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 CCAC Public Relations office, a part of Institutional Advancement, provides up-to-date information and news reports about the college and serves as a liaison between the college and the media.
To that end, we maintain an archive of recent press releases. You can read press releases from the current year by clicking the links below, or click the links to the left to view press releases from past years. You can also access media coverage of the college by viewing CCAC in the News.
On Dec. 20, the University of Pittsburgh will officially enter a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Community College of Allegheny County. The program is called the Pittsburgh Admissions Collaboration (PAC).
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will offer a Film Technician Certificate program at its South Campus, beginning in January 2017, which will train students for in-demand careers with family sustaining wages.
Community College of Allegheny County will host a public discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act on Friday, December 2, in the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium on Allegheny Campus.
The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Leveraging the Collective Strengths of Labor and Management to Secure Exceptional Employee Benefits,” a labor and management discussion taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, at Boyce Campus.
Community College of Allegheny County South Campus student RyKai Wright has been selected as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) 2017 DREAM Scholar.
The Community College of Allegheny County will hold an induction ceremony for new Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members on Friday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. on CCAC Allegheny Campus.
Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Golf team member Jake Gazella of Imperial made the All-Conference team of the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) and finished the season with the conference’s lowest scoring average (74.5).
The Community College of Allegheny County and Robert Morris University in Moon Township have completed a collaborative agreement to enable CCAC students who have earned an Associate of Science in Cybersecurity to seamlessly transfer into the Cyber Forensics and Information Security Bachelor of Science program at RMU.
Quintin Bullock, president of the Community College of Allegheny County, will be presiding over the grill and serving up two of his famous barbecue specialties, Texas potato salad and lemonade, at QB’s BBQ during Saturday’s Open House.
Applications are being accepted now through January 15, 2017 for admission to the Summer '17 or Fall '17 Respiratory Therapy program.
Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Cross Country team member Cody DiVecchio of Burgettstown finished first, among 20 runners, at the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) Championship held at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pa., on October 15.
Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey team defeated Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, October 22, by a score of 8 to 3.
Quintin Bullock, president of the Community College of Allegheny County, will be presiding over the grill and serving up two of his famous barbecue specialties, Texas potato salad and lemonade, at QB’s BBQ during Wednesday’s Open House.
CCAC is partnering with the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity and Prime Stage Theatre to offer You Belong to Me, a play about young adult and teen dating violence.
Hundreds of students from all over the globe who are attending 10 area colleges and universities are being warmly welcomed to the region today.
Allegheny County Council will honor recent graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County FireVEST scholarship program during the council’s upcoming meeting scheduled to take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse.
The Community College of Allegheny County will conduct a question and answer session on the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program on Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus in Jones Hall, Room 102.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, October 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.
CCAC adjunct faculty member Bilita McIntosh has been awarded the title of Ms. Pennsylvania Plus America 2016. She will compete for the title of Miss American Beauties Plus Elite Queen at the national pageant, which will be held October 5–9 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus and Braddock Hills Center will hold a variety of workshops and activities for job seekers during Career Week, October 3–7. These activities are free and open to the public.
Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center is inviting high school students, parents, community members and local businesses to Manufacturing Day 2016 on Wednesday, October 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, October 26, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.
A partnership between the Community College of Allegheny County and ACHIEVA, a nonprofit organization supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and their families, has yielded a bountiful harvest from the CCAC South Campus community garden this summer.
The Community College of Allegheny County, in response to the sudden closure of all ITT Educational Services technical schools, is working to accommodate ITT Technical Institute students to enable them to complete their educational and career goals. To that end, the college is providing orientation/information sessions for former ITT students at CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Side and CCAC West Hills Center in Oakdale.
The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Club will host their third “Cookout in the Park with Healthcare Options” on Saturday, September 10, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Cedar Park located on Pittsburgh’s North Side, across the street from Light of Life Mission at 10 East North Avenue.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the newly completed Honors Center on Monday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. Speakers will include CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC South Campus President Charlene Newkirk and CCAC Honors Program Director Julia Fennell, as well as current and former CCAC Honors students.
CCAC will host enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, October 26, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning October 5 and continuing through November 2 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. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.
CCAC is offering a night-shift Welding Technology program that will run from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Registration is open for the program now, which begins September 6.
The CCAC South Campus Summer Theatre will present the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls on August 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13.
CCAC has received a $50,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments to promote the retention and academic success of male students of color through the college’s Men of Merit Initiative.
CCAC and Community Empowerment Association (CEA) have entered into a collaborative partnership to implement the Caring Connections to Careers pilot program. The initiative will provide job readiness, life skills and soft skills training, as well as career pathways aimed at obtaining family sustaining careers for those interested in becoming work-ready for the myriad employment opportunities in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
CCAC and Clarion University have entered into a collaborative agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students who have earned an Associate of Science from CCAC in Technology, Workforce Development and Aviation into the subsequent Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership, a degree completion program, at Clarion University.
CCAC South Campus students, under the direction of renowned installation artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, are creating a mosaic tile artwork that will be unveiled on Thursday, June 16, at 6:45 p.m. as part of CCAC’s 50th anniversary celebration.
CCAC alumnus Mathew Davis has been accepted into the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
CCAC will hold a drone demonstration and press conference on Allegheny Campus in advance of a new course being offered at the college—Introduction to small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). The event will include a demonstration of a small training drone that will be used during the class, as well as a display of a variety of drones.
The Community College of Allegheny County and Westminster College have entered into a collaborative agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students into seven baccalaureate programs at the private liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pa.
CCAC North Campus student John McCabe helped his team to finish first at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Golf Tournament, held May 6–8 at Cumberland Country Club in Cumberland, Maryland.
CCAC South Campus Theatre will hold auditions for the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls on Sunday, June 5, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A chance meeting with a pro-democracy Chinese activist in the gift shop of an Indian hotel resulted in an invitation to meet the Dalai Lama and, ultimately, a new educational path and passion for CCAC graduate Theresa Osborne Ward.
CCAC has received a 2016 Allegheny West Preservation Award for its renovation of West Hall, located in the 800 block of Ridge Avenue on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.
CCAC is pleased to announce a partnership with the U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge, a leadership initiative aiming to create energy efficiency solutions and accelerate investments by companies, organizations and local government.