In 1967, CCAC started a GED program in Pittsburgh’s Homewood Brushton community. The program was soon expanded to include an Adult Basic Education Center offering college credit.
By 1981, the rapid growth and popularity of the programs demanded construction of the Homewood Brushton Center, a two story, 32,000 square foot facility housing classrooms, a Learning Resource Center, a reading lab, two fully equipped computer labs, 2 e-learning rooms and one presentation room (high technology rooms) a science resource room and a state of the art science lab for anatomy and physiology, chemistry and microbiology courses.
The HBC is located in the heart of Homewood and is convenient to bus routes and the Martin Luther King East Busway. For the CCAC—Homewood-Brushton Center contact person, phone number and address, see the HBC Contact Us page.
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Community EducationCCAC is proud of its relationships with Community agencies, particularly the YMCA where we offer HPE, Health and Physical Education classes.
HBC is excited about the addition of a new Multicultural and Diverse course offering in the Ethnic and Diversity Studies Department (ETH) Under the leadership of Dr. Ralph Proctor, an array of courses were developed to expand the cultural and historical awareness of our student body.
The Homewood Brushton Center offers a Barber Training Program in partnership with Wade’s Barber shop and Salon, located adjacent to HBC. The 1250 hour program will train consumers to become Barbers and allow them to sit for the licensure test. In the near future, the Center is looking to offer some new and innovative programming to meet the needs of our communities in the Pittsburgh area.
Through a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, free GED preparation classes are offered two days a week at CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The course focuses on each of the five sections of the GED examination: Reading, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Writing.
Interested individuals should contact Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) at 412.393.7600 to register. All incoming students must attend an orientation before joining the class.
Students can contact the Deans of Student Development with questions relating to more than 30 topics, like student accounts, financial aid, graduation or job placement & career services.