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 1968 to meet the needs of the community and five secondary sending schools in Clearfield County. The county’s population, according to the 2000 census statistics, is over 83,000 people.
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 of the five sending schools, 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: Automotive Mechanics, Carpentry and Building Construction, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and Food Management, Diesel Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Digital Media Arts, Drafting and Design, Electrical Occupations, Health Occupations, Information Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Masonry Construction, Welding and Metal Fabrication. There are additional programs specifically for adults in Truck Driver Training, Practical Nursing, Cosmetology, Nail Technician, and Cosmetology Instructor. Short-term, adult evening classes are offered in the Fall and Spring and cover all topics and areas from computer based courses to PA state Inspection certification.