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.
The region's economic competitiveness in a global, knowledge-based economy depends on the education of all its citizens. The Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service will improve CCAC's remedial educational programs, partner with P-12 schools to help assure that all students are prepared for the future, and develop programs and services that assist disenfranchised populations. In addition to serving the wider community, the Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service ensures that learning and growth take place within the college organization through rigorous and timely employee professional development programs.CCAC has proven itself in the area of innovative learning
CCAC Professional DevelopmentThe Community College of Allegheny County is committed
to the idea that professional development is a philosophical
foundation, not a series of programs and events. The
college promotes learning and growth for all employees and all
employees will be challenged to achieve their goals and realize
their potential in a creative, nurturing environment.
Dual/Concurrent EnrollmentThe CCAC Dual Enrollment or Concurrent Enrollment
program offers juniors and seniors a chance to earn college credit
while still in high school. This is a great opportunity for
you to jump start your college career and experience the college
classroom while saving money on tuition.
KEYS is a PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) 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
Perkins GrantThe Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical
Education Grant is a federal grant administered through the
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career &
Technical Education. The Perkins Grant provides funds to CCAC
for staff, supplies, equipment and professional development to help
Career & Technical Education students succeed.
Civic Engagement & VolunteerismCCAC's impact extends throughout the community. In
addition to participating in widespread philanthropic efforts such
as the United Way campaign, the College also sponsors a number of
unique programs aimed at helping specific segments of the
community. Civic Engagement Team.
Pittsburgh CaresPittsburgh Cares an nonprofit affiliate of the HandsOn
Network and Points of Light Institute, offers a flexible
approach to volunteering by partnering with
nonprofit agencies and offering service opportunities
to people of all ages.