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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$3,905

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Community College of Allegheny County

50 West Powhattan Avenue, Essington, PA

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is comprised of several college campuses and learning centers that are located throughout the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. CCAC offers more than 170 programs in career certificates and vocational training, associate degrees, and a range of college transfer studies. The four CCAC college campuses and six learning centers in different communities offer flexible scheduling and many online courses.

The college transfer programs at CCAC are very successful, with thousands of CCAC students transferring each year to the college of their choice. Many of the career training programs at CCAC can be completed in six months or less, including the fast-growing "green" jobs. Academic programs cover everything from nursing to social sciences and information technology.

CCAC has developed its workforce training division into a top-notch, sales-oriented enterprise that works with the regions employers and economic development officials. The Center for Professional Development is now a trainer of choice in southwestern Pennsylvania for:

  • Corporate & Agency Training
  • Professional Continuing Education
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State, County and Local Agency Training

History

CCAC was founded in 1966 with an initial enrollment of just over 1,500 students. In 1966 there were two campuses - the campus on Pittsburgh's North Side and a suburban campus at Boyce Campus in Monroeville.  South Campus was established in 1967, and moved its present complex in West Mifflin in 1973.  North Campus was established in 1972 and moved to its permanent location in McCandless in 1990.

Six centers were created as satellite learning centers for the four main campuses beginning in 2001.

Academics

The academic calendar for CCAC follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. Online classes are also available, which may allow for some non-traditional enrollment periods throughout the year.

Colleges and Schools

The academic units for CCAC are organized into departments, divisions and centers.

Student Life

CCAC offers its students more than 100 clubs and organizations to become involved in beyond the classroom. Additional opportunities for involvement on campus include several honor societies, intramural sports, cultural events, student government, and four different student-run newspapers: the Allegheny View, Boyce Collegian, North Voice and South Forum.

There are many student services available on CCAC campuses, including career planning, counseling and support services. Career fairs and job events are hosted throughout the year, and childcare centers allow students with children to attend classes throughout the school year.

Traditions

The traditional school colors for CCAC are red and white. The school mascot is a cougar, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the Allegheny "Cougars."

Athletics

The Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County has four collegiate sports teams. These teams include men's and women's basketball, bowling, golf and cross country. Allegheny students seeking more information about any of these teams should contact the Athletic Office at: (412) 237-2503.

The other campuses in the community college district have other sports available. Students should contact the campus of their choice for more information.

Satellite Campuses

The Community College of Allegheny County has four campuses and six centers in the Pittsburgh area.

  • Allegheny Campus
  • Boyce Campus
  • North Campus
  • South Campus 

Additionally, CCAC currently has six centers located throughout Allegheny and Washington Counties.

  • Bethel Park Center
  • Braddock Hills Center
  • Downtown Center
  • Homewood-Brushton Center
  • Washington County Center
  • West Hills Center

Community Life

CCAC offers community education programs through non-credit, fee-based classes. Classes and programs include workforce training and personal enrichment courses in a range of areas including foreign languages, fitness and health, business, computer technology, cooking, music and dance. Community classes are available to adults and children.

The Green Institute at CCAC is run as a community initiative with a goal of operating as a partner and trainer of choice to businesses in the area who have joined the "green" movement. Programs in the CCAC Green Institute focus on five environmentally-friendly areas: consumer education, credit programs leading to green jobs, practical training, a speakers' bureau, and kid's programs.

More than 90% of CCAC graduates choose to live and work in the local region. Additionally, the affordability and accessibility of CCAC has enabled more than 40% of its students to attend college.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Community College of Allegheny County accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$8,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,530
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $120-$140 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $350-$420 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid66%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$5,045
Receiving Student Loans29%$5,107
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Community College of Allegheny County may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Community College of Allegheny County

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1973)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1978)

Campus: Community College of Allegheny County - Boyce Campus

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program

Campus: Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)

Campus: Community College of Allegheny County - North Campus

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

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