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.
FeeThe Capital Fee is assessed only to non-Allegheny County
residents to support the cost of facilities and deferred
FeeThe college fee is used for programming and activities related
to: Clubs and Organizations, Cultural and Personal
Development, Publications and Media, Personal and Physical Fitness
and Intercollegiate Athletics. For further information, please
contact your campus Student Life Office.
FeeThis fee covers the expense of preparing and administering
departmental examinations for students who have prior knowledge in
an academic discipline. The Credit-by-Examination fee is the
cost of one academic credit at the current tuition rate and is paid
before the student takes the examination.
Online Learning FeeThe Online Learning fee (OL) covers Blackboard Course
Management System costs, license agreements and service contracts
required to offer OL courses.
FeeThe graduation fee* helps to defray the cost of the commencement
exercises, the cost of certifying graduates and the cost of the
Community College of Allegheny County diploma. Students
applying for two or more credentials in the same term pay a single
graduation fee for that term. Students who fail to complete
their degree requirements in that term will not be charged the fee
again if they apply for the same degree (discipline) in a
subsequent term. If the student applies for another degree
(different discipline) in a subsequent term, CCAC will charge the
graduation fee. The fee does not cover the cost of the
student's cap and gown.
*Students who only want the academic credential (AA, AS, AAS,
certificate or diploma) posted to their CCAC transcript are not
required to pay the $20.00 fee, but will not receive a diploma and
may not participate in the commencement exercises. All students
must apply for graduation even if they don't elect to receive a
diploma or participate in the commencement exercises.
Careers Course FeeThe cost of providing health career classes is significantly
more than the cost of providing a general classroom lecture course
because health program courses have clinical and/or laboratory
components requiring much lower student/faculty ratios and
expensive laboratory equipment and supplies.
Laboratory FeeThis is a fee attached to most science, art, technology and health courses to defray some of the exceptional cost of providing the laboratory experiences associated with these courses. The specific rates are determined by the content of the course. 17FS & 17SS and 17FA
FeeThis is a non-refundable fee assessed to students upon their
first enrollment at the college. This fee is used to maintain
NCLEX FeeThis fee enables the student to participate in the required live
NCLEX review at the end of the NRN-205 and NUR-250 courses.
The review takes place over several days. The National Council
Licensure Examination (NCLEX) test must be passed to obtain a
FeeThis fee covers the expense of producing official transcripts on
security paper and the cost of mailing the transcripts.
Student Service FeeThis fee is to help ensure that students have
supplemental support to complete their education.
FeeThis fee recognizes that many CCAC courses are supported by
technology whether it is personal computers in writing classrooms
and multimedia classes, medical technology in health classes or
equipment for video-conferenced classes. This fee supports
technology across the CCAC curriculum.