Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CIT: Programs

CCAC offers students several ways of starting or continuing a career in Information Sciences and Information Technology:

  • The Associate Degree in Computer & Information Science is targeted at students intending to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree, saving them thousands of dollars over what would be spent in the first two years of a four-year college or university program. Students interested in this degree should consult a CCAC transfer counselor to determine what courses to take that will meet the requirements of college you are considering attending. CCAC maintains articulation agreements with a number of local colleges and universities, such as:
    -- Penn State University's Information Sciences & Technology degree program, available at their main campus and branch campuses in New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, and Beaver.
    -- California University's Computer Engineering Technology degree program, available at their California, PA Campus.
  • CCAC offers students intending to find entry-level employment in the IT field immediately after completing a course of studies (and perhaps eventually pursuing a bachelor's degree) several Associate Degrees in Computer & Information Technology. A common core set of six CIT courses are required for each CIT degree in addition to four other computer courses in the following areas of concentration:
  • Students who have already obtained a degree in another field or wanting to upgrade their skills should consider one of several Certificate Programs in the following areas of concentration: