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.
Let KEYS open the door to a
brighter future for you and your family.
What is KEYS?KEYS is a PA Department of Human Services (DHS) program designed to help TANF and SNAP recipients succeed in community college. The KEYS Program at CCAC serves students at all nine CCAC campuses and centers and acts as a liaison for 9 Western Pennsylvania Counties.
Who is Eligible for KEYS?KEYS is for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
cash assistance and some SNAP recipients in Pennsylvania. TANF
and SNAP recipients who are enrolled in credit bearing, certificate
or degree program, with a specific career plan at CCAC may be
eligible to participate in the KEYS Program.
KEYS helps you achieve your career goals
KEYS has been developed in response to growing research that
shows that individuals who earn a credit-bearing certificate or an
associates degree are better able to get jobs at family-sustaining
wages with benefits and opportunities for advancement. In fact,
statistics show that individuals who earn a credit-bearing
certificate or associates degree earn 32-42% more money through
employment after graduation!