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Study at Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County, or CCAC, is a community college founded in 1966. The College offers a variety of associate's degrees, as well as transfer and certification programs. CCAC is the largest community college in Pennsylvania and the 17th largest community college in the United States.

CCAC offers more than 170 programs and several other training courses through its various campuses and centres. It has four campuses:

  • Allegheny Campus
  • Boyce Campus
  • North Campus
  • South Campus
CCAC has six centres in various locations across the region:

  • Bethel Park Center
  • Braddock Hills Center
  • Downtown Center
  • Homewood-Brushton Center
  • Washington County
  • West Hills Center
CCAC owns four student-run newspapers, which include the Boyce Collegian, the Allegheny View, the South Forum and the North Voice.

Profile of Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County is located in a large city, in Pittsburgh, PA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Community College of Allegheny County top out at the Associate's degree.

Community College of Allegheny County Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Community College of Allegheny County offers classes to 18, 525 students (11, 140 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Provide affordable access to quality education, and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the regions residents for academic, professional, and personal success in our changing global society. "

Community College of Allegheny County Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts479liberal arts and sciences, general studies, sign language translation, social services, humanities, American Sign Language, area studies, women's studies, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine434registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, nurse anesthetist, surgical nurse
Business and Management311business management, accounting technology, marketing, human resources, electronic commerce, banking, MIS
Medical Support and Technology244radiographer, respiratory care tech, nuclear medical tech, phlebotomy, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical coding, radiation therapist, medical assistant, . . .
Construction Trades142carpentry, electrician, power transmission, plumbing, property management, construction trades, painter
Family and Social Work121child development, child care provider, social work, social work courses, child care management
Therapy and Counselling81massage therapy, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling, psychology, mental and social health services
Law59legal assistant, court reporting
Engineering Technician59software tech, computer systems tech, electronics tech, engineering technician, architectural drafting, CAD and design, automotive tech, civil engineering tech, . . .
Education and Teaching52teacher education, teacher aide
Security and Law Enforcement46criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, criminal justice and administration, corrections and criminal justice, corrections administration
Computer Science and Engineering45computer and info science, web design, computer networking, system administration, computer support, computer security, computer programming
Mechanics and Repair39automobile mechanics, HVAC, industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics, communications install and repair
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32occupational therapist assistant, dietitian assistant, health and physical education, dietetics and clinical nutrition, recreational therapy
Hospitality23hospitality administration, tourism promotion, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Science19biology, biotechnology, physics, chemistry
Production Trades19sheet metal tech, welding, machine shop assistant, ironworking
Medical administration13medical records tech, medical transcription, health and medical administrative, health unit coordinator
Landscaping and Horticulture12landscaping, turf management, floristry, applied horticulture
Design10graphic design, industrial design
Cooking and Culinary Arts9chef training, institutional food workers, food prep and kitchen assistant
office and Administration8administrative assistant, office data entry
Transportation6commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Beauty and Cosmetology6cosmetology
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, theatre design
Medicine2health professions
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

Contact: Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895

General Phone: (412) 323-2323


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