Free and Subsidized Career Programs
Thanks in large part to grant-funding and community partnerships, CCAC is able to offer certain subsidized career programs for free or at very low cost. Check back regularly to see what specialized opportunities are available.
BioMaS Workforce Collaborative
Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation, CCAC's BioMaS Workforce Collaborative is offering up to $6,160 per year for eligible Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students studying Biotechnology at CCAC or enrolled in one of the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Teacher Certifications programs.
The scholarship covers:
- tuition and fees for CCAC credit courses up to 65 credits
- up to $450 in fall and spring and up to $200 in summer for textbooks
- additional cost-of-attendance items on an as-needed basis
- a paid internship for Biotechnology majors
Certain scholarship requirements must be met in order to qualify. View the BioMaS program brochure for a complete list.
For more information on program requirements and learning supports, contact:
FireVEST: Training Tomorrow's Heroes
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Fire Academy and CCAC are working together to offer the Allegheny County Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training Scholarship Program (FireVEST) that provides full scholarships for an associate’s degree or certificate program at CCAC, as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy in exchange for a five-year commitment of service to a volunteer fire department in Allegheny County.
Applicants must join or be a current member in good standing of an eligible volunteer fire company, complete CCAC’s admissions process, including filing for financial aid and be accepted for enrollment into the college.
HRSA Grant Programs
Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements
We are proud to offer an innovative program at the Community College of Allegheny County to help individuals in our region find careers and post-secondary education through a pathway of stackable micro-credentials. Three career pathways have been designed to help students gain entry-level positions in our region: ADL/Nurse Aide, IT-A+, Network and Security, Heath Information Technology.
Students involved in the micro-credential program must be out of school youth, under or unemployed workers, or individuals with significant barriers to education and training. For more information, call the general information line at 412-788-7507 or contact Marian Vendemia , Project Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org.