Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CIT: What's New

Last Updated: 4/25/09

Information Sciences & Technology Degree through Penn State University

CCAC and Penn State University (PSU) have completed an articulation agreement whereby students earn their CCAC Associate Degree in Computer and Information Science and then transfer to the PSU main or local campus (New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, Beaver) to complete their Bachelors Degree in Information Sciences & Technology. By taking the prescribed set of courses, students can use all of their CCAC Associate Degree credits toward this Bachelors Degree and save thousands of dollars! See the CCAC-PSU Information Sciences & Technology Web page for more information.

Computer Engineering Technology Degree through California University of Pennsylvania

CCAC and the California University of Pennsylvania (CalU) have completed an articulation agreement whereby students earn their CCAC Associate Degree in Computer and Information Science and then transfer to CalU to complete their Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering Technology. By taking the prescribed set of courses that include a number of electronic courses offered at our South Campus, students can use all of their CCAC Associate Degree credits toward this Bachelors Degree and save thousands of dollars! See the CCAC-CalU Computer Engineering Web page for more information.

Certificate: Computer Forensics

This certificate program offers specialized and demanding knowledge and skills necessary for performing professional duties as computer forensic examiners/technicians, analysts, investigators, and auditors in a public or private environment security firms. See the Programs section for more information.

Certificate: Administrative Computer Specialist

This certificate program is designed for students currently employed as administrative assistants or secretaries, and seeking to enhance their information technology skills in a business, professional, educational, or industrial office environment. Students learn the effective use of information technology and application software involving word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, e-Commerce, and databases. See the Programs section for more information.

Obtain a Local Information Technology Internship

There are dozens of paid internships available in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area available through local companies in the areas of Computer Software, Hardware, Information Technology, and Internet/e-Commerce. Create a student account at the Regional Internship Center of SW Pennsylvania and you can browse what opportunities might be available. Some internships may be used for CCAC co-op credit as well; please contact your campus' CIT Department Head regarding co-op credit.

Receive college credit for professional certification

CCAC accepts many professional certification credentials as equivalent to various CIT courses, allowing the certification to be used toward one of our CIT degrees or certificates. Whether you're a high school graduate certified in A+ or an AP course or a certified working professional, CCAC provides you an opportunity to leverage your recognized accomplishments towards an associates degree or CIT certificate. Reference our certification information for a list of recognized certificates.

Become a student member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

Become a student member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and get access to regional business professionals, industry news, career services, and much more. Student membership is just $25/year. View the PTC Student Membership page for more information.