About Our Counseling Services

The Counseling Services office at each campus is staffed with counselors who can help you navigate your college journey, guide you in making critical decisions related to career and transfer, and provide critical resources for well-being and mental health. Counselors can assist with exploration of transfer institutions and the development of a transfer plan, identification of career goals, application of academic strategies to improve academic success, and discussion of personal concerns that may be affecting academic performance or personal well-being.

All services are free to students.





Transfer Counseling

Over half the students at CCAC plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their education. Students should meet with a counselor to identify the college they plan to attend after CCAC and the major they intend to pursue. Counselors assist students by helping select courses that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. CCAC has articulation agreements with a variety of institutions to ensure the transferability of CCAC courses.

Career Counseling

Students who wish to gain more information about themselves in relation to potential career options are invited to schedule an appointment for assessment. Once interest and personality inventories have been completed, an evaluation is provided by a counselor, and students can begin to make appropriate educational and career plans. Contact us today to get started on a career assessment or to schedule a career appointment!

Career Resources

Academic Suspension

Students are required to see a counselor before registering for courses if they are on academic suspension. Counselors assess the terms of students' academic suspension, and provide students with the tools to successfully reach their educational goals.

Personal Counseling

Counselors assist students with a variety of academic and personal concerns in an open and accepting environment. Issues may include work/life balance struggles, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear of failure, relationship conflict, feeling overwhelmed, and other issues that may impact mental health and well-being.

Personal Resources

Help Is Available

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis outside of normal business hours, please go to the nearest emergency room or call Resolve, Allegheny County's 24-hour crisis service, at 1.888.796.8226. You may also text HOME to 741741.


Meet with a Counselor

In-Person Meetings

The CCAC Counseling Department offers transfer, career, academic and personal counseling to promote student growth, discover individual potential, plan academic and career goals, and manage the stresses of student life.

To schedule an in-person or virtual meeting, email us at CounselingServices@ccac.edu.

Virtual Meetings

The CCAC Counseling Department offers virtual chat sessions each week to provide transfer, personal, career and academic counseling to promote student growth, discover individual potential, plan academic and career goals, and manage the stresses of student life.

TU 10:00AM–11:00AM
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W 1:00PM–2:00PM
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Please note, on January 31, 2024, the 1PM Counseling Chat Session will be unavailable. The Counseling Chat will be available again Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:00AM–11:00AM.
We apologize for the inconvenience.