Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

County Government Relations

The Community College of Allegheny County works closely with state and regional legislators and policy makers. As the institutional point of contact for the Allegheny County Executive, County Council members and their staffs, the Government Relations office is responsible for monitoring and evaluating proposed ordinances and resolutions on the county level for potential impact to the college. The college maintains a presence in Allegheny County as well as in regional communities and regional public agencies.


Projects with the County 

FireVEST Scholarship Program

The Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training (FireVEST) Scholarship program is a recruitment and retention initiative that provides scholarships to qualified Allegheny County volunteer fire fighters for an associate's degree or certificate at CCAC as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Applications are accepted twice a year, postmarked by May 15 for fall entry and by November 15 for spring entry.

Dislocated Worker Tuition Waiver Program

CCAC's Dislocated Worker Tuition Waiver Program (DWP) extends a waiver of tuition and fees to unemployed Allegheny County residents who were laid off through no fault of their own, but rather due to poor economic climate. Dislocated workers who meet the DWP entry requirements may take classes at CCAC toward the successful completion of one of the approved certificate programs for free tuition and fees only (no more than 36 credits within a 24-month period).