Ask any one of Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) current employees why they work at CCBC, and you will hear the same answer over and over again. It’s the people – the students, staff, and faculty who make up their campus community. There is a feeling of connectedness there. It is that sense of shared accomplishment and friendship that motivates them to work together to fulfill their mission and to change the lives of their students.
Built on the values of respect, accountability, integrity, students first, and excellence, the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) transforms lives through personalized education, dynamic partnerships, and high-impact practices.
CCBC has an annual enrollment of more than 2,000 credit and 3,500 non-credit students and offers 36 degrees, 7 certificates, and 1 diploma. In addition, CCBC provides hundreds of continuing education and workforce development courses and certifications and 6 distinctive high school academy dual enrollment programs.
Founded in Freedom in 1966, today CCBC is building and enhancing partnerships to create seamless educational and career pathways with a clear focus on increasing high school and postsecondary completion and credential attainment. These collaborative educational pathways are directly aligned with top-priority workforce development needs and opportunities.
Examples of these student-focused partnerships in action include CCBC’s nationally distinctive and Carnegie Science-award-winning Aviation, Health, STEM, Criminal Justice, Mascaro Construction, and Education high school academies; hundreds of direct transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities regionally and nationwide; and our industry-led process technology associate degree program designed specifically to address a primary workforce need of Shell Chemical and the region’s expanding petrochemicals industry.
CCBC has been named a Best Nursing School in PA, a Top Innovative Aviation Organization by American Airlines, a Military-Friendly School, a Great College to Work For, and Best in the Valley by Beaver County Times readers.