Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Degree Components

The distribution of your courses across the following three areas determines whether the program you have selected leads to an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree.

Basic Skills

Effective college learning requires competency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, reasoning and study skills. Computer literacy is also recommended, and is required by many programs. Each program at CCAC develops these skills.

General Education

Sometimes called distribution requirements, each Community College program contains a number of courses that introduce you to a common core of knowledge.

Specialized Knowledge

The program core and program electives are courses that provide knowledge and skills for your particular educational goals, whether you decide to continue your education at a four-year school, to seek employment after graduation or to pursue both paths.