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Counseling Services at CCAC

CCAC offers counseling services in order to ensure that you are well-informed and well-guided as you make decisions about academics, careers and more. CCAC has services for personal counseling, transfer counseling and career counseling. Make an appointment today. Download the Counseling Brochure.

Virtual Counseling Services Available Now!

Virtual Counseling Services are available Monday-Friday from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm

Additionally, questions related to academic suspension, transfer counseling, personal counseling or career counseling can be directed to the Counselors via email:

Campus Phone
Allegheny Campus 412.237.2565
Boyce Campus 724.325.6657
North Campus 412.369.3614
South Campus 412.469.6216

 Personal and Academic Counseling

The ultimate goal of personal counseling is to help students grow in self-understanding in order to better deal with their immediate situations and attain their future goals. CCAC's counseling staff provides opportunities for confidential sharing and discussion in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.

Students often come for counseling with academic and personal concerns around such issues as careers, loneliness, fear of failure, lack of self-confidence, anxiety, poor study habits, test anxiety, family and relationship conflict, academic probation and suspension, time management and stress.

Students are mandated to see a counselor before registering for courses if they are on suspension in order to understand the terms of suspension as well as develop a plan to meet educational goals and objectives. The Counseling Center has trained professional counselors ready and willing to help.

Transfer Counseling

If you are looking to earn a bachelor's degree, you'll find that CCAC is a great place to start. In fact, half of our students come to CCAC to complete the first two years of an affordable four-year bachelor's degree.

Starting with your first day on campus, CCAC's Transfer Services personnel will help you plan a smooth transition as you work toward your ultimate educational goals. Our counselors will help you establish early contact with your transfer college and will assist you in selecting CCAC courses that will transfer to the four-year college of your choice.

Career Counseling

Learn more about yourself in relation to your values, career interests, academic abilities, personality traits or choosing a major. You are invited to make an appointment with a counselor. Our career counselors assist you in determining an appropriate course of action that results in meaningful and informed decision-making. Gaining an awareness of occupational and personal temperaments, study habits and job values is vital for making decisions. Career testing and interpretation is available through counselor referral.

Use the career library which contains information on careers, job descriptions, salary ranges, educational qualifications, job outlook and related information.

Register for a one-credit Career Planning course to help you develop clear educational and career goals through a systematic process for career choice. This course offers you the opportunity to assess their interests, values, personality and skills. Translate your academic experience to the work world by exploring trends in the job market and to make well-informed and creative decisions about career choice by visiting a career counselor.

To register for this course, contact the registration office at any campus. Course information: SDS-101 Career Planning, one credit.