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Transfer Services

Take Your Credits with You!

Here's how:

  • Graduate from select CCBC degree programs and transfer up to 60 credits to other participating colleges or universities in PA.
  • Enroll in one or more of the many classes at CCBC that easily transfer to a variety of four-year institutions.


For more information on transfer opportunities, click on the menus below or contact the Counseling Office.



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What is TAOC?

TAOC is the PA Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee.  Their task is to fashion programs for universal transfer among participating colleges.  Graduates transfer with junior status.  While CCBC has other programs that transfer similarly, the TAOC programs are sanctioned by state legislation.

What CCBC programs are currently TAOC-eligible?

CCBC’s eligible degree programs are designated on our website and in College literature with the TAOC backpack logo. These include: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, History, Pre-K Education, Psychology, and Social Work.

Where can you go to find additional PA transfer information?

Go to

The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) was created as a one-stop shop for transfer students, administrators and advisors/faculty. The site contains the following information:

Information about the Transfer Credit Framework

  • Transfer course equivalencies
  • College profiles for the participating institutions
  • Searchable databases

What is the Transfer Credit Framework?

Some students may be undecided about a college or major.  The Transfer Framework provides students with six categories and general course guidance for selecting the courses typically found in the college freshman year.  Searchable databases then provide students with the courses at any institution that have been approved as “Framework Courses” and therefore transfer throughout the state.  While CCBC has many other courses that will transfer, the transferability of the Framework Courses is the product of state legislation.

How did TAOC get started?

In July 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) began implementation of Article XX-C of the Public institution Code of 1949. Intended to create a seamless statewide transfer and articulation system, this legislation requires Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to adopt mandatory equivalency standards for the purpose of creating at least 30 hours of foundation courses that can be easily transferred to any of the participating institutions and to establish an electronic portal for providing public access to transfer information.

Voluntary participation by private colleges and universities is allowed under the law. State-related institutions also may voluntarily participate in this statewide transfer system.

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In accordance with the Perkins statewide articulation agreement between CCBC and Secondary schools with PDE–Approved Career and Technical Education Programs of study, CCBC will award college level credits to students who complete the secondary school Program of Study and meet all the student criteria, including submittal of proper documentation, as outlined in the Agreement.

CCBC credit opportunities available through this initiative may be found at

Upon submittal of the required documentation, CCBC will abide by credit validation mechanisms as identified in the PDE articulation agreement with respect to admissions, college preparedness, award of credit, and time limitations. Additionally, students must enroll for and successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits of program coursework at CCBC in order to have the articulated credits placed on their transcript.

During the admissions process, any student who desires to receive articulated credit should contact the CCBC Perkins Postsecondary contact in the College’s counseling office or, prior to registering for their first semester.  The Perkins contact will coordinate the student’s submittal of the necessary documentation and forward to the registrar’s office for authorization.

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Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CCBC and certain four-year colleges and universities that ensure that credits from your Associate degree program will transfer. Several even guarantee direct acceptance at junior level status while others allow you direct transfer of many courses.




Pennsylvania Community Colleges:
Bucks County Community College
Butler County Community College
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Beaver County
Community College of Philadelphia
Delaware County Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Luzerne County Community College
Montgomery County Community College
Northampton Community College
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Reading Area Community College
Westmoreland County Community College

PASSHE Universities:
Bloomsburg University of PA
California University of PA
Cheyney University of PA
Clarion University of PA
East Stroudsburg University of PA
Edinboro University of PA
Indiana University of PA
Kutztown University of PA
Lock Haven University of PA
Mansfield University of PA
Millersville University of PA
Shippensburg University of PA
Slippery Rock University of PA
West Chester University of PA

State-Related Institutions:
Carlow University
Lackawanna College
Lincoln University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Saint Francis University


All associate degree programs (30 credit hours); TAOC-approved degrees in Biological Sciences,
Psychology, Business Administration,  Criminal Justice, English, History,  Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4), Communications, Environmental Science Biology Track, Fine Arts, Musical Theatre, Social Work.






Clarion University of PA – Nursing B.S.N.
Indiana University of PA – Reverse Transfer Agreement


24 credits toward Associate in Applied Technology

Bellevue University

Bachelor of Art, Fine Art, or Science

Bethany College

A.A. & A.S. to B.A. & B.S.

Carlow University


DeVry University MOU

Transfer credit evaluation on individual basis

Drexel  University Online

Nursing A.S. to B.S.N.

Franklin University

Degree Completion All On-Line (all majors)

Geneva College

Business/Aviation, Criminal Justice to Sociology, 
Degree Completion program (Human Resource Management and Organization Development), Degree Completion (all majors)

Grand Canyon University

A.S. Education - Pre K-4 to B.S. Early Childhood Education; A.S. Education Preparation – Secondary Level (Grades 7 -12 ) to B.S. in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, English, Math, or Physical Education); A.S. Upper Elementary –Middle-Level (Grades 4-8) to B.S. In Educational Studies or B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education (Dual Major) or B.S. in Elementary Education (Emphasis in English, Math, or Science)

La Roche College


Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Criminal Justice

Penn State - Beaver

Applied Psychology Business

Penn State – State College

Nanotechnology Specialization Certificate

Penn State University/University College Campuses

B.A. and B.S. Administration of Justice; B.S. Business; B.A. Communications; B.A. English; B.S. Human Development and Family Studies; B.A. Letters, Arts and Sciences; B.A. and B.S. Psychology.
Specific program-to-program articulation for B.S. Organizational Leadership at New Kensington and R.N. to B.S. Nursing Fayette, New Kensington, and Shenango.

Point Park College

Business, Criminal Justice, Police Technology

Robert Morris University

Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Business Administration & Art and Social Science, Biology, C.I.S., Early Childhood, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering & Competitive Intelligence Systems
Bachelor of Arts-Teaching Certificate majoring in Biology, Communication, English, Social Studies, Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science degree program in Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer, & Information Tech.
Bachelor of Arts-Media Arts

Saint Joseph University

Online Degree Completion

Slippery Rock University

Nursing, Applied Science

Southern Illinois Carbondale

Aviation Management

Strayer University

Degree Completion

Thiel College

Accounting, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice

University of Pittsburgh

Criminal Justice

West Liberty University

Bachelor of Science in Business

Youngstown State University

A.A.S., A.A., & A.G.S., Office Services & Admin., Marketing, Information Systems, Marketing Management, Personnel Administration, Office Systems Management, Health & Human Services, Engineering Technology, and Dance Management


Other agreements include:

Beaver County Career & Technology Center 
Advanced Standing - Culinary Arts

Pennsylvania Child Care Association 
Early Childhood Education

South Side High School 

Western Area Career & Technology Center
Advanced Standing - Culinary Arts

Contact the Counseling Office for additional help with transferring after graduation.

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