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Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC), located at 1620 River Road, just off Interstate 80 in Central Pennsylvania, is a technical educational institution founded in 1969 to meet the needs of the community and six secondary sending schools in Clearfield County. The county's population, according to the 2000 census statistics, is over 83,000 people. CCCTC also operates a Practical Nursing Program at the former ITEC site on Montmorenci Avenue, Ridgway.
The mission of CCCTC is to provide quality career-technical education programs and services that prepare youth and adults for success in the workplace, postsecondary, and community, now and in the future. Approximately 400 secondary students are served annually in fifteen various technology programs; and over 900 adults enroll annually in over 40 daytime and evening adult courses and programs. The Joint Operating Committee, consisting of one member from each sending school, is the governing body of the Center.
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center also has the availability of quality, well-trained, certified instructors in all areas from mathematics to electronics to OSHA instruction, many who teach adult courses as well. Procedures are in place to provide course development, advertising, learning support, recordkeeping/attendance reports, program evaluation, and the awarding of certificates of completion.
The facility has classrooms that allow for hands-on training, as well as teacher-led classroom instruction with traditional chalkboards. Media and technical support equipment, such as white boards and projectors for PowerPoint presentations, are widely used. Two fully-equipped labs are accessible for both computer training and on-line instruction. Rooms are available for use by outside agencies, organizations and other training providers as well.
The following daytime curricula, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are available for secondary and adult students: Electronics and Communications Technology, Residential and Commercial Electrical Technology, Carpentry and Building Construction, Masonry and Building Construction, Architectural Drafting, Precision Machining, Welding, Culinary Arts and Food Management, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Health and Medical Technology, Cosmetology, Management Information Systems and Computer Business Technology, Webpage Design, Distributive Education and Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.There are additional programs specifically for adults in Highway Construction Inspector, Truck Driver Training, Nurse Aide and Practical Nursing. Short-term, adult evening classes are offered in the Fall and Spring and cover all topics and areas from computer-based courses in Microsoft Office XP to PA Mechanics Inspection certification.