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.
Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Police officers protect the lives and
property of individuals by working in municipal police departments, county
sheriff departments and state highway patrol stations. Uniformed police
officers have duties such as maintaining regular patrols and responding to
calls for service, directing traffic, investigating a burglary and building
relationships with the citizens of the community to mobilize them to help
fight crime through community policing.The corrections option prepares
students to work as correctional officers or prison guards to maintain
security and prevent escapes by individuals who have been arrested and are
awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve
time in a jail, reformatory or penitentiary. Graduates work for a local,
state or federal agency in corrections and criminology.
forensics option offers specialized and cross-disciplinary knowledge and
skills necessary for performing professional duties as computer forensic
examiners/technicians, analysts and auditors in law enforcement agencies or
private environment security. Students selecting this track will be required
to have a prerequisite of CIT-100 Computer Fundamentals and Applications
and submit to a criminal background check.Graduates may find
employment as probation or parole officers who supervise adults and
juveniles who are convicted of crimes but placed on probation instead of
being sent to prison or who have been incarcerated and released from prison.
Public agencies employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff
departments and state highway patrol stations.
The program also
enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the
Students must choose one of the following fields of study: A, B
Students can only use CJC-211 once to fulfill fourth semester requirements
Students intending to transfer to an institution that is participating in the state-wide articulation agreement (TAOC) should select their courses as indicated. It is recommended that if students are planning to transfer to another specific institution that they meet with a transfer counselor.