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June 2022

STEM students working on the computer

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to offer a free project-based STEM learning program. The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program, designed for middle school students (grades 6–8), will take place this summer, June 27 through July 22, at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.

Mechatronic students working on a project

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program. The grant will enable CCAC to offer career pathways for the next generation of building technology innovators through expansion of its associate degree and certificate programs in Mechatronics. As one of only 10 community colleges in North America to receive the funds in this year’s cohort, CCAC is also eligible for up to three years of renewed funding in addition to the initial investment.

Phi Theta Kappa student win awards

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Phi Theta Kappa chapters were recently honored during the organization’s regional and international conventions.

May 2022

April 2022

CCAC student Alysse Dambrot

Community College of Allegheny County student Alysse Dambrot, of Bridgeville, has been named a 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Students in HCA

The Community College of Allegheny County will hold a free Healthcare Careers Academy (HCA) at South Campus for students from the South Hills – Mon Valley areas during the month of July. HCA is a two-week summer experience designed to expose students who are entering grades 10, 11 and 12 to family-sustaining career options in healthcare. Participants will discover that today’s healthcare careers extend well beyond being a physician or nurse—and that many of these careers can be attained with a CCAC education. This project, funded by the Jefferson Regional Foundation, aims to empower students with the goal to increase their own economic mobility, and, on a larger scale, to improve the economic health of our region.

March 2022

CCAC mascot with Open House sign

The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Virtual Open House on Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about CCAC, the college’s admissions process, academic program options, financial aid, student engagement opportunities and more. At $118 per credit hour (in-county tuition), students can save thousands of dollars at CCAC. To estimate the total cost of tuition and fees, visit ccac.edu/payment/tuition-calculator.php.

CCAC graduates at Commencement

The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce that the college will hold an in-person 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 19, at Heinz Field. Graduates and their families are invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. As it will be the first in-person graduation held at CCAC since May 2019, the classes of 2020 and 2021 are also invited to walk in this year’s ceremony. The event will be preceded by CCAC’s 2020 Nursing Pinning Ceremony, which will be held at Heinz Field at 2:00 p.m.

Moe's Southwest Grilll logo

The locally owned and operated franchise locations of Moe’s Southwest Grill® in Pittsburgh have offered unique employee perks like receiving the latest iPhone for free on the employee’s hire anniversary, a “Never Work on Your Birthday” policy, and tuition reimbursement for years. This year, Big Plan Group, the owners of the Pittsburgh area Moe’s Southwest Grill franchised restaurants, is taking employee appreciation initiatives to the next level by now offering employees free education at the Community College of Allegheny County.

CCAC North Campus solar installation

Today the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) officially “flipped the switch” to solar power. The extensive new 543 kilowatt solar installation will produce enough electricity to power 30–40% of CCAC North Campus’s electrical energy needs. The new solar array was installed by BAI Group, LLC, of State College, Pennsylvania, and was facilitated by the Pennsylvania Solar Center through its G.E.T. Solar program. It will save CCAC about $750,000 in energy costs over the next 28 years, and thanks to a Power Purchase Agreement with BAI, the college did not have to spend any of its own money on the project.