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.
These programs have all been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills for working in your field. In addition, many of the courses at CCAC will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College's accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools facilitates this transfer.
After graduating, many CCAC students who find work later decide that further education would help advance their career. Many of these former students return to CCAC to update their skills and gain further knowledge. This educational need may also be satisfied by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at a local college or university.
Many of the Community College's career programs are guided by advisory committees. Practitioners in your field meet with faculty to determine the best instruction to serve your needs. These advisory committees and the ongoing evaluation of the college's programs ensure that the program you have chosen is relevant to the workplace.
Also see our Center for Professional Development Mechatronics Training
These programs have all been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills for working in your field. In addition, many of the courses at CCAC will transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
CCAC receives $100,000 PNC Charitable Trust grant to fund “Cracker Ready”
The Community College of
Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the PNC Charitable
Trust to train workers from Washington County for jobs created by the
construction of Shell Chemical’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver
grant pays for all tuition, books and certification costs that are not covered
by financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). The
goal of the project is to recruit a minimum of 10 students in the Mechatronics certificate
program and six students in the CDL program. All students must reside in
Washington County and will be required to complete a FAFSA application to
determine if they are eligible for financial aid. If additional funds are available
once financial aid is applied, more students will enter the program.
Contact Dana Jarvis, Military and Veteran Student Support Specialist to assess and translate military skills and experience into utilizing traditional and social media methods to make an impact in the job market.Phone: 412.237.2560. These tools will assist you in heightening your profile with potential employers.
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