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.
04-13-2010 -- CCAC art students create chairs for charity
PITTSBURGH-Students at the Community College of Allegheny County
(CCAC) Washington County center have found a creative way to
combine art with service. "Charity chairs," each designed and
created from materials gathered by students in Art Appreciation
106, represent 16 local charities.
The chairs will be on display throughout April at
CCAC-Washington County center (Washington Crown Center, 1500 W.
Chestnut St., Washington). During that time, students, faculty,
staff and members of the public are encouraged to vote for their
favorites by leaving a donation in the can by each chair. Donations
will benefit the respective charities.
"This assignment allowed students an artistic way to connect
art, our college and our community," said Deborah Mainwaring, the
The charities selected by students include the American Heart
Association, Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Toys for Tots, Martha
Washington Garden Club, American Lung Association, Washington
County Humane Society, Relay for Life and other local
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 31,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 33,000 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.