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High School Programming

Butler County Community College is pleased to provide high school students with opportunities that allow them to obtain college credits while they are still in high school.

This can be done via:


For more information about any of these programs, contact Sean Carroll - Coordinator of High School Programming, at 724.287.8711, Ext. 8254, toll-free at 1.888.826.2829, or email


  • Take college courses
  • Earn college credits
  • Gain college experience

  • Classes at high schools
  • Pay affordable prices
  • Ease transition into college



  What Students Are Saying...

“Great program that will enable me to graduate college one year early and complete medical school in seven years rather than eight. Thank you.”  Christopher Ignatz, ’11, Ford City High School attending Duquesne University


“This was a great opportunity to earn college credits early and it has helped greatly to get a head start in meeting college requirements.”  Nathan McMahon, ’11, Portersville Christian School, attending Geneva College


“I believe that these classes are an excellent idea.  The transition between high school and college is hard enough as it is.  So it’s very nice to get a taste of what college will be like after high school.  I would recommend this class to any future seniors who looking into taking this course.  Thanks for the opportunity.”  Samantha Reich, ’12, Lawrence County Career and Technical Center


 “I think this program as a whole is the best thing I could have signed up for.  It is wonderful that I can obtain my credits and still be in school!”  Kacy Scott, ’12, West Middlesex High School

“It was a great experience in getting college credit.  It has shown me what goes into a college course.”  Casey Haswell, ’12, Lincoln High School

 “This program is a great way to gain a few credits before college.  It offers the opportunity to understand what colleges will be looking for.  I only wish I could have taken more classes!”  Courtney Elliott, ’10. Cranberry High School, attending Penn State Behrend University

“Butler County Community College prepared me for college. I would strongly recommend this to anyone!”   Laura Eppley, ’11, Mars Area High School

I was so grateful for the opportunity to complete college credits in high school. It saved me money and time for the years to come. I feel that any high school student who is willing to take on the extra work deserves the rewards of participating in this wonderful program!  Jessie McFarland, ’10, Farrell Area High School, attending Clarion University of PA

  What Parents Are Saying...

“It is a great program. Christopher really enjoyed the course, and the teacher was informative, professional and enthusiastic, only wish we had done this earlier in his High School career. Highly recommend this program to other High Schools students.” Susan Hardt, Parent of Mars Area High School graduate now attending Robert Morris

“Great program! I only wish it was established sooner so my kids would have had more opportunity to take advantage of the program.” Janet Casciol, Parent of Mars Area High School graduate now attending Ohio State University

  What Guidance Counselors Are Saying...

“BC3’s High School Programming has been a great addition to our school community.  It has allowed students to experience the demands of a college curriculum in a safe and familiar environment.  It has also helped them gain confidence in their ability to be successful at the next level, as well as providing them a more thorough understanding of what will be expected of them at college.  Also, as tuition costs continue to rise the extra credits they have earned will hopefully allow them to complete their degrees on time.  It has been an outstanding opportunity for those students who want to get a head start on college.”  Andrew Godinich, Cranberry High School, Seneca, PA

  What Instructors Are Saying...

“Five years ago, my principal offered me the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to instruct a Dual Enrollment History class at the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center! Needless to say—I jumped at the chance! Being afforded the ability to teach a college level course--while still on my home school turf--was a proposition that I eagerly welcomed both personally and professionally! The students who earn the right to participate in the Dual Enrollment History Program meet the challenge with pride, determination, and commitment. They truly appreciate the opportunity to transcend the typical high school experience. The students recognize and incorporate this unique scenario as a means to further develop their already significant educational skills. The program is the perfect transition that many of today’s students require to prepare them for real world college placement! It serves as the ideal stepping stone to future academic engagement and success. To be able to achieve college credits—before their foot even hits the stage at graduation—imbues these students with the joy and honor of accomplishment that creates true lifelong learners!” Jeri Palumbo, Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, New Castle, PA

























Contact High School Programming

For more information about any of these programs, please contact

Sean Carroll, Coordinator
High School Programming
724.287.8711, Ext. 8254
toll-free 1.888.826.2829


Jennifer Robinson
High School Programming Secretary
724.287.8711, Ext. 8404


HSP Forms (pdf)

Transcript Request Form


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about transferring credits, buying textbooks, and withdrawing from a course

HSP FAQs (pdf).

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