• Free and Subsidized Career Programs

    Thanks in large part to grant-funding and community partnerships, CCAC is able to offer certain subsidized career programs for free or at very low cost. Check back regularly to see what specialized opportunities are available.

  • BioMaS Workforce Collaborative

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    Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation, CCAC's BioMaS Workforce Collaborative is offering up to $6,160 per year for eligible Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students studying Biotechnology at CCAC or enrolled in one of the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Teacher Certifications programs.

    The scholarship covers:

    • tuition and fees for CCAC credit courses up to 65 credits
    • up to $450 in fall and spring and up to $200 in summer for textbooks
    • additional cost-of-attendance items on an as-needed basis
    • a paid internship for Biotechnology majors

    Certain scholarship requirements must be met in order to qualify. View the BioMaS program brochure for a complete list. Apply today.

    For more information on program requirements and learning supports, contact:

    Caroline Evans, 412.237.2506
    Sandra Bobick, 412.237.4474
    Katherine Mosely-Turner, 412.237.4523
    Stephanie Goloway, 412.237.2608

  • FireVEST: Training Tomorrow's Heroes

    Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Fire Academy and CCAC are working together to offer the Allegheny County Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training Scholarship Program (FireVEST) that provides full scholarships for an associate’s degree or certificate program at CCAC, as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy in exchange for a five-year commitment of service to a volunteer fire department in Allegheny County.

    Applicants must join or be a current member in good standing of an eligible volunteer fire company, complete CCAC’s admissions process, including filing for financial aid and be accepted for enrollment into the college. Learn more.
  • HRSA Grant Programs

    The Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for behavioral health workforce education and training for professionals and paraprofessionals. Funded at $100,000 per year for three years, the award will enable CCAC to provide 42 scholarships (including tuition, fees and supplies) per year for students enrolled in the college’s Drug and Alcohol diploma and Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation certificate programs. In addition, the funding will help CCAC enhance the curriculum in order to give students more hands-on time in the field which will lead to job-ready skill sets for graduates. Space is limited; contact Christopher Robinson at crobinson@ccac.edu or 412.469.6229 for more information.
  • Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has received a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to develop the Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements program. The award is part of a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund for the development of micro-credentials in the state’s workforce development system. The press release can be found here.

    We are proud to offer an innovative program at the Community College of Allegheny County to help individuals in our region find careers and post-secondary education through a pathway of stackable micro-credentials. Three career pathways have been designed to help students gain entry-level positions in our region: ADL/Nurse Aide, IT-A+, Network and Security, Heath Information Technology.

    Students involved in the micro-credential program must be out of school youth, under or unemployed workers, or individuals with significant barriers to education and training. For more information, call the general information line at 412-788-7507 or contact Marian Vendemia , Project Coordinator or microcredentials@ccac.edu.