Middle States Commission on Higher Education Re-Accreditation
In June of 2017, Butler County Community College received a re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through spring 2025. In April of 2017 BC3 received seven commendations from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Monitoring Report Team. In March of 2016, BC3 received nine commendations from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study Evaluation Team.
Monitoring Report Team commendations
BC3 in April of 2017 was commended for its engaging, collaborative and enthusiastic faculty and staff; for the vital role exhibited by the Ad Hoc Committee on General Education and the General Education Council, which promoted a rigorous review of general education and of assessment practices; for its wide range of professional development activities that include host campus-wide discussions, inviting external speakers to campus, and attending regional and national conferences; for its transparent stance that assessment and assessment-related activities are intrinsic and essential high impact components of teaching and learning; for its new strategic plan that identifies teaching and learning as a central thematic pillar; for the influence of the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and staff for providing essential resources to meet requirements; and for its eloquent faculty, administration and staff who asserted that general education reviews, program reviews and assessment activities serve the student.
Self-Study Evaluation Team commendations
BC3 in March of 2016 was commended for the overwhelming participation of its employees in its Foundation’s successful “Pioneer Proud” campaign; for creating a Board of Trustees Quality Assessment Committee; for ensuring that students serve on and are trained for roles as voting members on governance committees; for distributing campuswide President’s Cabinet meeting notes that include faculty and staff accomplishments; for enhancing communication to employees through electronic formats; for the addition of the Office of Assessment, Research and Planning; for its best-practice planning model used to develop Welcome Day; for its faculty-led Critical Thinking Committee, which fosters strategic curriculum initiatives; and for its commitment to regionalization in providing students across a wide service area access to high quality facilities and programming.
Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation
Butler County Community College's Nursing Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The Associate Degree RN program at Butler County Community College at the Butler Campus located in Butler Pennsylvania and the Associate Degree RN program at the Brockway Instructional Site in Brockway, PA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.
Additional Accreditations and Awards
Middle States Association
Butler County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Butler County Community College is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (ACBSP) for the offering of all business and information technology programs that culminate in the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
BC3 Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Butler County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
American Association of Medical Assistants
The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE).