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.
Robert Piemme, a student at Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, is one of 61 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide Piemme with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete his bachelor's degree.
The Community College of Allegheny County is expanding its evening, weekend and online class offerings to give students the benefit of a flexible schedule that fits with their lifestyle. Ideal for individuals who have jobs or juggle busy family routines, the classes enable students to further their educational goals on their own time.
Community College of Allegheny County student Ashley Szymkowiak of Plum Borough has been selected to participate in Phi Theta Kappa's International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP). As an ISLP scholar, Szymkowiak will receive a $1,000 scholarship to participate in the Delegation on Medicine & Science study abroad program in Australia from May 19-26.
The Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center will hold a car cruise on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.* The event is open to the general public, and individuals are invited to show all types of vehicles, including antique, classic and vintage cars.
PITTSBURGH-What began as a partnership between the Community College of Allegheny County and the Northgate School District to offer some Northgate students the chance to earn a certificate or associate degree through the College in High School Program (CIHS) has now been expanded to enable all Northgate students to participate in college-level coursework while in high school.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host an eight-hour program for current health care providers and students interested in witnessing an autopsy of a human cadaver at the Allegheny Campus auditorium on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock will give opening remarks at 9:00 a.m.
Exceptional Community College of Allegheny County students were honored as members of the 25th Annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team at an awards banquet on Monday, April 8, in Harrisburg. The awards, presented by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, recognize community college students who have achieved excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their colleges and communities.
CCAC South Campus held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of its new Film Center, which will house the campus’ rapidly growing Film Technician program.
CCAC South Campus will kick off spring with a festive Medieval Faire on Wednesday, April 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The faire, which is open to the college community and the general public, will feature a wide variety of educational displays, entertainment and hands-on activities, including medieval period games, arts and crafts, music and dance, jousting and fencing demonstrations, a spinning wheel demonstration, a replica catapult—and much more.
Community College of Allegheny County student Dylan Yee of Bethel Park is one of only 15 students nationwide and the only one in Pennsylvania to receive Phi Theta Kappa's 2019 Guistwhite Scholarship. Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. The awardees were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 2,000 applicants.
Community College of Allegheny County student Surbhi Sharma is one of only 10 students nationwide and the only one in Pennsylvania to receive Phi Theta Kappa's 2019 Hites Transfer Scholarship, the society's most prestigious and largest scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who are preparing to transfer to a bachelor's degree-granting college or university.
The Community College of Allegheny County was proud to receive a 2018 Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Presented last month at the League's Innovation Conference in New York City, the awards were granted to 46 community colleges across the nation for outstanding innovations that serve community college students.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host Open Houses at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, April 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This free event welcomes all prospective students, their family members and friends.
Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2019 Student Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including four first-place awards.
The Community College of Allegheny County continued its support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education in partnership with the Carnegie Science Center at "Engineer the Future" held on February 21-23. The focus of the event was to inspire middle and high school students to explore careers in engineering as they participated in hands-on activities, interacted with professionals in the field, and viewed presentations at more than 40 event tables.
The Community College of Allegheny County, in response to the sudden closure of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Friday, March 8, is working to accommodate Art Institute students to enable them to complete their educational and career goals.
The Community College of Allegheny County is working to accommodate Art Institute students to enable them to complete their educational and career goals.
Jeanine Bedner, a first-year student in the Community College of Allegheny County's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, has been named a Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) scholarship recipient. As such, she will attend the Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., held March 31 to April 2. Bedner is the only PTA student from among the 17 PTA programs in the commonwealth selected to receive a scholarship.
The Community College of Allegheny County is proud to announce that CCAC Dual Enrollment student Teresa (Tess) Strub has been awarded a four-year tuition scholarship to Malone University, a Christian liberal arts college in Canton, Ohio. Strub won the scholarship based on a speech competition in which she placed first among 60 participants.
The Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center is offering qualified individuals the opportunity to train for a new career in Information Technology Support. This certificate program provides students with specific technical competencies for entry-level employment as a user support or network support specialist.
Students in the Radiation Therapy Technology Program at the Community College of Allegheny County are training on equipment just like that used at leading teaching hospitals around the world.
The Community College of Allegheny County is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning March 6 and continuing through April 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 will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Theatre. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community.
Seton Hill University's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Task Force will hold its annual educational program in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday, featuring Community College of Allegheny County President Dr. Quintin Bullock speaking on the theme "A Voice, A Vision, A Purpose."
Ash Warren, a Film Technician student at Community College of Allegheny County, has been named a Next Generation Fellow at WQED in Pittsburgh. Through the program, Warren is enhancing production skills and gaining real-world experience in the field of filmmaking. WQED Fellows learn about the editorial process by developing, researching, writing, shooting and editing their own films.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Community College of Allegheny County is proudly participating in American Heart Month by hosting "CCAC Loves Your Heart!" at The Mall at Robinson on Saturday, February 23. Activities will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Court near Starbucks.
Before Spike Lee was a household name as an acclaimed film director whose movies have made people think, cry, laugh and…yes, think, Lee was one of the hundreds of thousands who attended—and graduated—from an HBCU.
RUFF CREEK – A $1 million state grant will help the UMWA Career Centers Inc. launch a new advanced manufacturing and mechatronics program at its training facility near Ruff Creek.
The Community College of Allegheny County and Youngstown State University have recently signed an articulation agreement that provides a pathway for graduates of CCAC's Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy at YSU. The agreement enables CCAC graduates to seamlessly transfer to YSU and earn a bachelor's degree through convenient online classes.
Dr. Jacqueline Cavalier, professor of History at Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus, received the Pennsylvania Labor History Society’s Mother Jones Award in recognition of her lifetime commitment to advancing the interests of the working class. Cavalier was presented with the award at the Pennsylvania Labor History Society’s 2018 annual awards dinner last fall.
CCAC Professor Dr. Stephanie Goloway recently shared her expertise on how to support young children dealing with family substance use disorder on a podcast for HiMama, an early childhood education technology company.
Dr. Ebony English, professor of Social Work at CCAC Allegheny Campus, has been selected to serve on the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. During her two-year term, which starts this month, she will review scholarly manuscripts, including research, instructional and review articles. English resides in the North Hills community of Adams Township, located in Gibsonia.