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.
Once you have applied and have been accepted to CCAC, you can schedule a placement test. First-time students are also required to complete a Student Orientation prior to registration for classes.Because CCAC is an open-admissions institution, college entrance
examinations (such as the SAT) are not required for admission.
However, in order to evaluate your educational background, CCAC
administers the Accuplacer Placement Tests. The tests are designed to
measure your skills in writing, reading, and mathematics, and will
help you and determine which courses are most
appropriate for you.
Although you cannot fail, you should try to do your best. The
results of the tests will determine where you will begin your
studies at CCAC. In some cases, you may be exempted from
some or all parts of the placement test.
Practice prior to your placement test. Go
to Placement Test Practice to see a list of tests offered. Sample test
questions with test descriptions are available to help you
prepare. Students who prepare score higher.
You may not need to take all or part of the placement tests if
any of the following circumstances apply to you:
You will need to document these circumstances at the Admissions
Office when you apply for admission to the College. *For high schools that do not have an unweighted GPA, the
weighted GPA will be used.