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.
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The Community College of Allegheny County is hosting enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.
CCAC Executive Director of Government and External Affairs named one of 10 Pittsburgh recipients of the 2015 Most Powerful & Influential Women.
South Campus Theatre students will perform The Three Musketeers, a family-oriented, classic tale of adventure, camaraderie, honor and heroism, at 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.
CCAC North Campus hosts a Fall Carnival October 23. All proceeds will go to fund a trip to India for Honor students who will participate in an international study tour in January 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning October 7 and continuing through November 4 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, October 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.
Allegheny County Council will honor graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County FireVEST scholarship program during the council’s upcoming meeting.
Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center will host Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The college will join thousands of businesses and schools across North America for the annual event, held to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Community College of Allegheny County will host a youth town hall meeting titled “Youth Speak & We Listen!” on Thursday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, located on the North Shore. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Student Services Center on Ridge Avenue.
A hands-on workshop titled “It Can Wait! Don’t Text and Drive” will be presented at the Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus on Wednesday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Atrium Stage and Pit area of the campus. The workshop is open to all CCAC students, staff and alumni.
In remembrance of those lost on 9/11 and in honor of those who serve, Community College of Allegheny County is conducting a coat drive, dubbed “Notes and Coats,” to benefit homeless veterans and first responders in need.
Community College of Allegheny County is joining today with community colleges around the country in launching the Heads Up campaign, a national grassroots movement designed to rally support for President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal, which calls for making two years of a community college education free to responsible students.
In celebration of 50 years of providing quality, affordable and accessible education that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success, the Community College of Allegheny County will honor 50 Distinguished Alumni at its 50th Anniversary Gala on November 19, 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all four campus locations: Allegheny Campus (North Shore), Boyce Campus (Monroeville), North Campus (McCandless), South Campus (West Mifflin) and West Hills Center (Oakdale).
The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all campuses and the West Hills Center.
Administrators from Community College of Allegheny County and Penn State University have signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students into baccalaureate programs at six Penn State campuses, including Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango. The agreement is effective this fall. Leaders from Penn State and CCAC made the announcement at an event on Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Center on Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh.
The Community College of Allegheny County is now providing in-state, in-county tuition rates to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including reservists, their spouses and their children, regardless of where they live.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that keeps both last year’s budget and the current rate of tuition intact but allows for an increase in the technology fee. Tuition for Allegheny County residents remains at $104.75 per credit or $1,571.25 per full-time semester (12 to 18 credits).
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre Company, Food for Groundlings, presents Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet at 7:30 p.m. June 17 through June 20 in the campus theatre.
The Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine are further expanding their Heads UP Pittsburgh concussion awareness program to include additional locations, introduction of the Pediatric version and a free neck-strength kit to the first 1,000 participants in the new testing period beginning June 15. Community College of Allegheny County will once again serve as host to neurocognitive baseline testing at its Boyce, North, South and West Hills Center campuses.
Recent graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County Nursing program (South Campus), Deepak Acharya and Chandra Neupane are eager to begin their nursing careers in Pittsburgh.
The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate its 2015 commencement with ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14 at the Petersen Events Center located on the upper campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. A gathering of approximately 3,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and other guests are expected to attend to recognize the nearly 500 graduates who will participate in the ceremony. A total of 2,470 CCAC students are candidates for graduation.
Dwight Boddorf, director of Veterans Services at Community College of Allegheny County, has been appointed to two national advisory boards, which sought him out for his expertise in serving college students who are transitioning from military service.
Students in the Massage Therapy program at CCAC’s Boyce Campus will have a hand, or two, in helping runners relax and rejuvenate following the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 3. Kevin Anderson, CCAC associate professor and coordinator of the Massage Therapy program, along with about 20 of his current and former students and several colleagues will provide free massages at Point State Park for runners who would like a massage following the 26-mile race.
Members of Alpha Mu Theta, a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, are looking to get their hands dirty this weekend as they help to make local waterways cleaner for the bald eagles and other wildlife that live along the Monongahela River in Hays. The chapter is conducting a clean-up event for its Urban Raptor Project on Saturday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. along Duck Hollow Trail.
The Community College of Allegheny County is sponsoring a Community Job Fair with the Community Empowerment Association and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The free event is open to the public, and CCAC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. The job fair will take place at the Community Empowerment Association, located across from CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center, at 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh 15208.
Dr. Paul Gentile, former dean of Workforce Training & Development at CCAC North Campus, has completed his second book, “Salvatore and Maria, Finding Paradise.” The compelling story takes the reader along on young Salvatore Ciccone’s eventful journey to find the American dream.
The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Building Pittsburgh: A Unique Labor & Management Partnership,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22.
The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation will honor four outstanding individuals and one outstanding community organization at the 2015 "Legends in Leadership" awards banquet Thursday, April 23.
The Community College of Allegheny County, in conjunction with Healthyworks of Pennsylvania and the Central Blood Bank, is hosting a community Health Fair & Blood Drive Tuesday, March 24 at its North Campus location in McCandless. The blood drive will be held in the campus Student Lounge and the health fair will be held in the campus Atrium between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, March 16, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.
In honor of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County is hosting a free presentation entitled From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 25, from 1:00 until 2:15 p.m. in Room 3002 at its North Campus location in McCandless.
In an effort to better serve the CCAC Veteran’s community, Veterans Services is now offering a live online chat for new and current students on the CCAC website between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions about your benefits, classes or anything Vet related do not hesitate to use the new online function. It is quick and easy and you can save yourself a phone call or a trip to campus.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a lecture on clergy participation during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Presented by Dr. J. LaVon Kincaid Sr., a retired United Methodist pastor, the lecture will take place on February 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at South Campus Tiger's Lair, Room A309.
Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges on Monday unveiled a statewide effort to enable adult learners to transform life and work experiences into college credit, saving money and time spent working toward a degree.
The Community College of Allegheny County, in addition to Pennsylvania’s 13 other community colleges, is participating in College Credit Fast Track, the first statewide prior learning assessment (PLA) initiative in the country.
PITTSBURGH—Philip Little, education and outreach specialist for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, will present a workshop on “The Serious Impact of Social Media on our Lives” Wednesday, September 24, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. in room 3002 at CCAC’s North Campus in McCandless, Pa.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Women in Leadership Symposium Thursday, August 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore).
PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus student Shelley Spaw has been honored with an Allegheny County Emergency Medical Services Council EMS Champion Award for services performed during her field experience with the Canonsburg Ambulance Service. Spaw was presented with the award at the council’s 37th Annual Meeting held June 12 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland.
PITTSBURGH—For the fourth consecutive year, the Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a $15,000 grant to foster appreciation of classic works of literature. The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Artsin partnership with Arts Midwest, provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate one of 36 selections from US and world literature.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host the sixteenth annual College Success 101 conference Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Shore. This free conference is open to high school students enrolled in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and other area high schools who wish to learn more about the college search process, admissions criteria, financial aid and scholarship opportunities as well as other aspects pertaining to college selection and enrollment.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that addresses a projected budget shortfall though a combination of cuts to expenses and a modest tuition increase.
Allegheny County high school and community college students, veterans, prison inmates and library patrons are separated by generations and experience, but Barbara Evans says Pittsburgh's Big Read has the potential to spark powerful responses among them as they read Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War classic, “The Things They Carried.”
The Community College of Allegheny County will kick off a month-long series of outreach events designed to promote literacy, reading and community engagement with a free public event, The Big Read in Pittsburgh, held Monday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. The event will follow recognition of the initiative from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
The Community College of Allegheny County has been selected to receive two 2014 Accolade Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades Committee.
Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre presents the Pulitzer award-winning play, Picnic, at 8:00 p.m. November 7 through November 9 and November 14 through November 16.