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
Also see Early Education & Child Development 621.6.
This program is primarily for students who work with children
and/or their families. It provides theoretical and practical
information enabling students to develop job skills for working
with infants, toddlers, school age children and their families.
Students learn the developmental needs of children and
developmentally appropriate activities for children of various
ages. Students receive the training in the physical, social,
emotional and psychological needs of children. Information on
children with special needs and the impacts on their families are
included in the program along with an emphasis on diversity and the
professionalism needed for working with children and their
families. Students become aware of the effects of social conditions
on the development of children and study the laws and regulations
pertaining to children and agencies that work with them.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate
Students can complete the certificate before pursuing a degree
program. Courses in the program are also helpful for parents.
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.
Completion of this program enables students to work in childcare
centers, family day care homes, schools, agencies serving students
with special needs or as in-home childcare professionals. Graduates
may seek employment as a childcare assistant, nanny or as an early
childhood educational assistant.