Highlights Around Campus

CCAC is more than just a place to study—it's a place to find community. 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 and places to enhance your lifestyle. Here you'll learn a little bit about some of our favorite places around CCAC!


Social Spaces

There are many spots around campus where you can unwind with your classmates, take a quick study break, or just enjoy the sights around campus! Check out our new virtual tours below to find your new hangout spot for the year.

Nature Trails

Looking for a way to relax? Lace up your hiking boots and enjoy the trails in southwestern Allegheny County. Enjoy the scenic trails in the area while doing fun hiking activities such as geocaching, exploring and much more. Hiking up hills—some of which are steep and strenuous—is a feature of almost every hike.

Community Garden

The garden is a sustainable way to use the land on campus for the benefit of many people and for the environment. It is a wellness initiative offering a free source of fresh vegetables for consumption by students, faculty and staff. In addition, some of the produce is donated to the South Campus Cupboard.


Need to refuel? Starbucks is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat and a study session! For a great specialty coffee and signature favorites, stop on down.

Want to Take a Virtual Tour?

View all of our campuses and centers from the comfort of your home! If you need assistance with a virtual tour, please email 360help@ccac.edu.


Specialized Classroom Labs



Classroom Technology

CCAC is passionate about providing our students with a learning experience they expect. CCAC's ITS Department has constructed, in collaboration with faculty and students, iTech Classrooms. With over 100 classrooms renovated, these classrooms provide flexible seating, device screen sharing capabilities and an 85-inch interactive display to provide a more hands-on learning experience.

Study Spaces

Looking for a quiet place to get some work done? There are many locations around campus that allow for independent study, including dedicated space within the library. 

Ace the Wild Cat

Born and raised in a historic and beautiful neighborhood on the Northside of Pittsburgh, our Wild Cat, Ace, is an experienced Steel City native with a deep sense of community and a passion for making a difference here in Allegheny County and around the world. Being a Wild Cat, not taking the conventional route is in Ace's DNA. By joining CCAC, Ace quickly found a welcoming home that honors and embraces diverse experiences and perspectives.

Competing in an environment of panthers and lions, Ace knows what it means to turn challenges into opportunities. Ace is dedicated to being your biggest fan and cheering you on as you strive to achieve your goals at CCAC!

Looking to get into the school spirit with our Wild Cat? Ace can always be found roaring with students at Student Life & Engagement socials and other events on campus! Just do us a favor and hide your laser pointers; although wild, he is still a cat at heart!