Choosing a Career

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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 can continue with their education, to industry-driven workforce training programs designed to prepare students for careers immediately upon graduation, CCAC offers more than 150 programs across a diverse range of disciplines including those in the arts and humanities; business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; education, social and behavioral sciences; and the skilled trades.

Because deciding on a career path and a subsequent college program of study can often be confusing, if not overwhelming, CCAC offers students and those considering college access to a team of professionals, including career counselors and academic advisors whose primary responsibility is to assist individuals in making the best decisions possible based upon their own individual mix of skill sets, interests and academic and career goals.

Prospective students interested in exploring career and program opportunities are urged to contact one of four CCAC Admissions office locations below. Once connected with a CCAC Admissions expert, individuals will be able to find out how they can explore academic and career options, seek out financial aid, take a tour of the CCAC campus of their choice, attend orientation and enroll in classes.

CCAC Admissions Offices

• ALLEGHENY CAMPUS, 412.237.2511
• NORTH CAMPUS, 412.369.3600
• BOYCE CAMPUS, 724.325.6614
• SOUTH CAMPUS, 412.469.4301

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees include specific coursework along with a core of general education courses in English, mathematics, science, social sciences and humanities. Associate degrees require at least 60 college credits and take 15 to 24 months of full-time study (longer for part-time students).

Arts & Humanities
• General Studies AS
• UP–Liberal Arts & Sciences AS
• Art
• Graphic Communications
• Industrial Design & Art
• Music
• Theatre

Business
• UP–Business
• Business CCAC—IUP
• Accounting
• Accounting Specialist
• Administrative Assistant
• Aviation Management
• Aviation Technology
• Business Management
• Court Reporter
• Culinary Arts
• Foodservice, Lodging & Recreation Management
• Paralegal
• Tourism Management

Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
• American Sign Language Interpreting
• Criminal Justice & Criminology
• Early Education & Child Development
• Education Paraprofessional
• Fire Science Administration
• Health & Physical Education
• Homeland Security
• Psychology
• Social Sciences
• Social Work Foundation
• Teacher Education:
Middle Level & Secondary

Health
• Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
• Dietetic Technician
• Health Information Technology
• Massage Therapy
• Medical Assistant
• Medical Laboratory Technician
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nursing
• Occupational Therapy Assistant
• Paramedic
• Pharmacy Technician
• Physical Therapist Assistant
• Radiation Therapy Technology
• Radiologic Technology
• Respiratory Therapy
• Surgical Technologist

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
• UP–Mathematics & Science
• Architectural Drafting & Design Technology
• Biology
• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology
• Cybersecurity
• Computer Information Systems
• Electronic Engineering Technology
• Engineering Science
• Engineering Technology
• Integrated Systems Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing Technology
• Mechanical Drafting & Design Technology
• Nanotechnology
• Physics
• Software Development

Trades
• ASEP/ASSET/CAP Manufacturer
Automotive Technology
• Automotive Technology
• Building Construction Estimating
• Building Construction Supervision
• Building Construction Technology
• Electrical Construction Apprentice
• Electrical Distribution Technology
• Facilities Maintenance Technology
• Heating & Air Conditioning
• Mechatronics Technology
• Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
• Stationary Operating Engineer
• Welding Technology

CERTIFICATES & DIPLOMAS

Certificate and diploma programs concentrate on specific skills, usually without general education coursework. Many students begin in certificate programs to move into the job market, then continue their studies in a degree program in the same field. Most of the certificate programs require 15 to 30 college credits and can be completed in four to 12 months of full-time study (longer for part-time students).

Arts & Humanities
• Digital Graphic Design
• Ethnic & Diversity Studies
• General Education
• Film Worker
• Multimedia Web Programming
• Technical Theatre (diploma)

Business
• Accounting
• Business Management
• Court Reporting
• E-commerce
• Foodservice Management
• Land Administration
• Lodging & Recreation Management
• Paralegal
• Private Pilot

Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
• American Sign Language
• Child Care (diploma)
• Child Development (diploma)
• Children With Special Needs (diploma)
• Drug & Alcohol (diploma)
• Early Childhood Director
Core Certificate (diploma)
• Early Education & Child Development
• Education Paraprofessional
• Fire Science Administration
• Global Studies
• Homeland Security
• Labor & Management Studies
• Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation
• Transportation Security Administration (diploma)
• Women’s Studies (certificate)

Health
• Central Service Technician
• Computed Assisted  Tomography (CAT Scanning)
• Dietary Manager
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning)
• Massage Therapist
• Massage Therapy (requires a health background)
• Medical Assistant
• Medical Insurance Specialist
• Medical Laboratory Assistant
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Paramedic
• Pharmacy Technician
• Phlebotomist
• Radiation Therapy Technology
• Surgical Technology

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
• Administrative Computer Specialist
• Basic Computer-aided Drafting
• Biotechnology
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Computer Forensics
• Electronics, Basic
• Cybersecurity
• Green & Sustainable Building Design
• Information Technology Support
• Integrated Systems Engineering Technology
• Machine Technician
• Nanofabrication Technology
• Software Development

Trades
• Automotive Technology
• Carpentry Apprenticeship
• Electrical Distribution Technology
• Facilities Maintenance Technology
• Heating & Air Conditioning Technology
• Heavy Equipment Operating Engineers Apprenticeship
• Ironworker Apprenticeship
• Mechatronics Technology
• Plumber Apprenticeship
• Plumbing (non-union)
• Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
• Stationary Operating Engineer
• Welding, Gas & Oil
• Welding Technology

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