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.
Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in
Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined in the Act,
with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be
reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting
the Higher Education Student Complaint Form found at www.education.state.pa.us.
Per Act 46 of 2014, CCAC will offer priority registration and
scheduling preference to veterans, current members of the military,
and dependents who are using education benefits through the
Department of Veteran Affairs.
Course schedule preference means that veterans and dependent
students, admitted to all for-credit courses and programs offered
at CCAC, are able to start registering for courses sooner than
students with the same class standing.
CCAC offers a priority registration period at the beginning of each
registration cycle for the Fall and
Spring terms. Course schedule preference is given to:
(1) Current Military Members,
(2) Veterans and Their Dependents (3)
Current students based on the total number of credits completed to
date. For this third category of students, dates are assigned over
a five-day period based on total credits in descending priority
order (example, students with the greatest number of completed
credit register first). Students who are afforded priority
registration will receive a notification via email that specifies
their priority registration date. Students can register on the date
listed on the notice or any day prior to the first class
In order to be eligible for scheduling preference, an
active member of the military or veteran student must meet the
following criteria: a. Has served or
is currently serving in the United
States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and National
Guard. This also includes a reserve or National Guard members who
completed their obligated service but were never deployed to active
duty, and b. If discharged,
discharge or released from service must be under
conditions other than dishonorable. In order to be eligible for scheduling preference, a
veteran dependent student must meet the following
criteria: a. Are using GI BillTM
Education Benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs,
or b. Can provide spouses DD214 and
Copy of Marriage License and Tax Returns. Process for obtaining priority registration:
1) Students who wish to obtain
priority registration should fill out a Veterans Certification
Request Form with Veterans Services and check Priority Registration
on the form.
2) Students will need to bring
the appropriate documentation (listed below) to the Veterans
Services Office on their Campus.
3) Student must have completed
the CCAC Certification Request Form and provide all required
documentation no later than 30 days prior to the start of the Fall
or Spring registration period. To verify their eligibility for preference scheduling, a
student must provide one of the following documents:
Military ID; if Active in U.S. Armed Forces
b. DD-214; If Veteran
c. Copy of their
Certificate of Eligibility for education benefits;
d. Copy of Discharge papers from
National Guard or reserves;
e. Copy of Marriage
License, Most Recent Tax Return, and Veterans DD214, if dependent
of veteran. Institutional Point of Contact for Veterans Priority
Dwight Boddorf, Director of Veterans Services
Community College of Allegheny County
Allegheny Campus, Jones Hall Room 212
Phone: (412) 237-2635
Fax: (412) 237-2765
Implementation/ Administrative Process for assigning
1) For the students who have
completed the eligibility steps shown above, the Veterans Office
staff will add the Veterans or Veterans
Dependent "Student Type" to their academic profile in
the Colleague system. Once the Student Type is assigned, the
student will be included routinely on the Priority Registration
process if they maintain enrollment at the college.
2) The Registrar will submit the
request to ITS to assign priority registration dates for the
upcoming term, by student type (Veterans/Military and
Dependents) or completed credits.
3) ITS will assign dates based
on the sequence submitted by the Registrar, and supply student list
to the Registrar.
4) The Registrar's Office will
send a bulk email to all priority-registration students; the email
message will include the Priority Registration date (earliest date
they can register).
5) Advisors and staff will be
able to view the Student Type (VETS, VETDP) on the SPRO screen in
Colleague; they will be able to view the priority registration date
on XPRO screen.