make up a 96% graduation rate, from an average of 19 counties and learn in class sizes of roughly 12 students.
The Western Pennsylvania Electrical JATC pays for all of the books and tuition for students to earn the degree. This also includes the program’s students CCAC student benefits with no associated costs.
With the education provided by the Western Pennsylvania Electrical JATC, students need to take the following courses (one per semester) to earn an Associate’s Degree:
- Computer Information Technology Elective (CIT-100) – 3-4 credits
- English Composition 1 (ENG-101) or Technical English (ENG-111) – 3 credits *
- English Composition 2 (ENG-102) or Technical Communications (ENG-103) – 3 credits*
- Mathematics for the Industries (MAT-191) or Intermediate Algebra (MAT-108) – 3-4 credits *
- Physical Science for the Industries (PHS-161) or Basic Physics (PHY-100) – 3-4 credits *
- Organizational Psychology (PSY-116) – 3 credits
- Oral Communication (SPH-101) – 3 credits
Course descriptions can be found on the CCAC website.
*Placement based on admissions test results.
When at the Training Center, CCAC has a point of contact for all of our students, Genevieve Foote. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the office on the second floor, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This degree is another tool in your back pocket that makes you a more knowledgeable electrical worker. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Integrate electrical system installations consistent with architectural considerations.
- Solve complex problems through the use of decision making and critical thinking.
- Make correlations between basic scientific information about the nature of matter as it relates to understanding electrical theory.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to work in residential, industrial and commercial construction and teledata industry.