Career and Technical Programs

Office of Academic and Curricular Services

The Office of Academic and Curricular Services administers the College's occupational majors. The office is located in Tyler Hall 127. For further information, call 215-968-8212 or 8213.

Perkins Academic Support Services

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998 provides grants to colleges and secondary schools to improve student outcomes in vocational/ technical education. Each year the College, with the assistance of the community-based Participatory Planning Committee, develops and submits a plan to assist students enrolled in occupational degree and certificate programs. Many students enrolled in occupational majors at Bucks County Community College fall into one of the "special populations" categories as defined in the Grant. These categories include students who are educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, disabled, single parents, displaced homemakers, ESL (English as Second Language), and/or persons in non-traditional majors.

Services provided through the Perkins Academic Support Services (PASS) include both direct and indirect supports such as purchasing and upgrading computer and technical equipment; technology-oriented instructional support and supplies; new program development and implementation; direct tutoring, career development and advising assistance for students, and training and assistance to occupational faculty in upgrading technical skills.

The PASS Office is located in the Charles E. Rollins Center, Room 51. All students enrolled in occupational majors are encouraged to visit the Office, call 215-968-8140, or go to the website.

Cooperative Education Program

The College offers students an opportunity to apply their classroom theory and skills in an on-the-job, off-campus working environment, part- or full-time.

Students receive three credits for Cooperative Education. These credits usually qualify for Veteran Education Benefits.

Students currently employed may find their positions qualify for Cooperative Education. Thus, students may be able to maintain their present positions and enroll in Cooperative Education courses.

Academic departments attempt to provide opportunities to qualified students interested in careers related to accounting, chemistry, computers, criminal justice, fine woodworking, graphic design, hotel/motel/restaurant management, journalism, media arts, management, marketing/retailing, paralegal, sport management, and women's studies.

Cooperative Education courses have varied prerequisites. Interested students may obtain an application to register for Cooperative Education and a fact sheet for their subject area from the appropriate department office.

Cooperative Education is offered as part of the following occupational majors:

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Bio Technology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Graphic Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal
  • Sport Management
  • Women's Studies