The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Also see ASEP/ASSET/CAP Manufacturer (507.3) and Automotive Technology Program (350.3)
This two-year program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. This program includes instruction in component identification, removal and reassembly of components, and fault diagnosis in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, suspension and steering.
Emerging green technologies such as hybrids, plug-in electrics and natural gas powered vehicles will also be introduced. Academic courses included in the associate's degree program provide students with the necessary background for effective communication and increased opportunities for career advancement.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
CCAC's automotive curriculum prepares the student to take tests necessary to earn Pennsylvania Safety and Emission Inspection Licensing and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification. Some course sections may be manufacturer specific.
All CCAC instructors are ASE Certified Master Technicians with years of industry experience and manufacturer-trained automotive technology instructors.
The CCAC–North Campus Automotive program is available at the CCAC-West Hills Center. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area career and technology center, trade school or in the military.