May 22, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Butler County Community College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible education, training, and cultural enrichment opportunities responsive to the needs of the community. The college is committed to fostering a supportive environment that values integrity, diversity, and excellence.



The college will provide programs, courses, activities, and events that match the needs and interests of the community.

Student Focus

The college will put the needs, concerns, and success of its students first.

Goal Achievement

The college will assist individuals in establishing and achieving their educational and professional goals.


The college will engage students as partners in the learning process.

Institutional Culture

The college will encourage and support the welfare and professional development of its employees.

Physical Environment

The college will provide a safe, secure, accessible, and pleasant campus environment.


The college will offer affordable, quality education.


The college will utilize current technology to enhance learning and services.

Continuous Improvement

The college will regularly evaluate and improve its educational and support services.


Vision Statement

Butler County Community College strives to be the provider of choice for quality education and training.

The College will be recognized for:

  • Student centered education committed to excellence in teaching and learning,
  • Affordable, responsive, and innovative programs,
  • Leading regionally in workforce development, lifelong learning, and public safety,
  • Improving the quality of life for the communities we serve.


Nondiscrimination Policy

Butler County Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity in admissions and treatment of students, in educational programs for students, in employment opportunities and in governance of the College, without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age, or sex.

The College shall take affirmative action to ensure (1) that it does not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment or another person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex; (2) that it does not subject students to unlawful discrimination in the admission process, take any action, direct or indirect, to segregate students in a classroom or course, or subject students to different or separate treatment in, nor restrict the enjoyment by a student of, a service, facility, activity or program at the College on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex; and (3) that it does not discriminate in the employment of administrators on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex and that its governance structure includes diverse membership broadly representative of the public interest as may be required by law or regulation.

The College is committed to be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (43 P. S. §§ 951—962.2) and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act (24 P.S. § § 5001—5009). Employment and educational opportunities at Butler County Community College are available to all as required by Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Pennsylvania’s Fair Educational Opportunities Act, and all applicable regulations.

For information regarding equal education and employment opportunity including services, activities and facilities that are usable and accessible to disabled persons, contact the Director of Human Resources, Butler County Community College by telephone at 724 287-8711, Ext. 8353, or in writing at P. O. Box 1203, Butler, PA 16003-1203. If a student, employee, or applicant is physically or mentally disabled, he/she may request special services and accommodations. Information on the College’s services for disabled students may be obtained from the Academic Center for Enrichment at Ext. 8327. Employees or applicants should contact the Human Resources Office at Ext. 8353 for more information.