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.
Alphacode indicates the discipline to which the course is assigned.Course number indicates the course within that discipline.Title of each course is unique to that course.Credits assigned indicate the credits the student will earn after successfully completing the course.Class hours indicate the number of hours each week the student attends that class. In some cases, these hours are divided into lecture, laboratory, studio or clinical.Prerequisite indicates the knowledge, skills or class a student will need before beginning this class. In most cases, prerequisites concern instruction offered at the college. If a student is uncertain whether he/she has the prerequisite knowledge or skills, the student should consult with the department offering the course.Corequisite indicates a course that a student should take at the same time as the one being considered.Course description is a brief explanation of course content. The course outline will more fully explain the content. Students will receive an outline when they attend class.
All college programs require students to enroll in courses called electives. Electives allow students to broaden their college education or deepen their understanding of a specific area while fulfilling the elective requirements of a program.Any course offered for credit by CCAC can be an elective, subject to the following restrictions:
A discipline elective is one alpha code identified on the following lists. These electives complete the general education requirements of the associate’s degree. Disciplines appropriate to these requirements are listed below. Exceptions are noted in the course description.
Alpha codes for all disciplines taught at CCAC follow.