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): 17153 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State and Local- PA Department of Education and Allegheny County
Carnegie Classification: Associate's - Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Approved Degree 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
Other Accreditors: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP); Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (ANFP); Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB); Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP); National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Advanced Level Certification for Developmental Reading Program; National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC accreditation for our ECD programs; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), certifies programs for GM-ASEP, Ford ASSET, Chrysler CAP; National Court Reporters Association
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; 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; California University, California, PA; Carrick High School, Pittsburgh, PA; Duquesne Light Line Pole Fac, Pittsburgh, PA; Mon Valley Career & Tech Ctr, Charleroi, PA; Penn State University, State College, PA; Perry High School, Pittsburgh, PA; Pgh International Airport, Coraopolis, PA; Steel Center AVTS, Jefferson Hills, PA; Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, PA; Univ Pittsburgh Med Center, Pittsburgh, PA; West Mifflin High School, West Mifflin, PA; Westinghouse High School, Pittsburgh, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1970
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
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.

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.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017

Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

Date Printed: February 4, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: 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.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. 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.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

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.