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January 2022

Dr. Charles Martoni

The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce the Allegheny County Dr. Charles J. Martoni Endowed Scholarship, a new endowed scholarship supported by a $10 million allocation from Allegheny County and offered through the CCAC Educational Foundation. The scholarship will further CCAC’s mission of providing affordable access to high-quality career and transfer education.

The Community College of Allegheny County and Kane Community Living Centers are collaborating on a new CNA (Certified Nursing Aide) training program to help meet the urgent need in the region for CNAs. The program is free to qualified Allegheny County residents who want to become nurse aides. CNAs are vital members of every health care team and are responsible for the direct care of the patients, clients or residents of the facility or agency where they work.

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The Community College of Allegheny County is offering an extraordinary opportunity for students who are interested in a career in technology. TechWise, a Google-sponsored training program, is being made available for free to 20 students enrolled at CCAC, one of only five colleges in the nation participating in the program.

Military student in front of flag and branches of the service

The Community College of Allegheny County has been approved to provide training for veterans under the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP), effective immediately. The VRRAP offers education and training for high-demand jobs to veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCAC mascot with Open House sign

The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 8, 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, student life and 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

December 2021

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As Southwestern Pennsylvania’s preeminent provider of career education and skills-based training, the Community College of Allegheny County’s impact extends far beyond the classroom. In addition to providing an affordable and high-quality education that paves the way to a more prosperous future for all students, the college delivers a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment for students, employers, taxpayers and the region as a whole.

CCAC Automotive students with mini Mustang

Automotive Technology students in the Ford ASSET program at the Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center assembled two riding cars, a Mustang and a Ford F-150, for donation to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The mini vehicles were delivered to the hospital on Dec. 10. Two families with age appropriate children who are currently hospitalized will win the cars through a prize drawing, just in time for Christmas.

CT tech reading scan

The Community College of Allegheny County’s Computed Assisted Tomography Diploma program is teaming up with UPMC in a commitment to bring more skilled CT technologists to the region. Participants have the opportunity to get paid, hands-on experience as a CT tech with UPMC while completing classes at CCAC. Accepted students who commit to a two-year work agreement with UPMC will have access to a full-tuition discount for the CT program, paid on-the-job training and mentorship, up to 80 hours of at-work time in the first six months to complete online classes, a $10,000 sign-on bonus for new employees with a two-year commitment, and UPMC’s premier benefits package. Classes begin on January 31, and students can complete the program in two semesters.

Respiratory Therapy students in the lab

The Community College of Allegheny County’s Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science Degree program is teaming up with UPMC in a commitment to bring more skilled respiratory therapists to the region. Participants will have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community while receiving tuition assistance of $6,000, as well as paid work opportunities while completing the program and a guaranteed job at UPMC upon successful completion. Candidates who are currently employed by UPMC can receive an additional $6,000 in tuition assistance from their employer, covering the full cost of the program. In addition, all participants are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus upon graduation. Classes begin January 18, and participants can complete their degree in 23 months.

CCAC mascot with Open House sign

The Community College of Allegheny County will host a face-to-face Open House at Allegheny Campus (only) on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Prospective students, their families and friends will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Admissions, Nursing, Financial Aid, Advisement and Registration, Student Account Services, Student Life and Engagement, Student Services, Supportive Services and Virtual Campus.