May 25, 2019  
Butler 2019-20 Catalog 
    
Butler 2019-20 Catalog

Degree & Graduation Requirements



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 following pages.

General Education at Butler Community College

As a Learning College, Butler prepares students to be principled, productive individuals who are responsible, involved, lifelong learners. To accomplish this goal, Butler has established a General Education program combining knowledge and skills from areas such as the arts, communication, humanities, language, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, behavioral and social sciences and technology. Through the college’s Learning PACT, Butler faculty members intend to impart the knowledge and concepts that they believe every educated person should possess to function successfully in life. The Butler Learning PACT consists of the following:

P = Personal Development Skills

  • Personal management
    Make smart personal life choices
  • Interpersonal interaction
    Interact with respect for others in a diverse world

A = Analytical Thinking Skills

  • Critical thinking
    Make informed decisions for challenging situations
  • Problem solving
    Find workable solutions for real life problems

C = Communication Skills

  • Creation and delivery of messages
    Write and speak effectively
  • Reception and interpretation of messages
    Observe, listen, and read effectively

T = Technology Skills

  • General computer use
    Use computers and the internet proficiently
  • Discipline-specific technology
    Use specialized technology effectively

 

The purpose of the General Education curriculum is to enhance the breadth and depth of a Butler student’s specific program of study. By meeting the General Education course requirements, Butler students will have acquired pertinent knowledge and have developed invaluable skills in a broad range of academic areas which enable them to pursue a productive future in an increasingly complex and diverse global community.

General degree requirements for all Butler degrees are listed below. See program of study for specific course and GPA requirements.

  • General Education requirements
  • Major requirements
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum Butler credits

The college requires an official transcript be sent from each institution for prior coursework to be used toward a degree program. In addition, certain students (VA, athletes, and select financial aid recipients) are required to provide all official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office. All official transcripts on file will be used in the determination of financial aid eligibility.

Electronic transcripts should be emailed using a secure electronic exchange from your high school, college, or other educational institution to registrar@butlercc.edu. Transcripts emailed from the student are not considered official and will be used for advising purposes only.

Butler accepts transfer hours from these institutions regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or regional accreditation’s accepted by the U.S. Department of Education.

All accepted transfer hours will be included in the cumulative grade point average, whether or not the classes apply specifically to the degree or certificate being sought. Graduates with a combined (institutional and transfer) grade point averages of 3.75 and above are eligible for membership in Order of the Purple. To further qualify for Order of the Gold, graduates must have a combined (institutional and transfer) 4.0 grade point average. These hours are calculated to include the semester of graduation.

Both honors are based on the student’s qualifying grade point average (see above), and a minimum of 30 resident Butler hours earned in college level coursework at the time of graduation.

If eligibility occurs after final semester grades are included, honors are posted to student’s transcript and the award sent at that time.

Associate in Arts A.A.

Minimum Degree Requirements

General Education courses are part of all degrees at Butler. These courses are required to develop at least 3 Learning PACT Outcomes. For a complete list of courses that meet General Education requirements, consult the catalog section entitled “Courses that Meet General Education Requirements.” In addition, refer to programs of study for other specific course requirements.

P = Personal Development Skills  
  • Personal management
    Make smart personal life choices
  • Interpersonal interaction
    Interact with respect for others in a diverse world
 
A = Analytical Thinking Skills  
  • Critical thinking
    Make informed decisions for challenging situations
  • ​Problem Solving
    Find workable solutions for real life problems
 
C = Communication Skills  
  • Creation and delivery of messages
    Write and speak effectively
  • ​Reception and interpretation of messages
    Observe, listen and read effectively
 
T = Technology Skills  
  • General computer use
    Use computers and the internet proficiently
  • Discipline-specific technology
    Use specialized technology effectively
    These outcomes are integrated throughout the above required courses
 
Required courses: All grades must be C or better. 9 credit hours
Communications  
English Comp 1  
English Comp 2  
Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication  
Required courses: 7-8 credit hours
Science and Math  
Must include one math course MA 130  (please see specific math courses noted in each pathway) or above and one laboratory science course  
Required courses:  18-19 credit hours
Select a minimum of one course from four different disciplines in the following list.
Fine Arts
Communication
Humanities
Social Science
Behavioral Science
Physical Activity course in Fitness and Wellness, Dance, or select Human Performance
Mathematics
Science
Computer Literacy
 
Required Gen Ed courses 34 credit hours
Additional courses necessary to complete Program of Study 26 credit hours (minimum)
Minimum Graduation Requirement 60 credit hours

Associate in Science A.S.

Minimum Degree Requirements

General Education courses are part of all degrees at Butler. These courses are required to develop at least 3 Learning PACT Outcomes. For a complete list of courses that meet General Education requirements, consult the catalog section entitled “Courses that Meet General Education Requirements.” In addition, refer to programs of study for other specific course requirements.

P = Personal Development Skills  
  • Personal management
    Make smart personal life choices
  • Interpersonal interaction
    Interact with respect for others in a diverse world
 
A = Analytical Thinking Skills  
  • Critical thinking
    Make informed decisions for challenging situations
  • Problem solving
    ​Fine workable solutions for real life problems
 
C = Communication Skills  
  • Creation and delivery of messages
    Write and speak effectively
  • Reception and interpretation of messages
    Observe, listen and read effectively
 
T = Technology Skills  
  • General computer use
    Use computers and the internet proficiently
  • Discipline-specific technology
    Use specialized technology effectively
    These outcomes are integrated throughout the above required courses
 
Required courses: All grades must be C or better. 9 credit hours
Communications  
English Comp 1  
English Comp 2  
Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication  
Required courses: 10-11 credit hours
Science and Math  
Must include 3 credit hours of math courses MA 135  or above and one laboratory science course and may include a computer science course.  
Required courses: 15-16 credit hours

Select a minimum of one course from four different disciplines in the following list:
Fine Arts
Communication
Humanities
Social Science
Behavioral Science
Physical Activity course in Fitness and Wellness, Dance, or select Human Performance
Mathematics
Science
Computer Literacy

 
Required Gen Ed courses 34 credit hours
Additional courses necessary to complete Program of Study 26 credit hours (minimum)
Minimum Graduation Requirement 60 credit hours

Associate in Applied Science A.A.S.

Minimum Degree Requirements

General Education courses are part of all degrees at Butler. These courses are required to develop at least 3 Learning PACT Outcomes. For a complete list of courses that meet General Education requirements, consult the catalog section entitled “Courses that Meet General Education Requirements.” In addition, refer to programs of study for other specific course requirements.

P = Personal Development Skills **
  • Personal management
    Make smart personal life choices
  • Interpersonal interaction
    Interact with respect for others in a diverse world
Required courses:
Social and Behavioral Science
One activity course may be required in Fitness and Wellness or Dance. See specific program of study.
A = Analytical Thinking Skills **
  • Critical thinking
    Make informed decisions for challenging situations
  • Problem solving
    ​Find workable solutions for real life problems
Required courses:
Humanities and Fine Arts
C = Communication Skills  
  • Creation and delivery of messages
    Write and speak effectively
  • Reception and interpretation of messages
    Observe, listen and read effectively
 
T = Technology Skills  
  • General computer use
    Use computers and the internet proficiently
  • Discipline-specific technology
    Use specialized technology effectively
    These outcomes are integrated throughout the above courses
 
Required course: Grade must be C or better. 3 credit hours
English Comp 1  
Required course: 3 credit hours
Must include one math course MA 114  or above as identified in the specific Program requirements.  
Required courses: 9 credit hours
**In addition to the 6 required hours noted above, students must take an additional 9 credit hours from any of the following disciplines for a total of 15 hours.
Fine Arts
Communication
Humanities
Social Science
Behavioral Science
Physical Activity course in Fitness and Wellness, Dance, or select Human Performance
Mathematics
Science
Computer Literacy
 
Required Gen Ed courses 15 credit hours
Required Technical Specialty/Related courses 45 credit hours (minimum)
Minimum Graduation Requirement 60 credit hours

Associate in General Studies A.G.S.

Minimum Degree Requirements

General Education courses are part of all degrees at Butler. These courses are required to develop at least 3 Learning PACT Outcomes. For a complete list of courses that meet General Education requirements, consult the catalog section entitled “Courses that Meet General Education Requirements.” In addition, refer to programs of study for other specific course requirements.

P = Personal Development Skills  
  • Personal management
    Make smart personal life choices
  • Interpersonal interaction
    Interact with respect for others in a diverse world
 
A = Analytical Thinking Skills  
  • Critical thinking
    Make informed decisions for challenging situations
  • Problem solving
    Find workable solutions for real life problems
 
C = Communication Skills  
  • Creation and delivery of messages
    Write and speak effectively
  • Reception and interpretation of messages
    Observe, listen and read effectively
 
T = Technology Skills  
  • General computer use
    Use computers and the internet proficiently
  • Discipline-specific technology
    Use specialized technology effectively
    These outcomes are integrated throughout the above required courses
 
Required courses: All grades must be C or better. 6 credit hours
Communications  
English Comp 1 and one of the following:
English Comp 2
Public Speaking or
Interpersonal Communication
 
Required courses: 7-8 credit hours
Science and Math  
Must include 3 credit hours of math courses MA 125  or above and one laboratory science course  
Required courses: 11-12 credit hours
Select a minimum of one course from four different disciplines in the following list:
Fine Arts
Humanities
Social Science
Behavioral Science
Physical Activity course in Fitness and Wellness, Dance, or select Human Performance
Mathematics
Science
Computer Literacy
 
Required Gen Ed courses 25 credit hours
Additional courses to complete Program of Study 35 credit hours (minimum)
Minimum Graduation Requirement 60 credit hours

Certificate Program

Community colleges offer a variety of certificates based upon the number of credit hours required of the student. A Career and Technical Education Certificate may be granted for programs of instruction that are less than 60 semester hours in length but more than 15 semester hours. Certificates of Completion may be awarded for a course or sequence of courses not exceeding 15 semester hours.

Additional Degree Policy

Students may earn more than one degree with Butler when course requirements of both degree programs are met. Transfer students may earn an additional degree when course requirements and the 15 credit hour residency requirement are met. All accepted transfer hours will be included in the cumulative grade point average, whether or not the classes apply specifically to the degree being sought. Students must complete the graduation application by the designated due date for the additional degree to avoid the late application fee.

Courses That Meet General Education Requirements

 


See specific degree requirements to identify the specific courses from the following required and/or accepted for that degree. Courses in this list, which have been approved by the state to transfer to any university or community college in the state system, are identified by the KRSN number in parenthesis (ex: PSY2020). For additional course, see specific course description for transferability.

Communication


The following list of courses must be C or better:

  • EG 101 . English Composition 1 Credits: 3
  • EG 102 . English Composition 2 Credits: 3
  • SP 100 . Public Speaking Credits: 3
  • SP 102 . Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3

The following courses are accepted for the A.A.S. degree only


See specific programs of study.

  • EG 112 . Technical Writing Credits: 3
  • BE 120 . Business English Credits: 3
  • BE 130 . Business Communication Credits: 3

Math


For an A.A. degree: MA 130  Quantitative Reasoning or above. See specific programs of study.
For an A.S. degree: MA 135   College Algebra  
For an A.A.S. degree: See specific programs of study
For an A.G.S. degree: MA 125   Intermediate Algebra or above

Laboratory Science


  • BI 110 . General Biology Credits: 5 (BIO1010)
  • BI 215 . Majors Biology 1 (Cell) Credits: 5 (BIO1020)
  • BI 220  . Majors Biology 2 (Organisms) Credits: 5
  • BI 226  . Anatomy and Physiology 1 Credits: 4 (BIO2020)
  • BI 227  . Anatomy and Physiology 2 Credits: 4 (BIO2020)
  • BI 232  . Human Anatomy 1 Credits: 4 (BIO2030)
  • BI 240 . Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 5 (BIO2020)
  • BI 250 . Microbiology Credits: 5
  • BI 262 . Human Physiology Credits: 4 (BIO2030)
  • CH 106 . Introductory Chemistry: General, Organic, and Biochemistry Credits: 5
  • CH 110 . College Chemistry 1 Credits: 5 (CHM1010)
  • CH 115 . College Chemistry 2 Credits: 5 (CHM1020)
  • PH 103 . Descriptive Astronomy Credits: 4 (PHY1020)
  • PH 111 . Introduction to Meteorology Credits: 4
  • PH 130 . Basic Physics 1 Credits: 5
  • PH 143 . General Physics 1 Credits: 5 (PHY1010)
  • PH 146 . General Physics 2 Credits: 5 (PHY2020)
  • PH 251 . Physics 1 Credits: 5
  • PH 252 . Physics 2 Credits: 5
  • PS 100 . General Physical Science Credits: 5 (PSI1010)
  • PS 102 . Physical Geology Credits: 4

Computer Literacy


  • AG 107 . Microcomputers in Agriculture Credits: 3 (For Agricultural majors only)
  • BA 104 . Information Processing Systems Credits: 3
  • BA 245 . Advanced Computer Applications Credits: 3
  • BE 165 . Introduction to Word Processing Credits: 1
  • BE 170 . Introduction to Spreadsheets Credits: 1
  • BE 175 . Presentation Graphics Credits: 3
  • BE 180 . Introduction to Database Credits: 1

Social Science


  • AG 120 . Agriculture Economics Credits: 3 (For Agricultural majors only)
  • EC 200 . Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3 (ECO1010)
  • EC 201 . Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3 (ECO1020)
  • EC 250 . Engineering Economics Credits: 3
  • HS 121 . History of Western Civilization 1 Credits: 3
  • HS 122 . History of Western Civilization 2  Credits: 3
  • HS 131 . US History 1 Credits: 3 (HIS1010)
  • HS 132 . US History 2 Credits: 3 (HIS1020)
  • HS 201 . History of World Civilization 1 Credits: 3 (HIS1030)
  • HS 202 . History of World Civilization 2 Credits: 3 (HIS1040)
  • PO 141 . American Federal Government Credits: 3 (POL1020)
  • PO 142 . State and Local Government Credits: 3
  • PO 201 . International Relations Credits: 3 (POL1030)
  • SC 120 . Principles of Geography Credits: 3 (GEO1010)

Behavioral Science


  • BS 103 . Human Sexuality Credits: 3
  • BS 105 . Sociology Credits: 3 (SOC1010)
  • BS 106 . Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Credits: 3 (ANT1010)
  • BS 107 . Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3 (GCS1010)
  • BS 110 . Contemporary Social Problems Credits: 3 (SOC2010)
  • BS 115 . Substance Abuse Awareness Credits: 3
  • BS 160 . General Psychology Credits: 3 (PSY1010)
  • BS 210 . Marriage and Family Credits: 3
  • BS 212 . Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3
  • BS 222 . Diversity and Inequality in the United States Credits: 3
  • BS 260 . Developmental Psychology Credits: 3 (PSY2020)
  • BS 270 . Child Psychology Credits: 3 (PSY2030)
  • HP 279 . Sport Psychology Credits: 3 (For Exercise Science majors only.)

Humanities


Literature


  • LT any course except LT 260 Children’s Literature

Foreign Language


  • FL courses numbered 100 or above
    (Vocational Spanish courses will not fulfill this requirement except for the A.A.S. Nursing Degree.)

Religion/Philosophy


  • RG 190 . New Testament Credits: 3
  • RG 191 . Old Testament Credits: 3
  • RG 210 . Comparative Religions Credits: 3 (REL1010)
  • PL 101 . Introduction to Logic Credits: 3 (PHL1030)
  • PL 290 . Philosophy Credits: 3 (PHL1010)
  • PL 291 . Ethics Credits: 3 (PHL1020)
  • HU 100 . Humanities: Ancient to Medieval Credits: 3
  • HU 101 . Humanities: Renaissance to Modern Credits: 3

Fine Arts


Art


  • AR 100 . Art Appreciation Credits: 3 (ART1010)

Music


  • MU 100 . Music Appreciation Credits: 3 (MUS1010)

Theatre


  • TA 206 . Introduction to Theatre Art Credits: 3 (THT1010)

Fitness and Wellness


  • HP 190 . Fitness for Life  Credits: 2
  • HP 220 . Healthy Living  Credits: 3
  • HP 221 . First Aid/CPR/AED  Credits: 2

Physical Activity Course . This link will provide a table of course options to fulfill the Any Physical Activity Course requirement.

  • Any fitness activity course (FW)
  • Any dance course (DN)

Catalog Compliance

Students will follow the guidelines of the catalog under which they began, provided they remain continuously enrolled from the semester of entry to the semester of graduation if they remain in the same program/major. Students may opt to move forward to another more recent catalog but not backwards. If a more recent catalog is selected, all the catalog requirements must be met, not a mix of the prior and newly selected catalogs. Students that change their program/major will follow the current catalog requirements as of the term the program/major is changed.

Students who are not continuously enrolled from the date of entry to the date of graduation will follow the guidelines of the catalog under which they returned.

Fitness and Wellness Requirements

To meet graduation requirements for the A.A., A.S. and A.G.S. degrees, a student must complete one fitness and wellness or dance activity credit. Any exception to the requirement must be recommended by the Fitness and Wellness Department Lead Instructor and approved by the appropriate Dean.

Minimum Butler Credits

Fifteen semester hours of credit must be taken with Butler in order to graduate. Any exceptions must be approved by the Vice President of Academics.

Application for Graduation

Students planning to graduate must submit an application for graduation to the Registrar’s Office accompanied by a GPS degree audit signed by an Advisor.

Application deadline:  
December/Fall November 20
May/Spring March 20
July/Summer July 20

Graduation Exercises

All students are encouraged to attend graduation exercises held each academic year in May.

Articulation and Transfer

What is an articulation (transfer) agreement?

An articulation agreement is a “contract” drawn up between a community college and either a high school or a college/university involving faculty, counselors/advisors, administrators and appropriate personnel at both schools. This “contract” consists of aligning and transferring equivalent and prescribed courses applicable to a specific program from the high school to the community college or from the community college to the college or university. The student is ensured that all of the named courses will transfer. Often these agreements will be specialized to include a 2 +2 agreement, consisting of two years at Butler and two years at the transfer-college or university to complete the bachelor degree.

A student who completes an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree based on a baccalaureate oriented sequence at a state and regionally accredited Kansas public community college and whose program of studies has met requirements of the Kansas Public Community College-Kansas Regents Transfer Agreement and Articulation Guide, will be accepted with junior standing and will have satisfied the general education requirements of all Regents universities. Students transferring to Regents institutions who have not completed an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will be given general education credit for any articulation general education course completed at the community college.

Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation

The Kansas Board of Regents maintains a Kansas common course matrix on its website for all courses that transfer as equivalent across all public colleges and universities within the state. It can be accessed at www.kansasregents.org under the Students tab, Kansas Regents Shared Numbers System Course Matrix. In this catalog, approved courses are identified with the KRSN in parentheses at the end of the course description.

Butler’s Current Career Pathways Articulation Agreements

Butler is pleased to partner with the Kansas State Department of Education in support of the Career Pathways initiative. Program articulation agreements have been established to provide high school students with a sequence of coursework leading to a college degree or certificate.

For students to receive credit through these agreements, the following is required: 1) the student’s high school must have a signed, current articulation agreement on file with Butler in the subject area, 2) the student must complete an articulation application form, 3) the student must maintain a C or better in the specified high school course and 4) the student must complete 12 credit hours with Butler before applying for articulated credit. Articulation credit will be posted as “CR” credit.

For additional information, please see http://www.butlercc.edu or contact Heather Rinkenbaugh, hrinkenb@butlercc.edu.

Andale Derby Marion
Andover Dodge City Newton
Augusta Douglass Ottawa
Bishop Carroll El Dorado Parsons
Bluestem Emporia Peabody-Burns
Campus Eureka Remington
Centre Flinthills Rose Hill
Chase County Goddard Valley Center
Circle Halstead Wichita
Conway Springs Hillsboro  
  Maize  

Early College Academy Programs

The Auto Technology Academy New for 2019!

Students will receive hands-on exposure to every aspect of a car’s mechanical, electrical and fuel systems and learn to diagnose performance issues and proper repair procedures. Receive an Automotive Technology Certificate upon successful completion of 2 years.

The Aviation Academy

Learn to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems, including drones.  Take courses in Aviation, UAS Design & Construction and Aircraft Maintenance.  Obtain an entry-level position in a variety of areas including: Agriculture, Wind Turbine Repair, Criminal Justice, Utility companies, Railroad or even Fire Science.  Upon completion you could also transfer to Kansas State Polytechnic for a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  Students in this Academy have the option to earn their private pilot’s license. 

The Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

Learn the mechanics of owning your own business or helping someone run theirs.  Develop a business plan, understand how marketing works, and study the true meaning of leadership. Students complete the Youth Entrepreneurship (YE) program and participate in Market Day and interactive activities.

The Culinary Arts Academy New for 2019!

Bring out your creativity while you learn to prepare exquisite meals at Butler’s nationally-known program. Learn how to take your cuisine to new heights and hone classical techniques as experienced professionals guide you in the culinary program’s industrial kitchen. Take your knowledge and head straight into the workforce…anywhere in the world. 

The Cyber Security Academy

Study the science of digital forensics and learn to protect and defend digital assets in Cyber Security. Earn TESTOUT PCPRO, NETWORK PRO, SECURITY PRO, CLIENT PRO, SERVER PRO, and other certifications to start work immediately at a higher paying job.

The Early Childhood Education Academy New for 2019!

Students will earn an Early Childhood Education Certificate. Students will have the option of obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education (with a few extra classes taken outside the school day) Students will complete the 9 health and safety trainings required by the state, become Lead Teacher qualified by Kansas Regulations, become eligible to apply for a Director’s License through KDHE, create a professional portfolio tied to the NAEYC Teaching Standards, & work in and learn at Butler’s nationally accredited learning lab, the EduCare Center (One of only two nationally accredited lab schools on college campuses in the state.)

The Education Academy

Transfer to a four-year education program, including Butler and Emporia State’s BEST program – where you earn your teaching degree while taking classes on Butler’s campus.  Observe classes at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

The Engineering Technology Academy

Learn to operate CNC mills, CNC lathes, and 3D printers. These courses transfer to Wichita State Engineering programs in Mechatronics and Engineering Technology Management. Use state-of-the-art equipment and learn applicable skills to further your career.

The Game and Simulation Design Academy

Prepare for an immediate career in the field of Game and Simulation Design. Working with the latest technologies you will learn the art and technical skills of game design, simulation design, stop-motion animation, motion capture, and video editing as you prepare for entry into this expanding and exciting field. Classes will help prepare you for a career in game design, film, 3D animation and design, simulation design for training and education, augmented and virtual reality design and many others.

The Health Sciences Academy

Transfer to a nursing program or major in the sciences at a four-year university for a career in health care.  While at Butler, you can obtain your CNA credentials and start work immediately at a higher paying job while you attend school.  Apply for the KU nursing program and stay on Butler’s campus while you earn your four-year nursing degree.

The Humanities Academy

Earn a comprehensive associate degree.  Take a broad range of transferable classes and then enter a four-year university.  Students choose their emphasis by selecting career-specific electives and completing related job shadows and internships.

The Welding Academy New for 2019!  

Get a jump on a career that is red hot with opportunities. Learn from experienced faculty, all the major welding and cutting processes, as well as Blueprint reading and Metallurgy, while earning an industry recognized certification from the American Welding Society (AWS). You will train on state of the art industry equipment and develop skill sets that can serve you for a lifetime.

Requirements

Early College Academy requirements can be found under the Admissions section.

Developmental Education Program

Vision

Butler Community College considers developmental education an integral part of the college and developmental students important contributors to college life. At Butler, developmental students will gain knowledge and learn skills that further their success in education, the workplace, and lifelong learning.

Mission

The mission of the Developmental Education Program at Butler Community College is to prepare students for future success in college, the workplace, and lifelong learning through highly coordinated and relevant instruction, services, and support.

College Goals and Objectives

In order to fulfill Butler’s Developmental Education Program Vision and Mission, faculty and staff members will

  • Honor diversity and practice inclusion.
  • Use the results of placement testing and multiple measures to appropriately advise and enroll students.
  • Study and use best practices, pedagogies, and techniques to engage students inside and outside the classroom.
  • Support the development of independence, inquiry, and problem solving in students through instruction, success coaching, and multiple forms of tutoring.
  • Systematically collect, study, and use demographic, enrollment, assessment, and completion data to refine the developmental education curriculum.
  • Regularly convene to coordinate and evaluate their work.
  • Regularly share data and evaluations of the program.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development and technical training.

Student Goals and Objectives

To prepare for future success in college, the workplace, and lifelong learning, Butler Developmental Education students will

  • Make a successful transition to college.
  • Become engaged in academic and student life.
  • Use multiple resources and supports.
  • Practice effective time, task, and relationship management.
  • Develop proficiency in skills that support academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate ongoing academic achievement.
  • Make academic progress toward degrees and certificates.

Students may be required to take developmental courses as the result of placement testing. The following developmental courses count as prerequisites for other courses, not toward fulfilling degree requirements, total credit hours earned, honors, or grade point average calculations:

Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Courses

Most students who place in developmental English are required to enroll in the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). ALP students enroll in EG 060. Fundamentals of English , and with conventional students, EG 101. English Composition 1 , as co-requisites in the same term. ALP classes are taught by instructors who are trained in strategies to help students succeed in composition and in college. ALP students who pass both classes earn 6 hours credit (3 from EG 060  and 3 for EG 101 ) faster than students outside the program.

Developmental Courses

BI 050. Chemistry Review 
EG 010 . ESL Pronunciation of English Fundamentals
EG 013 . ESL Pronunciation of English Applied 
EG 053. ESL Sentence to Paragraph 
EG 063. ESL Fundamentals of English 
EG 060. Fundamentals of English 
CH 050. Math Review for the Sciences.  
MA 051. Pre-Algebra 1 (Algebra Module 1) 
MA 052. Pre-Algebra 2 (Algebra Module 2) 
MA 053. Pre-Algebra 3 (Algebra Module 3) 
MA 060. Fundamentals of Algebra 
MA 064. Fundamentals of Algebra 1 (Algebra Module 4) 
MA 065. Fundamentals of Algebra 2 (Algebra Module 5) 
MA 066. Fundamentals of Algebra 3 (Algebra Module 6) 
RD 011. College Reading 1 
RD 014. ELL College Reading 1 
RD 015. ELL College Reading 2 
RD 012. College Reading 2 
 

Remedial/Developmental Coursework Policy

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) policy and procedure manual states the following regarding HS concurrent enrollment: “Remedial/developmental course work or course work that does not apply to a Regents’ approved degree program at the postsecondary partner institution in a CEP agreement is not considered appropriate for college-level credit or eligible for financial reimbursement” (Ch IV, 8 (3) v). Based on this policy, Butler does not allow high school students to enroll in developmental courses. High school students include those enrolled in public and private institutions and those in home school.