Welcome to the Community College of Allegheny County

Welcome to the Community College of Allegheny County

Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today-a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members ot he community.  From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of nearly 160 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses.  Comprising four campuses and four neighborhood centers, as well as other offsite locations CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country.  CCAC aluni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world.  Visit ccac.edu to learn more.

CCAC North Campus

North Campus is located in McCandless, 12 miles north of Pittsburgh occupying one easily accessible 150,000 square foot facility. The campus houses, along with our wired classrooms, the only Apple Lab at the College, a Multi-media computer lab, complete with virtual reality (VR) lab, veteran's lounge, cafeteria, math café (free math help), free tutoring, and learning commons (more free tutoring assistance!). Additionally, the campus provides a privacy room for students needing quiet space for spiritual or medical reasons. Our library, not only boasting an expansive digital library, and video library, has become a go-to student study home for both quiet and collaborative learning spaces. We also provide a Health Fit center and a gymnasium, with basketball court, for students to work out stress during their free time. Chef Dan completes our Campus, with fresh, gluten-free and innovative food offerings along with the standard pizza and hoagie requests.

What makes North Campus unique?

-Our average class size is 16.

-All of our classes, labs and services are housed in one large building.

-We have six high earning in-demand programs that you can only take at North Campus: Tourism Management, American Sign Language, Interpreting, Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming, Web Programming  and DataAnalytics.

-We offer 5 programs for learning support students:  Environmental Services, Janitorial, Food Service, Health Care, Indoor/Outdoor Building Maintenance and Nursing Assistant.

 -There are about 1,700 students each semester at North.

-About half of our students are transfer students planning to attend 4 year schools.

-We have a mentoring system where we assign you to one person who can help navigate all of our processes and answer any questions that you may have. The mentor program is called Single Point of Contact (SPoC).

-We have fantastic work study job program for our students from helping with our social media, website, student ambassador program to working in our health fit center and library. Earn while you learn!

-We have over 17 clubs and organizations to help keep you busy and involved!

Classes are also held in our newest center, West Hills Center.             

We invite you to come and see for yourself what CCAC has to offer.

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