Aug 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome from the President


Thank you for considering the Community College of Allegheny County. Whether your goal is to pursue a new career, seek additional skills, earn a national certification or an associate degree, or transfer to a four-year institution, CCAC students have a wealth of affordable academic and career options from which to choose.

CCAC offers nearly 160 academic programs across six diverse career paths, including business; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; health; arts and humanities; education, social and behavioral sciences; and the skilled trades. In addition, CCAC students enjoy the flexibility of scheduling classes during daytime, evening or weekend hours at one of nine convenient locations. Online and blended classes are also available to further fit a variety of schedules and educational needs.

As you browse our program and course offerings, you can do so knowing that CCAC’s academic programs are designed for success. Transfer and articulation agreements facilitate the pursuit of four-year degrees, while programs such as those in the skilled trades, allied health fields and culinary arts prepare students for immediate employment. Our offerings extend beyond the classroom, too. CCAC students have the opportunity to participate in more than 60 student clubs and organizations, including four honor societies as well as a number of NJCAA men’s and women’s sports teams available at each of our four campuses. In addition, all students have access to an extensive network of support services, including academic advising and career counseling as well as the college’s Learning Commons and Math Cafés—available at all four CCAC campuses (and some centers) to help provide drop-in, as-needed academic assistance.

For over 50 years, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today. We are honored to have one of the largest veteran and military student populations in the state and take pride in the fact that we graduate one of the highest number of health career graduates among two-year colleges, ranking second in the region for the number of graduates in both registered nursing and the allied health professions.  On the national stage, among two-year institutions, CCAC ranks sixth in the number of Nursing graduates the college produces annually.  With nearly 30,000 students working toward degree, certificate, diploma and transfer credentials every year, CCAC remains the pre-eminent college in the region—one that is responsible for educating one out of three adults in Allegheny County.

I look forward to welcoming you as a student of the Community College of Allegheny County.

Dr. Quintin B. Bullock
President