The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
CCAC offers counseling services in order to ensure
that you are well-informed and well-guided as you make decisions
about academics, careers and more. CCAC has services for personal counseling, transfer counseling and career counseling. Make an appointment today.
The ultimate goal of personal counseling is to help
students grow in self-understanding in order to
better deal with their immediate situations and attain their
future goals. CCAC's counseling staff provides opportunities
for confidential sharing and discussion in an atmosphere of
openness and acceptance.
Students often come for counseling with academic and personal
concerns around such issues as careers, loneliness, fear of
failure, lack of self-confidence, anxiety, poor study habits, test
anxiety, family and relationship conflict, academic probation and
suspension, time management and stress.
Students are mandated to see a counselor before registering for
courses if they are on suspension in order to understand the terms
of suspension as well as develop a plan to meet educational goals
and objectives. The Counseling Center has trained professional counselors ready
and willing to help.
If you are looking to earn a bachelor's degree, you'll find that
CCAC is a great place to start. In fact, half of our students come
to CCAC to complete the first two years of an affordable four-year
Starting with your first day on campus, CCAC's Transfer Services
personnel will help you plan a smooth transition as you work toward
your ultimate educational goals. Our counselors will help
you establish early contact with your transfer college and will
assist you in selecting CCAC courses that will transfer to the
four-year college of your choice.
Learn more about yourself in
relation to your values, career interests, academic abilities,
personality traits or choosing a major. You are invited to make an
appointment with a counselor. Our career counselors assist
you in determining an appropriate course of action that
results in meaningful and informed decision-making. Gaining an
awareness of occupational and personal temperaments, study habits
and job values is vital for making decisions. Career testing and
interpretation is available through counselor referral.
Use the career library which contains information on
careers, job descriptions, salary ranges, educational
qualifications, job outlook and related information.
Register for a one-credit Career Planning course to help you develop clear educational and career goals through a systematic
process for career choice. This course offers you the
opportunity to assess their interests, values, personality and
skills. Translate your academic
experience to the work world by exploring trends in the job market
and to make well-informed and creative decisions about career
choice by visiting a career counselor.
To register for this course, contact the registration office at any
campus. Course information: SDS-101 Career Planning, one