The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
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 counselors will help you plan a smooth transition as you work toward your ultimate educational goals. Our transfer 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.
Transfer programs correspond to specific majors at four-year institutions, and each major has its own requirements.Parallel programs are designed to guarantee CCAC students junior status at a four-year college or university using articulation agreements. For further resources, or to work with a transfer counselor, go to Transfer Counseling.
Read the CCAC Transfer Guide.
CCAC students save $24,000 over public & $57,000 over private colleges & universities* by spending their first two years at CCAC.
from in-district tuition & fees for attending full-time for one year.
Compared with regional colleges & universities, 2013–2014 academic year.
The courses taken in the first two years at CCAC are
typically similar to those courses students would take
during the freshman and sophomore years at a four-year institution.
Our transfer counselors will help students develop a program of
study that will meet all of the requirements of their transfer
school. By working closely with a transfer counselor, students can
ensure that their coursework at CCAC will be precisely what they
need to prepare for the completion of a Bachelor's Degree
at the college or university of their choice.
All of CCAC's transfer and parallel programs may be started at
any campus, but specific courses required in a program might
not be offered at all of the College's campuses. Where these
limitations exist, options can be explained by an academic
If the programs listed do not serve a student's educational
plan, they may design their own program. Individual educational
plans should be on file with the Academic Services and Records
Office. When students complete this program, they will graduate
with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree
in General Studies. Students will have satisfied the distribution
requirements of the Associate's Degree but not the requirements of
any specific program.
If, after transfer, students pursue a program different from the
one they began at CCAC or if they change their choice of
colleges, the college to which they have transferred may require
additional courses for junior status.
As students begin at CCAC, they should be aware that four-year
colleges and universities have specific requirements for the
Bachelor's Degree. These may include intermediate foreign language,
calculus-based mathematics or specific courses in the arts, the
humanities, the natural and social sciences.
Four-year schools to which students may want to
transfer have specific requirements for the Bachelor's Degree.
Such general education requirements are based upon the major or
program of study that they select at a four-year institution.
These may include study of a foreign language, upper-division
math courses or certain courses in the Fine Arts, the Humanities,
the Social Sciences or the Natural Sciences.
If you are undecided about what they want their major at a
four-year institution to be, we advise that you enroll in
general courses and seek the assistance of a career counselor. Career
counseling helps you explore your interests, values, skills
and career goals in order to select a major.