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Community Training and 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. The programs provides 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:

  • MH/MR care providers
  • Members of the MH/MR community and their families
  • Senior citizens
  • The physically disabled
  • Those in alternative lifestyles
  • Nonprofit and social service professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Single mothers

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 Program

Free Training for Allegheny County residents. The Career Preparation and Training Program is a three-phase, non-credit program designed to assist job seekers explore in-demand career fields.
Phase I - 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

Phase II - 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)
Phase III - PA CareerLink: after successfully completing Phase I and II the student will be eligible to partner with a PA CareerLink Counselor to explore employment options.

CCAC Now Offers Virtual Courses for Certified Technologists

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CCAC is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for certified radiologic technologists to earn continuing education units (CEs).

For Spring 2022, CCAC will be offering five virtual courses that can be completed at any time of day or night, seven days a week. These courses will meet the structural education requirements necessary to qualify to apply for the national certification examination. 

 CCAC will also be conducting a mammography clinical course to provide students with the chance to experience hands-on training within a mammography suite.

These credit-bearing classes may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or third-party sponsorship—check with your employer. 


  • MRI Safety*
  • Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Imaging of the Breast*
  • Patient Care for Mammography Procedures*
  • Understanding Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)*
  • Mammography Clinical Applications and Training**
  • Mammography National Board Review for Technologists 

Please click here for more information and course details.

Click Here to Register

For more information, please contact
Dr. Mary Jo Guercio
phone icon412.501.0018 email

*Classes open to any certified technologist recognized by the ARRT and/or any certified radiographer or current certified mammographer.
**Additional charges for clinical course.

CCAC Now Offers A+ Certification Program

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The 14-week A+ Certification Program is considered the industry standard for launching an IT career. It builds
skills in computer hardware and operating systems, including installation and support, troubleshooting,
security, networking, mobile devices, operational procedures and more.

Click here to learn more!