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Microcredentials

Gain knowledge, experience and new skills to boost your resume with Butler Microcredentials

Boost your resume with short, flexible microcredentials from Butler Community College. No matter what your goals are, Butler microcredentials can help you accomplish them without slowing you down.

What are Micredentials and how are they powerful?

Microcredentials are setting the standard nationally and internationally for high-quality, stackable credentials designed for today's learner.

HIGH QUALITY

Academic quality is paramount in the development and approval of Butler microcredentials.

STACKABLE

Each microcredential has immediate value and, where possible, stacks together with other microcredentials or learning experiences to meet the requirements of a certificate, initial or advanced degree.

IN-DEMAND

Microcredentials are designed to meet current and emerging market needs and align with relevant industry standards.

PORTABLE

Completion of our microcredentials is recorded on your transcript and/or highlighted in a digital badge so your accomplishments travel with you.

Butler offers many microcredentials in multiple discipline areas in high-demand fields, including:

MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS

This course will enable the student to compose and send email, schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information, schedule tasks, and create notes using Outlook.

Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to explore the advanced features provided with the Outlook interface, such as advanced message, calendar, and contacts management.

Prerequisites: BE 115 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment.
Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to use current word processing application software. The student will learn to operate the application’s functions and commands, and develop skills needed to use the software productively in the workplace. The student will prepare to become Microsoft Word certified at the Associate level.

Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to use a current spreadsheet application software. The student will prepare to become Microsoft Excel certified at the Associate level.


Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to create effective presentations that follow the presentation development cycle using the enhancement capabilities of presentation graphic software.


Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to use current database application software. The student will learn to operate the application’s functions and commands, and develop skills needed to use the software productively in the workplace.


Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to utilize computer-based applications to combine text and graphics producing professional documents such as brochures, advertisements, newsletters, certificates, and business forms.

Prerequisite(s): BE 165, BE 170, and BE 180 all with a C or better; or BA 104 with a C or better.
Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This course will enable the student to gain the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements. The student will install and configure devices and software, learn basic networking and security principles, troubleshoot, replace and document defective components.


Credits: 6
Notes:This course replaces IN186-CompTIA A+ Essentials and Applications.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to install, configure, and maintain a network infrastructure using industry standard techniques. The student will monitor network performance, availability, and security using network tools, configuration, and services.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN133-Supporting Networked Computers
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to gain an overview of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. The student will receive a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.


Credits: 1
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by learning about AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. The student will develop best practices for the AWS Cloud that apply to architectural solutions for different industries, types of applications, and business sizes.


Credits: 2
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to install and administer the Microsoft Windows client operating system. The student will learn about settings in which the Microsoft Windows client is installed, and administer the Microsoft Windows client for various user environments.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN130-Network Clients.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to install, upgrade, and administer the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. The student will learn about environments in which Microsoft Windows Server is installed and will administer Microsoft Windows Server for various user needs.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN131-Network Servers.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to implement a group policy infrastructure, manage user and service accounts, and maintain active directory domain services. The student will configure and troubleshoot domain name servers and remote access. The student will also optimize file services and increase file system security.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN155-Administering Windows Server.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to implement advanced network services and advanced file services. The student will implement network load balancing and failover clustering. The student will also implement advanced Microsoft Windows Server Services’ disaster recovery.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN156-Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to identify and implement network security in a diverse information technology environment. The student will learn about network communications from a security standpoint, determine hardware and software security solutions, and perform exercises in securing networks and operating systems.


Credits: 3
Notes:O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the students to evaluate a system’s security and make recommendations that make the system more secure.

Prerequisite(s): IS 102 with a C or better.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student who has a basic knowledge of networks to conceptualize, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex environments. The student will apply critical thinking and judgment to a broad spectrum of security disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): IS 203 with a C or better or instructor approval.
Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN279-Advanced Security Practitioner.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to understand industry standard cloud technologies. The students will focus on cloud solutions as it relates to cloud storage, virtual environments, managing and monitoring performance, evaluating security, and troubleshooting.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN281-Cloud Computing.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to use network protocol models to explain the layers of communications in data networks. The student will design; calculate and apply subnet masks and addresses to networks; and build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.

Prerequisite(s): IS 102 with a C or better or instructor approval.
Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN245-CCNA I Internetworking Fundamentals.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to gain the knowledge required to perform penetration testing on an organization’s infrastructure.  The student will learn to plan and scope a penetration test adhering to legal and compliance requirements.


Credits: 3

ADOBE APPLICATIONS

This course will enable the student to explain and use the basic principles of design and graphical creation. The student will utilize Adobe Photoshop to demonstrate the processes of creation and design to make ready-for-print and digital display images, graphics, and other assets.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN171-Photoshop Fundamentals.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to explain and use the basic principles of animation in a two dimensional layout. The student will utilize Adobe Animate to demonstrate the process of creating 2-D interactive animations.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN172-Animate Fundamentals.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to articulate and use the basic principles of design. The student will utilize Adobe Illustrator to demonstrate the processes of typography, color, layout, design, and other features to create ready-for-print and digital display images, multimedia, logos, and other assets.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN169-Illustrator Fundamentals.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to articulate and use the basic principles of design. The student will utilize Adobe InDesign to demonstrate the processes of layout and design to create ready-for-print and digital display multimedia, magazines, page-layouts, and other assets.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN170-InDesign Fundamentals.
O - This course is offered online.

This course will enable the student to create a digital documentary while learning the process of digital video production. The student will work individually and in teams to learn every aspect of brainstorming, creating, writing, and producing a digital video production in an interactive production setting.


Credits: 3
Notes:This course replaces IN183-Digital Video Production 1.
O - This course is offered online.

FIRE SCIENCES

This course will enable the student to perform basic fire service operations and gain basic knowledge of personal safety, personal protective clothing and equipment, fire service tools and equipment, fire behavior, building construction, and fire ground tactics and strategies.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in FS 207.
Credits: 4.5

This course will enable the student to make effective fire ground decisions pertaining to the implementation of the Incident Management System and building and structural collapse indications and potentials. The student will identify and practice safe handling of rescue and extrication tools, and will obtain basic knowledge and skills in performing vehicle extrications and other special rescue situations.

Prerequisite(s): FS 100 with a C or better.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student to deal with an incident in a defensive fashion until trained help arrives. The student will learn how to control hazardous materials incidents using basic resources already possessed or are available at the scene and assess the aftermath of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in FS 100.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student to provide assessment and pre-hospital emergency care to patients experiencing trauma or medical emergencies utilizing National Standard Guidelines Scope of Practice (NSGSP) and the Kansas Authorized Activities for the EMT.

Prerequisite(s): Current immunizations, pass a criminal background check, a score at a predetermined level in reading and writing on a placement exam.
Credits: 12

This course will enable the student to complete the requirements for Fire Instructor 1, in accordance with NFPA 1041, 2018 edition, (Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications). The student will apply knowledge from coursework about principles of learning, instructional planning, classroom instruction, testing and evaluation, and other instructional skills to complete certification testing in Fire Instructor 1.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student to complete the requirements for Fire Instructor 2, in accordance with NFPA 1041, 2018 edition, (Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications). The student will apply knowledge from coursework about how to create a lesson plan to write a learning objective, create a lesson outline, and conduct a class using the lesson plan created by the student.

Prerequisite(s): FS 226 with a C or better or IFSAC/Pro Board Certification.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student to complete the requirements for Fire Officer 1, in accordance with NFPA 1021, 2014 edition (Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications). The student will apply knowledge from coursework about leadership and supervision, communications, and administrative functions to complete certification testing in Fire Officer 1.

Prerequisite(s): FS 226 with a C or better or IFSAC/Pro Board Certification.
Credits: 6

This course will enable the student to complete the requirements for Fire Officer 2, in accordance with NFPA 1021 (Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications). The student will apply coursework knowledge comprised of developing policy and procedures, constructing budgets, and analyzing various scenarios to complete certification testing in Fire Officer 2.

Prerequisite(s): FS227 and FS228 with a C or better or IFSAC/Pro Board Certification.
Credits: 3

This course will enable the student to provide assessment and pre-hospital emergency care to patients experiencing trauma or medical emergencies utilizing National Standard Guidelines Scope of Practice (NSGSP) and the Kansas Authorized Activities for the AEMT with the focus on achieving the terminal competencies needed to function as an AEMT.

Prerequisite(s): Current certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), up to date immunizations, and passage of a criminal background check. 
Credits: 10

This course will enable the student to have hands- on experience utilizing the knowledge and skills gained in FS256. The student will assess and provide pre-hospital emergency care to patients experiencing trauma or medical emergencies utilizing guidelines from the National Standard Guidelines Scope of Practice and the Kansas Authorized Activities for the AEMT.

Prerequisite(s): FS 255  with a C or better and current Kansas certification as an EMT. 
Credits: 10