Apprenticeship Partnerships - Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas
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Are you currently part of an apprenticeship at Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas? Butler's skilled trade program would be a perfect fit for you!
This program is a partnership between select apprenticeship training organizations and Butler Community College (BCC). The goal of this arrangement is to provide an opportunity for apprentices to earn an Associate of Applied Science (15 credit hours – general education) or Associate of Applied Science in Workforce Development (26 credit hours) while meeting the requirements needed to obtain their Journeyman’s card during their apprenticeship indenture. A maximum of 47 Butler CC college credit hours will be applied towards the AAS degree once the Journeyman’s Card has been issued.
Hello and Welcome!
For more than 90 years Butler has been all about student success, and I am delighted you are embarking on your next “growth journey” with Butler! Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success and we are constantly challenging ourselves to provide you enriching and dynamic learning environments. Your personal and professional goals are important to us and I know you’ll be in great hands.
Besides the quality in the classroom, we are always seeking valuable partnerships with industry as we want our students to have first-hand access to the industries which interest them. The work our BETA (Business Education & Training Analysis) team does with area companies for apprenticeships opportunities and skilled trades is a perfect example of our connection to industry and of our ability to directly impact the local workforce.
As Butler nears its 100th anniversary, the work our founders did still shines and thrives today.As the state’s second largest community college, our commitment to accessible and affordable education for all remains unwavering. At Butler, you’ll find an outstanding, challenging experience that prepares you for greater success in the future and places you on a level of technical expertise that is recognized and valued in the area.
I applaud your resolve for professional growth. Our workforce needs you!
Kimberly W. Krull, Ph.D.
Butler Community College has worked with Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas (PPATKS) to deliver options for two different college degree tracks. For those wanting to earn an Associate of Applied Science with no intention of continuing on in their college career you will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours from BCC. This is known as a “non-transferable” degree. The remaining credit of 47 hours will be applied through the training you have earned in your PPATKS apprenticeship program by presenting a copy of your Journeymen’s card.
For those interested in working towards a bachelor’s degree:
Butler and Pittsburg State University have teamed up to provide students the opportunity to earn a four-year Workforce Development degree. The Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development is an online bachelor's degree completion program designed for busy working adults seeking flexible and convenient way to finish their degree. Prospective majors have completed the two-year Butler associate of applied science degree and are interested in pursuing a career in management (leadership and supervision). The Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development is an ideal program for those who are work bound and cannot attend on-campus classes at a college or university.
By enrolling in the BCC Workforce Development AAS you can apply 47 credit hours earned when you receive your Journeyman’s card and take the remaining 26 credit hours from BCC. The Workforce Development AAS degree can be transferred directly into the Bachelor of Science degree at Pittsburg State.
Participation in Butler CC degree programs while in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas apprenticeship program is allowed and encouraged. The responsibilities to your apprenticeship program are the top priority so please consider training, workload and personal obligations before enrolling at Butler CC.
Tuition & Fees
Workforce Division: Plumber and Pipefitter (AAS) Degree Requirements 15 Hours
***Estimates based on 2020-21 Academic Rates***
|Course||Class Name||Credit Hours||Tuition||Student Fees||Online Course Fee|
|BA 104||Computer Concepts and Applications||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00|
|PO 141||American Federal Government||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00|
|BE 120||Business English||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00|
|BE 130||Business Communications||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00|
Total Estimated Cost for 15 Hour Program: $2,117.50
Registration Fee per Semester of $15.00
Workforce Division: Workforce Development (AAS) Requirements 26 Hours
***Estimates based on 2020-21 Academic Rates***
|Course||Class Name||Credit Hours||Tuition||Student Fees||Online Course Fee||Books|
|BA 104||Computer Concepts and Applications||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||See Step Six: Textbooks|
|PO 141||American Federal Government||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||See Step Six: Textbooks|
|MU 100||Music Appreciation||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||$61.25|
|EG 101||English Composition 1||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||$20.00|
|EG 102||English Composition 2||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||$20.00|
|SP 100||Public Speaking||3||$267.75||$102.75||$53.00||$61.25|
|PS 100||General Physical Science||5||$446.25||$137.00||$53.00||See Step Six: Textbooks|
Total estimated cost for 26 credit hour program: $3,824.50
Registration Fee per Semester of $15.00
Students seeking a degree may be responsible to pay tuition, fees and other expenses for general education classes and may want to consider applying for Financial Aid.
Federal Aid Application Process:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
- Include the Butler's code 001906.
- The FAFSA information will be forwarded to Butler Community College 7-10 business days after completing the application online.
- Additional requirements may be needed to complete your financial aid file and will be posted to your Pipeline account.
- Go to FinAid Eligibility Info through the student quick clicks to view financial aid requirements.
- By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for:
- Federal Grants – Federal Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.
- Federal Work-Study – Working on campus, paid $7.25 per hour.
- Federal Subsidized Direct Student Loans – Loans that the federal government pays the interest on while you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
- Federal Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans – Loans that you owe the interest on from the date of disbursement.
- The FAFSA must be renewed on a yearly basis. The 2020-2021 application will be used to award federal financial aid for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021semesters.
- Students need to complete 67% of their attempted hours with a 2.0 or higher GPA to maintain financial aid eligibility.
For more detailed information Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid homepage.
About five days before your online classes are scheduled to begin, we will send you an e-mail through your Butler email account that includes information about:
- How to log into your classes
- When your classes will begin
We encourage you to log on to Canvas as soon as you get this information to become familiar with the course structure and navigation. Be sure to purchase the required course materials right away, as well.
Getting Started Online
Please be sure to review our Virtual Online Orientation. This orientation takes the user on a tour of the online environment from virtually anywhere. If you have not received an email in your Butler email account, by the first day of class, please contact Butler Online by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 316-218-6000.
Within Canvas, online students are asked to:
- Review these basic technical skills required for success in the online learning environment.
Required Technical Skills
- Make note of these actions and attitudes beneficial to your success in Butler online courses.
Mindset for Successful Online Learning
- Butler offers a Virtual Online Orientation in Canvas that is open to the public.
Not everyone needs to take a placement test. Review the list of ACT and SAT scores below. If you have taken either of these tests and received scores at the stated levels or higher, you do not need to take a placement test.
ACT Scores (within the last three years)
- English - 18
SAT Scores (within the last three years)
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing - 480
If you graduated from High School within the last three years we may be able to place you, without placement testing, based on your High School GPA. A copy of your High School transcript is required. See an advisor for your options.
If you are transferring from another college and have completed English course requirements, you may be able to enroll without a placement test. If you have not completed college level English but provide your high school transcript you may not need to placement test. Advising staff will assist you in determining your placement test requirements.
Placement testing helps you succeed in your course work at Butler. You are required to take the placement test if you do not meet the requirements above. Results are used to identify areas where you would benefit from some additional instruction.
What is the placement test?
The ACCUPLACER test is a computer test that is not timed.
Online Study Guides - English
Preparing for the placement test is highly recommended to ensure accurate placement into English Courses and could potentially save you time and money.
- Accuplacer's Free Study App (use the link to get the app for free)
- Khan Academy
- Contact Adult Education at 316.733.6079 or Advising for the next Accuplacer Test Prep Seminar
Where can I take a placement test?
Placement testing occurs at multiple locations in Butler County and Sedgwick County. For information on where and when to take your test, visit the Testing Center Hours and Locations page.
*Note: Academic course testing hours are different than placement testing hours. Please check with the testing site to confirm the date and time you would like to complete your placement test.
When you arrive to take your test:
- Check in at Academic Advising and complete the necessary forms to take the test.
- If you are retesting, go to Accounts Receivable (AR) and pay the $5 fee per retested section. (The fee is $25 if you are taking the test to attend a school other than Butler.)
- Present an official photo ID and your AR receipt (if retesting) to the test administrator.
- Take the placement test.
Can I retake a placement test?
Please review our Placement Retesting Policy. Studying for the placement test is highly recommended to ensure accurate placement in English classes.
At Butler, we are deeply committed to your success. Part of that commitment is to provide various tools and resources to enhance your learning experience.
Butler provides tutors who can help enrich and enhance your understanding of subjects that may be particularly challenging for you. This service is free to any currently enrolled student. For more information, visit the Tutoring homepage.
Making Butler accessible to anyone with a disability is the mission of the Office of Disability Services. We are available to work with individual students who are currently enrolled at Butler to establish specific academic accommodations. For more information, visit the Disability Services homepage.
Having any problems with your password or any other technical issues? Call the Butler Service Desk at 316-733-3306 or visit our virtual Service Desk online to ask a question or report a problem.
For assistance with Canvas Leaning Management System and technical requirements, visit the Butler Online page.
Need help with transcripts? Butler's Registrar's office is here to help! For more information, visit the Registrar homepage.
How to Enroll
Step One: Complete a Free Application
Apply online for free by clicking the link below.
For your student code, select "PLPF – Plumber/Pipefitter Apprent"
For your program:
- Select "1239 (CRPE) Associate in Applied Science- Workforce Division Plumber and Pipefitter" if you are interested in the 15 hour AAS degree
- Select "1340 (CRPW) Associate in Applied Science- Workforce Division Workforce Development" if you are interested in the 26 hour AAS degree
Step Two: Complete the Enrollment Form
Complete a paper enrollment form with assistance from on-site Butler personnel.
Step Three: Activate Your Butler Account
You will receive an acceptance letter in the mail with your username and password, as well as directions on how to activate your Butler account. This enables you to access your Butler email and all Butler communication. ACTIVATE YOUR BUTLER ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY! Call Butler Service Desk at 316.733.3306 for assistance.
Step Four: Check Your Mail
- Check your postal mail for your Student Schedule/Bill. It can take a few days, but if you're ever concerned it is taking too long, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
- Reminder – The acceptance letter you receive in the mail contains the information needed to activate your account and give you access to your Butler email and all Butler communication. Call Butler Service Desk at 316.733.3306 for assistance.
Step Five: Set Up Payment
Set up payment using your Butler account with Accounts Receivable.
Step Six: Order Your TextBooks
Workforce Division: Plumber and Pipefitter (AAS / 15 Hour)
Notice: BA 104, BE 120, BE130 and PO 141 can all use the same Cengage Code from Cengage Unlimited – If you’re a first time student and taking all 4 courses, this will be your best value is to purchase one 24 month subscription. If you’re a transfer student 24 month subscription may not be needed.
|Course Number||Course Name||Books/Code|
|BA 104||Computer Concepts and Applications||Cengage 24 MO Subscription|
|PO 141||American Federal Government||Cengage 24 MO Subscription|
|BE 120||Business English||Cengage 24 MO Subscription|
|BE 130||Business Communications||Cengage 24 MO Subscription|
Workforce Division: Workforce Development (AAS / 26 Hour)
Notice: Both BA 104 and PO 141 use same Cengage code from Cengage Unlimited – If you’re a first time student and taking all 4 courses, this will be your best value is to purchase one 24 month subscription. If you’re a transfer student 24 month subscription may not be needed.
|Course Number||Course Name||Books/Code|
|BA 104||Computer Concepts and Applications||Cengage 12 MO Subscription|
|PO 141||American Federal Government||Cengage 12 MO Subscription|
|MU 100||Music Appreciation||Book included in program cost|
|EG 101||English Composition 1||Book included in program cost|
|EG 102||English Composition 2||Book included in program cost|
|BS 105||Sociology||Book included in program cost|
|SP 100||Public Speaking||Book included in program cost|
|PS 100||General Physical Science||https://bookstore.butlercc.edu/introduction-physical-science|
Step Seven: Start Your Classes
Log onto Canvas and start your classes.
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