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.
07-28-2010 -- CCAC–Allegheny hosts “Biotech Boot Camp”
PITTSBURGH- The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Allegheny Campus will host a one-day camp through grants from the
National Science Foundation and the CCAC Educational
Foundation. The camp will be held on Friday, July 30, for boys
and girls ages 9-16 within the CCAC community who are interested in
learning about biology, including children of participants in the
Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative.
CCAC faculty members and students will be on hand to assist with
camp activities, which include touring campus science labs and a
guest speaker from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's
The camp will last from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Parents and
guardians have been invited to attend for an event wrap-up at
2:30. A light breakfast, lunch and a gift bag will be provided
for each camper.
The Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative is a joint initiative
of CCAC, Allegheny General Hospital, the Allegheny Singer Research
Institute, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative and the
North Side Leadership Conference. Its goal is to widen the spectrum
of available skilled healthcare and biotechnology workers in the
region, providing tuition and support to veterans and disadvantaged
women in Pittsburgh's North Side with the support of grants from
several partners, including nearly $600,000 from the National
Science Foundation in May 2009. The first graduates of the program
walked in CCAC's May 2010 commencement.
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.