Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Learning Disabilities Programs

Promoting Academic Success (PAS)

SDS-102 PAS is a one credit course for high school seniors who desire an opportunity to explore post-secondary options. This is an enhanced orientation course specially designed for students with learning differences. Students will focus on effective strategies for transitioning from a high school setting to a post-secondary education.

The course is offer in the spring semester at the four campuses as well as West Hills Center and Washington County Center. It meets once a week for eight sessions.

This program is sponsored by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) with support from the local school district.

For additional information contact CCAC Supportive Services for Students with Disabilities at 412.237.4535 or by email     

Learning Disabilities Learning Community

The Learning Disabilities Learning Community is a special program for CCAC students who have a documented learning disability (LD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and who score into the college's developmental level math, reading or English courses.

These classes are taught by department professors who have extensive experience with the needs of LD and ADD students. The learning community eases the transition into college. Applicants should apply to the College and take placement testing through the Supportive Services office on the Allegheny Campus.

For more information, contact Christopher Richardson at 412.237.4613.

Learning Disabilities Summer Pre-College Program

The Learning Disability Summer Pre-College Program is offered at the Allegheny Campus.

Pre-college participants take SDS-110, First-Year Seminar and a college orientation course. The program is enhanced with an additional 15 hours of disability-related orientation.

The summer program allows students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder to become familiar with the campus and with the procedures for obtaining the help they need prior to the start of the college semester.

Applicants should apply to the College and take placement testing through the Office of Supportive Services by May or early June. For more information, call Christopher Richardson at 412.237.4613, or email him by clicking the highlighted link.