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Business - Accelerated Information Session

Learn how our Business - Accelerated program, with online and Saturday classes, can prepare you for transfer to a four-year business school in less than two years. Join us on March 28 for an information session.

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Your Career as an Auto Technician Expert Starts Here

Get behind the wheel of this in-demand, high paying career. Join us for an open house on March 29.

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Hazim Hardeman's Path to University of Oxford

We are so proud of alumnus Hazim Hardeman who is featured in the article "North Philly to Oxford" on We invite you to share in his inspiring story, and follow him on his path to creating a more just world.

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Power Up Your Business

Power Up Your Business is a neighborhood-based approach to support small business owners in Philadelphia—like you—to give you the tools you need to grow your business and help your community thrive.

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Welcome to the Community College of Philadelphia

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With more than 70 degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition and financial assistance opportunities, Community College of Philadelphia is the smart path to a bachelor's degree or new career. If you plan on earning your bachelor’s degree, save money by spending your first two years here. Use the links below to get started on your path to possibilities.

Career Paths

Explore the careers, salaries and job demand linked to your program of interest.

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Complete our online admission application to start on your path to success.

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Medical Assistant Certificate

Prepare for a career in as a medical assistant in just TWO SEMESTERS. Medical assistants are a valued member of a health care team working in a variety of health care environments.

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Transfer & Dual Admissions

Save money and get started on your path to a bachelor's degree with our transfer agreements and dual admission partnerships.

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College Catalog

View the 2018-2019 College Catalog for program requirements and other important information.

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People of the College

I ended up here at CCP [Community College of Philadelphia] because I didn’t have a smooth transition into Temple—that’s where I wanted to go. I wasn’t given a straight-forward decline or acceptance into Temple, and at that time I was in a program that didn’t allow me to wait that long to hear a final decision. My program presented CCP—it was a quick way to get me started with building my credits. I saw they offered art and design, graphic design, it was way cheaper so I was like, ‘I can go to CCP!’ I also heard about CME [Center for Male Engagement] in the Student Life Building, and it went on from there. It was full of brothers like me—it felt like a home just to be there.
CCP [Community College of Philadelphia] came to my high school. I graduated from Agora Cyber Charter School. I was out of school for a year, and then I came to CCP because it was cheaper and a fast way to get acclimated to the college life. I took two English classes here and then was nominated to go to the honor society here—that’s why I’m in the Liberal Arts - Honors program. I’ll be graduating with honors and I’m part of Phi Theta Kappa [Honor Society].
So I decided to come three years ago. I worked really, really hard because my English was really bad and also because I didn’t know anyone here. I didn’t know anything about community college. I didn’t know we have the opportunity to get free education or finish late. Pretty much I thought my destiny was just work, but then I started to figure out information about it. I decided to apply
I’m originally from Peru, but I decided to come here just to have a new experience. What I really like about here is that I also have the experience being with different kinds of people—not just people from America, but from different kinds of backgrounds. I think that was one of the most attractive features of the city overall. People are always friendly, and I really learned to like it a lot.