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 Institute was established in the early 1980s, predominately offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. In the early 1990s CCAC expanded the mission of the Institute to include EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Emergency Management. PSI trains approximately 15,000 students per year in public safety programs in Allegheny, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren and Washington Counties. Emergency Medical Services includes popular training in:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Fire, rescue and HAZMATPSI Training & Education Partnership (TEP)
CCAC PSI offers a Training & Education Partnership (TEP) pay-as-you-go program for emergency services agencies in western Pennsylvania with an annual maximum cost of training for qualifying members. Fees are program-based for the required minimum number of students per course. See the CCAC PSI Fire & Rescue Course Fee Catalog for courses.
FireVEST Scholarship Program
Are you an Allegheny County volunteer firefighter thinking about
getting your college degree? Check out CCAC's FireVEST Scholarship
program to see if it's right for you. Read more.
AEMT to Paramedic Training Coming to start in the Northwest Region
- Fall 2018 The CCAC Public Safety Institute in partnership with
Sharon Regional Medical Center is holding an Information Session on
September 20 for the upcoming AEMT to Paramedic training in
October. Read more.
OSHA Training -- Registering for 2018The Public Safety Institute now offers training in Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) both for General Industry and for the Construction Industry. Read more.
EMT, BLS Provider & AEMT Training Registering for 2018Classes are available and registering now for summer and fall for those seeking EMT and BLS Provider training in Southwestern PA. See the EMT Course Packet and Schedule, AEMT Course Packet and Schedule and BLS Provider Course Packet and Schedule for information, dates and locations.
American Heart Association (AHA) ProgramsCCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align and where AHA training is offered in Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescue CPR), BLS Instructor, and both HeartCode® ACLS and HeartCode® PALS. Read more.
Recertification is also available for anyone involved in public safety as well as for members of the general public who are interested in learning more and includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Life Support training for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.