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Workforce Training

Workforce Ready: Training for the Serious

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At Butler You Have Options

Whether you need retraining and a quick entrance back into the workforce, or decide now’s the time to pursue that degree you’ve always wanted, Butler is here to support you. When you join Butler, you and industry leaders know you're earning a top quality education for a fraction of the cost.

How We Can Help You Fast:

  • Apprenticeships:  Butler Community College is an Apprenticeship Intermediary and a Related Training and Instruction (RTI) provider for the state of Kansas. We custom create and operate specialized apprenticeships for companies or can offer a single course as an RTI provider. We also work directly with individuals seeking to become an apprentice, making Butler the workforce development 'go to' in southcentral Kansas.

  • Technical Trade Assistance (TAA) Funding - Eligible displaced workers and veterans can earn industry-recognized skills and re-enter the workforce with certificates of completion and industry credentials. TAA-eligible programs available through Butler include: Culinary, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Fire Science, Database Administration, Digital Media, Interactive & 3D Technology, Software Development, Windows Administration, and Internetworking Management/Cyber Security.

  • Certificates and Certifications - Numerous certificates and certifications are offered in a variety of professions and industries, from healthcare and computer technologies to business administration, data analytics and web development. Find your next move by exploring shorter pathways and our two-year degree offerings.

  • Corporate Training for Professionals and Businesses - Butler's Career and Workforce Education (formerly BETA) offers corporate training programs and services to help people and companies be more productive and more profitable. Career and Workforce Education has served South Central Kansas for more than 25 years through customized training and online professional credentialing offerings. Explore Career and Workforce Education's vast offerings; from SHRM and Fiber Optics Training to CDL Licensing, Excel and more.

Butler: Synonymous with Excellence

Butler is a proven leader in higher education and workforce development. But don't just take our word for it! Here are just a few examples:


Nursing at Butler

Our Nursing students achieved a 94% NCLEX pass rate. We blow the 84% state average out of the water.

It's no wonder Butler Nurses are so in-demand in this growing field!

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Cybersecurity at Butler

Our Cybersecurity program is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

We didn’t say it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency did.

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Auto Technology

Auto Tech at Butler

Our Automotive Technology program boasts a 100% job placement rate. No kidding!

We also have unrivaled industry connections, like our innovative partnerships with Ford and Volvo.

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Have questions?


Contact DeAnn Shimp, Butler's Director of Advising, at 316.323.6242.

Request more information or speak to an Academic Advisor by emailing or by calling 316.323.6259.



It all starts with admissions.

In light of concerns of COVID-19 virus, you can take care of everything online. Apply for free online. When you’re ready to enroll, follow this link and request permission to be enrolled online. You are encouraged to visit with an advisor who can help you through it all. Call 316-218-6259 (Andover) or 316-322-3163 ( El Dorado)  to speak to an advisor during business hours. The schedule of courses is viewable online currently.

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Krysti Yuen
Admissions Counselor

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Career Services


Looking for additional employment opportunities or internships?

The Career Services Center can assist in all forms of employment preparation. Résumé building, labor market information, field-of-study guidance are all available by visiting our office or by using Handshake and Career Coach, our web-based services.

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Aletra Chaney-Profit
Director of Career Services

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Aletra Chane-Profit