Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School


  • Congratulations SkillsUSA National Leadership TeamWorks competitors for placing 5th out of 35 in Louisville, KY. The Building Construction TeamWorks competitors are as follows:

    • Samuel Ellenberger-12-Karns City
    • Dalton Fair-12-Karns City
    • John Michaels-11-Butler
    • Tanner Schaffner-11-Karns City

    TeamWorks1   TeamWorks2   TeamWorks3   TeamWorks4

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  • On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 the below students signed on to apprenticeship programs with Oberg Precision Grinders and will begin full-time work in July 2018. 

    Taylor Paga-Machine Technology-Mars High School

    Dillone Latini-Machine Technology-Knoch High School

    Paga & Latini


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  • Butler County AVTS 1st Signing Day with Penn United Apprenticeship Program.

    Jake Sirich-Machine Technology-Karns City

    Jake has been working through Cooperative Education with Penn United since January 2018. 

    What does this mean? Jake will complete a four-year program, at the end he will receive his Journeyman papers as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Machine Technology. 

    J. Sirich J. Sirich 2


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  • Congratulations 2018 Student of the Year: 
    Cassandra Sherman - Cosmetology - Butler Area School District

    C Sherman


    Congratulations to the 435 students who were awarded Certificates of Completion as well as other accolades for outstanding achievement.

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  • December Student Highlight Video (click the link to view)

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  • October Student Highlight Video (click the link to view)

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  • November Student Highlight Video (click the link to view)

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  • September Student Highlight Video (click the link to view)

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  • Tyler Arblaster-Senior-Slippery Rock-Graphic Arts
    Kolby Brew-Junior-Knoch-Advertising Design
    Cassandra Cornelius-Senior-Butler-Advertising Design
    Kyle Hilliard-Senior-Moniteau-Graphic Arts
    Molly Horstman-Senior-Butler-Graphic Arts
    Brycen Moore-Senior-Butler-Advertising Design
    Reilly Nulph-Senior-Knoch-Advertising Design
    Kylie Smiesko-Senior-Butler-Graphic Arts
    Trevor Valent-Junior-Butler-Graphic Arts
    Jazmyne Young-Senior-Knoch-Advertising Design
    Dori Zielinski-Senior-First Baptist Christian-Advertising Design

     Paint the Plow

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  • Animated School Logo on the website home page was created by Advertising Design student Jacob Owczarzak, 11th grade, Butler.

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  • Dining out can benefit the school: Red Robin will donate 1% of your bill to the school each time you visit the restaurant and select Butler County AVTS before you place your order. Sign up to be a Red Robin Royalty Member at https://betterschools.redrobin.com/help/terms  Visit Red Robin at 1678 Route 228 in Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
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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.


Student of the Month

  • A BCAVTS Outstanding Student is chosen based on qualities such as character, leadership, honesty, responsibility, optimism and loyalty in creating a positive school environment. An Outstanding Student must be a diligent student, completing his/her assignments on time and showing strong effort to learn in class! Lastly, an Outstanding Student demonstrates excellent behavior, is well mannered, and is respectful to peers, teachers and all other staff members. 


    Blade Sleigher - Welding (Mr. Morgan) - Karns City - Senior

    B Sleigher



    Jacob Becker - Building Construction (Mr. Raypush) - Senior - Knoch

     Jacob Becker


    Ryan Ortz - Culinary Arts (Mr. Barczak & Mrs. Collins) - Junior - Knoch

    Ryan Ortz


    Noah Kison - Welding (Mr. Morgan) - Senior - Knoch

    February Outstanding Student

    Wesley Speck - Welding (Mr. Morgan) - Senior - Seneca Valley

    January Outstanding Student

    Lilleann Gorog - Culinary Arts (Mr. Barczak & Mrs. Collins) – Senior - Seneca Valley


    Kolton Buday - MT (Mr. Clouse) - Junior - Knoch



    Ben Lucas - HVAC (Mr. Collins) - Senior - Knoch

     Mr. Collins & Ben Lucas


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