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.
Also see Automotive Technology Program (350.3) and Automotive Technology Program (349.3).
This program prepares students to service and repair today's
high-tech automobiles. While completing this two-year program,
students attend classes for 10 weeks and then work in a co-op
environment for 10–12 weeks for five consecutive semesters. This
program includes instruction in component identification, removal
and reassembly of components, fault diagnosis in automatic
transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic
systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air
conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, suspension and
Emerging green technologies such as plug-in electrics and
natural gas powered vehicles, as well as currently produced hybrids
will also be introduced. Academic courses included in the
associate's degree program provide students with the necessary
background for effective communication and increased opportunities
for career advancement.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate
CCAC's automotive curriculum prepares the student to take tests
necessary to earn Pennsylvania Safety and Emission Inspection
Licensing and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification.
Course sections will be unique for dealership-sponsored students
leading to manufacturers' certification with Chrysler LLC, Ford
Motor Company and General Motors Corporation.
Programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians
Educational Foundation (NATEF). All CCAC instructors are ASE
Certified Master Technicians with years of industry repair
experience and manufacturer-trained automotive technology
The CCAC-North Campus Automotive program is available at the
CCAC West Hills Center. Credit for some courses may be awarded for
work completed at an area career and technology center, trade
school or in the military.