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.
The CCAC Public Relations office, a part of Institutional Advancement, provides up-to-date information and news reports about the college and serves as a liaison between the college and the media.
To that end, we maintain an archive of recent press releases. You can read press releases from the current year by clicking the links below, or click the links to the left to view press releases from past years. You can also access media coverage of the college by viewing CCAC in the News.
Community College of Allegheny County student Angelica Advent has been awarded a scholarship from the Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise program. Advent was named an Executive Scholar within the Highmark Scholars program.
A group of 10 CCAC Honors students will embark on an international study tour in India from January 5-16. During the tour, they will attend lectures at universities, meet with government officials, perform community service at schools, volunteer at an organization that promotes women's economic independence, visit cultural and historical sites, and more.
The CCAC Women’s Council will host the 10th annual “Deck Your Halls” holiday celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, December 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Byers Hall (first floor) on Allegheny Campus. The festive event is open to the public and will include food and refreshments. Admission is $5.
Students and community members are invited to learn about how they can receive training in two years or less toward high-paying and highly rewarding careers at the Community College of Allegheny County.
CCAC North Campus to host 2015 Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 21
Conference presented by U.S. Representative Keith Rothfus with keynote by State Senator Camera Bartolotta
CCAC student Adam Blank gives a presentation titled “Personal Empowerment” on the importance of believing in oneself and learning how to become confident in order to achieve success.
For the third year in a row, CCAC has been designated as a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media
Charline and Marcell Rowland selected as 2015 Angels in Adoption™ awardees for their outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues.
The CCAC Boyce Campus created an Anesthesia Technician (ANE) program through a partnership with UPMC that will begin this spring semester on February 1, 2016.
Community College of Allegheny County Dean of Nursing Kathy Mayle, RN, MA, MNEd, MBA, was one of six local nursing school administrators honored by Allegheny County Council at its October 20th meeting.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the newly completed South Campus Way access road on Wednesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m.
The Community College of Allegheny County is hosting enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.
The Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center will host a life-sized board game program called “Diversityland” on Tuesday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the registration lobby
The Community College of Allegheny County will present “The Elliott Company & United Steelworkers—Our Journey Together,” a labor and management discussion taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. Featured speakers will include members of the Elliott Company’s current labor and management team.
CCAC Executive Director of Government and External Affairs named one of 10 Pittsburgh recipients of the 2015 Most Powerful & Influential Women.
This coming January 2016, ten CCAC Honors students are traveling to India for a ten-day service and learning project associated with an honors Political Science course. On October 30, each student must make a final payment of over $1000. To help these students afford this extraordinary opportunity, you can contribute to their cause via CCAC's Educational Foundation giving page and writing "Honors India Trip" when defining how your contribution will be spent. All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you!
South Campus Theatre students will perform The Three Musketeers, a family-oriented, classic tale of adventure, camaraderie, honor and heroism, at 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.
CCAC North Campus hosts a Fall Carnival October 23. All proceeds will go to fund a trip to India for Honor students who will participate in an international study tour in January 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County has received a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, totaling $13,125,596 to fund the Health Professions Opportunity: Pathway to Success in Healthcare program over six years.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning October 7 and continuing through November 4 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, October 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.
The Community College of Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $629,207 from the National Science Foundation for the Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Math and Science (BioMaS) Workforce Collaborative project. The award is in effect from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2020.
Allegheny County Council will honor graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County FireVEST scholarship program during the council’s upcoming meeting.
Missed the August start dates? Want to get a jump on spring 2016? Fall 2015 four- and eight-week courses can help you get ahead! First-time CCAC students should apply online at enrollcredit.ccac.edu. Current CCAC students should contact the South Campus Advisement office at 412.469.6238 or make an appointment using Appointment Central.
Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center will host Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The college will join thousands of businesses and schools across North America for the annual event, held to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Community College of Allegheny County will host a youth town hall meeting titled “Youth Speak & We Listen!” on Thursday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, located on the North Shore. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Student Services Center on Ridge Avenue.
A hands-on workshop titled “It Can Wait! Don’t Text and Drive” will be presented at the Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus on Wednesday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Atrium Stage and Pit area of the campus. The workshop is open to all CCAC students, staff and alumni.
In remembrance of those lost on 9/11 and in honor of those who serve, Community College of Allegheny County is conducting a coat drive, dubbed “Notes and Coats,” to benefit homeless veterans and first responders in need.
Community College of Allegheny County is joining today with community colleges around the country in launching the Heads Up campaign, a national grassroots movement designed to rally support for President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal, which calls for making two years of a community college education free to responsible students.
In celebration of 50 years of providing quality, affordable and accessible education that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success, the Community College of Allegheny County will honor 50 Distinguished Alumni at its 50th Anniversary Gala on November 19, 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all four campus locations: Allegheny Campus (North Shore), Boyce Campus (Monroeville), North Campus (McCandless), South Campus (West Mifflin) and West Hills Center (Oakdale).
The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all campuses and the West Hills Center.
Administrators from Community College of Allegheny County and Penn State University have signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students into baccalaureate programs at six Penn State campuses, including Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango. The agreement is effective this fall. Leaders from Penn State and CCAC made the announcement at an event on Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Center on Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh.
The Community College of Allegheny County is now providing in-state, in-county tuition rates to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including reservists, their spouses and their children, regardless of where they live.
Applying to the Nursing Program is a two-step process. Interested individuals must first apply to CCAC via the general application. Students will then be required to provide official transcripts to the college, take placement tests as required, meet with an academic advisor and then complete appropriate coursework.
The Community College of Allegheny County has become an approved school for plumbing backflow testing under the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) International.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that keeps both last year’s budget and the current rate of tuition intact but allows for an increase in the technology fee. Tuition for Allegheny County residents remains at $104.75 per credit or $1,571.25 per full-time semester (12 to 18 credits).
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre Company, Food for Groundlings, presents Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet at 7:30 p.m. June 17 through June 20 in the campus theatre.
Attention students: Important changes to your financial aid awards beginning 15FA! Beginning with the 15FA semester, your financial aid award will include a Direct Student Loan. Visit the link below for information on accepting or declining a loan. https://www.ccac.edu/financial-aid-forms/. Scroll to: Instructions-Initial FA Award Notice.
The Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine are further expanding their Heads UP Pittsburgh concussion awareness program to include additional locations, introduction of the Pediatric version and a free neck-strength kit to the first 1,000 participants in the new testing period beginning June 15. Community College of Allegheny County will once again serve as host to neurocognitive baseline testing at its Boyce, North, South and West Hills Center campuses.
Recent graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County Nursing program (South Campus), Deepak Acharya and Chandra Neupane are eager to begin their nursing careers in Pittsburgh.
The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate its 2015 commencement with ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14 at the Petersen Events Center located on the upper campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. A gathering of approximately 3,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and other guests are expected to attend to recognize the nearly 500 graduates who will participate in the ceremony. A total of 2,470 CCAC students are candidates for graduation.
Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Area Six Regional Practice Group. Smith, an adjunct professor and coordinator for CCAC’s Dietetic Technician Program, received the award during the NDEP regional meeting held in April in State College, Pa.
Dwight Boddorf, director of Veterans Services at Community College of Allegheny County, has been appointed to two national advisory boards, which sought him out for his expertise in serving college students who are transitioning from military service.