BC3 @ Armstrong

BC3 @ Armstrong offers classes that lead to an associate degree in Business Administration, Psychology and General Studies. Prepare for a career or transfer to a four-year institution. 

Associate Degree Programs

Transfer BC3 credits to earn a bachelor's degree. BC3 credits are recognized by public, private, and online 4-year colleges and universities.

Take classes at BC3 @ Armstrong that lead to an associate degree in one of the following Transfer Programs:

This program provides concepts, principles, and standards that prepare the student for initial employment in the accounting field.

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This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in business and accounting.

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work in an entry-level position in drug and alcohol treatment centers, sober living houses, detox centers, women’s shelters, or methadone maintenance centers.

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his program provides students with a broad range of foundational skills in the areas of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining, and automation.

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This program prepares students for careers in the metalworking trades and is designed primarily for apprentices and industrial workers.

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This program prepares students for careers in the metalworking trades and is designed primarily for apprentices and industrial workers.

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This workplace certificate is intended to provide students with the basic skills that pertain to a variety of manufacturing environments.

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This Associate in Science program provides the foundation for a concentration in the life sciences.

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The program in Business Administration is designed to present the basic foundations necessary for transfer to four-year colleges having typical third and fourth year programs in various Business Administration fields.

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Do you want to become a supervisor? In this program you’ll develop skills in all facets of business that prepare you to become a supervisor.

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This certificate in Business Skills provides practical business knowledge for those seeking entry-level business positions.

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The Associate Degree is designed for students intending to transfer to a senior-level institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree.

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The Child Development and Family Studies program is designed to prepare students for careers as a day care provider, a group supervisor or teacher in day care and preschool settings; or a paraprofessional or teaching assistant in public and private schools.

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This program provides the foundational technical state-of-the-art skills needed for computer numerical control (CNC) programming.

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The Communications major is suggested for students intending to transfer to four-year institutions to complete Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications.

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The curriculum provides experience in working with microcomputer hardware, operating system software, application software and networking fundamentals.

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The Network Administration Option is intended to prepare individuals to install, configure, and support an organization’s network.

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This program provides training in the theory and practices of computer information systems with emphasis on top-down and object-oriented program design principles.

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This program provides training in web site development with an emphasis on the application of programming and graphic design principles to the creation of web pages.

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The degree in Computer Science (Transfer Option) is intended to give the student the opportunity to explore many of the alternatives in the computer field before making a career choice.

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The Criminology major is suggested for students intending to transfer to four-year institutions to complete Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminology.

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This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the digital communications field as digital audio/sound mixers and digital video editors.

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The Associate in Arts Degree in Education is designed to provide the basic coursework necessary for transfer to an Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4) baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.

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This program provides the student with a comprehensive background in electronics technology. The program provides the student with a general background in electronic device and circuit operation, along with extensive training in the operation and use of modern electronic test equipment.

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This program provides the student with a comprehensive background in electronics technology.

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Learn to manage inmates from a program and operational perspective to be employable in an expanding field.

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the pre-hospital and clinical health care environments.

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The area of managing inmates in correctional institutions has become increasingly specialized as the criminal justice systems, local, state and national, expand their populations.

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The Fire Services Option under Emergency Services leads to a certificate.

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The Police Services Option under Emergency Services leads to an AAS Degree. Students will receive Act 120 Certification off campus as well as criminology courses at the college.

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The Energy Technology Workplace Certificate (ETWC) provides students with a fundamental understanding of today’s emerging energy environment.

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The program provides a solid basic background for transfer to a four-year college in various areas of engineering including Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Sanitary, Forestry, etc.

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This program provides fundamentals to enable students to practice as engineering design and CADD drafting specialists.

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The degree in English is designed as an Associate in Arts transfer program. Its purpose is to provide the English major with a strong background in English, specifically, and the Liberal Arts, generally.

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This workplace certificate provides students with the tools to assess, explore, evaluate, and plan for sustainable entrepreneurship.

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The Fine Arts Program offers students options for an introduction to either the visual or theater arts through classroom instruction and hands on experience.

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The degree in General Studies is intended to give the student the opportunity to explore many alternatives before making a career choice.

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The program is designed to prepare students for a career in graphic design.

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The Health Care Science degree provides a foundation to prepare students interested in admission to a health professions program at BC3 or to transfer to a health professions program at a four-year institution.

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The History program is for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in history.

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This program prepares students for challenging positions in the field of homeland security.

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This program prepares students for challenging positions in the field of homeland security.

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This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level positions in the restaurant and food service industry.

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This certificate program prepares students for an exciting career in meeting and event planning.

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This program provides both practical and theoretical knowledge in the area of human resource management for those presently employed and those who desire initial training in preparation for employment in the field.

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This certificate program provides both practical and theoretical human resources knowledge for those who desire advancement or initial employment in the professional field of Human Resources.

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This program prepares students for careers in the metalworking trades and is designed primarily for apprentices and industrial workers.

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This certificate program is designed for students seeking employment in a technical environment and students already working in a technical employment who would like to pursue management opportunities.

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This program prepares students to be technical problem solvers in industry. Students learn and apply skills and techniques used in advanced technology manufacturing systems to convert materials into useful products.

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This program provides the student with knowledge and skills required in Marketing Management to develop ideas, goods and services to create exchanges, and satisfy individual and organizational objectives.

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This certificate program offers the student an opportunity to acquire basic marketing skills or to upgrade those skills in the marketing profession.

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Using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body, you’ll learn to relieve pain or stress and increase general wellness for clients.

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The Mathematics program prepares the student for transfer to senior-level institution for work in mathematics or for a career as a mathematics technician in business, industry, or government.

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Metrology is a unique, nationally recognized, technology program designed to give the student a solid foundation in various types of measurement techniques and processes.

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This program builds upon the skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assistant.

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This program prepares graduates to be multi-skilled practitioners who are qualified to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the ambulatory healthcare setting.

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Medical Coding practitioners transform verbal descriptions of disease, injury and procedures into numerical designations for reimbursement of healthcare insurance claims and to maintain accurate medical statistics.

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This workplace certificate provides students with skills in the Microsoft® Office applications.

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This program provides the student with a comprehensive background in microelectronics and nanofabrication technology. The student will study electronic device and circuit behavior, basic chemistry and fabrication techniques used to create micron and submicron scale structures.

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Start your education with us in biology, chemistry or engineering then finish at Penn State, paying BC3 tuition rates.

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The Nursing Program at Butler County Community College is a two-year academically-based program that prepares the graduate to provide and manage direct care to individual clients and their families; and to function as an effective member of the health care team.

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Students in this program will acquire skills in Microsoft® Office applications, office procedures, customer service, and business communication.

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Students in this program will acquire skills in Microsoft® Office applications, medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, front office duties, and office procedures.

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This program prepares students to be multi-skilled park and recreation professionals.

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This program prepares students to be multi-skilled park and recreation professional with major course emphasis in law enforcement.

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This program prepares students for a career in photography. Graduates of the Photography program will be employable as marketing/advertising photographers, portrait photographers, wedding photographers, newspaper photographers, or web photographers, or freelance photographers.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Physical Education is designed to provide the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree.

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Physical Education-Sport Management is designed to prepare students with the sport skills, fitness concepts, management, marketing, and public relations skills to become managers in sport related agencies.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Physical Education is created to provide the basic coursework necessary to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at BC3 is an academically-based program that prepares the graduate for employment in the role of a Physical Therapist Assistant and as a member of the health care team acting ethically and effectively under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

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The Psychology Program, leading to an Associate in Arts Degree, is designed to prepare students to continue the study of psychology at a four-year institution with a background to sufficiently prepare them for more advanced study.

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Robotics Technology is a cross-disciplinary program that prepares the student for employment in all sectors of industry in which robotic devices and systems are utilized.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Education is designed to provide the basic coursework necessary for transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Education is designed to provide the basic coursework necessary for transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.

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The Social Work program is for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW).

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Are you currently employed or have certifications in machining, HVAC, welding, building trades or auto and truck repair? Get to the next level through this certificate.

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This program prepares students for careers in the Cosmetology industry. The curriculum enables students to receive credit for their cosmetology license while being offered theoretical management and marketing skills required to successfully own and/or manage a salon.

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This program prepares students for careers in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry.

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This program prepares massage therapists for management careers in the Massage industry.

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* Students who complete a degree in Business Administration or Psychology can transfer to any Pennsylvania state institution with junior standing.