About Community Training & Development


There are thousands of men, women and children in our region who, with the proper support and training, can be vital members of our society. The Community College of Allegheny County is deeply committed to educating all members of society, regardless of intellect, mental health, physical disability, lifestyle or socio-economic status.

The CCAC Community Training and Development programs are the hub of that education. These programs provide job training and teaches life skills to those who can benefit from this support in order to better socialize, care for themselves and contribute to society. We provide skills training for those who take care of this special population and we make sure that the elderly have the proper programs to enjoy and take care of their affairs.

With our support, these men and women can become chefs, computer programmers and landscapers. We help them reach their potential as active family members, social group leaders and best friends.

We Open Doors to a Better Quality of Life

The student body of CCAC's Community Training and Development/Human Services Division includes:

  • Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities care providers
  • Members of the Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities community and their families
  • Senior citizens
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Those in alternative lifestyles
  • Nonprofit and social service professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Single mothers

 

Community Training & Development at Braddock Hills

The Braddock Hills center serves a greater metropolitan area including the communities of Braddock, Braddock Hills, Churchill, Edgewood, Forest Hills, North Braddock, North Versailles, Penn Hills, Rankin, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Wilkinsburg and Wilkins Twp., among others.

It is conveniently located to public transportation and all the amenities of a suburban environment - restaurants, banks and grocery stores with lots of free parking.

The Braddock Hill center offers all of the Community Education courses, opportunities for customized workforce job training for corporations and businesses as well as regularly scheduled credit and noncredit classes.

 

Free Math Class for the Trades 

This class will help you get better at math so you can join an apprenticeship or job training program.

Located at Braddock Hills Campus
Begins December 1st 
Thursdays: 10:AM - 1PM

 

 

Look Around, We’re Out of the Classroom

We bring our slate of more than 500 programs into nearly all of our region's neighborhoods. We're in church basements, at Kane Regional Centers, libraries, schools, senior citizen centers and bowling alleys. We teach in greenhouses and police academy kitchens and we'll even give a lesson or two at a fast-food restaurant.

Why It Works

More than 25,000 men, women and children throughout western Pennsylvania benefit from our division's programs annually.

  • We offer flexible programming to meet the needs of our students
  • We provide affordable-and many times free-programs, thanks to private, local, state and federal funding
  • We have low student-to-staff ratios in key programs where individual attention is critical
  • We go above and beyond to make sure our students get the attention and knowledge they deserve

Our Instructors

All instructors are expert in the subject matter in which they are hired to teach. MOST ALL instructors have at least a Master Degree in the field of Human Services, Education and/or in their field of expertise. All instructors have many years of experience and "hands-on" training in the Human, Social and/or Health Related Services. We are proud and excited to have a diverse, varied and knowledgeable list of instructors working for the CCAC Community Training and Development/Human Services Division.

 

Career Preparation & Training Programs

The Career Preparation and Training Program is a three-phase, non-credit program designed to assist job seekers explore in-demand career fields. Free Training is available for Allegheny County residents. For more information, contact Mary Jo Guercio at 412.501.0018 or [email protected].

Career Preparation and Development

The student will assess and build on current skills.

Duration: 6 weeks

* Basic computer skills are required: virtual Zoom classroom, Microsoft Word

Career Training

After successfully completing Phase I, the student will be eligible for free training in one of the following programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (in-person at BHC)
  • Phlebotomy (in-person at BHC)
  • A+ Certification (Hybrid)
  • Health Information Technology (Virtual classroom)
  • Microsoft Office (Virtual classroom)

PA CareerLink

After successfully completing Phases I and II, the student will be eligible to partner with a PA CareerLink Counselor to explore employment options.

Sign Up

Please fill out the following referral form to sign up.

Referral Form

Contact Us

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