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BC3's Office of Professional Education & Certificate Programs offers Lifelong Learning courses on a scheduled, open-enrollment basis. Browse through our program list (below left) and get started!

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Earn Your Non-Credit Certificate Online

Technology allows us to learn anywhere, anytime.

BC3 currently offers approximately 100 online non-credit certificates through our new training partner, Gatlin Education Services. If you are interested in starting a new career, these certificates may be the right choice for you. Please call us today for more information or to register.

For further information, email:

H. Christine Coblentz, Workforce Development Secretary

724.287.8711 Ext. 8421

Tracie Nehilla, Coordinator of Certificate Programs & Professional Education

724.287.8711 Ext. 8171


Nonprofit Management & Leadership

BC3 Main Campus
February 24 - April 28, 2015 - Every Tuesday
9 am - 12 pm

Designed for those seeking a career in nonprofit management and current nonprofit employees and board members. Acquire a working knowledge of effective management strategies in board development, fundraising, team development and delivering on the mission of a nonprofit organization.

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Energy Production Technology Certificate

234 Hours BC3ís Main Campus

This workforce development certificate will help the participant develop and/or upgrade the industry skills necessary or required for performing basic, entry level careers in the energy industry. It will also include appropriate certifications such as PEC Safeland, OSHA 10 and First Aid/CPR which are necessary in a competitive economy. 234 total hours.

This program is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor-Employement and Training Administration.

Call 724-287-8711 ext. 8172 for more information.



Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Classes at Main Campus begin February 13
Classes at BC3@Lawrence Crossing begin February 24

The Butler County Community College is offering the 100-hour training course for first time administrators and individual modules also serving as continuing education for experienced administrators. Topics will include all those required by the PA Department of Public Welfare.
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Project Management Essentials

BC3 @ Cranberry
March 13-27 - Every Friday
9 am - 12 pm

Project Management (PM) Essentials is a nine hour program that provides a high level overview of the complete PM process, including the five process and ten knowledge areas, as well as useful PM tools. The seminar is designed for anyone who is new to the project management field or has found themselves in a professional position that requires starting and completing projects. The seminar is provided in three, three hour sessions that will provide short assignments allowing for each participant to apply the knowledge from the course.

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BC3 is in the process of developing new certificate programs. You can help ensure that our offerings meet your needs and interests by completing our online survey.

Contact Professional Education

Tracie Nehilla, Coordinator - Certificate Programs & Professional Education
724-287-8711 ext. 8171


Lisa Campbell, Director - Business Training
724-287-8711 ext. 8290

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