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General Information About Business Programs

          The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) provides many business career programs, preparing you for today's and tomorrow's job market. These programs include the general education requirements for the Associate in Science Degree.

          All of these programs may be started at any CCAC campus, but specific courses required in your program may be offered at only one of the College's campuses. Where these limitations exist, your options can be explained by your academic advisor.

          If the programs listed do not serve your educational plan, you may design your own program. Your educational plan should be on file with the Academic Services and Records Office. When you complete your program, you will graduate with an Associate in Science in General Studies. You will have satisfied the distribution requirements of the associate's degree but not the requirements of any specific program.

         Although Business career programs have been designed 10 help you develop the knowledge and skills for working in the field you have chosen, many of the courses at the Community College will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. 

The Community College's accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools facilitates this transfer.

         Many Community College students graduate, find work and then decide that advancement on the job is possible with further education. Each year many of the Community College's former students return to have their work knowledge and skills brought up-to-date. This educational need may also be satisfied by pursuing a bachelor's degree at a local college or university.

          Many Community College 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 your program is relevant to the workplace.

          As you consider a business career program, remember that the Community College offers University Parallel Programs with concentrations in Business.


General Information About Transfer Programs

 The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) offers transfer programs which prepare you for future college studies. All transfer programs may be started at CCAC, but specific courses required in your program might not be offered at all of the CCAC campuses. Where these limitations exist, your options can be explained by your academic advisor.  The number for Academic Advising is 724-325-6739.

          If the programs listed do not serve your educational plan, you may design your own program. Your individual educational plan should be on file with the Academic Services and Records Office. When you complete this program, you will graduate with an Associate in Arts of Associate in 5cience degree in General Studies. You will have satisfied the distribution requirements of the associate's degree but not the requirements of any specific program.

          If, after transfer, you pursue a program different from the one at CCAC, or if you change your choice of college, the college to which you have transferred may require additional courses for junior status.

          As you begin at CCAC, you should be aware that four-year colleges and universities have specific requirements for the bachelor's degree. These may include intermediate foreign language,
calculus-based mathematics, or specific courses in the arts, humanities, the natural and social sciences.

         Your transfer counselor can tell you about four-year schools that have articulation agreements with CCAC. These agreements will make you transfer easier. Colleges and Universities offering baccalaureate degrees in the region may have transfer manuals which identify specific courses you may take at the Community College. These courses have been evaluated and are accepted for transfer by that four-year school, depending on fulfilling the grade requirement. These transfer manuals are available through your transfer counselor. The Transfer Counselor at Boyce Campus is George Carter at 724-325-6703.

          If you are unsure of you transfer program, the academic advisor of the transfer counselor can help you consider your options. The transfer counselor can also direct you to college catalogs, applications. scholarship information and other materials on local and nationwide colleges. The Community College is a member of the Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education, consisting of the ten colleges and universities in Allegheny County. Therefore, you may cross-register at the other nine schools for courses that are not available at CCAC. You pay only CCAC tuition. Your academic advisor can explain PCHE options to you.


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