Butler County Community College (Pennsylvania)

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Butler County Community College
Butler cc.jpg
Motto "The Smart Place to Start"
Type Community College
Established 1965[1]
President Dr. Nicholas C. Neupauer
Academic staff
Students 1,967 full time
1,689 part time
Location 107 College Drive Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus 323 acres (131 ha)
Colors Navy Blue and White          
Nickname BC3
Mascot Pioneers
Affiliations Butler County Vo-Tech./Butler School District
Website www.bc3.edu/index.asp

Butler County Community College (often referred to as BC3) is located in Butler Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Its motto is "The Smart Place to Start," referring to the large number of students who attend two years before transferring to other colleges.

The college also offers courses in Cranberry Township, as well as in Lawrence, Mercer, and Jefferson counties. More recently the college has begun to offer online classes. BC3 is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[2] Over 100,000 students have attended.[3] The college's main campus is easily accessed from PA Route 8 via Decatur Drive or Vogel and Old Plank Roads.


  • BC3 Main Campus – Butler, PA (Butler County)
  • BC3 @ Cranberry – Cranberry Township, PA. (Butler County)
  • BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing – New Castle, PA (Lawrence County)
  • BC3 @ Linden Pointe – Hermitage, PA (Mercer County)
  • BC3 @ Brockway– Brockway, PA (Jefferson County)

Students are able to take courses at multiple campuses if convenient. The 2011 spring semester is the first semester that the Upper Allegheny campus(es) offered courses.[4][5]


BC3 offers certificates and 2-year degrees in the fields of business, nursing and health, humanities and social sciences, and science and technology.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.bc3.edu/humanresources/pdf/safety.pdf
  2. ^ "BC3 Accreditations". Butler County Community College. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to BC3". Butler County Community College. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.bc3.edu/news/pdf/NEw/BC3%20expands%20into%2011%20more%20counties%20in%20PA.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.bc3.edu/news/pdf/NEw/BC3%20expands%20into%2011%20more%20counties%20in%20PA%202.pdf
  6. ^ "Timothy L. Pesci (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-03-07. 

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Coordinates: 40°49′47″N 79°54′43″W / 40.8297°N 79.9120°W / 40.8297; -79.9120