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.
CCAC’s East/West Project is designed to help students
prepare for high-demand jobs in Heating and Air Conditioning, Plumbing and
The East/West Project serves students who live in the Hill District, Uptown and West Oakland neighborhoods. The project provides:
The East/West Project provides training in three areas:
Heating and Air Conditioning This certificate program is intended for students to
study, in a hands-on environment, the installation, service and maintenance of
heating and air conditioning equipment. Students will learn the fundamental
concepts of electricity, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, plus
installation and preventive maintenance and EPA certification preparation.
Students will be eligible to take the EPA Refrigerant
Usage certification exam upon successful completion of the HAC certificate.
Plumbing This short-term training program is designed to offer
students an opportunity to acquire the basic skills required to assist with the
installation and repair of plumbing systems in residences and small buildings.
Students will be eligible to take the American Society of
Sanitary Engineering certification exam upon successful completion of the
Plumbing certificate program.
Welding TechnologyThis certificate program provides students with the
entry-level skills to work as a welder in small and large companies.
Students will be eligible to take the American Welding
Society Shielded Metal Arc Welding Code Certification exam upon successful
completion of the Welding certificate. Full-time students in this certificate
program are prepared for the American Welding Society certification in four
For more information about the East/West Project or to
register, please contact Roslynne Wilson (412.237.2511).