• Freedom Area High School Juniors and Seniors can start their college career while attending Freedom.

    CCBC offers 6 High School Academy Programs in the areas of Aviation, STEM, Healthcare, Criminal Justice, Mascaro Construction and Education (K-12). 

    Enroll in one of Community College of Beaver County's High School Academies to jump-start your college education and discover the career that’s meant for you. Students can earn up to 28 credits in 2 years while in high school. 

    CCBC’s High School Academies are providing Western Pennsylvania’s young people with high-impact educational experiences to prepare them for careers that address priority workforce needs of the region. Launched in 2015 with the Aviation Academy, the CCBC High School Academy program now educates more than 170 students from 40 school districts throughout Western Pennsylvania through an innovative dual enrollment model in which students have the opportunity to explore careers in areas of workforce priority for the region while receiving hands-on instruction from college faculty in labs and classroom environments that stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Students who devote two years of study to the program will have the opportunity to graduate from high school having completed up to one year of credits towards CCBC’s associate degree programs, or they can transfer the credits to other colleges and universities. Through partnerships with more than 600 four-year college programs nationally, many academy graduates can complete a bachelor's degree in three years or less.

    Please click on the links below for more detailed information regarding admission criteria: 



    •  CCBC's STEM (Grades 11 & 12) 
      • Engineering
      • Coding (No longer offered through the Academy Program)
      • Process Technology (No longer offered through the Academy Program)  
      • The Curriculum  
      • For the 2023-2024 school year, CCBC will offer only Their Engineering Pathway for the STEM Academy.  If any students are interested in Process Technology or Coding, we can offer dual enrollment courses within those degree pathways.  Please understand that those classes may be at different times and formats than our Academy sessions are offered.




    • Construction with Mascaro  (Grades 11 & 12)
      • Curriculum 
      • CCBC will no longer offer the Construction Academy on-site at their Monaca campus.  The Construction Academy will be in partnership with the BC-CTC only.  That will mean that the 28 credit Construction Academy will no longer be offered, but instead, the 7 credit Construction Academy is offered on-site at our Beaver County Career and Technology Center.



    If interested, students now need to apply online  on CCBC's website by May 1st, 2023.


    Please Note: There are costs to the CCBC High School Academies. Please click HERE  for current Tuition Rates for Beaver County Residents. Parents/students will need to complete the Financial Aid forms. However, there may be some scholarships available at CCBC for qualified students.

    For questions regarding specific questions, costs and scholarships, please email Ms. Lia Hazelwood at lia.hazelwood@ccbc.edu or call her office:  724-480-3424.


    Also, transportation will not be available to the Aviation Center in Chippewa. Students are responsible for transportation. Students who attend the Health, STEM Programs, Criminal Justice and Mascaro Construction CCBC Academies will be able to share the bus with the Beaver County CTC students if they are not able to drive on their own or have a ride to CCBC main campus. 


    If you have any general questions regarding the CCBC High Academies, please call Ms. Rita Kaplin at 724-775-7400 Ext. 542 or email rkaplin@freedomarea.org