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 North's innovation lab is a collaborative space that houses our
cybersecurity, data analytics, multimedia programming, simulation
and gaming programs. The lab comprises of a Virtual Reality (VR)
and Augmented Reality (AR) lab, brainstorming space, 24 PC and 24
Apple computer labs and kitchenette for industry meetings. The lab
was designed to promote cross-disciplinary instruction having the
capacity for instruction in either two separate classes or one
larger class being facilitated within the space.
Additionally, the primary purpose of the lab is to facilitate
dialogue and innovation between the IT industry, faculty and
students with project-based learning developed through an
innovation lab network membership. Please consider joining our
growing list of industry members who work with our faculty and
students on industry projects. For more information, please
Marketing Project-Based Learning: Utilizing our Innovation
Lab, students taking the Principles of Marketing class taught by Tracy
McDonough, designed signs to advertise the Economy Borough’s 60th
Anniversary Celebration. The Parks and Recreation Board voted on the
designs and the sign they have chosen is shown below. Twenty-five of
these 18x24 signs were posted around the borough prior to the event.
Students also created social media posts with additional marketing ideas and
strategies which were then incorporated into the community’s outreach efforts. Link to more information.
The Innovation Lab has joined the Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) of Pittsburgh. VRARA is a global industry association that strives to offer a connected local & global community of members through its initiatives like the Industry Committees, theDirectory, Resources, and via local Chapters that hold local events. Chapters are run by a local Chapter President that helps coordinate events, case studies, promote member companies and connect and introduce members in the local community and across the globe. Many events are open to our MMC students who work in the innovation lab.