As an open-admissions institution, CCAC does not require college entrance examinations. To enroll as a full-time student, applicants must have a high school diploma or Pennsylvania GED certificate or must be at least 18 years of age with experience reasonably equivalent to a GED.
If you are self-motivated, work well independently, and meet deadlines easily, then our flexible delivery of college courses using the latest technologies can put an associate’s degree at your fingertips.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
Education and skills are essential for today’s changing economy. The competitive global environment rewards workers who possess sound general knowledge that enables them to adapt to changes in the workplace and continually learn new job skills.
The award-winning Public Relations and Marketing Department works to promote CCAC and its activities through strategic, cost-effective advertising and marketing campaigns, college publications and overall branding efforts, among other activities.
The CCAC Educational Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to create vital connections between the college and the wider community to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
This program will prepare the student to develop an innovative portfolio of conceptual design. The student will adopt the aesthetic and technical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the print and digital design fields. Graduates may find employment as a production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, desktop publisher, web developer, freelance designer or eligible Adobe® Certified user. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Develop a portfolio suitable for employment, transfer to a four-year institution or artistic development.
Develop visual communication skills.
Demonstrate technical and perceptual skills.
Use principles of design.
Use color theory.
Use current technology as it applies to the arts.
Analyze in order to render 2D forms via line, value and perspective.
Use art history to develop visual arts vocabulary and critical thinking skills, in a verbal and written manner.