CCAC welcomes students from Pittsburgh Career Institute! 

We offer affordable, high-quality programs where students receive hands-on instruction in our “state of the science” campus labs and in clinical settings.

If you are looking for an alternative school to complete your program, we want to answer all your questions regarding admissions, transfer and financial aid

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Strenkowski at 724.325.6626 to start the conversation.

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This is CCAC

Since its founding in 1966, the Community College of Allegheny County has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today - a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of every three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

CCAC Makes College Affordable

It's right there in our name: CCAC is here to serve the community. That includes ensuring that our high-quality education is accessible to all. By studying at CCAC for two years, Allegheny County residents save $24,000 over public colleges and universities and $68,000 over private ones. From there, you can transfer to a four-year institution—or, with our range of workforce training programs, go straight to launching your career.

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As an open-admissions institution, CCAC does not require college entrance examinations. To enroll as a full-time student, applicants must have a high school diploma or Pennsylvania GED certificate or must be at least 18 years of age with experience reasonably equivalent to a GED. 

Notice: CCAC is happy to welcome prospective students or visitors in person and virtually. For assistance, please call our Information Center at 412.237.CCAC. Additionally, you can reach us via email at [email protected]. CCAC Admissions staff is happy to speak with you and are available Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisors can help you explore our programs, schedule for classes, explain CCAC Academic policy, and refer you to other CCAC resources. CCAC provides a combination academic advising services of in-person and virtual services to meet your busy schedule!

Academic Advising is available to potential students that want to learn more about a program or course. Or for current students who have applied and completed the application process and verified your ID with the Registration Welcome Center

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Financial Aid

At CCAC, there are a number of different types of financial aid that you can be awarded. The most basic categories are grants, scholarships and loans.

If you are expecting to receive financial aid, you can review your pending financial aid at MyCCAC. Navigate to CCAC Central e-Services and select "Students". Then click on Financial Aid Self Service.

Visit Financial Aid

You might be contacted by a company saying they will help get your student loans discharged, forgiven, cancelled, or qualified for debt relief for a fee. You NEVER have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education and their loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone.

The Deparment of Education emails to borrowers come from [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1.877.382.4357 or visit

Placement Testing

The placement test allows us to place you into the classes that are right for you! These tests are not an entrance exam, but a way to ensure that you are taking the classes you need to be successful in your college courses!

These tests are free for you to take and are done online. There is not a set date or time to take the test. However, taking them sooner will allow you to register for classes sooner! Tests can be only taken once. For detailed, step-by-step directions on registering and taking the placement test, go to CCAC's Help Center

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Dec 7 2022

Mini-Therapy Horses

11:00 AM
CCAC Allegheny Campus
Dec 7 2022

Rainbow Alliance – Allegheny Club Meeting

12:00 PM
CCAC Allegheny Campus
Dec 7 2022

Creative Writing Club Meeting

02:45 PM
CCAC Allegheny Campus


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