Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Special Programs & Contract Training

In today's competitive business environment, a highly skilled and productive workforce is a company's greatest asset. Let CCAC's Center for Professional Development assist your business by providing quality education, training and consulting services. We offer a fundamental commitment to delivery excellence, a supportive, caring learning environment in state of the art facilities.

What we do:
Our training experts can create a training program tailored to the specific needs of your business or industry. Classes may be taught either on-site or at any of the CCAC facilities within Southwestern Pennsylvania.

How we do it:
For companies with specialized or technical training needs, the CPD staff will perform a thorough needs analysis and design a course which will meet or exceed a company's expectations. A qualified instructor conducts the training program in accordance with the approved training objectives and outlines. Once the training program is complete, an evaluation is conducted and the results are reviewed with a company representative to determine the training impact as well as future needs.


Mark Mervos
Director, Center for Professional Development

Brian Hannon
Director, Center for Professional Development


Special Programs

Highmark Computer Training
Project Management Bootcamp
Water & Wastewater Training
WEDnetPA Training Program


Program Assessments

Assessments include a family of soft skill evaluation instruments that measure skills and abilities required for job success. Some assessments use video to simulate job activities for positions including:

  • Production Workers
  • Front Line Leaders
  • Management
  • Customer Service

Other available assessments include 360-degree skill assessments and knowledge-based assessments for:

  • Team Leadership
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Executive Leadership
  • Individual Contributors

Special Programs

Highmark Computer Training
As part of the Highmark/CCAC Training Partnership, Highmark employees may choose from many of the PC Applications training courses offered through CCAC. View the Highmark class schedule and course descriptions to determine the course that best meets your needs. Registration is easy and all classes are held at the CCAC West Hills Center. For more information, contact Christopher Ferrara at 412.788.7366 or Mark Mervos at 412.788.7365.

Project Management Bootcamp
By taking part in this 120-day boot camp, you will become a member of a cohort of professionals seeking the valuable PMP® certification. In addition to guiding class activities, our PMP® instructor will provide resources, mentoring and open-ended communication and accessibility. For more information, contact Brian Hannon at 412.788.7357.
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Water and Wastewater Management
CCAC is a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) provider. We are pleased to offer two new Environmental Sustainability Program certificates. All courses approved by PADEP. For more information, contact Brian Hannon at 412.788.7357.
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WEDnetPA Training Program
Community College of Allegheny County is a partner with the Workforce & Economic Development Network for Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA). WEDnetPA assists those employers who qualify with training for their employees through the Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program.
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