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.
CCAC's Bridge to College and Career Pathways
Program provides Adult Basic Education and
GED® Preparation Classes to adults who want to improve their basic
math and reading literacy skills and develop the critical thinking
and reasoning skills required to pass the GED® test.
The Bridge to College and Career Pathways
Program is offered at CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North
Side. Students attend the program on scholarship, there are no fees
for Adult Basic Education or GED® Test Preparation classes. Program
funding is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of
Through participation in the program, students can improve their
basic literacy skills and explore opportunities for employment as
well as post-secondary training and education. Instructional
preparation includes Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies,
Science and Math aimed at students successfully completing the GED®
test to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (formerly
Braddock Education and Training Center also offers a GED Prep class. Call 412.871.5728.
CCAC's Out of School Youth Program provides GED Preparation Classes to youth who want to strengthen their academic skills and develop the critical thinking and reasoning skills required to pass the 2014 GED® series of tests.The program is offered at the Braddock Employment and Training Center (BETC) at 849 Braddock Ave in Braddock, PA. Students attending the program will receive instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics in order to pass the 2014 GED® series of exams to receive Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.
A prospective student over age 18 must:
A prospective student under age 18 must:
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Request Program InformationProspective students should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line ABE/GED Program. In the body of the email include:
Prospective students may also call the ABE/GED Hotline at
Intake Testing: Prospective students must attend one half day of intake
testing where they take a series of assessment tests to determine
their academic skill levels in Reading, Language, and Math.Orientation: Prospective students must also attend one half day of program
orientation which will be scheduled after intake testing is
completed.Verification of Identity, Citizenship &
Residency: Prospective students are required to present a current, valid
Pennsylvania-issued Driver's License or Photo ID card and Social
Security Card to verify their identity, confirm their citizenship
and establish their residency.
Students under 18 years of age must provide their official letter
of withdrawal from their school district, on school district
letterhead, signed by an official of the school. The letter must
include the date of the student's withdrawal from high school and
the date that the student would have graduated from high
Attendance Policy: Attendance and class participation are crucial to ensuring that
students advance toward their educational goals. Participants are
expected to attend all classes. "Reasonable accommodations" can be
made for any student who must miss class, but absences are limited
to no more than three (3) during a six (6) week term.Code of Conduct: This is an adult education program in a college environment.
Students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times.
All students will receive a copy of the 2015-2016 CCAC Student Handbook that clearly defines the student code of conduct. All
students in the program are required to follow the student code of