Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Virtual Campus

CCAC’s online learning program currently features 15 degree programs and 12 certificate and diploma programs that can be complete entirely online through the Virtual Campus.

Learn more about Online Learning and the Virtual Campus.

Degrees 100% Online

Accounting, A.S. (105) 
Accounting Specialist, A.S. (340) 
Administrative Assistant, A.S. (785.2)    
Business, TAOC Transfer, A.S. (004A) ♦  
Business Management, A.S. (385A, 385B, 385C, 385D) 
Business, CCAC & Indiana University of PA, A.S/ B.S. (097.1)  
Computer Information Systems, A.S. (050.4) ♦  
Criminal Justice & Criminology, A.S. (600A, 600B) ♦  
General Studies, A.S. (089.2)      
Homeland Security, A.S. (615)  
Hospitality Operations Management, A.S. (676)  
Liberal Arts and Sciences A.S. (006.2)  
Social Sciences, A.A. (059A, 059B, 059C, 059D) 
Software Development, A.S. (780.4)  
Teacher Education: Middle Level & Secondary, A.A. (099.4)  

Certificates and Diplomas 100% Online

Accounting, Certificate (217) 
Administrative Computer Specialist, Certificate (234) 
Business Management, Certificate (216.1) 
Digital Design, Certificate (176) 
E-commerce, Certificate (221) 
Early Childhood Director Core, Diploma (654.3)  
Entrepreneurship, Certificate (219.1) 
Ethnic & Diversity Studies, Certificate (114.3) 
General Education, Certificate (085) 
Homeland Security, Certificate (616) 
Hospitality Operations Management, Certificate (677) 
Software Development, Certificate (243.5)  

Partially Online

CCAC Degree and Certificate programs in which most (50-99%) course requirements can be completed through the Virtual Campus.

Many online learning courses have been developed by faculty as alternatives to traditional in-class courses. As a result, students have been able to substitute these courses for traditional course requirements. A review of the CCAC Course Catalog revealed that this alternative delivery option could substitute for 50% to 99% of the traditional courses in the following degree and certificate programs.

Art, A.S. (026) ♦ 
Aviation Management, A.S. (378) 
Biotechnology, A.S. (416.6)  
Biotechnology, Certificate (417.4)  
Chemistry, A.S. (035.1) ♦  
Children with Special Needs, Certificate (624.5)  
Dietary Manager, Certificate (591.3) 
Dietetic Technician, A.S. (590.3)  
Drug & Alcohol, Certificate (414.2) 
Early Education & Child Development, TAOC Transfer, A.S. (621A) ♦  
Early Education & Child Development, Certificate (622.5)  
Education Paraprofessional, A.S. (679.4) 
Education Paraprofessional, Certificate (680.5) 
Engineering Science, A.S. (093.1) 
Engineering Technology, A.S. (094.2) 
Global Studies, Certificate (103.2)  

Graphic Communications, A.S. (374.3) 
Graphic Design, Certificate (376.3)  
Green & Sustainable Building Design, Certificate (490.1)  
Health & Physical Education, A.S. (020.3) 
Industrial Art and Design, A.S. (280.1)  
Massage Therapist, A.S. (443.3) 
Mathematics & Sciences, A.S. (003.2) 
Medical Assistant, A.S. (535.2)  
Medical Insurance Specialist, Certificate (595.2)  
Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming, A.S. (108.1)  
Paralegal, A.S. (604.3)  
Paralegal, Certificate (605.3)  
Physics, A.S. (047.1) ♦  
Psychology, A.A. (053.4) ♦ 
Social Work Foundation, A.S. (630.4) ♦  
Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation, Certificate (658.1)  
Tourism Management, A.S. (423.3)  



The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States, which establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by a national council (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. What does it do? It simplifies the process of taking online courses for credit at an institution of higher education based in another state. Community College of Allegheny County operates its distance education classes and programs under the provisions for out-of-state students set by SARA. A list of participating state and territories.

Community College of Allegheny County is SARA Approved. The college accepts students from all 50 states and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands into our online classes and programs.

Community College of Allegheny County has been approved by The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the current status or special requirements related to the authorization of distance education in their state of residence. For more information about NC-SARA, please visit