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Division Programs

Butler is a leader in the adult and technical education with quality programs with great reputations. Key examples within the division of Business, Technology, and Workforce Development include:

  • The Adult Basic Education program operates adult education programs in El Dorado, Augusta, and Andover. The Adult Basic Education Program is provided in conjunction with the Kansas Board of regents. Instruction is designed to assist adults who lack a high school diploma. Those who have not completed a high school education or who desire improvement of basic skills may enroll at no cost. There is a small deposit fee for checking out books, but all other materials are free of charge. The college is an official testing center of the General Education Development test. A chief examiner in the Workforce Development Centers administers this battery on designated test dates by appointment. Upon successful completion of the GED test, the Kansas Board of Regents issues a Kansas State High School Diploma. This diploma is widely accepted by employers and institutions of higher education in lieu of a high school diploma.
  • The Agriculture program prepares graduates for careers in Agri-business, Livestock Management and Merchandising, and Farm and Ranch Management. Graduates who are planning to transfer to a four-year university are also prepared for Pre-Veterinarian or a variety of Agricultural and Agriculture-related degrees. Graduates earn a degree of Associates of Science, Associates of Applied Science, or certificate of completion.
  • The Auto Collision Repair program prepares graduates for careers as Collision Repair Technicians, Restoration Technicians and Automotive Refinish technicians. It also prepares students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in collision repair. Graduates earn a degree of Associate of Applied Science degree or certification of completion.
  • The Auto Technology program prepares graduates for careers as independent or dealership Automotive Technicians, Brake/Front End Specialists, and Under Car Specialists. It also prepares students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in brake/suspension, fuel systems, ignition systems, engine performance and electronics. Graduates earn a degree of Associates of Applied Science or certificate of completion.
  • The Butler County Workforce Development Center, located at 2318 W. Central in El Dorado, is a one-stop career center. Within the center, Butler Community College's Adult Basic Education and GED program, Allied Health, and Student Career and Employment Services collaborate with Kansas Department of Human Resources' Job Service Center, Project Encore and the City of Wichita to meet the needs of employers and job seekers.
  • The Computer Information Technology program prepares graduates for fast-paced careers that lead to high wage/high tech positions in database administration, digital media, e-business application development, internetworking management, information assurance and digital forensics, software application development, web development, and Windows administration. Graduates may earn as Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Butler Specialist Certificates or certification with outside vendors such as Microsoft and CISCO.
  • The Cooperative Education program provides students with valuable work experience in their field of study, academic projects related to their career goals, and competencies set out in a brief training plan developed by the student , supervisor and faculty coordinator. A faculty coordinator will be assigned to assist, monitor and evaluate the student's progress during the semester.
  • The CAD Engineering Technology program prepares graduates as technicians for architecture, engineering, aerospace, electrical and mechanical firms. Graduates planning to transfer to a four-year university are prepared to complete a degree in architecture or engineering. Graduates earn a degree of Associates of Science, Associate of Applied Science or certification of completion.
  • The Fire Science program prepares students for careers as firefighters, fire chiefs and other positions within the fire service industry. Graduates earn an Associates of Arts, Associates of Applied Science degree or certificate of completion. Graduates may transfer to a four-year university to complete a four-year degree.
  • The Hospitality Management program prepares graduates for careers in Hotel Management, Restaurant Management and Travel/Tourism. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate of completion. They may also transfer to a four-year university to complete a major in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
  • The Integrated Manufacturing Technology program combines cutting edge computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing technology with the most up-to-date manufacturing equipment in the area affording students outstanding opportunities in manufacturing and related topics. Students can enhance personal skills with courses aimed at specific manufacturing topics or choose a career track in this versatile course of student.
  • The Marketing/Management program prepares graduates for careers in marketing, advertising, and management of a retail, wholesale or merchandising department. Graduates may also transfer to a four-year university to complete a degree in business, marketing, or advertising. Graduates earn an Associates in Science, Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate of completion.
  • The Business Systems Technology program prepares students to work in a variety of office and business settings. Graduates complete one of the many certificate programs or earn an Associate of Science degree. They may transfer to a four-year university to complete a major in business, marketing, accounting and finance.
  • The Student Career and Employment Services (SCES) assists students in finding jobs while pursuing their degrees or upon completion of a program. SCES also assists employers who wish to post job listings, arrange on-campus interviews or view student resumes. Services this program provides to students include job listings posted on the Internet, assistance with resume development, interviewing skills and posting resumes on the Internet.
  • Tech Prep is a program that addresses different learning styles, prepares students for the careers of tomorrow, and creates a seamless transition between high school and college. Students participate in a complete program that includes: technical skills, applied academics, and opportunities for hands on experiences in the workplace while they are enrolled in school.
  • The Welding program prepares students to become welders, welding inspectors or supervisors, and welding sales representatives. Graduates learn several welding techniques, metallurgy and blueprint reading. Graduates earn a degree of Associate in Applied Science or certificate of completion.