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Partner With Us

CCBC is developing new partnerships with K-12 educators, other institutions of higher education, businesses and industries, and community organizations in order to provide students, Beaver County and the surrounding region with a wide array of opportunities that address regional, economic development, workforce and quality-of-life needs. 

Click below to learn more about these partnerships and how you can partner with us!

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The College is reaching out to K-12 educators in a variety of ways.

 

College in High School

Through College in High School partnerships, students from participating local high schools who are ready to undertake college-level work are able to earn college credits in their own high school during the regular school day. 

The College currently has College in High School partnerships with nine local high schools, including Ambridge, Big Beaver Falls, Central Valley, Freedom, Hopewell, New Brighton, Rochester, Riverside, and Western Beaver and is currently working with the superintendents of all Beaver County school districts in order to offer college courses at all high schools and bring high school students to CCBC.

 

Aviation Academy for High School Students

An innovative approach that promises to jump-start STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) awareness and career vision in students is the development of an Aviation Academy for high school students.   Students in grades 10 to 12 from participating school districts have the opportunity to experience firsthand aspects of aviation through four distinct pathways, including professional pilot, air traffic control, aerospace management, and unmanned aerial vehicles. As a dual-enrollment program, the Academy offers students the opportunity to spend half of the day at their high school then the other half taking courses in science, technology, engineering and math, taught by CCBC faculty members on campus at the Aviation Sciences Center in Chippewa. Some students will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with more than half of a CCBC associate degree completed. 

 

Health Academy for High School Students

CCBC's Health Academy is for high school students in grades 11 and 12. Students from school districts across the county and beyond will have the opportunity to complete a full year of college credits on CCBC’s campus while attending high school. The CCBC Health Academy provides high school students the opportunity to explore careers in high-demand health care fields, receive hands-on STEM instruction from college faculty members, and acquire skills for effective leadership. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to 28 college credits for CCBC’s nursing, practical nursing, and radiologic technology programs in addition to other health care careers, as well as opportunities for eventual seamless transfer into four-year programs at partnering colleges and universities.

 

STEM Academy for High School Students

Beginning in fall 2017, high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our classrooms and labs as they explore high-demand careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. CCBC STEM Academy students will have the opportunity to earn up to 29 college credits while still taking high school classes. Students learn from experienced college faculty members. Students who complete all of the coursework can continue their studies toward an associate degree in Engineering or Process Technology at CCBC. 

 

New Process Technology Program

The latest development that promises multiple business and industry partnerships is the College’s newest program in Process Technology. The program, which is the result of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, is being developed in collaboration with local K-12 educators and the Beaver County Career and Technology Center in order to spark an early interest in STEM education in their students. Additionally, curriculum creation for the program is being led by industry partners such as NOVA Chemicals, BASF, and ARDEX to meet the needs of their companies.

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The College also works with other higher education institutions to create pathways for students who wish to pursue bachelor degrees. 

 

Articulation Agreements 

The College has established articulation agreements with more than 25 colleges and universities and more are currently under development. Articulation agreements set a clear path for transfer, which eases the process and saves students time and money while encouraging them to continue their education.  Long-standing partnerships exist with many of the area’s four-year institutions including Geneva College for aviation; University of Pittsburgh for nursing and criminal justice; and Robert Morris University for nursing, biological sciences, pre-engineering, networking, and more.

Through PA Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC), graduates of one of 11 selected majors can transfer all earned degree credits and enter into the junior level at one of the 14 participating universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 

 

Franklin University Offers Onsite Bachelor's Degrees

One of the College’s most notable agreements with a four-year university is the continued partnership with Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. After first having an agreement to offer Franklin University’s online degree program options to CCBC students, Franklin University opened an onsite location at the College’s main campus in Monaca in October 2013. CCBC students can complete three years of the selected four-year Franklin degrees through CCBC courses at CCBC tuition rates, and then continue on for a year of Franklin University courses at CCBC.  The total cost of the four-year program is significantly less than attending Franklin’s main campus.

 

More to come

A similar model is in the final stages of development with Southern Illinois University, which offers an aviation-related bachelor’s degree.  SIU plans to offer their upper-division courses at CCBC’s Aviation Sciences Center on weekends as early as next spring or fall, accepting all of the credits from CCBC’s associate degrees in aviation and providing the opportunity to complete the bachelor’s degree right here in Beaver County. 

The College is also completing articulation agreements with Penn State Beaver that will provide seamless ladders from CCBC’s two-year programs to Penn State Beaver’s four-year programs. Additionally, the College is pursuing potential pathways to upper-division online degree completion programs, such as Clarion University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership.  

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The College collaborates with businesses and industries to provide customized workforce training specific to the needs of local employers. CCBC provides training in management, leadership, human resources, manufacturing, safety, information technology, healthcare and more for businesses such as PGT Trucking, Ardex Americas, and the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  

To learn more about how we can work with you to help train your employees, contact Steve Morgan, Business Development Coordinator, at 724-480-3583 or stephen.morgan@ccbc.edu.

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As a community college, our goal is to be the center of the community, a crossroads where everyone can find opportunity and growth at any age. 

We take pride in actively involving community leaders in the CCBC Foundation and Board of Trustees

We also realize that many of our alumni still live in our community and know the vital role they play in the success of our students and of the College as a whole. 

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At CCBC, we aim to be partners with our students on their educational journeys and create a student-centered community that leads to success for all.

The best way to start your college journey is to meet with us in person! All students are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor and take a campus tour.