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College Mission, Vision & Goals


The Community College of Allegheny County prepares individuals to succeed in a complex global society by providing affordable access to high quality career and transfer education delivered in a diverse, caring, and innovative learning environment.

An Investment in the Community

Strategic Plan
Strategic planning is a dynamic, living and breathing process at CCAC. As a result of the collective efforts of numerous individuals, the Community College of Allegheny County has developed an innovative five-year strategic plan. College-wide Council was formed in the summer of 2008 and functions as the college planning committee. Membership consists of approximately 75 individuals, including the members of President s Cabinet and their direct reports from all college sites, other administrators who serve at director levels and above, the AFT Executive Committee and the chairs of College Council and SEIU Council. View the Strategic Plan >


The Community College of Allegheny County will be the region s preferred gateway to a more prosperous future. Through our commitment to learning, innovation, and positive social change, CCAC will advance individual and community success.


  1. CCAC will increase academic success, college completion and equity in the region by providing every student with the motivation and support they need to achieve their individual goals.
  2. CCAC will become a global learning community that stands on the pillars of proactive, intentional access, inclusion, diversity, social justice and respect, to positively impact the vitality of the region.
  3. CCAC will become the region s premier provider of workforce training and increase prosperity and opportunity throughout the region by preparing individuals to meet the emerging workforce needs of the community and employers.
  4. CCAC will incorporate innovative uses of technology to advance the delivery of instruction and services, and support the region s 21st century economy.