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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…


RMU, CCBC Sign 13 Transfer Agreements for High-Tech Degree Programs

Pittsburgh, May 22, 2017 – Robert Morris University (RMU) and Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) are expanding their longstanding partnership to provide greater opportunities for Beaver County residents to earn four-year degrees in technology-related fields. The two institutions signed additional articulation agreements today for 13 CCBC associate degree programs that will transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs at RMU. That brings to 47 the total number of articulation agreements between CCBC and Robert Morris. The latest agreements focus on RMU’s cyber security, data analytics, and computer and information systems programs, reflecting the university’s growing prowess in these disciplines. “Pittsburgh…


Two CCBC Students Named to All-Pennsylvania Academic Team and Honored in Harrisburg

Monaca, PA – Each year, Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges together with Phi Theta Kappa, the international two-year college honor society, name community college students from across the Commonwealth to the All-PA Academic Team for their academic achievements in the classroom and volunteerism in their communities. This year, CCBC named Kelsey Hudacsek and Leslie Powell as the 2017 All-PA Academic Team for the College. “The award recognizes exceptional CCBC students who have achieved excellence and demonstrate a commitment to their colleges and communities,” said CCBC President Dr. Chris Reber. In order to be named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, students must…


CCBC’s High Achieving Students Recognized, Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

MONACA, PA – The Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is proud to announce that its Beta Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has achieved national recognition as a 2017 REACH (Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors) Chapter. “This is a significant honor not only for the college, but for our students,” said CCBC Office Technology Professor and Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Advisor Mary Jo Slater. “CCBC’s Phi Theta Kappa members not only achieve academic success inside the classroom, but also demonstrate exceptional levels of leadership, fellowship and civic engagement on campus and in…


Rotary Club of Ellwood City Awarded $1000 District Simplified Grant

The Rotary Club of Ellwood City received a grant to support the reading clubs at the Ellwood City Area Public Library. The Rotary District Simplified Grant is a matching funds grant that is designed to help local Rotary Clubs use a portion of their foundation contributions. Ellwood City Rotary has been awarded grants for area projects as well as international projects. This year, the club once again focuses on local support in recognition of the Ellwood City Area Public Library’s efforts to engage teens in book discussion. Participation in book discussions groups allows readers to express their thoughts and views…


CCBC and Point Park Sign Agreement

Monaca, PA –Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and Point Park University are teaming up to provide CCBC students with another option as they pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees. CCBC is now offering a Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management (SAEM) degree that seamlessly transfers to Point Park’s program under the same name, allowing students to more efficiently earn a bachelor’s degree in one of Point Park’s most innovative programs. “CCBC partnered with Point Park University to develop the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management degree and is particularly pleased with the seamless transfer option to Point Park University’s Sports, Arts and…