The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Many of the programs at CCAC have a certificate/diploma option. Credit values associated with certificate and
diploma awards vary from 15 to approximately 30 credits and can
be completed in four to 12 months of full-time study (longer
for part-time students). The credits that students earn to
receive a certificate award can often be used toward an
associate's degree in the same program. Many certificate and diploma programs also appeal to students with previous degrees
who wish to acquire new employment skills.
College graduates should have an awareness of the world around them, as well as general knowledge and skills in specific areas. The CCAC learning environment is
designed to provide students with experiences necessary to
explore critical areas of knowledge. Some of these areas are