Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

10/02/2012 -- CCAC awarded prestigious US Department of Education Title III grant to support learning outcomes

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is one of just 14 colleges and universities across the nation selected to receive a total of $5.4 million from the US Department of Education as part of the Title III, Part A: Strengthening Institutions grant. CCAC’s five-year $1.59 million award will enable the college to expand its capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen academic quality, instructional management and fiscal stability in order to help students complete their educations. 

CCAC will use the funding to provide learning commons, which will incorporate learner-centered engagement spaces, tutoring, faculty interaction and facilitated computer-assisted learning at each of the college’s four campuses. While the initiative focuses on the improving the skills and abilities of CCAC’s developmental students in English and reading courses, all CCAC students will have access to the learning commons. This award follows on recently announced funding from The Heinz Endowments to support the enhancement of math education at the college, including math cafes. With the announcement of the new Title III grant, CCAC plans to integrate the learning commons with the math cafes. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.