The Community College of Allegheny County maintains a caring educational gateway to workforce and academic attainment and provides a comprehensive and integrated learning network that unites faculty, staff, students, community, education and business partners.
Provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.
In keeping with the college vision, mission and goals and values CCAC constantly strives to create and maintain meaningful community partnerships.
Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative
The Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative (BWC) is a partnership with Allegheny General Hospital's Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI), the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) and the North Side Leadership Conference (NSLC). Through a National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant, scholarship are being offered to train students as biotechnology lab technicians.
FireVEST Scholarship Program
The FireVEST scholarship program is a partnership between the Allegheny County Executive, the Allegheny County Fire Academy and CCAC to offer full scholarships for an associate’s degree or certificate program at CCAC, as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy. The program is open to up to 200 volunteer firefighters annually.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a technological, problem-solving tool designed to answer questions in the sciences, resource management and development planning as well as a host of other areas. Employers see potential employees with GIS knowledge and experience as a valuble added benefit, giving candidates a competitive edge.
Marcellus Shale—Energy Training
To meet the growing necessity for a trained workforce in multiple positions associated with the Marcellus Shale, CCAC has put together an exciting strategy for training. This strategy recognizes the workforce needs of the entire industry (exploration, drilling and production), which incorporates a wide range of occupations and, therefore, greater training opportunities.
SPUR (Southwestern Pennsylvania Urban Revitalization)
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Urban Revitalization (SPUR) grant initiative is a collaborative project between several local organizations uniting to provide academic training and entrepreneurial assistance to urban and inner-suburban areas.