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 Office of Supportive Services provides reasonable and
appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities in
accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the guidelines of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Students with disabilities must self-identify by completing the
Interview Form 2018. In addition to the interview forms, the
Request for Release of Confidential Information 2018 form should be completed. Once these forms are completed, they should be
turned into the Supportive Services office of the campus the
student will be attending. At that time, the students should
request an intake appointment. Intake appointments can be requested
by calling or emailing the Supportive Services Office of the campus
you plan to attend (see below).
Documentation of your disability should be provided to the
Supportive Services Office prior to the intake appointment, if at
all possible, so it can be reviewed prior to the appointment.
Documentation requirements can be found on the CCAC DocumentationRequirements page. If you do not have documentation or are
not sure how to obtain this information, you can call the
Supportive Services Office at the campus you plan on attending or
you may ask this question at the intake appointment.
At the intake appointment the student and the Director will
discuss functional limitations related to the disability,
historical accommodations will be reviewed and the documentation
provided will be examined. Through the interactive process, the
Director and the student will evaluate requested accommodations and
determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations for the
Once accommodations are determined, students are required to
request their accommodation letters. The letters are usually
available within 24 hours of the request. The letters must then be
picked up in the Supportive Services Office at the campus they will
be attending. The student should deliver a copy of the letter and
testing instructions to each of their professors. At this time,
they should also discuss their accommodations with their
Reasonable and appropriate accommodations can include low
distraction exams, extended time for exams and a variety of
non-technical and technological solutions. Students who need
digital recorders or smart pens may be able to borrow this
equipment from the Supportive Services Office, which is available
on a first come, first serve basis and must be requested each
semester. To request or borrow equipment complete the EquipmentLoan Contract Form and return it to the Supportive Services
Office on the campus you plan to attend.
Kurzweil, a text to speech software program that allows students to
highlight important information, make notes and pull this
information into a study guide, is available for students who
qualify for this accommodation. Supportive Services will assign
students who qualify for this accommodation a username and
password. Kurzweil is available on all student computers at the
College and the technology can also be accessed from home computers
Students may also need electronic textbooks. E-texts can be
requested by completing the E-text Agreement Form,
submitting proof of purchase of the book (receipts) then sending
the request and receipts to the Supportive Services campus the
student plans on attending. Once the request is completed someone
from the Supportive Services will be in contact to discuss delivery
options. You may also reach out to the Supportive Services Office
at the campus you will be attending to follow-up on your
request.To review more detailed information about Supportive Services and
the services this office provides, please see the Supportive Services Student Manual.
Sumana Misra-ZetsCivil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Byers Hall, Room 316
Allegheny CampusLori HamblinDirector, Disability Services
Library Building-Room 114
Boyce CampusMegan McCormickDirector, Disability Services
North Wing-Room N560
724.325.6733 (TTY)North CampusChristopher RichardsonDirector, Disability Services
South CampusCarissa Monaco Director, Disability Services
Building B-Room 311