Early College Program
The Early College Program is designed for students that want to become successful leaders inside and outside the classroom, gain college readiness experience, and have the opportunity to earn college credits in Accounting, Business Management, or Computer Information Technology before graduating. All college level credits earned can be used to complete an Associates degree or transferred to a four year institution.
Before beginning the Early College Program, all students will participate in an orientation that will introduce them to the goals of the program, potential career paths, and what college is like. Parents, too, will be invited to learn about the commitments students must make and the benchmarks they must achieve to complete the program. Throughout their enrollment in the program, students will have access to CCAC support services to ensure their successful completion.
"Early College at Community College of Allegheny County is an amazing opportunity for all students. The courses and professors are excellent and provide a wonderful learning experience. I feel fortunate to attend CCAC to earn credits, while I am in high school."
All tuition, fees, and books are covered. There are no out-of-pocket costs to students and their families.
Students must be from Allegheny County.
Students are expected to complete one course each fall, spring, and summer semester. 9th and 10th-grade courses are non-credit and meet 4-5 times a semester. 11th and 12th-grade courses are for credit and follow a traditional college calendar.
Students can earn up to 20 credits which can be used towards a CCAC certificate, CCAC associate's degree, or transferred to a 4-year school.
Yes, thanks to a very generous grant from BNY Mellon, students that choose a pathway in either accounting, business management, or computer information technology will not owe anything!