Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Limited Enrollment & Specialty Programs

Admission to CCAC does not constitute admission to a limited enrollment or specialty program. Students interested in pursuing one of these programs should discuss the admission requirements with an academic advisor and the program coordinator.

Health Programs 1

Trades Programs 2


Central Service Technician
Computer Assisted
Tomography (CAT Scanning)

Diagnostic Medical

Dietary Manager
Dietetic Technician  
Health Information
Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (MRI Scanning)

Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant 
(degree & certificate)
Medical Insurance Specialist
Medical Laboratory Assistant               


Medical Laboratory

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Operating Room Nursing
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiation Therapy Technology
Radiologic Technologist     
Respiratory Therapy
Surgical Technologist       


Carpentry (Certificate Program)   
Electrical Construction (JATC/IBEW) Technology Apprenticeship   
Heavy Equipment Operating
 (Certificate Program)
Ironworker (Certificate Program)
Plumber (Apprenticeship
Certificate Program)
Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship (AS programs)
Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship (Certificate Program)
Stationary Operating Engineers
(AS & Certificate Programs)

Business Programs Education, Social &
Behavioral and Human Services programs
 Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics programs (STEM)

Land Administration 3


American Sign Language–Interpreting 4

Early Childhood Director Core Certificate 3 or 5

Labor & Management Studies 6


Biotechnology (Certificate) 5


1The Health programs at CCAC are limited enrollment programs. This means that you cannot enroll in Health courses without having formally applied and been accepted into a program. This application is separate from your general CCAC application. Each program has unique admission requirements. For more information on applying to an Allied Health Career Program, please email your program of choice and your US Postal Mailing address to Allied Health Career Programs Admission Information. Applications are not available online.

2The construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania awards certificates of completion to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a joint Apprenticeship Committee.

3The program requires an associate degree.

4The program requires students complete the American Sign Language Certificate or American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency exam with a minimum level 2 score or American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) minimum level 2 score. See American Sign Language and Interpreting Programs for details.

5Requires a baccalaureate degree.

6Candidates will be selected by their unions or industries.    

CCAC offers noncredit workforce and professional development courses in many areas. For more information about CCAC's Center for Professional Development area of the web.