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.
10-26-2010 -- Full CCAC scholarships offered for firefighters
PITTSBURGH-Residents of Allegheny County can receive full
scholarships to the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) by
committing to serve with a volunteer fire department for the next
five years. The registration deadline for the spring term is
A partnership between CCAC and Allegheny County, the FireVEST
program provides scholarships to residents of Allegheny County who
are either current volunteers or who join a volunteer fire
department in Allegheny County. More than 100 Allegheny County
residents have participated in the program since January 2009.
Applicants must apply and be accepted to CCAC; file for federal
and state financial aid; and complete the financial aid process on
time and in its entirety. Applications for the FireVEST program are
available on CCAC's web site at www.ccac.edu (search keyword
"FireVEST") or by contacting the Allegheny County Fire Academy at
412.931.3158, ext. 5.
If awarded a scholarship, the recipient must meet the
The FireVEST Advisory Board will review all applications
and other forms to assess scholarship eligibility and to determine
scholarship recipients. Being accepted into membership of the
sponsoring agency (volunteer fire company) and/or being accepted
for enrollment at CCAC does not guarantee the student will be
awarded a scholarship under the FireVEST program, nor does it
guarantee acceptance into limited-enrollment CCAC programs.
Instead, the recruitment needs of the sponsoring agencies are the
first priority when selecting scholarship recipients.
For additional information on the FireVEST program, contact the
Allegheny County Fire Academy at 412-931-3158 ext. 5 or email@example.com.
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.