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.
Students can transfer with or without an associate degree. Whether you plan to take a few courses and transfer or earn an
associate degree, it is critical that you:
There are advantages, however, in
transferring with an associate's degree, especially to a school that has
signed an articulation agreement with
Transferring to a school with an articulation agreement with
CCAC offers even more advantages.
Most of these agreements are for general transfer while a small
number are special program agreements. The latter agreements
provide for the transfer to the equivalent program at the four-year
college without loss of credit for students who have completed
requirements in a special CCAC program such as Nursing. If you
want to transfer to a school with an articulation agreement, inform
your transfer counselor who will guide you through the process.
Institutions that have articulation agreements with CCAC
Earning an Associate degree may or may not be to the advantage
of transfer students and will depend upon the transfer school and
the major the student pursues. For students who want to
transfer to a school that does not have an articulation agreement
with CCAC, the benefits of getting an associate degree remain the
same: a quality education at a reduced cost. The major
difference in transferring without an articulation agreement is
that the receiving institution may not guarantee acceptance of all
credits. By working with a CCAC transfer counselor, you can
maximize the number of credits that will be accepted and often be
accepted as a junior. The key is knowing what the
transfer institution requires.
If your goal is to attend CCAC and take a few courses and
transfer, you may want to reconsider and earn an Associate degree
given the advantages CCAC offers of a quality education at a
reduced cost. However, if you prefer transferring without a
degree, you need to follow the basic guidelines previously outlined
here. Acceptance of your credits by the transfer institution
depends on your fulfillment of that institution's program and
course requirements. Please see your campus transfer
counselor before you register for CCAC
Sometimes, four-year colleges require courses in their
distribution requirements that CCAC does not offer. One way to
address this need is through cross