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Dealerships Offer Chance at Jobs While Students Pursue Program

Butler, PA – Students who enroll in Butler County Community College’s auto technician certificate program now have the opportunity to work at one of four nearby new-car stores while pursuing the nine-month course and upon graduation, find a job that eventually pays $30 per hour or more, a dealership administrator said. Job demand for those skilled in the advanced technology found in today’s vehicles is high, said Cathy Glasgow, president of Butler County Ford, which with Baglier Buick GMC, No. 1 Cochran Subaru and Diehl Automotive will provide students a chance to learn how to change oil filters, and rotate…


BC3 Welding Certificate Program to Test Students’ Mettle

Grad “struggled” in difficult course, now builds nuclear-powered warships for Navy (Butler, PA) – Like the fighter pilots landing jets on the Navy aircraft carriers he helps to build, welding isn’t easy, Ty Bowman says, and takes skill. Bowman, 20, formerly of West Mifflin, landed his own job at Newport News Shipbuilding six months ago after graduating from Butler County Community College’s welding certificate program. The 2015 Trinity Christian School alumnus is now a structural welder living in Hampton, Va., where “each day at the shipyard is a little different,” he said. “Some days we will be welding two pieces…


BC3 Unveils Courses that Aim to Improve Handgun Safety, Marksmanship

“You can be considered a proficient shooter when you are done,” instructor says Butler, PA – Butler County Community College is offering for the first time a series of basic pistol shooting courses for civilians, instructed by a former military special operations member and designed to teach participants about firearm safety, and how to place five rounds into circular targets that are 4 inches in diameter. The two-day basic pistol shooting-National Rifle Association course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 in Room 106 of the Science and Technology building on BC3’s main campus in Butler…