The College is currently operating remotely due to COVID-19. Courses for the Fall and Spring terms will be held online while admissions, and student services and support are available remotely. You can take the first step now and apply online today or email admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Upcoming Admission Zoom Events – How to attend...
For all events: You must register to participate; click on "RSVP Here" for the dates and times of the events you wish to attend. By the day of the event you will receive the login information. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom and have your audio working properly on your computer, tablet, laptop or phone when you join the session.
Adult Student Information Night
Join us to learn how you can start or finish your degree or certificate at Community College of Philadelphia. A college education can help you enter the workforce, qualify you for more job opportunities, enable you to change careers and lead to a bachelor’s degree. Learn about certificate and degree programs that prepare you for in-demand careers and further education, and how you can transfer previously earned college credits or earn credits for your experience.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 26
Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 22
Dual Enrollment Pathways at CCP
Join us as we provide prospective dual enrollment students with information about our Advance at College and summer Advanced College Experience (ACE) programs. Prospective students, parents, counselors and community leaders are encouraged to attend.
Learn more about our programs for high school students as well as Early Scholars, our new funding opportunity allowing eligible dual enrollment students to earn college credits for free.
Benefits of Community College of Philadelphia’s Pre-College High School Programs:
• Earn college credit while still in high school (possibly free of charge!)
• Explore academic and career paths
• An early path to a college degree
• Enroll in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 27
Octavius Catto Scholarship – Supporting First Time Philadelphia Students
Join us for a Zoom presentation with Q&A on the Octavius Catto Scholarship. Octavius Valentine Catto was an American educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney proposed an important new anti-poverty initiative designed to put more Philadelphians on the path to success at Community College of Philadelphia. The program, named the Octavius Catto Scholarship, aims to make the transformative power of education available to students by providing funding and additional supports. Learn about eligibility requirements, supports for students, and the application process. You must RSVP to attend this Zoom presentation.
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 28
Virtual Fall Open House
Please join us for a Virtual Open House to learn about our degrees and certificate programs. A brief Admissions Overview Presentation will be conducted at 6 p.m., and from there you will be able to link to a connected Zoom meeting of the Academic Pathway or program major of your choice. Admissions and Financial Aid will stay in the original Zoom for Q&A throughout in a town hall format until 7:00 p.m. You must RSVP to receive the Zoom link which will be sent just prior to the event.
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 4
Which Business Program is Right for You?
Interested in pursuing a business degree, but don’t know which one best fits your academic goals? Learn about Community College of Philadelphia’s program options at this virtual session, with an opportunity to meet program faculty and coordinators, ask them questions, and determine what course of study is right for you.
Monday, November 9, 2020, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 8
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m RSVP Here no later than November 17
Allied Health Career Programs at Community College of Philadelphia
This event will cover our programs in Allied Health including: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy and more. We will showcase current and new programs on the horizon, as well as a basic "how to" guide for the Allied Health Intake process. In this current “new reality” we are all facing right now, we will update you on the status of our Allied Health programs including which seats will be available and when they will open back up.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 9
Fire Science – More than Just Firefighting!
Calling all heroes! Join our Fire Science Program Manager, also a Deputy Fire Chief, Special Operations Commander and CCP graduate, to learn more about CCP’s Fire Science program. Fire Science at CCP will prepare you for a variety of careers in public safety that are in addition to firefighting such as: fire code enforcement, building inspector, fire protection technician and designee, fire prevention equipment sales representative or technical expert, fire safety official or risk manager for businesses, school districts, government agencies and more! This fully online program is ideal for those in the fire science and emergency management fields or anyone who needs flexibility with schedules. This program also prepares students who are looking to continue their education; we have a dual admission bachelor’s degree program with Holy Family University.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m RSVP Here no later than November 10
English as a Second Language (ESL) Information Night
Community College of Philadelphia offers ESL courses to fit your needs. ESL Institute – Noncredit, basic language skills for non-native speakers and ESL Credit Courses – Degree and certificate programs with ESL classes that progress toward a college degree. Learn more about our ESL options:
- How to apply
- Where and when classes are offered
- Course requirements
- Cost of tuition
- If courses or degrees from your home country count toward your education at the College
A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Family members and friends are welcome to attend the Zoom with your link, but only the prospective student should complete the RSVP. The link will be sent to you the day of the event.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 16
Culinary Arts Thrive Despite the Pandemic
Do you think Covid shut down the culinary industry and made it a career to avoid? If you answered yes, then you would be wrong. Many students are surprised to learn that a Culinary Arts degree from CCP prepares you for more than a career in a restaurant. Now, more than ever, trained chefs who understand how to create and prepare food while making a profit are more valuable than ever.
At CCP, our Culinary Arts degree gives you the skills and certifications that allow you to succeed in a multitude of industries. For example, Hello Fresh is a billion-dollar company that offers a great benefits package, a regular schedule, and has career growth potential. The essential functions of an Assistant Chef are all tasks you learn while completing your degree at CCP. As more people continue to cook at home, companies like Hello Fresh will continue to grow and to hire trained chefs who are ready to start work. Come learn what CCP’s Culinary Arts program prepares you for.
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 18
Taking the Guesswork out of the Guest Process
If you plan on taking courses to transfer to the college or university where you are currently a student or plan to be a student, and you don't plan on earning a degree or certificate at CCP, then you would be a guest/visiting student. Join us in this Zoom as we cover the guest application and enrollment process and answer your questions. We’ll cover how to search available classes, our accelerated 4-week winter session, registration steps, and more.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than November 30
Tourism & Hospitality Management – From Airports to Zoos
Tourism & Hospitality Management is so much more than just hotels and restaurants. Careers in the industry range from A to Z, everything from airports to zoos. Covid may have slowed down the industry temporarily, but one of the main things people have missed are the experiences the hospitality industry brings to their lives. People are finding creative ways to get out safely and travel or do something new. That desire to access services within the hospitality industry will always run deep for people, and for this reason, it is a great career option. Join us to learn what exciting career options you can embark on with a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management from CCP.
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than December 2
Transferring Into and Out of CCP
Join us for a Zoom event designed for students who are interested in transferring to Community College of Philadelphia from another college or university. We’ll also talk about our Transfer Dual Admissions Agreements with area colleges and universities when you’re ready to leave CCP to attend a four-year college. During the presentation you will be able to ask questions by typing them into the Q&A section of the Zoom.
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than December 9
Virtual Ask Admissions and Financial Aid Sessions
Join us for Ask Admissions and Financial Aid, a Zoom event designed for new students who have applied to a degree or certificate program and who have not enrolled in the College yet. Join us on Zoom for answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, financial aid, programs, services, and how to enroll. You will be able to speak briefly with an Admission Representative or Financial Aid Representative when you join the session.
You must register to participate; the evening prior to the event you will receive the login information. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom and have your audio working properly when you join the session. You will come into a waiting room before being connected to a breakout room for an individual session - please be patient as there could be some wait time depending on volume. You can join or leave the session anytime within the posted time on your computer, tablet, laptop, or phone. A Spanish-speaking representative will be available.
Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 25
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 27
Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. RSVP Here no later than October 29
New Student Registration Tutorial Zoom
This event is only for students who have never attended college before, have satisfied placement and have been accepted.
Please note that fall 2020 registration is now closed, and Spring 2021 registration does not open until October 26. These events will be posted again starting November 9, 2020. Hosted by College staff, they will share an instructional video to help you register yourself for your first set of classes at the College once you receive your educational plan. Please make sure you have satisfied placement and have officially been accepted as a first time student to participate in these Zoom sessions. If you have general admission or financial aid questions, you should register for an Ask Admissions & Financial Aid event, as they will not be covered in this event.
Visit the Welcome Center
Questions about the admission process or need help applying? Please visit the Main Campus Welcome Center in the Pavilion Building, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets: Monday through Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Welcome Center and all College offices are closed. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Weekly Information Tours
Tours will not be available until the College fully re-opens.
Main Campus Tours
Information tours are available at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on most Tuesdays at the Main Campus Welcome Center. Please check the current schedule and reserve your space. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated so we can notify you of any schedule changes. Your visit will include an information session with an admission representative and a general campus tour.
Regional Center Tours
Tours at our Northeast, Northwest and West Regional Centers are available by request (see contact information under the designated regional center below).
Automotive Technology and Culinary Arts Tour For tours of the Automotive Technology program facilities or Culinary Arts facilities, contact our Career and Technical Education Recruitment Specialist, John Neugebauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-516-3659
If you plan to bring more than four guests, please arrange a group tour by contacting the College recruiter assigned to your school or group. If you do not have an assigned recruiter, please contact Diane Kae. Please provide as much information as possible, including school/organization name and address, your name, title and phone number, number of people in the group, age or grade level, a brief description of the group, and desired dates and times. Our Admissions staff will contact you to arrange your group tour.
Admission Events at Regional Centers
Northeast Regional Center
12901 Townsend Rd.
Visit the Northeast Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the Northeast Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll.
Tosch Traylor, Admission Recruiter, Northeast Regional Center
Northwest Regional Center
1300 W. Godfrey Avenue
Visit the Northwest Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the Northwest Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll. Learn about the Ophthalmic Technician proficiency certificate and Accelerated Business programs featured at this regional center.
Chris Lewis, Admission Recruiter, Northwest Regional Center
West Regional Center
4725 Chestnut St.
Visit the West Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the West Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll.
John Neugebauer, Career and Technical Education Recruitment Specialist