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.
Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
This program is for individuals who desire only specialized
courses designed for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers
and school age children. Students receive specialized training in
the physical, emotional, social and cognitive care of infants,
toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. They learn the job
responsibilities of professionals and identify suitable employment
situations and career opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate
Students can apply the credits earned in the diploma program
toward a program toward a certificate or associate degree in Early
Education and Child Development. Upon completion of this program,
graduates may seek employment as a preschool teacher or as an early
childhood educational aide and can work in child care agencies, day
care, preschool programs, public and private schools, before and
after school programs or private homes.
Weekly field observations and experiences are required
throughout the course work in this program. Students must be
eligible for clearances through the Federal Bureau of lnvestigation
(FBI) Criminal History Clearance (Act 114), Pennsylvania State
Police Criminal History Check (Act 34) and the Pennsylvania Child
Abuse History Record Check (Act 151) and meet local requirements of
the field placement site.