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.
Education and skills are essential for today's changing economy.
The competitive global environment rewards workers who possess
sound general knowledge that enables them to adapt to changes in
the workplace and continually learn new job skills.
To build this region's competitiveness, CCAC must be a key
element in the value proposition to prospective investors and
employers - a guarantor of a constant supply of highly skilled
Toward this objective, the college is transforming its workforce
training division into a quality-driven, sales-oriented enterprise
that will work closely with the area's employers and economic
development officials. The Center for Professional Development is
becoming the trainer of choice for southwestern Pennsylvania
In order to help accelerate this region's economic development,
CCAC will work with regional players to forecast what hard and soft
skills will be needed of employees and will retool programs to meet
those needs. It will also take measures to promote the importance
of vocational education and the well-paying, satisfying careers
available in many fields today.
Online career training programs are now available through
CCAC’s Workforce Development provides training in the region’s changing and emerging industries. Programs are designed around the skills and knowledge that students need for employment and employers need for their workers to have to remain competitive.
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.