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Welcome to the Community College of Allegheny County

Welcome from the PresidentOn behalf of the CCAC Board of Trustees, our esteemed faculty, staff and administrators, as well as our approximately 40,000-strong student body and our many alumni, welcome to the Community College of Allegheny County. Whether you are considering CCAC as part of your continuing academic studies, wish to take classes to advance your career or want to join the ranks of our many life-long learners, CCAC offers a wealth of educational options from which to choose. 

Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of the community, CCAC offers nearly 160 academic programs across six diverse career paths—arts and humanities; business; education, social and behavioral sciences and human services; health; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and the skilled trades. Our students are taught by more than 235 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging 15 students. In addition, the college boasts a vibrant student life scene, further enriched by more than 60 student clubs and organizations, five honor societies, 11 NJCAA and WPCC sports teams, and a variety of intramural sports for both men and women at each campus. 

For more than 50 years, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—responsible for educating one out of every three Allegheny County residents 18 years of age and older. We are honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and take pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. Our alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. 

We invite you to come and see for yourself what CCAC has to offer.

Dr. Quintin B. Bullock