The Community College of Allegheny County is about students learning from expert faculty in a learning-centered environment. It’s about a full campus life that includes athletics, social organizations, honor societies, service clubs, student services, the Honors Program and more. It’s about choice—students can enter great careers and transfer CCAC credits to noted four-year colleges after completing programs in the arts and humanities; business; education; social and behavioral sciences and human services; health; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and the trades. It’s about convenience—four campuses, five neighborhood centers and flexible schedules, including online courses. Quality college education at an affordable price—that is what CCAC is all about.
The college continues to benefit the region in multiple ways. More than 95% of CCAC graduates live and work locally. The college raised nearly $20.5 million in private and public competitive grants in 2010-2011, directly benefitting students and the region. A full 43% of CCAC students report they could not have attended college without CCAC. What’s more, 79% of CCAC students indicate that CCAC was their college of first choice. That is why CCAC is proud to be The first choice for faster results.
CCAC Outreach Programs
CCAC’s impact extends throughout the community. In addition to participating in widespread philanthropic efforts such as the United Way campaign, the College also sponsors a number of unique programs aimed at helping specific segments of the community.
- With its special needs program for adults and youth, CCAC offers educational, vocational and recreational sessions for individuals not currently involved in day programs. The flexible program offers relief to families and caregivers, and provides an enriching, educational environment for participants.
- The College’s Nonprofit Professional Development Academy is geared to helping employees in this sector who need to hone their skills in fundraising, grant writing, supervision, strategic planning and direct care.
- Citizens throughout the region are provided with better security and safety because CCAC’s Public Safety Institute trains more than 10,000 emergency services professionals each year.
- The elderly also benefit from the College’s partnership with Allegheny County to assist and train professional caregivers of the aging.