Military Servicemember Focus
The Community College of Beaver County acknowledges the benefit of providing a military-inclusive educational experience for all those involved with the educational process - students, faculty, administrators and staff. The disciplined environment that is part of the military culture breeds maturity, responsibility, community focus, and creative responsiveness to a number of unique challenges, including assimilating into civilian life.
With that in mind, it is our intention to facilitate the ease with which our military students adjust to the college experience. Our goal is to provide flexibility and responsive attention to servicemember and veteran needs. In addition to the Enrollment and Financial Aid Services involved in the admission and preparation for enrollment, CCBC is prepared to assist military students through:
- the Academic Advising Services of our Counselors who address the support and direction that may be needed assimilating back into civilian culture as well as guidance regarding educational objectives and course selection;
- the focus of the CCBC Career Center whose staff provide resume’ services (adapted to highlight military training that translates to employee skills), interview preparation and connections with companies and employers in need of such expertise, maturity and skill;
- the attention of the Supportive Services Center to provide support for military students with special needs by arranging for services, auxiliary aids and reasonable accommodations;
- the availability of the CCBC Tutor Center where adjunct faculty members are able to give insight and clarification to course content through tutorial service on an individual basis;
- the planning of CCBC administration, faculty and staff advocating for improved access to and availability of educational programs for servicemembers.
- the Veterans Center a place that students can go to learn about how to use their benefits and a place to relax in between classes.
Regarding the reasonable transfer of credits, CCBC’s Enrollment Services Department recognizes and uses the ACE Guide in evaluating military training courses and occupational experience; CCBC awards credit from military transcripts where appropriate to degree and major of preference. We seek to achieve minimum loss of previously earned credits and adhere to credit nationally recognized by CLEP testing and ECE (Excelsior College Examinations).
The Veteran's Liaison, Derek Steele, is our Campus' Military Representative. Information on financial benefits and approved programs of study can be received from his office. 724-480-3579/ firstname.lastname@example.org.