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.
Completing your degree or certificate may be one of the happiest
days of your life! We encourage all students to celebrate your big
achievement with family and friends. Don't miss out on the
opportunity. Review these important steps to make sure you walk
with your classmates, get your diploma and/or earn the
credential. If you are approaching the final term in your program, make an appointment soon to see an advisor and apply for graduation.
Why should I complete my degree at CCAC?
Are you planning to transfer to a four-year school? Consider the
value of earning your degree BEFORE you transfer or seek employment
in your field:
In order to graduate with an associate degree, certificate or
diploma, students must complete a graduation application at the
Registration and Advisement office as early in their final semester
as possible, but by the deadline shown in the academic calendar.
The application will be reviewed by an academic advisor to
determine whether all the program requirements have been met and
the student's institutional GPA is 2.00 or better (institutional
GPA does not include grades from developmental or transfer
courses). Once final grades have been posted for the student's last
term of attendance, the student's transcript will be noted with the
appropriate credential (degree, certificate or diploma) and the
date it was earned.
Students graduating with a GPA of 3.50 or higher will qualify
for honors as follows:
When completing the graduation application (or anytime
thereafter) students can indicate they want to receive a diploma by
paying a $20 academic credential processing fee.
Commencement ceremonies are held each May for students who
complete their program of study the previous December, the current
May and the upcoming August. Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta and Honors
Program students are encouraged to wear their honors regalia at
commencement. Students must pay the $20 academic credential
processing fee as well as purchase a cap and gown from the campus
bookstore to participate in commencement ceremonies.
If you are approaching the final term in your program, make an
appointment soon to see an advisor and apply for graduation: