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.
The Institute was established in the early 1980s, predominately offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. In the early 1990s CCAC expanded the mission of the Institute to include EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Emergency Management. PSI trains approximately 15,000 students per year in public safety programs in Allegheny, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren and Washington Counties. Emergency Medical Services includes popular training in:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Fire, rescue and HAZMATPSI Training & Education Partnership (TEP)
CCAC PSI offers a Training & Education Partnership (TEP) pay-as-you-go program for emergency services agencies in western Pennsylvania with an annual maximum cost of training for qualifying members. Fees are program-based for the required minimum number of students per course. See the CCAC PSI Fire & Rescue Course Fee Catalog for courses.
FireVEST Scholarship Program
Are you an Allegheny County volunteer firefighter thinking about
getting your college degree? Check out CCAC's FireVEST Scholarship
program to see if it's right for you. Read more.
OSHA Training -- Registering for Spring 2019The Public Safety Institute now offers training in Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) both for General Industry and for the Construction Industry. Read more.
EMT, BLS Provider & AEMT Training Registering for 2018Classes are available and registering now for Provider training in Southwestern PA. See the EMT Course Packet and Schedule, AEMT Course Packet and Schedule and BLS Provider Course Packet and Schedule for information, dates and locations.
New Paramedic Training Launching in Sharon in Spring
2019CCAC and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to
offer a new satellite Paramedic program at the Sharon, PA facility.
The Paramedic program will provide participants with the knowledge
and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry
certification as paramedics. Applicants must be at minimum
certified EMTs. See the Paramedic Course Packet and Schedule for information and dates. Contact Thomas Perry or Jennifer LaDue for more
American Heart Association (AHA) ProgramsCCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align and where AHA training is offered in Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescue CPR), BLS Instructor, and both HeartCode® ACLS and HeartCode® PALS. Read more.
Recertification is also available for anyone involved in public safety as well as for members of the general public who are interested in learning more and includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Life Support training for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.