Statement of Accreditation Status

Community College of Allegheny County

  • CEO: Dr. Quintin Bullock, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Beenah Moshay
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Community College Allegheny County-Allegheny Campus
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

(412) 323-2323

www.ccac.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1500 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 250 University Avenue, Morgan Hall, Rm 305, California, PA 15419. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 1400 Leonard Street, Clearfield, PA 16830 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 205 W. Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA, 15126 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2019, demonstrating (1) sustainability of implemented corrective measures (formerly Standard 14, now Standard V) and further evidence of (2) clearly stated institutional and program-level goals which are aligned with each other and with the institution's mission (Standard V), (3) development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement in general education (Standard V), and (4) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 22, 2017 to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of 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 remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2018. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Allegheny Campus
    808 Ridge Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Branch Campus
    Boyce Campus
    595 Beatty Road
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Branch Campus
    North Campus
    8701 Perry Highway
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • Branch Campus
    South Campus
    1750 Clairton Road
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
  • Additional Location
    Braddock Hills Center
    250 Yost Boulevard
    Braddock Hills, PA 15221-0000
  • Additional Location
    Carpenters Union Training Center
    652 Ridge Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205
  • Additional Location
    Carpenters Union Training Center
    261 Patchway Road
    Duncansville, PA 16635
    Opened: 04/28/2014
  • Additional Location
    CCAC- Stationary Engineers
    300 Saline Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15207
  • Additional Location
    CCAC-Iron Worker Union Training Center
    2201 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-0000
  • Additional Location
    CCAC-Plumbers Union Training Center
    1040 Montour W. Industrial Boulevard
    Coraopolis, PA 15108-0000
  • Additional Location
    CCAC-Sheetmetal Training Center
    1200 Gulf Lab Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0000
  • Additional Location
    CCAC-UPMC, Chatham 2
    119 Washington Plaza
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Additional Location
    Clarion County Career Center
    447 Career Road
    Shippenville, PA 16254
  • Additional Location
    Crawford County CTC
    860 Thurston Road
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    Homewood-Brushton Center
    701 N. Homewood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Additional Location
    IBEW
    5 Hot Metal Street, Ste. 400
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2355
  • Additional Location
    IBEW Local 5: Clearfield Training Center
    1400 Leonard Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Opened: 05/03/2022
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School
    576 Votech Drive
    Reynoldsville, PA 15851
  • Additional Location
    Operating Engineers
    457 Christopher Road
    New Alexandria, PA 15670
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Venango County CTC
    1 Vo-Tech Road
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Opened: 03/03/2010
  • Additional Location
    West Allegheny High School
    205 W. Allegheny Road
    Imperial, PA 15126
    Opened: 02/22/2022
  • Additional Location
    West Hills Center
    1000 McKee Road
    Oakdale, PA 15071
  • Other Instructional Site
    Allegheny County Airport
    12 Allegheny County Airport
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
  • Other Instructional Site
    City Charter High School
    201 Stanwix St. Suite 100
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy - Wilson Campus
    1900 Clairton Road
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
  • Other Instructional Site
    Duquesne Light Line Pole Fac
    2825 New Beaver Ave, Building 6
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gateway High School
    3000 Gateway Campus Blvd
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mon Valley Career & Tech Ctr
    5 Guttman Ave
    Charleroi, PA 15022
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Hills High School
    53 Rochester Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15229
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pgh International Airport
    1000 Airport Blvd
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
  • Other Instructional Site
    Steel Center AVTS
    565 Lewis Run Road
    Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sto-Rox Junior-Senior High School
    1105 Valley St.
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Barbers Inn
    5744 Baum Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thomas Jefferson High School
    830 Old Clairton Road
    Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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