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.
09-03-2010 -- CCAC offers free health career training to veterans
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) now
offers free training for veterans in two healthcare-related
fields. The goal of the Veterans Health Career Education
Project is to train qualified veterans to become certified
paramedics or nursing assistants. Through a grant from the
U.S. Department of Education, the training is free to honorably
discharged veterans and their spouses who are currently unemployed,
underemployed or on public assistance.
For those who may want to explore alternative career
opportunities, the CCAC Veterans Services Center provides a variety
of services and education options to veterans. The Post-9/11
GI Bill is in effect for a second year, giving those who have
served in the armed forces on or after September 11, 2001, access
to education benefits and financial support in continuing their
education. CCAC currently has over 500 veterans utilizing
their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits this year.
"Student veterans bring with them enthusiasm, optimism and a
host of complex social, family, financial and educational issues,"
said Donald Wall, CCAC coordinator of Veterans Services. "It is
essential that community colleges understand the profile of this
student population and are prepared to provide the necessary
support and services across campus to guide them as they make the
In addition to offering education, workforce training and
business opportunities to veterans, the CCAC Veterans Services
Center also provides academic advising, counseling, disability
services, financial aid and other support services. In 2008,
CCAC expanded the Online Early Intervention program-a web-based
system that allows faculty members to refer struggling students for
assistance via a secure website-to include all credit students.
While only veterans themselves can disclose their military status,
the Early Intervention program is an available resource to all
students who may need extra support.
For more information about the Health Career Education Project
and CCAC Veterans Services, please call 412.237.2635.
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.