Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School

35th Anniversary

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  • Student Opportunities visit the Guidance Office page under About Us for more information or click http://www.bcvt.tec.pa.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=345
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  • Recruiting presentations and tours scheduled for 10th grade students interested in attending BCAVTS next year:
         Butler Intermediate High School - Presentation October 30/Tour November 17 
         Karns City High School - Tour November 13 
         Knoch High School - Tour November 4 
         Mars High School - Presentation October 29/Tour November 6
         Moniteau High School - Tour November 19 
         Seneca Valley High School - Presentation November 25/Tour December 12
         Slippery Rock High School - Presentation October 21/Tour November 3      

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  • Open House is November 20 from 6-8 p.m. Tour the school and meet the teachers.  Visit the Health Assistant Program for "Introduction to CPR" presentation.
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  • Tech Fair November 5 is an annual event conducted during class time to provide students an opportunity to speak with post-secondary educational institution representatives as well as local employers about career opportunities.  Post-secondary schools and employers may register by contacting the Guidance Counselor at karwoskis@butlercounty.tec.pa.us
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  • SkillsUSA & HOSA Food Drive October 6 -31.  Pizza/pop party for program that collects the most!
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  • Christmas Cookie Sale December 8-19, 2014. Order Form
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  • SkillsUSA Sarris Candy Bar Sale November 17-21.

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  • Toys for Tots:  SkillsUSA is collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children November 3 through December 3.  A drop box is located in each program area.
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  • Challenge Program Award Winners
    Session 1 photo
    Session 1 L to R: Douglas Schriver (Auto Body-Seneca Valley 11th-Academic Improvement Award); Hana Richani (Cosmetology-Seneca Valley 12th-Community Service Award); Wesley McCurdy (Welding-Butler 12th-Attendance Award); XTO Energy Inc. Community Relations Manager Amy Dobkin.
    Session 2 photo
    Session 2 L to R: Principal/Assistant Director Mr. Speicher; Rachel Laughlin (Culinary Arts-Butler 12th-Academic Excellence Award); Guidance Counselor Mrs. Karwoski; XTO Energy Inc. Community Relations Manager Amy Dobkin.  Missing from photo: Kasandra Williams (Health Assistant-Butler 12th-STEM Award)
    Session 3 photo
    Session 3 L to R: Kyra Acree (Cosmetology-Mars 11th-STEM Award & Academic Excellence Award); Johnathan Zotter (Protective Services-Knoch 11th-Community Service Award); William Frye (Machine Technology-Slippery Rock 12th-Academic Improvement Award); Kevin Kidd (Graphic Arts-Knoch 11th-Attendance Award); XTO Energy Inc. Community Relations Manager Amy Dobkin.
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Welcome - Your Career Begins Here

Welcome to the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School website. Butler County AVTS provides 15 programs of study to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students from the seven Butler County School Districts: Butler Area, Karns City Area, Mars Area, Moniteau, Seneca Valley, Slippery Rock Area, and South Butler County.


The programs of study at Butler County AVTS are designed to meet the needs of students as well as occupational requirements in the labor market. Courses offered will prepare students of all ability levels to enter jobs in technical, skilled, and semi-skilled occupations after high school graduation or after technical school or college training.