High School Academies

Jump-start your career through Community College of Beaver County's High School Academies!

Partnering with Lincoln Learning Solutions, CCBC is launching six new high school academies in booming career fields like health sciences; advanced manufacturing and engineering technology; law, public safety, corrections and security; performing arts, and online learning.

The CCBC Aviation Academy offers nationally respected programs like Air-Traffic Control, Professional Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (think drones), and Aerospace Management to students in grades 9 through 12. Students learn hands-on from CCBC faculty members on campus at the Aviation Sciences Center in Chippewa. Some students will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with more than half of a CCBC associate degree completed.

The CCBC Health Academy provides the opportunity for high school students in grades 11 and 12 interested in health careers hands-on instruction from college faculty members in labs and classroom environments to gain college credit towards health careers such as nursing, practical nursing, radiologic technology, physician and more.

Beginning in fall 2017, high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our classrooms and labs as they explore high-demand careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. CCBC STEM Academy students will have the opportunity to earn up to 29 college credits while still taking high school classes. Students who complete all of the coursework can continue their studies toward an associate degree in Pre-Engineering or Process Technology at CCBC.

As dual-enrollment programs, the Academies offer students the opportunity to spend half of the day at their high school then the other half taking courses taught by CCBC faculty members on one of CCBC's campuses. These dual enrollment programs enable high school students to earn college credits while still in high school and graduate with up to 28 college credits towards a CCBC associate degree.