President’s Message

Welcome to the Community College of Allegheny County As president of one of the nation’s premier community colleges, I invite you to discover all that the Community College of Allegheny County has to offer. Whether you are

Building a Model for the Nation: The emerging field of mechatronics

During his visit to the Mechatronics lab at CCAC’s West Hills Center in April 2014, President Obama proclaimed the college’s Mechatronics Technology program “a model for the nation,” calling it the kind of program that should be

Smart Choices

Growing career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering & math fields Individuals who are looking for a career that is interesting, rewarding and offers the potential for growth and financial security may find their future in STEM.

Helping Patients Breathe Easy

Respiratory therapists play an important role in health care Anyone who’s undergone a serious hospital stay has probably had contact with a respiratory therapist. These important members of the health care team are involved in saving and

Choosing a Career

GUIDE TO CAREER & ACADEMIC SUCCESS As one of the region’s premier colleges, CCAC offers a wealth of educational opportunities and programs. From associate degree programs designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year institutions so CCAC graduates

Financial Aid: Your step-by-step guide on how to apply

The cost of tuition should not stand in the way of getting a college education. At CCAC, nearly half of all students receive some financial aid and/or scholarships. The CCAC Financial Aid Office at the appropriate campus/center

Student Life

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, clubs, cultural events and personal

Busy mom fulfilling her dream at CCAC

Stephanie Krueger always loved math and science, and she has long held the desire to work in a lab, preparing life-enhancing medications. After 10 years working as an accountant, she decided to finally follow her dream. After

Mechatronics graduate finds success & satisfaction in new career

John Neal was not satisfied with his job as a quality technician at a re-manufacturing company. He knew he had more potential, but he lacked the skills to advance in his career, and he was unsure where

Discover How Easy it is to Enroll at CCAC

If you are considering college for the first time and think CCAC might be right for you, here are some simple steps that will get you started on your educational path. 1. Complete an ADMISSIONS APPLICATION. An

Brawn to Brains: A new era in manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Demand is skyrocketing

Gearing up for a Rewarding Future

Automotive technology offers high-performance career opportunities Today’s cars are loaded with complex computer and electronic systems, and the technicians who work on them must be highly trained, skilled professionals who are competent in math, science and computer

Veteran jumpstarts a successful automotive career

After 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, including a six-month stint in Afghanistan working in network security, Edward Duplantis was informed that he would be returning to the war-torn country if he stayed in the military.

Saving Lives: The many benefits of being a paramedic

Few jobs require life-saving abilities, but for paramedics, it’s all part of a rewarding day’s work. As the leader of the pre-hospital team, the highly-skilled paramedic directs the care delivered by basic EMTs and first responders, performing

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Massage therapy careers deliver hands-on results An interest in health and wellness, an understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people can lead to a successful career in the rapidly growing field