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.
NOTE: CCAC no longer administers the GED
CCAC offers free GED Preparation Classes. For complete
scheduling and registration procedures, please visit
Register for GED Preparation Classes.
A Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma may be issued to
any Pennsylvania resident who does not possess a secondary school
diploma and who is at least 18 years of age upon presentation of
evidence of full matriculation and the satisfactory completion of a
minimum of one full year or 30 semester hours of study at an
accredited institution of postsecondary education located in the
United States. An official college transcript is acceptable
evidence for award of this diploma.
Applicants must complete and sign a request form certifying that
they meet the criteria for award of a Commonwealth Diploma. For
completed details, visit the PDE Commonwealth Secondary School
Diploma webpage, and follow the directions under the
heading "30 College Credit Option".
Allegheny County Residents who obtain their GED
Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma are eligible for one
tuition-free 3-credit course at CCAC within six months of receiving
the diploma. For further details and eligibility requirements,
please visit Scholarships.
If you have taken and passed the GED test in the past, and
would like to request an official transcript of your results, go to
PA DOE GED Transcript Request Form, and follow
the instructions there.