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 Biotechnology (416.4).
This program is designed for students who already have a
baccalaureate degree in the sciences and want to expand their
background in biotechnology. The curriculum is designed to include
background courses in biology and chemistry, with special emphasis
on molecular biology and the specific techniques for the
biotechnology industry. Career paths include lab technician or a
Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate
BTC-204 Biotechnology Internship consists of 120 hours in a lab.
Prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in the following courses: BIO-151
(General Biology 1), BIO-175 (Microbiology), BIO-216 (Cell
Biology), CHM-151 (General Chemistry 1) and CHM-152 (General Chemistry
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