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.
Clyde Wilson Pickett, special assistant to the president for Diversity & Inclusion at the Community College of Allegheny County, received a 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and “give back” to their campuses and communities.
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will offer a Film Technician Certificate program at its South Campus, beginning in January 2017, which will train students for in-demand careers with family sustaining wages.
Community College of Allegheny County will host a public discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act on Friday, December 2, in the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium on Allegheny Campus.
Community College of Allegheny County South Campus student RyKai Wright has been selected as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) 2017 DREAM Scholar.
CCAC has received a $50,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments to promote the retention and academic success of male students of color through the college’s Men of Merit Initiative.
A chance meeting with a pro-democracy Chinese activist in the gift shop of an Indian hotel resulted in an invitation to meet the Dalai Lama and, ultimately, a new educational path and passion for CCAC graduate Theresa Osborne Ward.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will present the panel discussion “Social Justice: Past, Present & Future Implications” on Monday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the Tiger’s Lair (A306).
The Community College of Allegheny County will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the atrium of its North Campus located in McCandless. Positions will be available at all campuses.
The Community College of Allegheny County is enrolling students for the fall 2016 semester for the final year of a $300,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for behavioral health workforce education and training for professionals and paraprofessionals.
The Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center, in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, will hold a car cruise on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public. Individuals are welcome to show all types of vehicles, including antique, classic and vintage cars.
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.
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.
Congressman Keith Rothfus invites you to attend the 2015 Women's Conference at the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237, Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. featuring distinguished keynote speaker, Senator Camera Bartolotta.
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
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2013, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the expected influx of members of the military in classrooms under the GI Bill. Our guests experienced that transition first hand. Dwight Boddorf, Marine veteran and director of veterans services at the Community College of Allegheny County, joined fellow former Marine Theo Collins, executive producer of the documentary Project 22, in the studio to address how colleges and universities are accommodating veterans
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.
Military personnel can be assigned to serve around the globe, but when veterans come to Pennsylvania, out-of-state tuition and fees in higher education can be a financial burden. That won’t be the case anymore, thanks to a new state law that took effect Wednesday. Pennsylvania was required by a new federal law — called the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 — to provide such access to certain veterans, but the state version goes further than required.
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.
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.
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.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee will dedicate Diversity Day, Tuesday, April 7, to the local refugee community. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Gym, Room G502. The college-wide Diversity Day will be observed independently at all four CCAC campuses.
The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Building Pittsburgh: A Unique Labor & Management Partnership,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22.
In honor of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County is hosting a free presentation entitled From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 25, from 1:00 until 2:15 p.m. in Room 3002 at its North Campus location in McCandless.
In an effort to better serve the CCAC Veteran’s community, Veterans Services is now offering a live online chat for new and current students on the CCAC website between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions about your benefits, classes or anything Vet related do not hesitate to use the new online function. It is quick and easy and you can save yourself a phone call or a trip to campus.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a lecture on clergy participation during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Presented by Dr. J. LaVon Kincaid Sr., a retired United Methodist pastor, the lecture will take place on February 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at South Campus Tiger's Lair, Room A309.
On December 4, 2013, the Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Dr. Quintin B. Bullock as the college's ninth president. He began serving as CCAC president on March 5, 2014.
Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges on Monday unveiled a statewide effort to enable adult learners to transform life and work experiences into college credit, saving money and time spent working toward a degree.
The Community College of Allegheny County, in addition to Pennsylvania’s 13 other community colleges, is participating in College Credit Fast Track, the first statewide prior learning assessment (PLA) initiative in the country.