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July 2020

Community College of Allegheny County students who have been impacted by the COVID–19 pandemic can get financial help this fall through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds can assist with such necessities as food, housing, course materials, laptops or other technology needs, health care and child care.

Nursing

The Community College of Allegheny County’s Nursing program is now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. The deadline for priority consideration is August 15, and the general application period will continue until September 15. For the first time, the required Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) testing will be offered remotely. To aid prospective students with the admissions process, Virtual Nursing Admissions workshops will be held on the following dates: July 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; August 1 and 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and September 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Virtual Open House Wednesday, July 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about the CCAC admissions process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. Attendees will learn how students can save up to $63,000 by spending their first two years at CCAC.

June 2020

The Forbes Funds

CCAC and The Forbes Funds announce partnership to equip and empower nonprofit leaders and organizations in Western Pennsylvania. Educational webinar to be held on June 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Ethnic & Diversity Studies program

During this challenging time, the Community College of Allegheny County reaffirms its unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all individuals. CCAC has a long history of supporting social and racial justice efforts, and the college’s leaders applaud all individuals who have taken a stand to peacefully voice their desire for positive change—both here in the U.S. and around the world. A significant component of CCAC’s vision is predicated on honoring and embracing diversity by creating a welcoming, inclusive college culture that respects individual differences and values the unique experiences and perspectives of all students, faculty and staff.

The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $115.2 million budget that provides for strategic initiatives, emergency funds and IT upgrades, funded through a modest tuition increase.

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The Community College of Allegheny County will host Virtual Open Houses Thursday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These events will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about the CCAC admissions process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. Attendees will learn how students can save up to $2,200 per class this summer or up to $63,000 by spending their first two years at CCAC.

May 2020

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The Community College of Allegheny County has converted more than 50 community education classes that begin in June to be delivered entirely online. The move was made in an effort to provide as much noncredit programming as possible while social distancing guidelines remain in effect this summer. The list features some of the most popular offerings in CCAC’s Community Education division, including a variety of art and computer classes. All of the classes will be conducted via Zoom, and instructors may also utilize Blackboard, CCAC’s course management system for internet, hybrid and technology-supported courses.

The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a noncredit course that will train individuals to do contact tracing, which is essential to slowing the spread of COVID–19. Developed in consultation with regional health authorities, the course will comprise up to 45 hours of training delivered online via Zoom over a two-week period.

Shy Faulkner NJCAA All-American

Community College of Allegheny County Wild Cats Men’s Basketball player Shy Faulkner has been named a 2019–2020 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Basketball Third Team All-American.