• Homewood-Brushton CenterHBC Welcoming new students2

    In 1967, CCAC started a GED program in Pittsburgh's Homewood Brushton community. The program was soon expanded to include an Adult Basic Education Center offering college credit.

    By 1981, the rapid growth and popularity of the programs demanded construction of the Homewood-Brushton Center, a two story, 32,000 square foot facility housing classrooms, a Learning Resource Center, a reading lab, two fully equipped computer labs, 2 e-learning rooms and one presentation room (high technology rooms) a science resource room and a state of the art science lab for anatomy and physiology, chemistry and microbiology courses.

    The HBC is located in the heart of Homewood and is convenient to bus routes and the Martin Luther King East Busway. The site offers

    • Tutoring
    • Academic advising
    • Placement testing
    • Registration
    • Financial Aid assistance
    • Student services


    Community Education CCAC is proud of its relationships with Community agencies, particularly the YMCA where we offer HPE, Health and Physical Education classes.

  • Programs at the Homewood-Brushton Center

    Grant Funded Programs
    Pathway to a Technology Career Grant
    Caring Connections Career Grant
    HPOG Pathway to Success in Healthcare Grant
    Workforce Development
    Certified Nursing Assistant
    Barber School Program
    Student Support Opportunities
    Urban Launch Program
    TRIO Program
    KEYS Program
    Perkins Grant\
  • Getting Here

    Driving Directions
    Public transportation: Port Authority Transit's (PAT) online bus schedule
    PAT Bus passes
    Monthly bus passes are available at a $5 discount at the CCAC Campus Book Stores. Current student ID required. One monthly pass per customer.

    From Downtown Pittsburgh

    • Take I-279 to 376 East (Parkway East)
    • Follow Parkway East
    • Take Exit 7 toward Edgewood/Swissvale
    • Take the ramp toward Edgewood
    • Bear right onto S. Braddock Avenue
    • At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Penn Avenue
    • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Homewood Avenue

    From the Monroeville/Turnpike area
    • Take 376 West
    • Follow Parkway West
    • Take Exit 7 toward Edgewood/Swissvale
    • Turn right onto S. Braddock Avenue
    • At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Penn Avenue
    • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Homewood Avenue

    The center is at the corner of North Homewood Avenue and Kelly Street.

  • Free GED Preparation Classes

    Through a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, free GED preparation classes are offered two days a week at CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. The class meets on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m..

    The course focuses on each of the five sections of the GED examination: Reading, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Writing.

    For GED class information, please contact GPLC at 412.393.7600

    Interested individuals should contact Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) at 412.393.7600 to register. All incoming students must attend an orientation before joining the class.