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Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Criminal Justice (AA)


Program Information

Many of today’s criminal justice positions require higher education to enter or advance in the profession. Whatever your career choice, Butler’s Criminal justice programs are here to help you reach your goals. Butler’s courses are approved by Kansas law enforcement and corrections training academies. These courses also meet requirements of Criminal Justice agencies for employment preparation and inservice professional training.

The Associate in Arts is designed for students planning to transfer to a Bachelor degree program.

Students that have successfully completed a law enforcement or corrections training academy such as the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy, Wichita/Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center, Kansas Department of Corrections Training Academy, etc. within the past 5 years may submit their certificate of completion for credit toward either degree.

Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.

SYMBOLS
Kansas State Wide Transfer course (T►)
Milestone Courses - 
Courses are considered essential for progress within a selected Pathway and are indicated by a diamond symbol (♦).
This course is offered online (O)

Program Pathway Learning Outcomes

Click here to view this program’s assessment data. For more information or questions, please contact Phil Speary at pspeary@butlercc.edu or 316.322.3226.

Butler General Education Bucket Requirements (34-35)

Butler Community College participates in the Kansas systemwide general education (SGE) framework within AA and AS degrees.  The SGE framework includes 34-35 credit hours organized in 7 “buckets” each identified by an individual SGE code.  

  • All students are required to take EG101 and EG102 from Bucket 1.
  • All students are required to take either SP100 or SP102 from Bucket 2.
  • All students are required to take one math course from Bucket 3.
  • All other buckets where a course is marked as preferred, students can choose any course listed in the state approved bucket if they meet the prerequisite for the course. 
  • Courses in any of the buckets 3-7 not marked preferred are mandatory in the pathway unless an alternative is approved by the dean overseeing the pathway.
  • Courses listed in the Pathway not identified with a bucket are required for completion of the given degree pathway and are not intended to fulfill the state approved general education bucket package.
  • Students are encouraged to contact Academic Advising for further information.

For more information: Butler General Education Bucket Requirements  

SEVEN BUCKET FRAMEWORK
Bucket 1   Bucket 2   Bucket 3   Bucket 4   Bucket 5   Bucket 6   Bucket 7  

Contact Information

Miles Erpelding
Lead Instructor
316.322.3241
Office: BOE 804B
merpeldi@butlercc.edu

First Term: 15 Credit Hours


Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)


Second Term: 15 Credit Hours


Third Term: 16-17 Credit Hours


Select One: 3 Credit Hours


Select One: 4-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 4-SGE040)


Fourth Term: 15-17 Credit Hours


Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 2-SGE020)


Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)


Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours


Electives
Criminal Justice (CJ)
Internship Program (IP) or
Lab Science 

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 61-64