Degrees & Certificates

Health, Early Childhood, & Public Safety Degrees & Certificates

The Division of Health, Early Childhood, and Public Safety

Your Butler experience will provide you with the basic general education requirements and background work necessary to pursue your chosen career. Many of our programs grant necessary certifications as well as Associate degrees.  Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should work with an advisor to make sure their Butler courses will meet the requirements of their transfer institution.

More information concerning enrollment in courses and their transfer to specific colleges is available at the college Advising Centers.

To view more information about these degrees or certificates (including credit requirements and recommended course sequence), click on a title below to view the relevant section of our course catalog.

Course Approved By Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Service (KBEMS)
Emergency Medical Technician

Courses Approved for Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Certification
Activity Director
Home Health Aide
Medication Aide
Nurse Aide
Operator Training for Assisted Living
Patient Care Pathways - Butler Certification of Completion
Social Service Designee - Butler Certification of Completion

Course Approved for Kansas Physical Therapist Association (KTPA) Certification
Restorative Aide - Butler Certification of Completion

Early Childhood Education
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
One-Year - Certificate B

Early Childhood Certificates
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Apprenticeship Program Certificate

Fire Science
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Certificate B

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)


Butler Community College offers students a choice of four degrees and multiple certificates, each with a special emphasis to meet individual needs. The requirements for the certificates, degrees, and additional graduation requirements are listed on the Degree and Graduation Requirements (PDF) pages in the catalog.

Visit the Online Course Catalog if you would like information on degrees and certificates from our other Areas of Excellence or to view the entire catalog and catalogs from previous years.