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.
The program, offered at five college
sites, including one at California University of Pennsylvania,
prepares students to apply for the NCLEX -RN examination and to
assume an entry-level position as a registered nurse. Program
learning experiences prepare graduates for professional nursing
practices as defined and delineated by the Pennsylvania State Board
of Nursing. The program consists of courses in liberal arts and
selected sciences, as well as nursing.
The CCAC Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates for
entry level practice in the current and emerging global healthcare
delivery workforce. The program creates a dynamic, diverse, and
supportive student-centered environment for learning. The
concept-based curriculum, along with the active engagement of the
student in the learning process, provides quality preparation for
academic, professional and personal success.
Core Values of the CCAC Nursing Program
The CCAC Nursing Program values caring as a fundamental part of
the nursing profession, characterizes our concern and consideration
for the whole person, our commitment to the common good, and our
outreach to those who are vulnerable. All organizational activities
are managed in a participative and person-centered way,
demonstrating an ability to understand the needs of others and a
commitment to act always in the best interests of all stakeholders.
The CCAC Nursing program values diversity, embraces acceptance
and respect. Each individual is unique with differences, which can
be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual
orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities,
religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. A
culture of diversity is about understanding ourselves and each
other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and
celebrating the richness of each individual. While diversity can be
about individual differences, it also encompasses institutional and
system-wide behavior patterns. (NLN, 2010)
The CCAC Nursing program values personal, professional, and
academic integrity and is evident when organizational principles of
open communication, ethical decision-making, and humility are
encouraged, expected, and demonstrated consistently. Not only is
doing the right thing simply how we do business, but our actions
reveal our commitment to truth telling and to how we always see
ourselves from the perspective of others in a larger community.
The CCAC Nursing program values excellence that reflects a
commitment to continuous growth, improvement, and understanding. It
is a culture where transformation is embraced, and the status quo
and mediocrity are not tolerated. (NLN, 2010)
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates
Please refer to the math equivalency charts for course substitutions.
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