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Be SMART this Summer

Summer classes are a great way to get started or get ahead on your path to success. Classes start on July 9, but hurry, they're filling quickly.

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NEW Programs Starting this Fall

These programs are a direct path to some of the region's most thriving careers.

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Take an Online Course this Summer

Don't take a break from earning credits this summer, take an online course. New courses added.

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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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Why wait? Apply online today.

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 was very curious and terrified at the same time to start at the College—but I kept an open mind. When I walked onto campus, I was shocked. I thought it would be a lot smaller, but it’s huge! I love it! One of my professors is actually non-binary, and I’ve never met someone like that before. It’s very inspirational to be around different kinds of people to open my perspective. I love it here!
After high school, I neglected the fact that ‘college is to further your education’. I just started working, but after a while you notice you’re living check to check, and having a career is a different thing. So, I ended up here at Community College. I’m 26 years old, and I’m happy to be here right now. My major is Engineering. After I get my associate degree here at Community College, I can transfer to Drexel and continue my education there. I’m trying to decide between Civil and Electrical Engineering.
After high school—I failed out of college, so I went into the Marine Corps. I did that for nine years, then got out and worked for the government as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with the Department of Justice. From there I worked oversees working on various assignments as a contractor with the State Department and private entities. I eventually decided to pursue my dreams goals: going back to college. I moved back here [the States] and looked up the closest school near me, and it turned out CCP was in walking distance. I checked it out and it so happened summer session II was beginning that Monday, so I signed up!
I came to Philadelphia in 2017 because my husband is from Philadelphia. I started going back to university in Germany, but then I met him so I moved to Philly and started going to college here and I really enjoy it! I think the people are a lot nicer here in Philly than Germany. I really feel home—this is the first time in a while I feel at home. My major here at the College is Mass Media. I’m in the Dual Admissions program, so after here I’m going to go to Temple University and major in Journalism. My long-term goal is to become a newscaster, preferably for WHYY.