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.
As a CCAC student you will have a wide array of technological
services available to you, from your academic email account to free
applications you can install on your home computer. Your key to the
use of these tech tools is your NetID account - NetID for Network
Identification - the network account that gives you access to
computers on campus, to the student portal, to Blackboard and to
much more. For these and a variety of other reasons, it's important
to get your NetID account set up as soon as you can. Please follow
this simple timeline to set up your account.
The first step is to apply for
admission at discover.ccac.edu. You will
be asked to create an account at the beginning of the application
procedure. This account is not the NetID account.
Your Discover account will enable you to submit your application
and to schedule placement tests. But it is not the account you will
use to access your academic email or log onto computers on campus
when you are actively taking classes at CCAC.
The username for your Discover account will be an email address
you supply. If you forget the email address you used to set up your
Discover account, the Admissions
Department can help you. To schedule placement tests,
(Contact the ITS
ServiceDesk at 412.237.8700 for answers to questions about
After you've been accepted to CCAC, you will be able to create your NetID
account, and to begin to unlock the technological tools
available to you at CCAC.
One to two days after you've created your NetID you should have
access to MyCCAC (my.ccac.edu), where you will be able to view your
financial and registration information. If you are not able to
access MyCCAC by the end of the second day after you've created
your NetID account, please contact the ITS ServiceDesk.
Office for answers to questions about this stage.)
The next step, after you've taken the placement test, is to
register. To register for your first semester at CCAC, you will
need to meet with an advisor. This usually takes place on a
campus, but under certain circumstances exceptions can be made. For
details, review the registration
procedures. If you are a first-time visiting student (a student
enrolled at another college), be sure to review the information for
After you've registered, you should be able to log into
computers on the CCAC network and your academic email account
should be available to you. (Please note, the academic email
account is not available until 24 hours after the NetID account is
Blackboard accounts are created separately, but they will use
the same credentials for authentication. Blackboard accounts are
typically created approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of
a course utilizing Blackboard. Online courses will generally be on
Blackboard. However, if your course meets on a campus, it's up to
your instructor as to whether he or she wants to use Blackboard. So
it's possible that your course will not be one that uses
Blackboard; and if it isn't, you will not have a Blackboard
account. They're created only for students who need them.
For the sake of information security, NetID account passwords
are good for 120 days only. This means you will need to change your
password regularly. You can change it or reset it (even if you've
forgotten it) at NetID Self
Service. If you are not able to change your password at NetID
Self-Service, please call the ServiceDesk at 412.237.8700. For
security reasons, we cannot reset passwords by email or by
You will need your student ID number to reset your