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.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Test yourself to see if Distance Education Courses are a Good Choice for you. (Adopted from the PBS ALS web site)Select one answer for each question and score yourself by following the directions at the end of the quiz.1. My need to take this course now is:a. High. I need it immediately for a degree, job, or other important reasonb. Moderate. I could take it on campus later or substitute another coursec. Low. It's a personal interest that could be postponed2. Feeling that I am part of a class is:a. Not particularly necessary for meb. Somewhat important for mec. Very important for me3. I would classify myself as someone who:a. Often gets things done ahead of timeb. Needs reminding to get things done on timec. Puts things off until the last minute4. Classroom discussion is:a. Rarely helpful to meb. Sometimes helpful to mec. Almost always helpful to me5. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignments, I prefer:a. Figuring out the instructions myselfb. Trying to follow directions on my own, then asking for help as neededc. Having the directions explained to me6. I need faculty comments on my assignments:a. Within a few weeks, so I can review what I didb. Within a few days, or I forget what I didc. Right away or I get very frustrated7. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a distance education course is:a. More than enough for a campus class or a distance education courseb. The same as for a class on campusc. Less than for a class on campus8. When I am asked to use videos, computers, voice mail, or other technologies new to me:a. I look forward to learning new skillsb. I feel apprehensive, but try it anywayc. I put it off or try to avoid it9. As a reader, I would classify myself as:a. Good. I usually understand the text without helpb. Average. I sometimes need help to understand the textc. Slower than average10. If I have to go to campus to take exams or complete work:a. I can go to campus anytimeb. I may miss some lab assignments or exam deadlines if campus labs are not open on evenings and weekendsc. I will have difficulty getting to the campus, even in the evenings and on weekendsScoring: Give yourself 3 points for each "a" answer, 2 points for each "b," and 1 point for each "c" answer.If you scored 20 or over, a distance education is a real possibility for you.If you scored between 11 and 20, distance education may work for you, but you may need to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits to succeed.If you scored 10 or less, distance education may not currently be the best alternative for you. Talk to your advisor or counselor.