• Programs in Workforce, Career and Skilled Trades

    After consulting with your academic advisor, if none of these options serve your educational plan, you may design your own program. This educational plan should be on file with the Academic Services and Records office. When you complete your program, you will graduate with an Associate of Science in General Studies. You will have satisfied the distribution requirements of the Associate's Degree but not the requirements of any specific program.

    These programs have all been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills for working in your field. In addition, many of the courses at CCAC will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College's accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools facilitates this transfer.

    After graduating, many CCAC students who find work later decide that further education would help advance their career. Many of these former students return to CCAC to update their skills and gain further knowledge. This educational need may also be satisfied by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at a local college or university.

    Many of the Community College's career programs are guided by advisory committees. Practitioners in your field meet with faculty to determine the best instruction to serve your needs. These advisory committees and the ongoing evaluation of the college's programs ensure that the program you have chosen is relevant to the workplace.

    Also see our Center for Professional Development Mechatronics Training

  • Trades

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    These programs have all been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills for working in your field. In addition, many of the courses at CCAC will transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

  • Free Training for Washington County Residents

    CCAC receives $100,000 PNC Charitable Trust grant to fund “Cracker Ready” project

    The Community College of Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the PNC Charitable Trust to train workers from Washington County for jobs created by the construction of Shell Chemical’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. The grant pays for all tuition, books and certification costs that are not covered by financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The goal of the project is to recruit a minimum of 10 students in the Mechatronics certificate program and six students in the CDL program. All students must reside in Washington County and will be required to complete a FAFSA application to determine if they are eligible for financial aid. If additional funds are available once financial aid is applied, more students will enter the program. 

  • Veterans in Energy Training Project

    Contact Dana Jarvis, Military and Veteran Student Support Specialist to assess and translate military skills and experience into utilizing traditional and social media methods to make an impact in the job market.Phone: 412.237.2560. These tools will assist you in heightening your profile with potential employers.

    CCAC Veterans Blog 
    CCAC Job Bank
    What's Out There for Veterans
    Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
    Article: Veterans Offer In-Demand Skills

    Energy Sector Resources
  • New Opportunities and Careers in Welding

    The team at CCAC’s West Hills Center details the benefits of their welding program, which is meeting the high industry demand for a qualified workforce. Learn how CCAC students prepare for high-earning welding careers through CCAC fast track training—earn while you learn and graduate with little or no educational debt.
  • Apprenticeship Programs at CCAC

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    CCAC is pleased to offer seven apprenticeship programs through the Local Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JATC). Available apprenticeship programs include carpentry, electrical construction, heavy equipment operating, ironworking, plumbing, sheet metal working and stationary operating engineering. Learn more about CCAC Apprenticeship Programs.