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.
Each fall begins with the Honors Kick-off Orientation Picnic.
Students receive important information about fall Honors courses,
contracts, and activities, meet and mingle with fellow Honors
students and faculty and enjoy pizza!
Outside of the classroom, the Honors Program provides local cultural and educational enrichment. Honors students have toured the Heinz History Center, Fallingwater, the Andy Warhol Museum and PNC Park. They have attended performances of the Pittsburgh Opera, the Broadway series at the Benedum Center, and the Monday Night Lecture Series at Carnegie Music Hall. Last fall, Honors students and faculty went rock climbing at McConnell’s Mill.
Selected Honors students will be asked to submit their
Honors contract projects for presentation at the Northeast Regional
Honors Council Conference, held each spring in cities in
the northeast region. Students will be selected based on the
appropriateness of their Honors research to the conference theme
and on their commitment to academic excellence. The Honors
Program will cover the students' travel costs and conference
At the end of each academic year, the Honors Program will recognize
the academic achievements of Honors students and faculty at the
Honors Forum. At this time, Honors students and faculty will be
awarded Honors pins, mugs, and leadership awards. Honors cords and
medallions will be presented to Honors graduates based on the
number of Honors credits earned. Four Honors students will be asked
to present their Honors Contract projects, and the two Word of
Honor poets will be asked to read their winning poems.
The Honors Program publishes the Word of Honor newsletter each semester. The newsletter publicizes the activities and scholarship of our Honors Program students and faculty. Featured in each newsletter will be one Honors student and his or her Honors contract from each of the four campuses, the Honors course offerings for the next semester, and the winning poem from the Word of Honor poetry contest.