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During this challenging time, the Community College of Allegheny County reaffirms its unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all individuals. CCAC has a long history of supporting social and racial justice efforts, and the college’s leaders applaud all individuals who have taken a stand to peacefully voice their desire for positive change—both here in the U.S. and around the world. A significant component of CCAC’s vision is predicated on honoring and embracing diversity by creating a welcoming, inclusive college culture that respects individual differences and values the unique experiences and perspectives of all students, faculty and staff.
The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $115.2 million budget that provides for strategic initiatives, emergency funds and IT upgrades, funded through a modest tuition increase.
The Community College of Allegheny County will host Virtual Open Houses Thursday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These events will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about the CCAC admissions process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. Attendees will learn how students can save up to $2,200 per class this summer or up to $63,000 by spending their first two years at CCAC.
The Community College of Allegheny County has converted more than 50 community education classes that begin in June to be delivered entirely online. The move was made in an effort to provide as much noncredit programming as possible while social distancing guidelines remain in effect this summer. The list features some of the most popular offerings in CCAC’s Community Education division, including a variety of art and computer classes. All of the classes will be conducted via Zoom, and instructors may also utilize Blackboard, CCAC’s course management system for internet, hybrid and technology-supported courses.
The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a noncredit course that will train individuals to do contact tracing, which is essential to slowing the spread of COVID–19. Developed in consultation with regional health authorities, the course will comprise up to 45 hours of training delivered online via Zoom over a two-week period.
Community College of Allegheny County Wild Cats Men’s Basketball player Shy Faulkner has been named a 2019–2020 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Basketball Third Team All-American.
The Community College of Allegheny County Honors Council will offer a pilot program this fall called Give Honors A Try! The program will permit non-honors students who meet certain criteria to take Honors courses. The CCAC Honors Program provides a myriad of opportunities for academic and personal enrichment, including guest speakers, active learning, field trips, real-world application of theory, lectures and performances, student-centered discussions, independent learning and study abroad tours.
The Community College of Allegheny County has transitioned its popular Project Management Boot Camp to a completely online program. The college is also offering its first-ever summer session in the program, which will prepare participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
The Community College of Allegheny County will hold a virtual 2020 Commencement celebration on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony, which will include the reading of graduates’ names, will be streamed on the college’s YouTube and other social media channels.
Community College of Allegheny County Engineering Technology student Dave Majetich of Canonsburg is using his skills and his home 3D printer to help make face shields for medical personnel. Majetich joined 3D Printing Pittsburgh (3DPPGH) to help meet the urgent need for face shields during the COVID–19 pandemic, which has led to national shortages of critical personal protective equipment (PPE).