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 considering CCAC as part of your continuing academic studies, embarking on a new career or want to join the ranks of our many lifelong learners, CCAC offers a wealth of educational options from which to choose.
Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of our community, CCAC offers more than 150 academic programs across six diverse program categories including business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; arts and humanities; education, social and behavioral sciences; and the skilled trades. Our students are taught by more than 275 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging just under 20 students each. And our students are further enriched by the more than 100 student clubs and organizations CCAC offers, as well as through their participation in the number of NJCAA men’s and women’s sports teams available at each of our four campuses.
For nearly 50 years CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—responsible for educating one of every three Allegheny County residents 18 years and older. We are honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the region and take pride that we graduate one of the highest number of health career graduates among two-year colleges, ranking number two in the nation for registered nurses and ranking in the top 10 for the number of graduates in other health-related professions. With nearly 95 percent of our graduates choosing to remain in the region, it’s no surprise that we have one of the largest and most active alumni bases in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
In this edition of CareerFocus, you will get a glimpse at the many in-demand programs CCAC offers, including those in our highly-touted Workforce Division, where partnerships with business and industry have enabled CCAC to offer some of the most innovative, up-to-date and skills-based training of its kind in the region.
We invite you to come and see for yourself what CCAC has to offer.
Dr. Quintin B. Bullock
President, Community College of Allegheny County