Feb 28, 2024  
Butler Community College 2023-24 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2023-24 Catalog

Notification of Changes


(This Addendum is an integral part of the College’s Catalog. The contents of this catalog addendum are provided as an update and in addition to the content specified in the 2023-24 catalog. At time of publication, every effort is made to ensure all information is as accurate as deemed possible. Information below reflects catalog changes made following initial publication date of March 6, 2023.)

Admissions

Enrollment and Academic Information 

Retroactive Credit for Foreign Languages - Eligibility update, maximum credit hours (9/30/23)
Retroactive Credit can be earned by successfully completing language classes beyond the introductory level with a grade of C or better. Placement in language classes beyond the introductory level is based upon proficiency acquired prior to attending Butler Community College. Students can apply for and earn a maximum of ten credit hours of Retroactive Credit in a specific foreign language.

Significant changes were made to Credit for Prior Learning English ACT credit and the Alternative Sources of Credit to include Credit by Exam in mathematics and Retroactive Credit in Foreign Language. Please refer to these sections for more information. (5/9/23)

Language to Academic Integrity Policy has been updated. (3/27/23)

PREVIOUS VERSION

Butler Community College defines academic integrity as learning that leads to the development of knowledge and/or skills without any form of cheating or plagiarism.  This learning requires respect for Butler’s institutional values of quality, service, integrity, and caring as well as its Learning College Principles.  All Butler students, faculty, staff, and administrators are responsible for upholding academic integrity. 

Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to: giving, receiving, or using unauthorized help on individual and group academic exercises such as papers, quizzes, tests, and presentations through any delivery system in any learning environment.  This includes impersonating another student, sharing content without authorization, fabricating data, and altering academic documents, including records, with or without the use of personal and college electronic devices.

Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:  representing or turning in someone else’s work without proper citation of the source.  This includes unacknowledged paraphrase, quotation, or complete use of someone else’s work in any form.  It also includes citing work that is not used and taking credit for a group project without contributing to it.  

Faculty members have discretion in handling student violations of the academic integrity policy, but faculty members must consult with their deans or administrators prior to removing a student from a course. Faculty members must inform students of violations and their consequences in writing. Students who violate the academic integrity policy will sustain academic consequences set by faculty members. The consequences may include, but are not limited to, any of the following actions and may be imposed in any order or sequence.

  •  A warning.
  • A zero or failing grade on the academic exercise with repetition of the exercise allowed for reduced or the same amount of original credit.
  • A zero or failing grade on the exercise with no repetition allowed.
  • A failing grade in the course and removal from it.
  • Students who violate the academic integrity policy are also subject to administrative consequences, which may include, but are not limited to:
  • Reduction or cancellation of a college scholarship.
  • Suspension from college activities.
  • Being barred from the course and/or program for a set time.
  • Being barred from the course and/or program permanently.
  • Suspension from the college for a set time.
  • Expulsion from the college.

Students will be informed of administrative consequences in writing. Students have the right to appeal any decision or disciplinary action as outlined in the Academic Appeal Process.

NEW VERSION

Academic integrity is the development of knowledge and/or skills without any form of cheating or plagiarism.  All Butler students, faculty, staff, and administrators are responsible for upholding academic integrity. 

Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:

  • Giving, receiving, or using unauthorized help on individual and group academic exercises such as papers, quizzes, tests, and presentations through any delivery system in any learning environment
  • Impersonating another student
  • Sharing content without authorization
  • Fabricating data
  • Altering academic documents including records, with or without the use of personal and college electronic devices
  • Utilizing an AI-content generator (such as ChatGPT), language translators (such as Google translate), or computer algebra systems (such as Photomath) to complete coursework without proper attribution or authorization

Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to: 

  • Representing or turning in someone else’s work without proper citation of the source
  • Unacknowledged paraphrase, quotation, or complete use of someone else’s work in any form
  • Citing work that is not used
  • Taking credit for a group project without contributing to it
  • Permitting another person and/or organization to write or contribute to any portion of an assignment, which includes hiring a person or a company to author essays and drafts and/or other assignments (research-based or otherwise)
  • Utilizing ChatGPT and/or other artificial intelligence without proper attribution or authorization
  • Submitting the same written assignment for more than one class without securing prior permission from instructors
  • Failing to cite oneself as a source when using work submitted in other assignments at Butler Community College or other educational institutions, including high school.

Faculty members have discretion in handling student violations of the academic integrity policy, but faculty members must consult with their deans or administrators prior to removing a student from a course. Faculty members must inform students of violations and their consequences in writing. Students who violate the academic integrity policy will sustain academic consequences set by faculty members.

The consequences may include, but are not limited to, any of the following actions and may be imposed in any order or sequence:

1. A warning.
2. A zero or failing grade on the academic exercise with repetition of the exercise allowed for reduced or the same amount of original credit.
3. A zero or failing grade on the exercise with no repetition allowed.
4. A failing grade in the course and removal from it.
5. Students who violate the academic integrity policy are also subject to administrative consequences, which may include, but no limited to:

a. Reduction or cancellation of a college scholarship.
b. Suspension from college activities.
c. Being barred from the course and/or program for a set time.
d. Being barred from the course and/or program permanently.
e. Suspension from the college for a set time.
f. Expulsion from the college.

Students will be informed of administrative consequences in writing. Students have the right to appeal any decision or disciplinary action as outlined in the Academic Appeal Process.

Degree and Graduation Requirements

Application for Graduation content updated (12/14/23). 

ART, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND COMMUNICATIONS
Courses

Course description updates (3/27/23)
TA110-Acting 1
Before: This course will enable the student to find an approach to building a theatrical character with a method suited to his/her particular skills and individual knowledge. The student will be able to make informed choices drawn from personal life experience to apply to the craft/art of acting.
After: This course will enable the student to learn acting terminology and then construct a theatrical character with methods suited to individual skills and knowledge. The student will be able to make informed choices from a systematic acting approach which is drawn from personal life experiences to apply to the craft/art of acting.

TA125-Stagecraft
Before: This course will enable the student in the handling of scenery, costumes, make-up, lighting, and properties. Additionally, the student will be able to read and discuss a play script in terms of the technical aspects from inception to completion.
After: This course will enable the student to explore techniques and best practices in producing modern theatrical scenery. The student will learn stagecraft terminology, scene shop and stage safety, scenic construction, shop tool operation and maintenance, stage rigging, scene shifting, introductory painting, props management, and basic drafting. 

TA127-Stage Makeup
Before: In this course, the student will study the theory and application of theatrical makeup. Students will explore facial analysis, character description, environmental, and hereditary influences.
After: This course will enable the students to execute basic stage makeup techniques by incorporating elements of facial analysis, character description, and both environmental and hereditary influences. The student will demonstrate corrective, old age, animal, and fantasy makeup, among others.

TA151-Theatre Practicum 1
Before: This course will enable the student to Achieve introductory-level proficiency in technical theatre production. The student will be involved in backstage work which results in a public performance by the College Theatre Department.
After: This course will enable the student to execute a technical theatre production at an introductory level. The student will participate in backstage work in preparation for public performance(s) by the college theatre department. 

TA152-Theatre Practicum 2
Before: This course will enable the student to achieve intermediate introductory-level proficiency in technical theatre production. The student will be involved in backstage work which results in public performance by the College Theatre Department.
After: This course will enable the student to execute a technical theatre production at an intermediate introductory level. The student will participate in backstage work in preparation for public performance(s) by the college theatre department. 

Programs of Study
Group Piano 1-4 has been added to Music and Music Ed pathways as options. Pathways hours were also updated. (8/15/23)
Added course offering schedule to Microsoft Office Certification.(5/11/23)

CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Jan 2024- 
Dr. Peter Linden will serve as the new dean of the Career and Technical Education division.
New division title: Business Education and Training Analysis (BETA) is now Career and Workforce Education (CWE). New email: workforce@butlercc.edu.(7/21/23)
Business and Industry
Courses
DA120-Data Mining - SP24 course desc update. (9/26/23)
This course will enable the student to develop knowledge of machine learning concepts to mine patterns within data sets. The student will utilize machine learning software to analyze data and recommend decisions based on the analysis.
CA130-Professional Pastry Skills-Updated course description for CA 130-Professional Pastry Skills. (8/17/23)
This course will enable the student to develop culinary pastry skills in the kitchen environment. The student will learn skills in sanitation, scaling ingredients, leavening agents, chocolate tempering, confections, fundamentals of cake decorating, baker’s percentage, recipe interpretation, recipe design, recipe costing, and preparing baked goods for commercial consumption. 
Programs of Study
Hotel Mgmt AAS/Cert and Restaurant Mgmt AAS/Cert are in phase-out. No enrollments after FA23. (10/03/23)
Workforce Division: Workforce Development. Course Update: MA114 is removed. Total gen ed requirements and transfer program hours were updated. (9/29/23)
Workforce Division: Construction. Course update: MA114 has been replaced with BA109. Total program hours did not change. (9/27/23)
NEW FA23 - Workforce Division: Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (9/26/23)

Technology
Courses
CN203-Introduction to Masonry - prerequisite updated from CN107 to CN103 (5/1/23)
EN110-Building Desing with Revit
Before: Prerequisite: EN 103 with a C or better. This course will enable the student to understand the concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the tools for parametric building design.  The student will understand the basics of Revit Architectural.
After: This course will enable the student to demonstrate the concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the tools for parametric three-dimensional building design and their use in industry. The student will use Revit Architectural to model a residential structure.
IS151 - Microsoft Administration 1 - title/description update (5/1/23)
Before: IS 151. Network Servers. 3 credit hours. 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. The student will create and administer domain accounts, configure and manage network services, and perform backups and restores. The student will also configure printers and manage disk storage. 
After: IS 151. Microsoft Administration 1. 3 credit hours. This course will enable the student to administer Microsoft Windows Server and Azure Cloud infrastructure in a hybrid environment.  The student will implement Active Directory Domain Services, virtual machines and containers, network infrastructure, and storage and file services in an on-premise and cloud hybrid environment.
IS201 - Microsoft Administration 2 - title/description update (5/1/23)
Before: IS 201. Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services. 3 credit hours. 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.
After: IS 201. Microsoft Administration 2. 3 credit hours. This course will enable the student to administer Microsoft Windows Server and Azure Cloud infrastructure in an advanced hybrid environment.  The student will implement Windows Server high availability and disaster recovery. The student will migrate servers and workloads from on-premise to Azure cloud solutions.  The student will secure, monitor, and troubleshoot Windows Servers environments.

Programs of Study
Engineering Technology AAS and Certificates have been moved to the Science, Engineering, and Math division. (7/13/23)

EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Courses
CD135 - SP24 course desc update added. (9/26/23)
This course will enable the student to develop skills associated with providing quality care and education to young children with disabilities and chronic conditions. The student will explore issues of working with families and interdisciplinary teams to provide early intervention services, universal design for learning, individualizing supports and interventions, and the use of appropriate equipment. 
Programs of Study
New FA23: Early Childhood Business Administration Certificate (5/3/23)
                    

HEALTH SCIENCES
Courses
Programs of Study

Pre-Physician Assistant (AS) has been moved to Science, Engineering, and Math (7/17/23)
 

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
December 2023
- Dr. Troy Norman has been named the new dean of the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences division.
Courses
EG101-English Composition 1 - SP24 prereq updated. (9/26/23)
Prerequisite: A score at a pre- determined level on a placement instrument, or a C or better in EG 060 and RD 012, or a C or better in EG 060 and concurrent enrollment in RD 012, or a C or better in EG 063 and RD 015, or a C or better in EG063 and concurrent enrollment in RD 015, or concurrent enrollment in EG 060 (Accelerated Learning Program)
Programs of Study

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS

September 2023 - Shannon Covert has been named the new dean of the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics division.

Courses

Course description/prerequisite updates (3/27/23)

BI226-Anatomy and Physiology 1
Before: This course will enable the student to explore the principles in structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine from macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. This is one semester of a two-semester course. This course must be taken in addition to BI 227 to be equivalent to BI 240. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre- professional students in health-related fields. The department highly recommends AH 201 with C or better. 
After: This course must be taken in addition to BI 227 to be equivalent to BI 240. The department highly recommends CH106 or BI 110, and AH201 all with a C or better. This course will enable the student to explore the principles in the structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine from macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. This is one semester of a two-semester course. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre- professional students in health-related fields. 

BI240-Anatomy and Physiology 
Before: This course will enable the student to explore the principles in structure and function of the human body systems.  The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and these body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive from macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students in health-related fields. The department highly recommends AH 201 with a C or better.  BI 240 is an equivalent course to both BI 226 and BI 227 (when taken together).  
After: BI 240 is an equivalent course to both BI 226 and BI 227 (when taken together). The department highly recommends
CH106 or BI 110, and AH201 all with a C or better. This course will enable the student to explore the principles in the structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive from macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints.

Programs of Study