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.
SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready) is
a set of articulation agreements that seamlessly links high school and college Career
and Technical Education (CTE)
together. SOAR, allows high school graduates to earn college credit for
successfully completing certain CTE programs at a technical high school. With SOAR credits, a student can graduate with
an associate's degree sooner, and with the technical skills necessary to join
the workforce in a High Priority Occupation.
SOAR is part of the Perkins Career & Technical Education
Grant, and is sometimes referred to by its previous name, Programs of
CCAC has signed onto 58 SOAR
articulation agreements in the following areas:
To see which CCAC courses have been articulated for
specific SOAR programs, use CollegeTransfer.net or view the pdf file Articulated CCAC Courses by CIP.
What are the
advantages of SOAR for students?
What does a high school
student need to do to earn the articulated SOAR credits at
must students submit to CCAC for SOAR
To get a printable set of SOAR documents (Task List Coversheet,
Secondary Competency Task List Coversheet and a program Task Grid)
go to gettingthemthere.com.
When does a CCAC student get the articulated
Unless stated otherwise in the agreement, students will be awarded the
articulated credits upon the successful completion of their first CCAC course.
Where will CCAC's SOAR
students come from?Any high school Career and Technical Education student,
who successfully fulfills the requirements of a secondary SOAR
program, can earn articulated credits at any community college or
postsecondary institution within Pennsylvania that has signed onto
that particular SOAR agreement. For CCAC, we anticipate that most
of our SOAR students will come from the Pittsburgh Public Schools
or one of Allegheny County's five Career and Technical Education