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Welcome to Butler

As the second largest Community College in Kansas, Butler provides a range of academic, technical, customized and non-credit courses. Located in Butler County since 1927, you are just 30 minutes from Wichita and can enjoy a variety of clubs and civic organizations, outstanding
cultural opportunities, several beautiful lakes and a strong economic base.

Butler serves more than 13,000 credit students a year through its numerous community-based sites located within a state-designated five-county service area of Butler, Chase, Greenwood, Marion and Morris Counties. Butler also offers attendance centers in Andover, McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Rose Hill, Council Grove, Marion and many high school and community facilities in the area.

Learning College Purposes

As a Learning College, Butler County Community College strives to meet the lifelong learning needs of anyone, anytime, anywhere, while fulfilling its financial, legal and social accountability to local taxpayers, students and the state of Kansas through:

  • Associate degree programs
  • Courses which are equivalent to those of four-year college or university programs
  • Occupational/technical training, certificates and associate degree programs for entry into an occupational specialty, updating job skills, advancing in a specialty, or retraining
  • Courses and instruction in cultural, civic, practical skills and vocational areas
  • Instruction in basic and remedial skills
  • Customized training, and technical and consulting services to assist business and industry
  • Facilities, services and resources to community groups, educational institutions, businesses, industries and other agencies
  • Student support services and student activities
  • Instructional support services
  • Individualized programs and services for students with varying ranges of academic abilities
  • Collaborative opportunities and activities which contribute to economic and community development  

Guiding Principles

  • Learning

As a dynamic, responsive Learning College, we make decisions based upon whether they improve or expand learning and upon how we will determine that improvement or expansion has taken place. As such, we embrace the following Learning College Principles:  

Principle I - Butler creates significant changes in individual learners to benefit their lifetimes.  

Principle II - Butler expects learners to be full partners in the learning process and as such to assume primary responsibility for their own choices.  

Principle III - Butler creates and offers as many options for learning as possible.  

Principle IV - Butler creates and engages learners through collaborative learning experiences within and outside the classroom setting.  

Principle V - Butler defines the roles of faculty and staff as learning facilitators to meet the needs of the learners.  

Principle VI - Butler succeeds only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for learners.  

  • Human Resources

As a college which values the dignity, worth and potential of each employee, we foster a climate of excellence through personal growth and professional development.  

  • Learning and Working Environments

As a college which values an optimal learning and working environment, we support the development of safe, functional and inviting facilities to meet current and future needs. We also support an integrated information system to facilitate student learning, effective decision-making and strategic planning.  

  • Linkages

As a college committed to the vitality of its internal and external communities, we value linkages and partnerships for the economic and social well-being of those we serve.  

  • Fiscal Stability

As a publicly funded entity we acknowledge and accept our obligation to our constituents to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.  

  • Future-Based Planning

As the college approaches the gateway to a new millennium, we use a future-based strategic planning model that allocates limited resources for optimum effectiveness, productivity and efficiency.  

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