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.
On-campus Orientation for new students at CCAC is your first
opportunity to make meaningful connections to your campus, learn
about support resources, and meet classmates, faculty, and staff.
Below are some things you will learn.
Before you attend orientation: You should be registered
for classes and probably already have your student ID.
Like any other college, CCAC uses some specific vocabulary. Do
you know the difference between a financial aid loan and a grant?
Is dropping a class the same as withdrawing from one?
CCAC offers a bunch of student
services outside the classroom to support your time as a
college student. Looking for career advice or help with a resume?
Check with the Office of Job Placement &
Career Services. Are you in need of accommodations due to a
disability? Self-report to the Office of Supportive
Services. Do you want to join a club or honor society to enrich
your CCAC experience? That's the Office of Student Life. If you're
looking to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at a four-year
institution, make an appointment with a Counselor.
If you're a veteran or veteran-dependent, learn more about your
benefits from the Office of Military & Veterans
Many CCAC locations also offer a student food
pantry. There are fully functioning libraries at each of
the main campuses that offer research assistance, online journals,
and interlibrary loan. Oh, and there's so much more, too! The CCAC
Student Handbook has all the info about being a
All students will need a CCAC NetID to access the MyCCAC portal and Blackboard,
check your academic email,
connect to on-campus wifi, and more. Set up your NetID
Some CCAC campuses and centers offer these services differently.
Check with your campus on how to get your student
ID and your parking
CCAC has several locations, including four campuses and four
centers. Each location is a little different. Find your
specific location and download a map to find your classes
Many CCAC locations subscribe to the Single Point of Contact
program, a system where new students are assigned an administrator
who helps them navigate their first semester at CCAC. If you're a
new student, you should know your "SPoC" and how she/he can help
make your first semester at CCAC a successful one. Click here to see the Single Point of Contact administrators
for North Campus and West Hills Center.
Students should know about CCAC's Title IX policy, which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs
or activities. CCAC has a Title IX office, part of the Office of
Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, to ensure the policy