STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Phone: (412) 323-2323; Fax: (412) 237-8193
www.ccac.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Quintin Bullock, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 16092 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State and Local- PA Department of Education and Allegheny County
2015 Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges - Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years);
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA; Boyce Campus, Monroeville, PA; North Campus, Pittsburgh, PA; South Campus, West Mifflin, PA
Additional Locations: Braddock Hills Center, Braddock Hills, PA; California University, California, PA; Carpenters Union Training Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Carpenters Union Training Center, Duncansville, PA; CCAC- Stationary Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA; CCAC-Iron Worker Union Training Center, Pittsburgh, PA; CCAC-Plumbers Union Training Center, Coraopolis, PA; CCAC-Sheetmetal Training Center, Pittsburgh, PA; CCAC-UPMC, Chatham 2, Pittsburgh, PA; Clarion County Career Center, Shippenville, PA; Crawford County CTC, Meadville, PA; Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Homewood-Brushton Center, Pittsburgh, PA; IBEW, Pittsburgh, PA; Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School, Reynoldsville, PA; Operating Engineers, New Alexandria, PA; Venango County CTC, Oil City, PA; Washington County Center, Washington, PA; West Hills Center, Oakdale, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA; Duquesne Light Line Pole Fac, Pittsburgh, PA; Mon Valley Career & Tech Ctr, Charleroi, PA; Penn State University, State College, PA; Pgh International Airport, Coraopolis, PA; Steel Center AVTS, Jefferson Hills, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1970
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 22, 2017: To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy due to insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2018 documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 14, including but not limited to evidence of an organized and systematic student learning assessment process with (1) clear guidelines and timetables, (2) assessment of student learning in all programs, including general education, (3) documented use of assessment results to inform teaching, learning and resource allocation, and shared with appropriate constituents; and (4) results that provide sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for progress to date and for the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
January 3, 2012: To acknowledge the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close its Downtown Center additional location at 625 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1417. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
December 20, 2013: To grant the institution a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
April 28, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Carpenters Union Training Center, 261 Patchway Road, Duncansville, PA 16635 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive.
April 28, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from 222 Third Street, Neville Island, PA 15225 to Carpenter's Union Training Center, 652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution that the Commission previously granted a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
October 27, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at CCAC- Painter's Union Training Center, 101 Ewing Road, Carnegie, PA 15106. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution that the Commission previously granted a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will now be 2016-2017 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2016 or the spring semester 2017.
November 2, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
January 3, 2017: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at California University, 250 University Avenue, Morgan Hall -Rm 305, California, PA 15419 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025 - 2026

Date Printed: September 19, 2017

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.