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
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
CCAC South Campus held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of its new Film Center, which will house the campus’ rapidly growing Film Technician program.
CCAC South Campus will kick off spring with a festive Medieval Faire on Wednesday, April 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The faire, which is open to the college community and the general public, will feature a wide variety of educational displays, entertainment and hands-on activities, including medieval period games, arts and crafts, music and dance, jousting and fencing demonstrations, a spinning wheel demonstration, a replica catapult—and much more.
CCAC and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA have partnered to offer an entry-level college course designed to encourage young people of color, ages 16 to 24, who have an interest in music, media or a related field to consider attending college.
CCAC Boyce Campus will host Tim Stevens, chairman and CEO of The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), for “Unity in Diversity Day” on Thursday, April 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union.
Daniel Lowe, English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus, has published his first novel, “All That's Left to Tell,” which will hit stores on Tuesday, February 14.
The Community College of Allegheny County will offer a Film Technician Certificate program at its South Campus, beginning in January 2017, which will train students for in-demand careers with family sustaining wages.
CCAC is partnering with the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity and Prime Stage Theatre to offer You Belong to Me, a play about young adult and teen dating violence.
The CCAC South Campus Summer Theatre will present the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls on August 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13.
CCAC South Campus students, under the direction of renowned installation artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, are creating a mosaic tile artwork that will be unveiled on Thursday, June 16, at 6:45 p.m. as part of CCAC’s 50th anniversary celebration.
CCAC South Campus Theatre will hold auditions for the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls on Sunday, June 5, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A chance meeting with a pro-democracy Chinese activist in the gift shop of an Indian hotel resulted in an invitation to meet the Dalai Lama and, ultimately, a new educational path and passion for CCAC graduate Theresa Osborne Ward.
CCAC has received a 2016 Allegheny West Preservation Award for its renovation of West Hall, located in the 800 block of Ridge Avenue on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.
CCAC South Campus Theatre, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, will present the award-winning Fences by August Wilson at 7:30 p.m. on June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will present the panel discussion “Social Justice: Past, Present & Future Implications” on Monday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the Tiger’s Lair (A306).
CCAC is pleased to announce that local radio personality and CCAC alumnus Jim Krenn will deliver this year’s commencement address during the college’s 50th anniversary year. Community College of Allegheny County’s Commencement Exercises will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.
The Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center, in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, will hold a car cruise on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public. Individuals are welcome to show all types of vehicles, including antique, classic and vintage cars.
A group of 10 CCAC Honors students will embark on an international study tour in India from January 5-16. During the tour, they will attend lectures at universities, meet with government officials, perform community service at schools, volunteer at an organization that promotes women's economic independence, visit cultural and historical sites, and more.
Congressman Keith Rothfus invites you to attend the 2015 Women's Conference at the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237, Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. featuring distinguished keynote speaker, Senator Camera Bartolotta.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, November 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.
This coming January 2016, ten CCAC Honors students are traveling to India for a ten-day service and learning project associated with an honors Political Science course. On October 30, each student must make a final payment of over $1000. To help these students afford this extraordinary opportunity, you can contribute to their cause via CCAC's Educational Foundation giving page and writing "Honors India Trip" when defining how your contribution will be spent. All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you!
South Campus Theatre students will perform The Three Musketeers, a family-oriented, classic tale of adventure, camaraderie, honor and heroism, at 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.
CCAC North Campus hosts a Fall Carnival October 23. All proceeds will go to fund a trip to India for Honor students who will participate in an international study tour in January 2016.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, October 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre Company, Food for Groundlings, presents Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet at 7:30 p.m. June 17 through June 20 in the campus theatre.
Dr. Paul Gentile, former dean of Workforce Training & Development at CCAC North Campus, has completed his second book, “Salvatore and Maria, Finding Paradise.” The compelling story takes the reader along on young Salvatore Ciccone’s eventful journey to find the American dream.
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee will dedicate Diversity Day, Tuesday, April 7, to the local refugee community. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Gym, Room G502. The college-wide Diversity Day will be observed independently at all four CCAC campuses.
The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Building Pittsburgh: A Unique Labor & Management Partnership,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22.
The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation will honor four outstanding individuals and one outstanding community organization at the 2015 "Legends in Leadership" awards banquet Thursday, April 23.
The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, March 16, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.
In honor of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County is hosting a free presentation entitled From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 25, from 1:00 until 2:15 p.m. in Room 3002 at its North Campus location in McCandless.
Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges on Monday unveiled a statewide effort to enable adult learners to transform life and work experiences into college credit, saving money and time spent working toward a degree.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Women in Leadership Symposium Thursday, August 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore).
PITTSBURGH—For the fourth consecutive year, the Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a $15,000 grant to foster appreciation of classic works of literature. The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Artsin partnership with Arts Midwest, provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate one of 36 selections from US and world literature.
Allegheny County high school and community college students, veterans, prison inmates and library patrons are separated by generations and experience, but Barbara Evans says Pittsburgh's Big Read has the potential to spark powerful responses among them as they read Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War classic, “The Things They Carried.”
Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre presents the Pulitzer award-winning play, Picnic, at 8:00 p.m. November 7 through November 9 and November 14 through November 16.
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Golf Team placed second at the 2013 NJCAA Region XX Golf Championship, which they hosted May 3-5 at Pittsburgh National Golf Club.
CCAC North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014, on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage.