Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Student Orientation is Required

Before you can register for classes, all first-time degree, certificate or diploma seeking students are REQUIRED to complete an On-Line or On-Campus Student Orientation.  We suggest you do both.

WHY? Orientation will contribute to your success.  Students who complete orientation gain higher levels of engagement and academic success that lead to graduation. You will receive essential information concerning academics, finances and student life that will boost your ability to succeed.  

  Online Student Orientation 

Launch the online orientation now!  

  • Enter your Student ID number that was given to you in your acceptance letter from CCAC.
  • At the end of the Online Orientation, you must "Click here to finish."
  • Schedule your Placement Test or Enrollment Express session through Appointment Central at
  • Use Appointment Central to schedule an appointment to see an academic advisor and register for your classes.
  • Schedule a date and time for On-Campus Orientation at Appointment Central.
  • Refer to Online Student Orientation often to guide you to CCAC's many services and resources.


On-Campus Student Orientation:

Schedule a date for an on-campus orientation at the campus of your choice through Appointment Central at

If you are not registered for classes:

  • If you have not completed the Online Student Orientation, you will be able to participate in a Student Orientation program on campus.
  • Tour the campus and meet staff, faculty and administrators.
  • If you have not already done so, you can schedule an appointment to take your Placement Test through Appointment Central.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor if you have not already done so.
  • You can register for your classes when Student Orientation, Placement Testing and Academic Advising are complete.

If you are registered for classes, have paid for your classes and it is within 30 days of the start of classes, you will be able to:   

  • Obtain your Student Photo ID Card.
  • Get your CCAC computer network access account called the NET ID.
  • Acquire your vehicle Parking Permit.
  • Tour the campus and locate your classrooms.
  • Meet staff, faculty and administrators.

Your orientation is accomplished.  Welcome to CCAC!

Students are also encouraged to read CCAC's Student Handbook.  The handbook contains general information about CCAC, as well as information about services, academic procedures and policies that may affect you as a student.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions.

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