Butler County Community College is proud to be a part of the PA Community College Consortium Agreement. BC3 offers 35 career programs, 21 transfer programs, and 25 certificates across five areas of study. With six locations serving seven Pennsylvania counties, BC3 has excellent educational opportunities for northwestern Pennsylvania residents.

Cyber-Related Programs

Computer Information Systems: Computer Support Specialist, AAS

Computer Information Systems: Networking & Cybersecurity, AAS

Computer Information Systems: Programming Specialist, AAS

Computer Information Systems: Web Site Development Specialist, AAS

Computer Science, AAS

Butler campus

Previous Activities

To view current or upcoming activities, please visit the grant activities page.


Meetings with the Communication and Marketing Department were held to develop news releases and other marketing strategies to attract more students to CIS programs and promote the PC4A project. A news release titled “$400K grant to benefit BC3 Networking and Cybersecurity Students” was published on January 19, 2023.

Student-Centered Activities

A boot camp designed to prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam was held during the winter 2022 session. The boot camp instructor spent considerable time developing the curriculum, as well as developing the criteria for students to qualify for participation. Ultimately five students qualified, and three of the five students successfully completed the boot camp and were awarded exam vouchers for the CompTIA Network+ certification.  Of the three students who completed the boot camp, one has already successfully earned their Network+ certification.

Additionally, college administrators and project staff have held discussions to create scholarship award criteria, with an anticipated award date of spring 2023.


The process has begun to hire a mentor/tutor with a background in cybersecurity to better assist students with technical assignments, as well as provide guidance on career options. A potential candidate has been chosen with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2023. Additionally, an advising sheet was created to share with school advisors to utilize when talking with students about degrees and career choices.

Project Co-PI

Sherri Mack

Dean of Business



The PC4A Project is proudly funded by DoD STEM.

Visit dodstem.us to learn more about the work they are doing to inspire, cultivate, and develop exceptional STEM talent through a continuum of opportunities to enrich our current and future DoD workforce. 

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