Butte College

Introduction

About Butte College

Butte College

Butte College serves 13,000 students each semester and is a regionally accredited community college located just 75 miles north of Sacramento, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The Main Campus is a designated wildlife refuge, and rests on 928 acres making it one of the largest community college campuses in California.

Butte College offers a quality education where students can choose from over 160 academic programs. The College also offers degrees with guaranteed transfer to California State Universities—with over 25 Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees. Butte College has the highest transfer rate to CSU, Chico. With its exceptional instructional programs and impressive technology, the College has earned an excellent reputation for high quality general and transfer education and career and technical skills preparation.

The College's Mission Statement

Butte College

Butte College provides quality education and services to students who aspire to become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, and global society. We prepare our students for life-long learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of degrees and certificates, and the pursuit of career and transfer pathways.

A National Leader in Sustainability

Butte College

Butte College has a long history of sustainability.

In 2011, Butte College became the first college to become 'grid positive,' meaning that the College had the capacity to generate enough electricity to fully offset its electricity cost.







About Chico

Butte College

When attending Butte College, the majority of our international students choose to live in the city of Chico. Chico is a small city made up of about 100,000 people. With both Butte College and California State University, Chico in town, Chico is most certainly a "college town". As a result of so many students, Chico is filled with the art, vibrancy, diversity and culture of a much larger city to an otherwise small safe city. Friendly people can be found chatting with friends at one of the many local coffee houses, soaking up the sun or hiking together in Bidwell Park, one of the United States largest municipal parks.

Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, water sports, photography or just playing in the outdoors with friends, there are a myriad of choices for you to participate in. Summer and winter sports and activities are to be found easily. Lassen Peak, Mount Shasta, Lake Oroville and Bidwell Park are all close by and contain some of the best outdoor recreational spots around. Had enough of nature for a while? Large cities like San Francisco are just a day trip away for weekend shopping and fun!

Come join us to live and study in one of the best cities to live in the Unites States. We would love to welcome you!

Still have questions? - One of the best ways to get a feel of the culture of a city is to ask a local resident! Please feel free to email Butte College staff member at international@butte.edu or check out our student Facebook page and post a discussion topic or check out the pictures taken by current students.

Housing

Butte College International Students have a variety of housing options. To assist you in securing a place to stay while studying in Chico, we have provided a few housing options and contact information for each option.

Home Stay / Home Share places you with a local family that has been pre-screened by a local private homestay placement agency, International Homestay California for cleanliness and safety and demonstrates a desire to house international students...

Craig Student Living / Student Housing is popular for many first-time freshmen. Craig Student Living is located in the city of Chico and frequent busses are available to take you to the Butte College main campus...

Private Apartment Living is popular for students who are independent and seek a space of their own. Most students choose this option after they have established connections in the area and have made friends during their first year...

Where is Butte College?

Butte Community College is located just 75 miles north of the State Capital of California, Sacramento.

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Associate Degree in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. [+]

Associate Degree in Accounting Accounting Program: Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598; Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. Students planning an accounting career should be detail-oriented, be able to analyze and interpret facts and figures quickly and accurately, and make sound decisions. They must also be able to communicate the results. Patience, persistence, self-discipline, and concentration are essential. High school students considering an accounting career are encouraged to take English, mathematics, computer, accounting, and related business courses. Career Opportunities The Accounting program is designed to enable students to: set up, complete, adjust, and summarize records of business activities according to accepted accounting principles and techniques; use accounting information to enhance business planning, decision making, problem solving, and management control; and apply both financial and managerial accounting principles and techniques. Accounting employment opportunities are expected to increase faster than for many other occupations due to pressure on business and governmental agencies to improve their financial accountability. Demand for skilled accountants will rise as managers rely more on accounting information to make decisions. Knowledge of basic computer applications is essential. AS Degree in Accounting (60 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze financial data. Prepare accurate reports for decision making and regulatory compliance. Understand accounting and business terminology used in business scenarios, and be proficient with commonly used office software programs. Required courses for the major: 39 Units Introduction to Accounting Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Business Communication Introduction to Business Microsoft Excel for Business Financial Accounting Legal Environment of Business QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting Management and Human Relations Managerial Accounting Accounting for Payroll Skills for the Working Professional Accounting Capstone Electives Introduction to Business Technology Database Design Principles of Microeconomics Personal Finance Income Tax Preparation [-]

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Administration of Justice program, with an emphasis in law enforcement, provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and fish and game. [+]

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Program: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349; Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Administration of Justice program, with an emphasis in law enforcement, provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and fish and game. Those already working in law enforcement may take courses at Butte College to enhance their chances for promotional advancement. Students need competency in reading and writing. High school students should take courses in speech, English composition and basic math. Students in this program will improve their ability to read, write, and analyze situations. Students also will gain a basic understanding of California laws and case law. The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year AS degree will have the knowledge and skills to assist them in seeking employment in many different areas of law enforcement. Students interested in this major should contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center on the Butte College Main Campus. Any modification of this program must have the approval of the Dean for the Office of Career and Technical Education, or the Director of the Public Safety Education and Training Center. Career Opportunities There are many job opportunities available in federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement. Employment is also available in state and local correctional facilities and county probation offices. To compete successfully with other law enforcement applicants, individuals must be well trained and have a broad educational background. Most positions require at least an Associate's degree. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Administration of Justice (60 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the historical development and philosophy of law. Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions. Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and prepare acceptable investigative reports. Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence. Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques. Required courses for the major: Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Juvenile Procedures Criminal Procedure Organized Crime/Gangs Community Oriented Policing Work Experience-AJ Public Speaking [-]

Associate Degree in Agricultural Business

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. [+]

Associate Degree in Agricultural Business Agricultural Business Program: Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378; Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264; Transfer information: www.assist.org; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551; Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514 About the Program AS Degree in Agricultural Business The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Agricultural Business (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial data. Analyze specific agricultural markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior. Required courses for the major: (36 - 38 Units) Agricultural Economics Computer Applications in Agriculture Agricultural Accounting Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Has prerequisite(s) Elementary Inorganic Chemistry Has prerequisite(s) Principles of Macroeconomics Has prerequisite(s) Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s) Introduction to Animal Science General Soils Plant Science Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Introduction to Agriculture Business Supervision and Management in Agriculture Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Basic Surveying Tractors and Crawlers Farm Machinery Heavy Equipment Methods Heavy Equipment Operation Diesel Engines and Machine Systems Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Ecology of Insect and Disease Management World Food and Hunger Issues Feeds and Feeding [-]

Associate Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: identify and describe environmental conditions influencing local crop production; explain the effects of temperature, water, spacing and fertility on plant growth and production; evaluate the role of soil fertility in an ecological production system; describe and analyze the major categories and sources of air and water pollution and explain how these pollutants are hazardous to human health, vegetation and all of life on earth. [+]

Associate Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-251 4 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and describe environmental conditions influencing local crop production. Explain the effects of temperature, water, spacing and fertility on plant growth and production. Evaluate the role of soil fertility in an ecological production system. Describe and analyze the major categories and sources of air and water pollution and explain how these pollutants are hazardous to human health, vegetation and all of life on earth. Required courses for the major: 30 - 33 Units Agricultural Economics Agricultural Accounting Financial Accounting Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Introduction to Animal Science General Soils Plant Science General Chemistry I Elementary Inorganic Chemistry General Chemistry II Elementary Organic and Biochemistry Introduction to Statistics Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Computer Applications in Agriculture Introduction to Agriculture Business Supervision and Management in Agriculture Basic Surveying Tractors and Crawlers Farm Machinery Heavy Equipment Methods Heavy Equipment Operation Diesel Engines and Machine Systems Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Ecology of Insect and Disease Management World Food and Hunger Issues Feeds and Feeding [-]

Associate Degree in Agriculture Business

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad-based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting. [+]

Associate Degree in Agriculture Business Agriculture Business Program: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/agriculture/ Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad-based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting. The computer labs, campus farm, and greenhouses provide an ideal setting for hands on learning. To gain practical experience on and off campus internships are available. Numerous area agriculture businesses provide opportunities for field trips, internships, and employment. Student clubs such as the Agriculture Ambassadors provide opportunities for leadership development and community service. Career Opportunities A career in Agriculture Business is both financially rewarding and personally challenging. For job seekers, it is probably the most readily available entry-level position in the agriculture industry. Numerous specialized companies throughout northern California require qualified persons for marketing, sales, finance, policy, government, farm ranch management, and international trade and development. For job entry and advancement, however, certain basic skills remain fundamental. These include proficiency in computers, record keeping, finance, management and marketing. The following is a list of possible Agriculture Business Career Opportunities: Bookkeeper, Business Manager, Business Owner, Commodity Broker, Community Development, Consultant, Equipment Dealer, Farm and Ranch Manager, International Development Specialist, Insurance Agent, Land Appraiser, Livestock buyer, Loan Officer, Management Specialist, Produce Buyer, Public Relations, Retail Sales and Sales Representative. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. AS Degree in Agriculture Business (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial data. Analyze specific agricultural markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, information-based approach. Required courses for the major: 31 Units Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics Computer Applications in Agriculture Introduction to Agriculture Business Agricultural Accounting Supervision and Management in Agriculture Tractors and Crawlers General Soils World Food and Hunger Issues Principles of Macroeconomics Environmental World Work Experience-AGR Plant Science Introduction to Animal Science [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Art Studio

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. [+]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Art Studio About the Program Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. Students in Applied Computer Graphics learn to use art and technology to create interactive multimedia experiences such as video games and digital animations. The program prepares students for transfer to the Applied Computer Graphics program at California State University, Chico and provides a foundation for similar majors at other four-year colleges and universities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Art Studio (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify, examine, and assess representative works of historical and contemporary art employing appropriate terminology. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic elements of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Create drawings that demonstrate the basic principles of spatial illusion and observational drawings from live figure models List and describe the formal and dramatic elements that comprise a well-designed game and conceptualize and refine an idea for a game. Design and implement computer algorithms and programs using basic computation, input and output, and control structures. Identify and demonstrate the basic processes used to create and modify digital artwork. Identify and demonstrate the visualization techniques, ideation processes, and the tools and materials used to develop concepts for the video game and entertainment industries. Required courses for the major: 24 Units Art History Survey I Art History Survey II Foundations 3-D Foundation Basic Drawing Basic Figure Drawing Introduction to Game Design and Development Introduction to Computer Science Programming and Algorithms I Concept Art and Design for Entertainment Media Introduction to Computer Graphic [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Communication Design

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. [+]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Communication Design Applied Computer Graphics Program: Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 About the Program Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. Students in Applied Computer Graphics learn to use art and technology to create interactive multimedia experiences such as video games and digital animations. The program prepares students for transfer to the Applied Computer Graphics program at California State University, Chico and provides a foundation for similar majors at other four-year colleges and universities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Communication Design (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and demonstrate the basic techniques of digital audio production. List and describe the formal and dramatic elements that comprise a well-designed game and conceptualize and refine an idea for a game. Design and implement computer algorithms and programs using basic computation, input and output, and control structures. Identify and demonstrate the basic processes used to create and modify digital artwork. Identify and demonstrate the visualization techniques, ideation processes, and the tools and materials used to develop concepts for the video game and entertainment industries. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Digital Audio Production Introduction to Game Design and Development Introduction to Computer Science Programming and Algorithms I Color Photography Concept Art and Design for Entertainment Media Introduction to Computer Graphics [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Art Studio

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. Students in Applied Computer Graphics learn to use art and technology to create interactive multimedia experiences such as video games and digital animations. [+]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Art Studio About the Program Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. Students in Applied Computer Graphics learn to use art and technology to create interactive multimedia experiences such as video games and digital animations. The program prepares students for transfer to the Applied Computer Graphics program at California State University, Chico and provides a foundation for similar majors at other four-year colleges and universities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Art Studio (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify, examine, and assess representative works of historical and contemporary art employing appropriate terminology. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic elements of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. List and describe the formal and dramatic elements that comprise a well-designed game and conceptualize and refine an idea for a game. Design and implement computer algorithms and programs using basic computation, input and output, and control structures. Design and implement computer applications, using a variety of data structures, in an object-oriented programming language. Identify and demonstrate the basic processes used to create and modify digital artwork. Identify and demonstrate the visualization techniques, ideation processes, and the tools and materials used to develop concepts for the video game and entertainment industries Required courses for the major: 21 Units Art History Survey I Art History Survey II 2-D Foundations Basic Drawing 3-D Foundation Basic Figure Drawing Introduction to Game Design and Development Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Concept Art and Design for Entertainment Media MSP 96 Introduction to Computer Graphics [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Communication Design

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. [+]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Communication Design Applied Computer Graphics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 About the Program Applied Computer Graphics blends courses from Art, Computer Science, Multimedia Studies, and Radio-Television-Film to create a cutting-edge multidisciplinary program. Students in Applied Computer Graphics learn to use art and technology to create interactive multimedia experiences such as video games and digital animations. The program prepares students for transfer to the Applied Computer Graphics program at California State University, Chico and provides a foundation for similar majors at other four-year colleges and universities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. AS Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Communication Design (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and demonstrate the basic techniques of digital audio production. List and describe the formal and dramatic elements that comprise a well-designed game and conceptualize and refine an idea for a game. Design and implement computer algorithms and programs using basic computation, input and output, and control structures. Design and implement computer applications, using a variety of data structures, in an object-oriented programming language. Identify and demonstrate the basic processes used to create and modify digital artwork. Identify and demonstrate the visualization techniques, ideation processes, and the tools and materials used to develop concepts for the video game and entertainment industries. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Digital Audio Production Introduction to Game Design and Development Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Concept Art and Design for Entertainment Media Introduction to Computer Graphics [-]

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Automotive Technology program is a vocational core of courses designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians. [+]

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology Automotive Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive/ Rob Holt, Chair (530) 895-2549 Department Office: SC 115 (530) 879-6103 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Automotive Technology program is a vocational core of courses designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians. Training is given in both theory and practical skills in the operation, maintenance and repair of today's automotive systems. Courses are held in a completely modern and well-equipped lab where the students learn the practical skills and work habits essential to sound pre-employment training. The program's goal is to produce a highly-skilled apprentice, entry-level technician with strong basic skills in both principles of operation and system service procedures. Butte College offers several ASE/NATEF-certified programs that lead to successful careers in the Automotive Technology industry. Each program has its advantages and offers different entry levels and income. Career Opportunities For Career information please refer to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive Admission to the Program There is a limitation on enrollment into the Automotive program. If you are interested in this program and would like to make an appointment to get on the Automotive waiting list, please refer to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive/ From our greeting page follow the links: "Get Started Today", "Click Here To Make an Appointment" Fill out the information fields on the Appointment Contact Information Sheet, and then click the "Send Form" button. You will receive an appointment confirmation within two to three weeks. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Automotive Technology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the principles of operation and maintenance required to repair all systems of the modern automobile. Safely and correctly maintain, diagnose and repair specific areas of the vehicle. Required courses for the major: 48.5 Units Specialized Automotive Electronics and Microcomputers Automotive Electrical Systems Lecture Automotive Electrical Systems Lab Auto Engines Lecture Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s) Automotive Engines Lab Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s) Automotive Brakes/Suspension and Steering Systems Lecture Automotive Brakes/Suspension and Steering Systems Lab Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Lecture Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Lab Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lecture Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab Manual Transmissions/Drivetrains Lecture Manual Transmissions/Drivetrains Lab Engine Performance and Emission Controls Lecture Engine Performance and Emission Controls Lab Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Technologies [-]

Associate Degree in Biological Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Biological Sciences transfer major is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field. This transfer major also serves as a basis for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinarian students. [+]

Associate Degree in Biological Science Biological Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Gary Lechner, Chair (530) 893-7416 About the Program The transfer major listed here reflects the core lower division requirements for many CSU and UC campuses, particularly CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AS Degree in Biological Science The Biological Sciences transfer major is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field. This transfer major also serves as a basis for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinarian students. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. AS Degree in Biological Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Critically analyze and accurately express an understanding of scientific work in the context of the scientific method. Demonstrate academic skills needed for success in biology after transfer. Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy and ecological, physiological and molecular processes. Correctly employ scientific techniques and correctly use scientific equipment. Required courses for the major: 25 Units Zoology Botany Cell and Molecular Biology General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I College Physics I College Physics II Our Sustainable Future Survey of Calculus [-]

Associate Degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: discuss the context in which businesses operate and the impacts of environmental factors (including competitors and economic markets) on businesses; use appropriate business terminology to describe the functional areas of business enterprises. Assess business scenarios using a systematic, evaluative, quantitative, ethical and information-based approach; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Business Administration Business Administration Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Students interested in specializing in Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Accounting should complete these courses at Butte College. Specialization courses will be taken after transfer. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AS Degree in Business Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Discuss the context in which businesses operate and the impacts of environmental factors (including competitors and economic markets) on businesses. Use appropriate business terminology to describe the functional areas of business enterprises. Assess business scenarios using a systematic, evaluative, quantitative, ethical and information-based approach. Evaluate the economic, social and competitive impacts of business decisions. Prepare, analyze, interpret and discuss an entity's basic financial statements as a basis for business decisions. Demonstrate analytical, teamwork, oral and written communication skills and ethical and professional conduct. Required courses for the major: 23 - 24 Units Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Introduction to Business Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Mathematics for Business Decisions (Finite Mathematics) Introduction to Statistics [-]

Associate Degree in Business Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Associate Degree in Business Management Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. AS Degree in Business Management (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environment. Required courses for the major: 38 - 41 Units Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Legal Environment of Business Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Organization Management Human Resource Management Small Business Management Sales in Today's World Advertising and Copywriting Business on the Internet Microsoft Excel for Windows Managerial Accounting QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting [-]

Associate Degree in Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs; demonstrate basic analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Chemistry Chemistry Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Chemistry (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs. Demonstrate basic analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems. Demonstrate conceptual understanding by being able to describe qualitatively the underlying causes of basic physical phenomena. Required courses for the major: 40 Units General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Physics for Scientists and Engineers III [-]

Associate Degree in Child Development

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning; incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Child Development Child Development Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 About the Program AS Degree in Child Development The Transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Comparable programs are available at CSU, Fresno, Long Beach, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The program is complemented by an on-campus Child Development Center that serves as a laboratory for students in Early Childhood Education and other areas. A Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, available at CSU or UC, prepares students for careers related to working with children, youth, and their families in education and health and human service settings. Employment opportunities include working in infant-toddler facilities, preschools, elementary schools, social services in public and private institutions, and in agencies that review, influence and develop public policy and research for children and families. The Child Development and Family Relations faculty recommend that CDF 12: Child, Family, and Community be taken in addition to the required courses since it partially meets California State Child Care Licensing requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AS Degree in Child Development (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning. Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children. Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs. Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains. Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners. Required courses for the major: 18 - 19 Units Nutrition Nutrition and Diet Therapy Child Growth and Development Observation and Assessment Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum Introduction to Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development [-]

Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of Civil Engineering Technologists or Technicians. [+]

Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Program Francesco Madaro, Advisor (530) 895-2545 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of Civil Engineering Technologists or Technicians. The program has sufficient breadth to include surveying, map drafting, and computer aided drafting (CAD). After completion of the two-year program, the student will be prepared to enter civil engineering technology at the entry level. To be successful in this program it is desirable that students have background in math through intermediate algebra, physics, and science. A year or more of high school drafting is a plus. Students should be prepared for a rigorous two-year training program. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career as a civil engineering technologist or technician are encouraged to take classes in math, drafting and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who compete this program will be able to serve on a field survey crew, work in an engineering office, and prepare maps for recordation. Students will be able to prepare maps with both conventional drafting instruments and with the help of the computer (CAD). In every constituency there exists a need for trained engineering technicians and technologists. The information in this course of study is used daily in most public works departments in all counties and in all engineering offices in the state. AS Degree in Civil Engineering Technology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the history, functions, and types of engineering. Use survey equipment to measure and record angles and distances in the field. Identify the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties and the applications of the materials commonly used in engineering practice. Collect, analyze, and summarize data in a professional report. Required courses for the major: 26 Units Engineering Graphics I Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Architectural Drafting Applications Print Reading for Construction and Architecture Introduction to Engineering Plane Surveying I Plane Surveying II Reading and Composition Trigonometry [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Applications

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Associate Degree in Computer Applications Computer Applications Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management. Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace. In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which one fits his or her needs. Career Opportunities Computer Specialist, Office Assistant, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator, Office Adminstrator, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AS Degree in Computer Applications (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software. Analyze and interpret business data and apply sound decision making skills using data Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace. Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace. Required courses for the major: 39 Units Business Writing Skills Business Communication Introduction to Business Technology Microsoft Word for Windows Skills for the Working Professional Adobe Acrobat Professional Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Business Presentation Software Microsoft Excel for Windows Desktop Publishing Microsoft Access for Windows Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Business Work Experience-BCIS Business on the Internet Financial Accounting QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting Graphic Design I 2-D Foundations Business and Computer Information Systems Multimedia Careers Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Digital Video Design and Production 3-D Computer Modeling and Animation Introduction to Computer Graphics [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Networking

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. [+]

Associate Degree in Computer Networking Computer Networking Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/computerscience/ Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. The core curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Microsoft MCSA. AS Degree in Computer Networking (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system. Apply knowledge of computer security concepts, tools, and procedures to anticipate and react to computer security incidents. Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Design, build, configure, and maintain small to medium-sized computer networks utilizing switches, routers, and WAN connections. Required courses for the major: 30 Units Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Computer and Network Security/Security+ Linux 1, Essentials Linux 2, System Administration Network Fundamentals and Cisco Level 1 PCs and Peripherals/A+ Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Cisco Networks Level 2, Routing & Switching Cisco Networks Level 3 & 4, Scaling and Connecting Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Programming

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer Programming program prepares students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. [+]

Associate Degree in Computer Programming Computer Programming Program Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer Programming program prepares students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. The core curriculum covers the software development life-cycle, algorithms, fundamental data structures, database design, and the design, implementation, and testing of computer programs and dynamic websites. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. AS Degree in Computer Programming (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Identify, describe, and apply a variety of software engineering paradigms and process models in the development of computer software solutions. Design, implement, and test the functionality of relational databases. Design, implement, and test the functionality of computer software in a variety of computer programming languages. Design, implement, test, and maintain dynamic websites using client-side technologies, server-side technologies, and relational databases. Required courses for the major: 22 Units Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Linux 1, Essentials Web Development I Web Development II BUS 18 Database Design [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software; apply the structured approach to computer software system design; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Computer Science Computer Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Students taking the required courses for this transfer major must also take the prerequisites for these courses. The combination of the required Computer Science courses and their prerequisites provide an excellent preparation for students majoring in Computer Science at the four-year university level. AS Degree in Computer Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software. Apply the structured approach to computer software system design. Apply the object-oriented approach to computer software system design. Document program source code following established conventions and standards. Required courses for the major: 33 - 34 Units Computer Architecture and Organization Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Discrete Structures Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Introduction to Biology Cell and Molecular Biology [-]

Associate Degree in Computer System Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. [+]

Associate Degree in Computer System Administration Computer System Administration Program Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 892-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. AS Degree in Computer System Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system. Install, configure, maintain, and network Microsoft desktop computer workstations. Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Required courses for the major: 33 Units Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Computer and Network Security/Security+ Linux 1, Essentials Linux 2, System Administration Network Fundamentals and Cisco Level 1 PCs and Peripherals/A+ Microsoft SQL Database Administration Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Administering Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Windows 2012 Server Services Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Associate Degree in Cosmetology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. [+]

Associate Degree in Cosmetology Cosmetology Program Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201 Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit. The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate. Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College. In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015. Career Opportunities Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators. AS Degree in Cosmetology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry. Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment. Apply necessary health and safety rules. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills. Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills. Required courses for the major: 35 Units Introduction to Cosmetology Cosmetology I Cosmetology II Cosmetology III Cosmetology IV Cosmetology V Cosmetology VI [-]

Associate Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. [+]

Associate Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law Court Personnel/Pre-law Program Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. Students entering the program should have a high level of reading and writing ability. It is recommended that students still in high school concentrate on English and business skills. The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Career Opportunities There are many opportunities available including: positions in a private law firm, district attorney's office, court, social welfare agency, educational institution and all law enforcement-related offices. AS Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of complex laws, court decisions, the court system and legal process and their impact on government, business and society. Demonstrate effective critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills. Effectively interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply complex information from multiple sources. Required courses for the major: 36 - 38 Units Introduction to Accounting Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Criminal Procedure Work Experience-AJ Advanced Legal Office Procedures Beginning Legal Office Procedures Legal Environment of Business Introduction to Business California State and Local Government Speed Reading Reading and Composition [-]

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Criminal Justice transfer degree major is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields at CSU, Chico. This transfer major may also serve as the basis for students who are interested in pre-law. [+]

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 About the Program AS Degree in Criminal Justice The Criminal Justice transfer degree major is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields at CSU, Chico. This transfer major may also serve as the basis for students who are interested in pre-law. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AS Degree in Criminal Justice (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the historical development and philosophy of law. Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions. Communicate effectively in a variety of situations, and prepare acceptable investigative reports. Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence. Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Administration of Justice Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Juvenile Procedures Community Oriented Policing [-]

Associate Degree in Drafting and CAD Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. [+]

Associate Degree in Drafting and CAD Technology Drafting and CAD Technology Program John Dahlgren, Chair (530) 879-4116 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. In CAD and solids modeling, students will discover real-world connections for their interests in math and science, and through hands-on activities improve their skills and become more confident. A year or more of high school drafting is very beneficial. Students need to be neat, methodical, and have an aptitude for spatial thinking. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as a drafter are encouraged to take courses in trigonometry, physical science, and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who complete this program will be able to prepare drawings for individuals and companies in the architectural, civil engineering, construction, and manufacturing technology fields. Students will gain extensive experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. Students will also have experience reading construction drawings and interpreting specifications. AS Degree in Drafting and CAD Technology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the role of technical graphics in the engineering design process. Produce dimensioned technical drawings using various techniques including computer-aided drafting (CAD), 3D modeling, and freehand sketching. Read and interpret the information provided by technical drawings in architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing applications. Produce a comprehensive project, 3D model, or set of drawings including specifications from a broad instruction set to an industry-based expectation for completeness and correctness. Required courses for the major: 33 Units Engineering Graphics Print Reading for Construction and Architecture Print Reading For Industry and Manufacturing Engineering Graphics II Has prerequisite(s Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Architectural Drafting Applications Building Information Modeling I Building Information Modeling II - Advanced Applications Basic Surveying Plane Surveying I (3) Business and Computer Information Systems Trigonometry Introductory Physical Science [-]

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. [+]

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/familystudies Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. All students who complete an A.S. degree will achieve competency in promoting child development and learning; building family and community relationships; implementing program and child assessment systems; and learning in a diverse society and professional development. Career Opportunities Career opportunities in the early childhood education and child development fields are many and varied. Programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children and their parents continue to increase in number. Potential careers include: early childhood teacher/administrator, child care provider, playground program specialist, social worker, consultant, play therapist/activity specialist or teacher for hospitalized children, elementary school teacher, designer of children's products, legislative analyst/aide, and human services lobbyist. Opportunities are dependent upon the amount of education and experience acquired. State of California Community Care Licensing requires that all teachers working with young children have a minimum of 12 semester units of coursework in Early Childhood Education. Six of the 12 units must include three units in Child Growth and Development (CDF 14) and three units in Child, Family and Community (CDF 12). To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Early Childhood Education (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning. Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children. Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs. Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains. Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners. Required courses for the major: 39 Units Child, Family, and Community Child Growth and Development Children with Special Needs Observation and Assessment Positive Child Guidance Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children Teaching in a Diverse Society Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum Early Childhood Education Practicum Health, Safety and Nutrition Curriculum for Children with Special Needs Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education The School-Age Child Working With School-Age Children ECE Second Language Learners Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs Music for Early Childhood Creative Art Activities for Children Infant/Toddler Curriculum Literature and Language Arts Curriculum for Children Math and Science Curriculum for Young Children Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education Admin II: Personnel & Leadership in Early Childhood Education Work Experience-CDF [-]

Associate Degree in Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: use the tools of Mathematics and Physics to solve engineering problems; demonstrate an ability to develop engineering judgment in the solution of engineering problems by breaking problems down, solving each part, checking each solution and reassembling the problem for a final solution; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Engineering Engineering Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Francesco Madaro, Advisor (530) 895-2545 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Engineering (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Use the tools of Mathematics and Physics to solve engineering problems. Demonstrate an ability to develop engineering judgment in the solution of engineering problems by breaking problems down, solving each part, checking each solution and reassembling the problem for a final solution. Safely use and accurately interpret the output of standard measuring devices. Demonstrate knowledge of the general methods of problem solving using data gathered in the field. Demonstrate the ability to write comprehensive reports to communicate the analysis of various materials. Required courses for the major: 44 - 54 Units General Chemistry I Electrical Circuits and Devices Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Differential Equations Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Physics for Scientists and Engineers III Plane Surveying I Plane Surveying II Statics Materials Science Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Computer Architecture and Organization Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Computer Architecture and Organization Programming and Algorithms I Engineering Graphics I Statics Materials Science Engineering Graphics II [-]

Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: demonstrate competencies in irrigation design and construction; identify turf species and their recommended management styles; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture Environmental Horticulture Program Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. Career Opportunities The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the north state. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies. AS Degree in Environmental Horticulture (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate competencies in irrigation design and construction. Identify turf species and their recommended management styles. Explain the principles of greenhouse glazing choices. Required courses for the major: 40 Units Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Tractors and Crawlers Work Experience-EH General Soils Plant Science Ecology of Insect and Disease Management Principles of Integrated Pest Management Plant Protection Materials Weed Science and Invasive Plants Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Spring Plant Identification Fall Plant Identification Landscape Planning and Design Turfgrass Management and Equipment Irrigation Practices and Materials Greenhouse Production Plant Propagation and Nursery Practices Landscape Business Management Irrigation System Design [-]

Associate Degree in Environmental Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The major promotes an understanding of basic operational principles underlying the biosphere and ecosystem through a transdisciplinary approach to understanding interaction between the biological and physical world and human institutions. [+]

Associate Degree in Environmental Science Environmental Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Humboldt. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. The major promotes an understanding of basic operational principles underlying the biosphere and ecosystem through a transdisciplinary approach to understanding interaction between the biological and physical world and human institutions. Students will understand essential biological and physical processes, analyze human/environment interactions, understand different cultural perspectives on the environment, build critical thinking skills as the basis for decision making and sound value judgements, gain specialized analytical skills in at least one area of environmental science, build teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution skills, and develop effective communication skills. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Environmental Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles. Use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components. Utilize scientific methodologies when solving a problem. Demonstrate knowledge of how human activities impact the physical and biological environments. Demonstrate knowledge of environmental policy-making, regulation, compliance, enforcement, and the collection of data from fieldwork. Required courses for the major: 25 - 33 Units Ecological Restoration Emphasis at CSU, Humboldt Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Management Cell and Molecular Biology Botany Elementary Inorganic Chemistry General Soils Energy and Climate Emphasis at CSU, Humboldt Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Management Botany Cell and Molecular Biology Elementary Inorganic Chemistry General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Introduction to Environmental Economics Analytic Geometry and Calculus I College Physics I College Physics II Environmental Policy Emphasis at CSU, Humboldt Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Management Botany Cell and Molecular Biology Introduction to Environmental Economics Trigonometry College Algebra MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics [-]

Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. [+]

Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business of buying, distributing and selling of merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. A highly-specialized program in Fashion Merchandising enables students to acquire marketable skills in a minimum time. A two-year program leading to the Associate Degree is available. Career Opportunities As long as fashion continues to change, lucrative careers will always be available for those who are prepared to expand their personal and professional horizons. The world of fashion merchandising is a challenging, fast-paced and highly competitive field with numerous opportunities for monetary and career advancement. Positions in the ever-expanding world of fashion are available in, but not limited to, these areas: Retail: Buyer, assistant buyer, department manager, fashion/bridal consultant, store manager, merchandise manager, salesperson, shop owner, sales representative, showroom associate, personal shopper, and management trainee. Promotion: Fashion stylist, fashion coordinator, public relations, fashion commentator, special events director, and model. Media: Fashion reporter, copy writer, fashion illustrator, fashion writer, fashion editor, publicity manager, and fashion researcher. AS Degree in Fashion Merchandising (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze and describe the fashion industry including innovations, careers, current trends, the impact of globalization and technology, and the expanding roles of designers. Analyze, describe, and apply concepts in the business of buying, distributing and selling of fashion merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. Demonstrate command of visual presentation or production, and create a resume or relevant portfolio to be used to market him/herself in the fashion industry. Required courses for the major: 39 Units Introduction to Business Management and Human Relations Small Business Management Sales in Today's World Retail Management Introduction to Business Technology Introduction to Economics Understanding Fibers, Fabric, and Textiles Introduction To Fashion/Retail Careers Historic Costume Retail Fashion Buying Visual Merchandising Fashion Promotions Work Experience-FASH [-]

Associate Degree in Fire Technology Program

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. [+]

Associate Degree in Fire Technology Fire Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program. Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry. Career Opportunities The A.S. should be considered a step toward a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year A.S. degree will be able to seek employment in many different areas including careers in firefighting, building inspection and fire prevention. AS Degree in Fire Technology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing agents and methods of extinguishment, differentiate the stages of fire, and compare methods of heat transfer. Identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and firefighter health and safety. Required courses for the major: 27 Units Introduction to Fire Science Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Control Building Construction for Fire Protectio Fundamentals of Fire Prevention Fire Protection Equipment and Systems United States Government Fire Tactics and Strategy Personal Fire Safety Fire Company Organization and Management Basic Wildland Firefighting [-]

Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. [+]

Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic Law Enforcement Academy - Basic Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies. Typically, the Basic Law Enforcement Academy begins in July and again in January. Associate Degree Program: Employable skills are developed in conjunction with General Education. Career Opportunities Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy qualifies graduates to apply for these positions. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions. Admission to the Program Admission to the program requires a minimum college cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Students are admitted by special application only. Admission to the program is based on scores on the POST Entry-Level Exam, completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes or less, and other special requirements. For more information about the Butte College Law Enforcement-Basic program, or to apply for admission to the program, please go to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/law_enforcement.html To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate competency in 42 P.O.S.T. learning domains. Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T. Demonstrate, through written exams, P.O.S.T. scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T. Required courses for the major: 36.5 Units Law Enforcement Academy Law Enforcement Academy [-]

Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Law Enforcement Academy program (Fish and Game emphasis) is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. [+]

Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Law Enforcement Academy program (Fish and Game emphasis) is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies. This academy also emphasizes laws and regulations regularly enforced by the Department of Fish and Game. Programs can be arranged in any of the following ways: Certificate of Achievement Program: Virtually all course work is closely associated with entering employment. Career Opportunities Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy with a Fish and Game emphasis qualifies graduates to apply for these positions. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/1797000CA.html Admission to the Program Admission to the program requires a minimum college cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Students are admitted by special application only. Admission to the program is based on scores on the POST Entry-Level Exam, completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes or less, and other special requirements. Employment information for the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife is available on their website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/academy.aspx. For more information about the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy-Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis, and to apply for admission to the program, please go to our website at: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/fish_game.html AS Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Meet or exceed the requirements as set forth by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for California peace officer training. Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T. Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Required courses for the major: 50 Units Law Enforcement Academy; Fish and Game Emphasis [-]

Associate Degree in Legal Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. [+]

Associate Degree in Legal Office Administration Legal Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of Legal Office professionals is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. In addition, the career of today's legal office professional has greatly evolved and expanded as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and enhanced technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. The legal field is highly specialized, offering employment in areas such as criminal, family, probate, civil, real estate, environmental, corporate, public interest, and intellectual property law. The legal office professional's job duties might include preparing legal forms such as complaints, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, and briefs; processing documents; assisting with legal research; filing court papers; preparing legal communications, utilizing various office technologies, auditing financial records, scheduling appointments, handling confidential information, and taking notes on proceedings. The legal office administration student will develop an in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, documents, privacy and confidentiality, legal research, database management, records management, calendaring, English skills, computer competency, widely diverse legal office specialties, and legal office procedures. In addition to Legal Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Medical Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities Legal Office Administration graduates may seek employment in variety of areas including legal offices, court facilities, private industry, and public offices. Typical job titles include: Legal Administrative Assistant, Court Personnel, Legal Research Specialist, Legal File Clerk, Court Clerk, and Legal Services Specialist. AS Degree in Legal Office Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and explain the difference among the six areas law. Demonstrate workflow processes of a legal environment. Analyze and assess legal clients' needs to determine appropriate solutions. Apply computer skills to legal office activities. Utilize proper legal writing skills in all client and colleague communication. Required courses for the major: 40 Units Business Writing Skills Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Business Presentation Software Skills for the Working Professional Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Records Management Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Office Administration Adobe Acrobat Professional Legal Environment of Business Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Beginning Legal Office Procedures Advanced Legal Office Procedures Legal Research Bookkeeping BCWork Experience - BCIS Microsoft Word for Windows Microsoft Excel for Windows Introduction to Business Management and Human Relations Introduction to Accounting [-]

Associate Degree in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. [+]

Associate Degree in Marketing Marketing Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop marketing strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as marketing plans and sales proposals. Marketing skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills also are important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. AS Degree in Marketing (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environment. Required courses for the major: 42 - 43 Units Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Legal Environment of Business Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Sales in Today's World Advertising and Copywriting Business on the Internet Graphic Design I Small Business Management Desktop Publishing Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Multimedia Production [-]

Associate Degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: define, understand, and apply concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration to authentic problems.; apply methods of matrix transformations to solve both practical and theoretical problems; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Mathematics Mathematics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 895-2451 Juliet Hauser, Chair (530) 879-4300 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. AS Degree in Mathematics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Define, understand, and apply concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration to authentic problems. Apply methods of matrix transformations to solve both practical and theoretical problems. Determine whether a theorem or definition applies in a given situation and use it appropriately. Demonstrate good problem-solving habits including estimating solutions and rejecting unreasonable results. Demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas. Required courses for the major: 23 Units Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Differential Equations Linear Algebra Programming and Algorithms [-]

Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. [+]

Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration Medical Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate in Medical Office Administration, Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration, or an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. In addition to Medical Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities The medical office administration occupation job titles vary and can include: medical coders and billers, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionist, health information technicians, and medical receptionists. AS Degree in Medical Office Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of medical terminology to perform outpatient/physician diagnostic coding, and determine outpatient/procedural coding based on the abstraction of medical records. Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered. Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace. Describe the outpatient medical workplace environment and function in that environment as a knowledgeable, skilled, and professional team member. Required courses for the major: 38 - 39 Units Medical Terminology Medical Front Office Procedures Introduction to Business Technology Business Writing Skills Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Skills for the Working Professional Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Medical Coding Introduction to Medical Billing Records Management Managing Electronic Health Records Business Communication Introduction to Human Biology Human Anatomy Bookkeeping Work Experience-BCIS [-]

Associate Degree in Multimedia Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. [+]

Associate Degree in Multimedia Studies Multimedia Studies Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills. The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications. All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia. Career Opportunities All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool. AS Degree in Multimedia Studies (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio and body of work to be used for promotion, client and project acquisition as a freelance designer, and to be used for obtaining employment in the design industry. Demonstrate expert use of equipment, materials and software when creating multimedia projects. Discuss, write about, organize and produce works for presentation to clients, employers and implementation based on project needs. Required courses for the major: 33 Units Multimedia Careers Introduction to Photography Color Photography Commercial Photography Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring 2-D Foundations Graphic Design I Introduction to Digital Art Creative Typography Illustration Art I Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Basic Drawing Basic Figure Drawing Introduction to Digital Art Introduction to Computer Graphics 3-D Foundation Two-Dimensional Animation 3-D Computer Modeling and Animation Interactive Web Design and Digital Authoring Introduction to Digital Art Multimedia Production I Introduction to Computer Graphics Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Multimedia Production II Multimedia Careers Introduction to Digital Art Digital Video Production Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Digital Video Design and Production Two-Dimensional Animation [-]

Associate Degree in Natural Resources Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. [+]

Associate Degree in Natural Resources Management Natural Resources Management Program Ricky Wittsell, Advisor (530) 879-6194 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. Career Opportunities Intense pressures are being placed on the nation's environmental resources as the population increases. This creates an ever-growing demand for trained people to work in forestry, recreation, water, soil, wildlife and other natural resource/environmental management areas. Career opportunities exist with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, and U.S. Soil Service as well as numerous private management firms, environmental companies, and land developers, to list a few job possibilities. Employment in any of these areas will provide an opportunity for working in one of the nation's most interesting, diversified and rapidly expanding fields. The work is varied. However, certain basic skills are fundamental. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Natural Resources Management (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe and apply the basic elements of the scientific method. Identify basic environmental problems and describe how they affect the environmental's biotic and abiotic components. Identify the main fish and game species located within the state and/or region of desired employment. Evaluate the modern and historical roles of human impact on wildlife and wildlife management. Required courses for the major: 39 Units Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Computer Applications in Agriculture Tractors and Crawlers General Soils Plant Science Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Environmental World Environmental Management Watershed Ecology and Habitat Restoration Wildlife Management Natural Resources Law Recreational Land Management Geospatial Data Applications Work Experience-AGR [-]

Associate Degree in Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. [+]

Associate Degree in Office Administration Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Sandy Sloan, Advisor (530) 895-2385 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include office administration, business English, business math, business communications, accounting, records management, and a variety of office technologies. Today's typical office administrator oversees the day-to-day operations in an office, including managing and supporting employees; creating, editing, and updating simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; disseminating information using the telephone, mail services, websites, and e-mails; assisting with budgets; and monitoring the usage of office equipment and supplies. In addition to the Office Administration major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which major fits their needs. Career Opportunities Office Administrator, Administrative Associate, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator. AS Degree in Office Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply effective listening, oral, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills when encountering typical workplace interactions and dilemmas. Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound-decision-making skills. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Identify and describe accepted accounting principles and complete the steps in an accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements. Identify, explain, and demonstrate appropriate practices & methods used for handling office administration tasks. Required courses for the major: 38 - 39 Units Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Business Presentation Software Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Business Writing Skills Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Skills for the Working Professional Records Management Business Communication Bookkeeping Introduction to Accounting Microsoft Word for Windows Microsoft Excel for Windows Office Administration Desktop Publishing Adobe Acrobat Professional Introduction to Business Work Experience-BCIS [-]

Associate Degree in Photography

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Photography program provides students with a working knowledge of black-and-white and color photography, and fundamental laboratory and technical skills required for entry-level employment. [+]

Associate Degree in Photography Photography Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Photography program provides students with a working knowledge of black-and-white and color photography, and fundamental laboratory and technical skills required for entry-level employment. The curriculum is designed to teach students to become independent professional photographers or to work as technician/photographers for others. Photography is a two-year Associate Degree program. Career Opportunities Photography is used in virtually every field in this media-conscious age. Public relations and advertising firms, newspapers, magazines and the fashion industry are among the more traditional employers. Camera and lab skills also are required for portraiture, wedding and scientific photography. Staff photographers are employed by industrial and architectural firms, hospitals, telecommunication and record companies, galleries and schools, as well as state agencies. Photographers also are needed for aerial surveying for land and/or agricultural development projects. Working photographers encounter challenges requiring their technical skills and artistic innovation. Jobs involve scheduling photographic assignments for a variety of clients. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Photography (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Produce photographs suitable for seeking career opportunities in photography. Solve creative problems in photography, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate photography concepts to specific audiences using proper visual, oral, and written presentation skills. Evaluate photographic works, including their own, using professional terminology. Required courses for the major: 32 Units History of Photography Introduction to Photography Color Photography Black and White Photography Stock Photography Commercial Photography Alternative Photographic Processes Introduction to Photographic Portfolios and Books Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Photoshop for Photographers Work Experience-PHO [-]

Associate Degree in Physical Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles; use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components; etc. [+]

Associate Degree in Physical Science Physical Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS Degree in Physical Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles. Use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components. Utilize scientific methodologies when solving a problem. Demonstrate knowledge of the interplay between the various physical sciences, how they align, and how they differ. Demonstrate how the physical sciences differ from the biological and social sciences. Required courses for the major: 42 - 45 Units General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Physical Geology with Lab Historical Geology with Lab Survey of Calculus Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Introduction to Statistics Analytic Geometry and Calculus II College Physics I College Physics II Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Organic Chemistry I Introduction to Biology Cell and Molecular Biology [-]

Associate Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. [+]

Associate Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production Career/Technical Radio-TV-Film Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. Many RTVF courses at Butte College will provide a basis for various media majors at other colleges and universities. The transferability of these courses will be determined by the college or university students transfer to. Career Opportunities Computers, satellite teleconferencing, the Internet, interactive video games, digital audio/video production, the world of electronic communication is exploding across the country from the smallest elementary classroom to international corporations and government agencies. Media related industries continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the job market. As computer and video technology continue to expand there will be an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers at all levels of production and application. Radio-TV-Film Certificates of Achievement serve many purposes. Students may utilize them in a job portfolio. Certificates of Achievement have helped many students advance in their current careers. Receiving a certificate will enhance a student's chances for entry into the job market. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate critical thinking skills and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio of work in audio/video production. Demonstrate expert and safe use of hardware and software while creating audio/video productions. Discuss, analyze and write about audio/video productions. Organize and assemble audio/video productions for presentation to an audience. Required courses for the major: 21 Units Digital Audio Production Mass Media and Society Digital Video Production Introduction to Media Writing Multimedia Production I Music Video Production Digital Video Design and Production [-]

Associate Degree in Real State

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. [+]

Associate Degree in Real State Real Estate Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. Three options of study are offered: a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement; a two-year program leading to an Associate Degree; and certificate programs helpful for students preparing for the California salesperson licensing exam and those considering careers as real estate appraisers. Student interested in careers in Real Estate should ensure that they check relevant websites for information about licensing requirements (including required coursework): the California Department of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) and the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) (www.orea.ca.gov). Courses are also available for individuals interested in increasing their awareness and skills in the technical aspects of real estate transactions. The successful real estate professional is a person who relates well with people and is a "self-starter." Career Opportunities The real estate industry offers many interesting areas of employment and specialization. Positions may be found in real estate sales, appraisal, property management, finance, land development and consulting. A license is required of all real estate salespeople. In addition, a salesperson must work under the supervision of a licensed broker. Minimum requirements to apply for the Salesperson Examination are: Age: 18 or older; Experience: None required; Education: Evidence of successful completion of nine units of college level courses in Real Estate Principles, Practices, and one elective is required. Honesty: A felony conviction may result in the denial of a license. To qualify to take the State Examination for a broker's license a total of eight courses are required. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Real Estate (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and explain real estate concepts and principles. Create a Competitive Market Analysis for a Real Estate property so that they can evaluate properties based on factual data. Analyze legal contracts associated with real estate transactions, and identify and explain their uses, components and implications. Required courses for the major: 39 - 40 Units Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Small Business Management Sales in Today's World Legal Aspects of Real Estate Introduction to Business Technology Business and Computer Information Systems Real Estate Principles Real Estate Practices Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Finance Real Estate Economics Principles of Macroeconomics Escrow Procedures Property Management Real Estate Mortgage Brokerage [-]

Associate Degree in Retail Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Associate Degree in Business Management: Retail Management Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. AS Degree in Retail Management (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environment. Required courses for the major: 39 - 40 Units Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Legal Environment of Business Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Retail Management Sales in Today's World Advertising and Copywriting Organization Management Human Resource Management [-]

Associate Degree in Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Associate Degree in Business Management: Small Business/Entrepreneurship Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. AS Degree in Small Business/Entrepreneurship (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multi-cultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing environment. Required courses for the major: 38 - 40 Units Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Legal Environment of Business Principles of Marketing Bookkeeping Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Small Business Management Human Resource Management Organization Management Business on the Internet Advertising and Copywriting Sales in Today's World Microsoft Excel for Windows [-]

Associate Degree in Welding Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Associate Degree in Welding Technology Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. AS Degree in Welding Technology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Demonstrate the skill set necessary to qualify for an unlimited position welding qualification meeting AWS standards. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in a variety of situations, utilizing proper welding terminology and acronyms. Required courses for the major: 54 Units Oxyacetylene Welding and Flame Cutting Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick Electrode) Fabrication Practicums Symbol Reading, Blue Print Interpretation and Computations Mig and Tig Arc Welding Heavy Plate Welding Integrated Welding Applications Pipe and Tube Welding Welder Qualification Welding Equipment Maintenance and Service Introduction to Welding Inspection Pipe Fitting and Cutting Welding Industry Employment Preparation Shop Practices for Welders I Shop Practices for Welders II Welding Certification Practices Small Business Management Supervision and Management in Agriculture Introduction to Business Technology Business and Computer Information Systems Work Experience-WLD [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. [+]

Associate Transfer Degree in Criminal Justice - Administration of Justice Criminal Justice Program: Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378; Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264; Transfer information: www.assist.org; Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401; Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 About the Program AS Degree in Criminal Justice The Criminal Justice transfer degree major is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields at CSU, Chico. This transfer major may also serve as the basis for students who are interested in pre-law. AS-T Degree in Administration of Justice The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Administration of Justice (60 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the historical development and philosophy of law. Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of crime and criminality, and the criminal justice system in the United States. Required courses for the major: (18 Units) Administration of Justice Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Evidence Criminal Investigation Juvenile Procedures Principles of Sociology Introduction to Statistics Principles of Psychology Community Oriented Policing [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agricultural business

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. [+]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agricultural Business Agricultural Business Program: Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378; Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264; Transfer information: www.assist.org; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551; Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514 About the Program AS-T Degree in Agriculture Business The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Agriculture Business (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial statements Analyze specific markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior Demonstrate core management principles and apply them to different working scenarios. Apply core marketing principles to the unique structure of the agriculture sector. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication in an agricultural business environment. Recognize consumer and producer responsiveness to changing market conditions. Required courses for the major: 22 Units General Soils Agricultural Economics Introduction to Statistics Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to Agriculture Business Computer Applications in Agriculture Introduction to Animal Science Plant Science Agricultural Accounting [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agriculture Plant Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer degree (AS-T in Agriculture Plant Science) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Plant Science at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agriculture Plant Science AS-T Degree in Agriculture Plant Science Agriculture Plant Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 About the Program The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer degree (AS-T in Agriculture Plant Science) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Plant Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Agriculture Plant Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering and analysis to solve problems in the laboratory and in the field. Practice safe work habits in an employment setting, including handling and storage of hazardous materials, equipment operation, and tool safety. Demonstrate mastery of general plant science skills for technical employment in the plant science management industry (agronomy, pomology, viticulture or nursery). Apply the principles of ecology, soil science, and plant science to crop management problems. Develop integrated pest management programs for specific crops. Required courses for the major: 21 - 23 Units General Soils Plant Science Introduction to Statistics Elementary Inorganic Chemistry General Chemistry I Agricultural Economics Principles of Microeconomics Plant Propagation and Nursery Practices Tractors and Crawlers Fall Plant Identification Spring Plant Identification Organic Chemistry [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate in Arts in Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Anthropology) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Anthropology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Anthropology. [+]

Associate in Arts in Anthropology Anthropology Program: Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Anthropology) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Anthropology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Anthropology. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Anthropology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and discuss major topics relevant to Physical Anthropology, including human and primate evolution and variation among hominids. Define culture and apply the concept to a broad cross-cultural understanding of human behavior. Examine past cultural systems through analysis of physical cultural remains. Describe and analyze human linguistic systems and the influence of language on human perceptions of the world. Required courses for the major: 18 - 20 Units Cultural Anthropology Physical Anthropology Archaeology and Ancient Societies Magic, Witchcraft and Religion Language and Culture Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s) Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Has prerequisite(s) Human Anatomy Physical Geology with Lab World Cultures Native Americans Ancient Mesoamerica Native Americans Today [-]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Economics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree (AA-T in Economics) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Economics or related program at a California State University. [+]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Economics Economics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree (AA-T in Economics) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Economics or related program at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Economics, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year Economics programs. The Associate in Arts in Econimics for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in English or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Economics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply macro- and microeconomic models to understand differing perspectives on how an economy as well as different industries operate. Analyze how economic policy changes will effect an economy and specific industry structures. Utilize economic data and specific economic coefficients to understand how markets operate efficiently. Analyze markets to determine when they operate efficiently and when they fail. Required courses for the major: 19 - 22 Units Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics Survey of Calculus Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Mathematics for Business Decisions (Finite Mathematics) Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Economic History of the U.S. Introduction to Environmental Economics Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Linear Algebra [-]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Sociology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Sociology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Sociology at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Sociology Sociology Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Wood, Chair (530) 895-2232 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Sociology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Sociology at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Sociology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the major concepts, perspectives, research methods, and historic trends in sociology. Identify and analyze contemporary social problems and issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and social inequality using qualitative and quantitative information. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships Sociology of Gender Introduction to Race and Ethnicity Introduction to Crime and Society Our Sustainable Future [-]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts or similar major at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Theatre Arts Theatre Arts Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS-224 (530) 895-2994 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2559 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Theatre Arts (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the historical evolution of theatre and identify a variety of theatrical disciplines, including playwright, actor, director, and technician. Discuss theatre arts from classic to contemporary, including the growth of drama within the context of the human condition. Use appropriately the terminology of acting and the theatre. Analyze scripts as they pertain to performances. Demonstrate proficiency in specific areas of technical expertise. Collaborate with others to create theatre productions. Apply standard practices of ensemble playing in both rehearsal and performance environments. Analyze dramatic literature and productions to identify form and period. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Theatre Arts Appreciation Principles of Acting I Youth Outreach Theatre Rehearsal & Performance Theatre Production Workshop Principles of Acting II Introduction to Theatre Design Introduction to Stage Lighting Costume Construction I Youth Outreach Theatre Rehearsal & Performance Theatre Production Workshop [-]

Associate of Artes in Liberal Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: describe the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12); describe the ways in which arts, literature, philosophy, history or language reflect historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic values; etc. [+]

Associate of Artes in Liberal Studies Liberal Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in Liberal Studies (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Describe the ways in which arts, literature, philosophy, history or language reflect historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic values. Use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components. Analyze and critically evaluate arguments and issues in terms of logical principles or other problem solving methodologies. Required courses for the major: 42 Units Introduction to Biology Introduction to Education Reading and Composition United States History to 1877 United States History-1877 to Present Economic History of the U.S. World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Concepts in Mathematics for Teachers I Concepts in Mathematics for Teachers II Introduction To Logic Communication and Critical Thinking Formal Logic and Writing Methods of Argument Argumentation and Debate United States Government California State and Local Government Teaching About Religion Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development Public Speaking Small Group Communication Concepts in Physical Science Introductory Physical Science Introductory Physical Science Laboratory The Chicano American Third Semester Spanish Fourth Semester Spanish Cultural Anthropology Creative Drama and Theatre for Children World Regional Geography Geography of California [-]

Associate of Arts in Art History

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree (AA-T in Art History) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Art History at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts in Art History Arts Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AA-T Degree in Art History The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree (AA-T in Art History) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Art History at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Art History, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Art History. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Art History (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify, examine, and assess representative works of art and architecture from diverse world cultures and time periods employing appropriate art historical terminology. Analyze, discuss, and differentiate works of art and architecture in terms of historical context. Analyze, discuss, and distinguish the roles of art, architecture, and the artist from diverse world cultures and time periods. Employ college-level writing skills, creativity, and critical thinking in completing independent projects in the field of Art History. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Art History Survey I Art History Survey II Basic Drawing Select one Asian Art History Survey African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey 2-D Foundations 3-D Foundation Basic Figure Drawing Introduction to Digital Art Beginning Ceramics Introduction to Photography Beginning Sculpture Survey of Modern Art Art Appreciation [-]

Associate of Arts in Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: employ technical skills, creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual problem solving in completing independent projects in the fields of Visual Art, Design, and/or Art History; analyze, compare, and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works of art and architecture from diverse cultures and time periods; etc. [+]

Associate of Arts in Arts Arts Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. AA Degree in Arts (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ technical skills, creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual problem solving in completing independent projects in the fields of Visual Art, Design, and/or Art History. Analyze, compare, and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works of art and architecture from diverse cultures and time periods. Produce, present, and describe a portfolio consisting of original artworks and/or writing about art. Demonstrate expert and safe use of a variety of equipment, materials, software, and tools, when performing, writing about, and/or creating works of art. Required courses for the major: 24 Units 2-D Foundations Basic Drawing 3-D Foundation Art Appreciation Beginning Painting Introduction to Printmaking Introduction to Digital Art Beginning Ceramics Basic Figure Drawing Color Photography Beginning Sculpture Art History Survey II Basic Figure Drawing Art History Survey I Asian Art History Survey African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey Introduction to Photography Color Photography Beginning Ceramics Beginning Sculpture [-]

Associate of Arts in Ceramics

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Ceramics program offers a solid foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium. [+]

Associate of Arts in Ceramics Ceramics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program The Ceramics program offers a solid foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium. Students are taught the importance of minute details as well as overall excellence. Many specific skills are emphasized including handbuilding, wheel throwing, clay and glaze chemistry, mold making, kiln firings, and the specialized techniques of raku and primitive firings. Students have access to a fully equipped studio and have the opportunity to learn the operational requirements of the facility. Although ceramics as an art medium is emphasized, students also study the inter-relationship between industry, business and ceramics. The program offers a well rounded art education including the ability to install exhibitions. A working portfolio for employment purposes is developed. The Ceramics Department offers courses which satisfy lower division requirements in many of the CSUs. Career Opportunities Many job opportunities exist for the individual proficient in ceramics. These include, but are not limited to: artist, art teacher or therapist, self-employed craft-person, mold maker, glaze technician, ceramic restorer, industrial ceramist, gallery or art shop manager, museum employee, interior design specialist, tile decorator, dental ceramist, and production designer. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree are provided with a strong foundation for further coursework. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AA Degree in Ceramics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ technical skills, creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual problem solving in completing independent visual art projects in the medium of ceramics. Analyze, compare, and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works of ceramic art from diverse cultures and time periods. Produce, present, and describe a portfolio consisting of original ceramic artworks. Demonstrate proficient and safe use of a variety of equipment, materials, and tools when creating works of ceramic art. Required courses for the major: 26 Units Art History Survey I Art History Survey II 2-D Foundations 3-D Foundation Basic Drawing Beginning Ceramics Intermediate Ceramics Ceramics-Low Fire Advanced Ceramics Beginning Sculpture Gallery Production/Business of Art [-]

Associate of Arts in Communication Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Communication Studies program at Butte College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate major in Communication Studies for the California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts in Communication Studies Communication Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Stacey Bartlett, Chair (530) 895-2243 About the Program The Communication Studies program at Butte College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate major in Communication Studies for the California State University. In addition, this program offers vital communication skills that are in demand by virtually every company and most organizations. Students with a degree in Communication Studies are prepared to succeed in numerous professions; in fact, many studies cite "effective communication" as the number one skill in demand in today's workplace. Students majoring in Communication Studies explore communication theories and skills needed in our complex world. These include: oral and written communication, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, gender and communication, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, and effective group interaction, among others. We offer two degree options. AA Degree in Communication Studies The Associate of Arts (AA) in Communication Studies degrees are intended for students who plan to earn an AA degree in Communication Studies in support of career or other academic endeavors or who plan to specifically transfer to CSU, Chico. The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees require the completion of all Butte College graduation requirements including specified major degree requirements as detailed in the catalog. Students are encouraged to contact a counselor or see www.assist.org. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. AA Degree in Communication Studies (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate skills to connect, work and play well with others. Communicate ethically, responsibly, and effectively as local, national and global citizens. Research, organize, and create messages using appropriate resources. Effectively present formal and informal communication to a variety of audiences in multiple contexts. Demonstrate critical thinking skills. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Public Speaking Small Group Communication Intercultural Communication Interpersonal Communication Forensics (Speech and Debate) Argumentation and Debate [-]

Associate of Arts in General Physical Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, history and evolution, and current trends in kinesiology; assess his or her own physical activity level as it relates to lifelong fitness; etc. [+]

General Physical Education Kinesiology Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: WLR 102 (530) 895-2521 Randy Maday, Chair (530) 895-2478 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AA Degree in General Physical Education (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, history and evolution, and current trends in kinesiology. Assess his or her own physical activity level as it relates to lifelong fitness. Describe physical activity as it relates to physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. Recognize anatomical impacts on exercise related to age, gender, individual goals, and special needs. Demonstrate and apply scientific principles to movement in the specific areas of fitness, aquatics, combatives, individual sport and team sport. Develop and modify proper safety techniques for a variety of fitness programs. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Human Anatomy Human Physiology Aquatics Lifeguard Training Archery Badminton Bowling Golf Tennis Track and Field Baseball Soccer Softball Non-Contact Football Volleyball I Volleyball II Basketball I Basketball II Ballroom Dance I Ballroom Dance II Jazz Dance Self Defense Boxing Jujitsu Karate Taekwondo Weight Training I Weight Training II Olympic Weightlifting Plyometric Training Body Sculpting Quickfits Public Speaking Small Group Communication United States Government [-]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: use critical thinking and problem solving skills to create a Graphic Design portfolio to show to potential clients or as an entry portfolio for transfer; demonstrate proficient use and knowledge of current design software tools, processes and presentation methods; etc. [+]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design Graphic Design Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. AA Degree in Graphic Design (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to create a Graphic Design portfolio to show to potential clients or as an entry portfolio for transfer. Demonstrate proficient use and knowledge of current design software tools, processes and presentation methods. Research, discuss, and write about historic and current trends, movements, figures and technologies related to Graphic Design. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Art History Survey I Art History Survey II 2-D Foundations Basic Drawing Graphic Design I Introduction to Photography Mass Media and Society [-]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design for Print

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

In the Graphic Design program, students receive hands-on training in many areas of the visual communications field.<ol> <li></li> </ol> [+]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design for Print Graphic Design for Print Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program In the Graphic Design program, students receive hands-on training in many areas of the visual communications field. Butte College offers a complete design and computer lab to aid in the development of job-related skills and techniques. Many of the instructors are working professionals who take time from their careers to teach. Their awareness of the demands of business and industry brings knowledge to the classroom of what is happening now in the field as well as future trends. The goal of the Butte College Graphic Design program is to prepare students for entry level positions. Students who successfully complete the program and plan to earn a four-year degree will have a solid foundation for application to the design school of their choice. Career Opportunities The field of graphic design offers many opportunities and options for the creative individual who has worked hard to develop the necessary skills and techniques. Upon completion of the program at Butte College, the student will have a working familiarity with most aspects of this rapidly growing field. The department highly recommends that the student entering the second year of the Graphic Design program be able to type 30 words per minute or better. AS Degree in Graphic Design for Print (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio of graphic design for print, which is up to standards for employment interviews in the current market. Demonstrate expert use of graphic design tools and computer equipment. Discuss, write about, organize and assemble a graphic design for print presentation or display before a live audience in an exhibition, online, or through other means of distribution and presentation. Required courses for the major: 44 Units Art Appreciation Art History Survey I Art History Survey II 2-D Foundations Basic Drawing Graphic Design I Creative Typography Graphic Design II Illustration Art I Illustration Art II Gallery Production/Business of Art Advertising and Copywriting Multimedia Careers Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Introduction to Computer Graphics Introduction to Photography Mass Media and Society [-]

Associate of Arts in Language Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: assess the applications of a Language Arts AA Degree for personal advancement in educational and/or professional goals; identify, employ and evaluate different frameworks and perspectives for analyzing and interpreting literature or communication artifacts; etc. [+]

Associate of Arts in Language Arts Language Arts Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Cristina Dahl, Chair (530) 895-2278 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in Language Arts (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Assess the applications of a Language Arts AA Degree for personal advancement in educational and/or professional goals. Identify, employ and evaluate different frameworks and perspectives for analyzing and interpreting literature or communication artifacts. These frameworks may include political, socioeconomic, geographical, ethnic, cultural, ecological, psychoanalytical, historical, gender, sexuality, and genre development. Demonstrate oral, aural and non-verbal competence as appropriate to the discipline, or language. Define ethical communication and explain the principles that it encompasses, regardless the discipline, language or medium. Research, organize and create written, oral, and non-verbal messages using appropriate resources. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Choose 6 units from: Reading and Composition Introduction to Literature Public Speaking Small Group Communication Choose 12 units from: Introduction to Literature British Literature I British Literature II U.S. Literature I Film as Literature U.S. Literature II Introduction to Poetry Mythology Introduction to Shakespeare Existential Literature: A Literary Approach to Self Integration Cross-Cultural Film and Literature Native American Literature First Semester Chinese Second Semester Chinese First Semester French Second Semester French First Semester Italian Second Semester Italian First Semester Japanese Second Semester Japanese Third Semester Japanese Fourth Semester Japanese First Semester Latin Second Semester Latin Third Semester Latin First Semester German Second Semester German Third Semester German Fourth Semester German American Sign Language 1 American Sign Language II First Semester Spanish Second Semester Spanish Third Semester Spanish Fourth Semester Spanish Hispanic Short Stories Hispanic Film Public Speaking Small Group Communication Oral Interpretation Intercultural Communication Forensics (Speech and Debate) Argumentation and Debate [-]

Associate of Arts in Recording Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. [+]

Associate of Arts in Recording Arts Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts Recording Arts Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. Students learn audio recording methods and how to operate the equipment used in a professional recording studio. Courses include theory, performance, industry standard recording software and hands-on exposure to production processes including tracking, overdubbing, mixing and mastering by participating in recording sessions. The program prepares students for a host of careers within and beyond the recording studio, including but not limited to Assistant Engineer, Assistant Mix Engineer, Studio Booking Technician, Audio/Visual Technician, Studio Owner, Information Technology Specialist and Customer Service Representative, Video Game Audio Engineer, and TV and Film Audio Engineer. AA Degree in Recording Arts (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Make technically competent recordings of real instruments in a studio setting Utilize computer-based music software for electronic music composition Effectively edit and mix electronic compositions and studio recordings Analyze the fundamental concepts of audio theory Demonstrate proper etiquette and work ethic appropriate to a professional audio environment Required courses for the major: 25.5 Units Music Theory I Musicianship I Guitar I Voice I Piano I Computer Literacy for Musicians Music Theory II Musicianship II Guitar II Voice II Piano II Introduction to Recording Techniques Introduction to Recording Software Applications Studio Recording I Studio Recording II [-]

Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: identify major theoretical orientations in the social and behavioral sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought; utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies; etc. [+]

Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in Social and Behavioral Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major theoretical orientations in the social and behavioral sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies. Apply discipline-specific principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills suited to a diverse world. Required courses for the major: 18 Units 18 units chosen from: Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Report Writing for Law Enforcement Officers Criminal Investigation Juvenile Procedures Criminal Procedure Organized Crime/Gangs Community Oriented Policing Crisis Intervention Training Cultural Anthropology Magic, Witchcraft and Religion Language and Culture Archaeology and Ancient Societies World Cultures Native Americans Ancient Mesoamerica Native Americans Today Child, Family, and Community Child Growth and Development Teaching in a Diverse Society Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Economic History of the U.S. Introduction to Economics Introduction to Environmental Economics Cultural Geography Economic Geography World Regional Geography Geography of California The American West World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Modern World History United States History to 1877 United States History-1877 to Present Multicultural History of the United States Political History of the Middle East Roles of Men and Women in American History History of the African American The African American The Chicano American The Asian American Introduction to Philosophy Environmental Ethics Introduction To Logic Methods of Argument Western Religions Eastern Religions Teaching About Religion Principles of Psychology Abnormal Psychology Peace and Global Studies Capstone Peace Psychology Psychology of Women Personal and Social Growth and Wellness Psychology of Sleep, Dreams and Archetypes Eastern Psychology: Traditions and Practices Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development United States Government Comparative Politics California State and Local Government Politics of Third World Nations Vital Political Problems International Relations Exploring Leadership Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Our Sustainable Future Introduction to Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships Sociology of Gender Sociology of Inequality Sustainability Studies Seminar [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Business

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. [+]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Business University Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: SAS 134 (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. The Business Emphasis includes courses in Business related disciplines such as Business Management, Operations or Organizational Management, International Business, Human Relations and Managing for Sustainability. The Diversitiy Studies Emphasis includes the study of gender, women's issues, multiculturalism and gender/sexuality diversity. The Humanities Emphasis integrates the study of art, music, theatre, English and literature, world civilizations and philosophy. The Social Science Emphasis integrates the study of culture, economics, human development, social and political institutions, history, geography, sociology and psychology. Completion of this program may also serve the same purposes as CSU, Chico for other CSU institutions. Students are advised to consult a counselor. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in University Studies: Business (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major theoretical orientations in the social and behavioral sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies. Apply discipline-specific principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills suited to a diverse world. Required courses for the major: 18 Units World Food and Hunger Issues Cultural Anthropology Intercultural Communication Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Economic History of the U.S. Introduction to Economics Economic Geography Mathematics for Business Decisions (Finite Mathematics) Survey of Calculus Introduction to Statistics Environmental World Environmental Ethics Comparative Politics Politics of Third World Nations International Relations Exploring Leadership Introduction to Environmental Science Our Sustainable Future [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Diversity Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. [+]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Diversity Studies University Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: SAS 134 (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. The Business Emphasis includes courses in Business related disciplines such as Business Management, Operations or Organizational Management, International Business, Human Relations and Managing for Sustainability. The Diversitiy Studies Emphasis includes the study of gender, women's issues, multiculturalism and gender/sexuality diversity. The Humanities Emphasis integrates the study of art, music, theatre, English and literature, world civilizations and philosophy. The Social Science Emphasis integrates the study of culture, economics, human development, social and political institutions, history, geography, sociology and psychology. Completion of this program may also serve the same purposes as CSU, Chico for other CSU institutions. Students are advised to consult a counselor. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in University Studies: Diversity Studies (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Recognize and describe the range of experiences and perspectives that exist across diverse groups and among the individuals that comprise them. Recognize and describe shared values and experiences that unite people of diverse backgrounds. Identify the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that promote effective professional, social, and/or personal experiences. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Magic, Witchcraft and Religion Language and Culture Archaeology and Ancient Societies World Cultures Native Americans Ancient Mesoamerica Native Americans Today Intercultural Communication Gender and Communication Cultural Geography Economic Geography World Regional Geography World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Multicultural History of the United States Political History of the Middle East History of the African American The African American The Chicano American The Asian American Western Religions Eastern Religions Teaching About Religion United States Government Comparative Politics Vital Political Problems International Relations Psychology of Women Eastern Psychology: Traditions and Practices Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development Modern Social Problems Sociology of Gender Sociology of Inequality [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Humanities

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. [+]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Humanities University Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: SAS 134 (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. The Business Emphasis includes courses in Business related disciplines such as Business Management, Operations or Organizational Management, International Business, Human Relations and Managing for Sustainability. The Diversitiy Studies Emphasis includes the study of gender, women's issues, multiculturalism and gender/sexuality diversity. The Humanities Emphasis integrates the study of art, music, theatre, English and literature, world civilizations and philosophy. The Social Science Emphasis integrates the study of culture, economics, human development, social and political institutions, history, geography, sociology and psychology. Completion of this program may also serve the same purposes as CSU, Chico for other CSU institutions. Students are advised to consult a counselor. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in University Studies: Humanities (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the ways in which arts, literature, philosophy, history or language reflect historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic values. Employ concepts and theories of the humanities to analyze and evaluate cultural artifacts. Apply the analytical tools of the humanities in order to construct meaning in personal, cultural, and social contexts. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Art Appreciation Art History Survey I Asian Art History Survey Art History Survey II African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey Theatre Arts Appreciation Principles of Acting I Music Appreciation American Popular Music Jazz Appreciation World Music Music Theory I Music Theory II Reading and Composition Introduction to Literature Creative Writing British Literature I British Literature II U.S. Literature I Film as Literature U.S. Literature II Introduction to Poetry Mythology Introduction to Shakespeare Existential Literature: A Literary Approach to Self Integration Cross-Cultural Film and Literature Native American Literature World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Modern World History Comparative European Studies Greco-Roman Cultures Introduction to Philosophy Western Religions Eastern Religions Teaching About Religion [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Social Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. [+]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Social Science University Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: SAS 134 (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. The Business Emphasis includes courses in Business related disciplines such as Business Management, Operations or Organizational Management, International Business, Human Relations and Managing for Sustainability. The Diversitiy Studies Emphasis includes the study of gender, women's issues, multiculturalism and gender/sexuality diversity. The Humanities Emphasis integrates the study of art, music, theatre, English and literature, world civilizations and philosophy. The Social Science Emphasis integrates the study of culture, economics, human development, social and political institutions, history, geography, sociology and psychology. Completion of this program may also serve the same purposes as CSU, Chico for other CSU institutions. Students are advised to consult a counselor. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA Degree in University Studies: Social Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major theoretical orientations in the social sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies. Apply discipline-specific principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills suited to a diverse world. Required courses for the major: 18 Units World Food and Hunger Issues Criminology Cultural Anthropology Magic, Witchcraft and Religion Language and Culture Archaeology and Ancient Societies World Cultures Native Americans Ancient Mesoamerica Native Americans Today African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey Child Growth and Development General Chemistry I Elementary Inorganic Chemistry Intercultural Communication Gender and Communication Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Economic History of the U.S. Introduction to Economics Introduction to Environmental Economics Nutrition Physical Geography Cultural Geography Economic Geography World Regional Geography Geography of California The American West World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Modern World History United States History to 1877 United States History-1877 to Present Multicultural History of the United States Political History of the Middle East History of the African American Life Management The African American The Chicano American The Asian American Environmental Ethics Eastern Religions Comparative Politics California State and Local Government Politics of Third World Nations Vital Political Problems International Relations Exploring Leadership Principles of Psychology Peace Psychology Psychology of Women Personal and Social Growth and Wellness Eastern Psychology: Traditions and Practices Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Our Sustainable Future Introduction to Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships Sociology of Gender Sociology of Inequality [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Child Development: Elementary Teacher Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Child Development: Elementary Teacher Education Child Development Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 About the Program AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. AS-T Degree in Elementary Teacher Education The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a teaching credential, or related program at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year Liberal Arts, teaching credential, and related programs. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multiculural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Elementary Teacher Education (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Evaluate and apply Transitional Kindergarten 12th grade state-adopted curriculum standards and frameworks, and teach to a diverse population of students. Design learning experiences based on an understanding of students' physical, cognitive, emotional, social, creative, cultural, and linguistic needs. Utilize observations and assessments to monitor student progress and create developmentally appropriate curriculum for instruction. Create and maintain an inclusive learning environment that supports all students academic and personal success. Required courses for the major: 48 Units Introduction to Education Child Growth and Development Introduction to Biology Concepts in Physical Science Earth Science with Lab Concepts in Mathematics for Teachers I Public Speaking Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s) Introduction to Literature World Regional Geography World History to 1500 United States History to 1877 United States Government Argumentation and Debate Communication and Critical Thinking Formal Logic and Writing Introduction To Logic Methods of Argument Art Appreciation Music Appreciation Theatre Arts Appreciation [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Communication Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Communication Studies program at Butte College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate major in Communication Studies for the California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Communication Studies Communication Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Stacey Bartlett, Chair (530) 895-2243 About the Program The Communication Studies program at Butte College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate major in Communication Studies for the California State University. In addition, this program offers vital communication skills that are in demand by virtually every company and most organizations. Students with a degree in Communication Studies are prepared to succeed in numerous professions; in fact, many studies cite "effective communication" as the number one skill in demand in today's workplace. Students majoring in Communication Studies explore communication theories and skills needed in our complex world. These include: oral and written communication, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, gender and communication, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, and effective group interaction, among others. We offer two degree options. AA-T Degree in Communication Studies The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Communication Studies (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate skills to connect, work, and play well with others. Communicate ethically, responsibly, and effectively as local, national and global citizens. Research, organize, and create messages using appropriate resources. Effectively present formal and informal communication to a variety of audiences in multiple contexts. Demonstrate critical thinking skills. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Public Speaking Honors Public Speaking Small Group Communication Interpersonal Communication Argumentation and Debate Oral Interpretation Intercultural Communication Forensics (Speech and Debate Mass Media and Society Gender and Communication Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in English

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in English English Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Cristina Dahl, Chair (530) 895-2278 About the Program The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in English, students will possess the foundational knowledge and skills that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in English. The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in English or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in English 60 Units Minimum Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze themes within course texts and compare them to the ways these themes are treated in other course texts. Synthesize analyses of specific details in particular works of literature in support of a clear, overall point or thesis. Identify, employ and evaluate different frameworks for analyzing and interpreting literature. These frameworks may include political, socioeconomic, geographical, ethnic, cultural, ecological, psychoanalytical, historical, gender, and genre development. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Communication and Critical Thinking Introduction to Literature British Literature I British Literature II U.S. Literature I U.S. Literature II Introduction to Poetry Creative Writing Film as Literature Mythology Introduction to Shakespeare Creative Writing: Fiction Queer Film and Literature Existential Literature: A Literary Approach to Self Integration Cross-Cultural Film and Literature Latino Literature and its Latin American Roots Native American Literature [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Geography

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree (AA-T Geography) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a four-year degree at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Geography Geography Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree (AA-T Geography) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a four-year degree at a California State University. Upon completion of the AA-T degree in Geography students will possess the requisite foundational knowledge as well as the practical skills necessary for subsequent completion of the baccalaureate degree. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Geography (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify fundamental concepts specific to physical and cultural Geography. Identify conceptual and theoretical models pertaining to world, regional, and local Geography. Apply applications associated with various thematic maps as well as use of geographical computer modeling. Required courses for the major: 19 Units Physical Geography Physical Geography Lab Cultural Geography World Regional Geography Geography of California Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Economic Geography Cultural Anthropology GIS Data Capture Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in History

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in History or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in History History Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301 About the Program The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in History or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in History (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major developments in the history of the United States and of the world, and to examine the past from diverse perspectives. Apply historical reasoning to the study of the past and to think in terms of causation, context, chronology, and change and continuity. Utilize historical method through posing questions and conducting research, analyzing evidence, and articulating defensible conclusions. Required courses for the major: 18 Units United States History to 1877 United States History-1877 to Present World History to 1500 World History since 1500 Political History of the Middle East History of the African American Ancient Mesoamerica Modern World History [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Journalism

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Journalism at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Journalism Journalism Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Cristina Dahl, Chair (530) 895-2278 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Journalism at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Journalism (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Write simple and complex/long form news articles using the inverted pyramid and other formats Build a portfolio of completed projects for student media that demonstrates a range of storytelling formats/styles and effective design/layout. Demonstrate leadership and management skills as an editor. Required courses for the major: 18 Units Mass Media and Society Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting Beginning Newspaper Production Intermediate Newspaper Production Introduction to Communication Studies Argumentation and Debate Communication and Critical Thinking Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Photography United States Government Comparative Politics Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Kinesiology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Kinesiology) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor in Arts in Kinesiology at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Kinesiology Kinesiology Kinesiology Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: WLR 102 (530) 895-2521 Randy Maday, Chair (530) 895-2478 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AA-T Degree in Kinesiology The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Kinesiology) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor in Arts in Kinesiology at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Kinesiology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Kinesiology. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Kinesiology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, history and evolution, and current trends in kinesiology. Describe physical activity as it relates to physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. Recognize anatomical impacts on exercise related to age, gender, individual goals, and special needs. Demonstrate and apply scientific principles to movement in the specific areas of fitness, aquatics, combatives, individual sport and team sport. Develop and modify proper safety techniques for a variety of fitness programs. Required courses for the major: 21.5 - 22.5 Units Introduction to Kinesiology Human Anatomy Human Physiology Aquatics Self Defense Jujitsu Aikido Taekwondo Dance Ballroom Dance I Ballroom Dance II Aerobic Dance Jogging/Running for Fitness Core Crossfit Training Yoga I Yoga II Tai Chi Chuan Weight Training I Weight Training II Bowling Golf Tennis Soccer Softball Non-Contact Football Volleyball I Volleyball II Basketball I Basketball II Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Human Biology Physics for Scientists and Engineers I First Aid and CPR [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Music

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T in Music) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Music at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Music Music Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS-224 (530) 895-2404 Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T in Music) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Music at a California State University. With the completion of the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T in Music), students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Music. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Music (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Play their chosen instrument or sing at an advanced level. Demonstrate the ability to either play or sing new music at sight. Analyze a given piece of music in terms of chords and chord structure, modulation, cadences, and form. Articulate the principles of playing in an ensemble. Describe effective practice techniques. Listen to a piece of music and identify its genre. Required courses for the major: 24 Units Music Theory I Musicianship I Music Theory II Musicianship II Music Theory III Musicianship III Music Theory IV Musicianship IV Performance Ensemble Guitar I Guitar II Guitar III Guitar IV Voice I Voice II Voice III Voice IV Piano I Piano II Piano III Piano IV [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Political Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Political Science, students will possess foundational knowledge as well as the practical skills necessary for subsequent completion of the baccalaureate. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Political Science Political Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Political Science, students will possess foundational knowledge as well as the practical skills necessary for subsequent completion of the baccalaureate. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Political Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major aspects of governmental systems of the United States, for individual states (especially California), and compare governmental systems on a global basis. Place various governmental systems within a developmental/historical framework. Methods of description, analysis, and theory will also be important factors for students who select Political Science as their major. Required courses for the major: 18 Units United States Government Comparative Politics International Relations Introduction to Statistics California State and Local Government Politics of Third World Nations Vital Political Problems Political History of the Middle East [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Psychology Psychology Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Wood, Chair (530) 895-2232 About the Program The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at a California State University. With the completion of this program, students will possess foundational knowledge and skills that comprise the core content of the first two years of many baccalaureate programs in Psychology. The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Psychology or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Psychology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research methods, core empirical findings, and historic trends in psychology from diverse perspectives. Critically evaluate research reports and synthesize a body of research findings. Develop testable hypotheses and select appropriate research design to test hypotheses. Required courses for the major: 18 - 19 Units Introduction to Statistics Principles of Psychology Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Introduction to Biology Introduction to Human Biology Introduction to Biological Psychology Lifespan Psychology Abnormal Psychology Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Studio Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T in Studio Arts) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts at a California State University. [+]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Studio Arts Arts Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AA-T Degree in Studio Arts The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T in Studio Arts) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Studio Arts. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AA-T Degree in Studio Arts (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ technical skills, creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual problem-solving in completing independent projects in the fields of Visual Art, Design, and Studio Arts. Analyze, compare, and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works of art and architecture from diverse cultures and time periods. Produce, present, and describe a portfolio consisting of original artworks and/or writing about art. Demonstrate expert and safe use of a variety of equipment, materials, software, and tools, when performing, writing about, and/or creating works of art. Required courses for the major: 24 Units Art History Survey II 2-D Foundations 3-D Foundation Basic Drawing Art History Survey I Asian Art History Survey African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey Basic Figure Drawing Beginning Painting Introduction to Printmaking Beginning Ceramics Beginning Sculpture Introduction to Digital Art Introduction to Photography Introduction to Fiber Arts [-]

Associate of Science

Associate in Science in Physics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs; etc. [+]

Associate in Science in Physics Physics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. AS Degree in Physics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs. Demonstrate basic analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems. Demonstrate conceptual understanding by being able to describe qualitatively the underlying causes of basic physical phenomena. Required courses for the major: 39 Units General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Differential Equations Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Physics for Scientists and Engineers III [-]

Associate in Sciences in Mechanized Agriculture

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences degree. [+]

Associate in Sciences in Mechanized Agriculture Mechanized Agriculture Program Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences degree. An exciting, hands-on approach introduces students to a wide range of mechanical skills dealing with the operation, maintenance and repair of small to midsize gasoline, diesel and electrically-operated equipment. Problemsolving, emphasizing safe and cooperative work habits, is encouraged. Success in this program will be enhanced by high school work in shop and basic skills classes. Career Opportunities Wherever power equipment is operated, maintained or repaired, there exists a need for well-trained employees. Production agriculture and its equipment suppliers, the rental industry, landscape businesses, recreation and construction industries are just a few of the employment possibilities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Mechanized Agriculture (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and demonstrate proper use, care, and adjustment of common and precision tools and machines found in a mechanized agriculture shop. Operate wheel and track type tractors safely and properly. Perform operator level maintenance and adjustments of tractor systems. Analyze and match the proper tractor and equipment to do the job correctly and efficiently. Required courses for the major: 41 Units Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Computer Applications in Agriculture Tractors and Crawlers Work Experience-AGR General Soils Plant Science Supervision and Management in Agriculture Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Landscape Construction Farm Machinery Heavy Equipment Operation Diesel Engines and Machine Systems Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Beginning Welding [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Business Administration Business Administration Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Students interested in specializing in Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Accounting should complete these courses at Butte College. Specialization courses will be taken after transfer. AS-T Degree in Business Administration The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Business Administration (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Discuss the context in which businesses operate and the impacts of environmental factors (such as economic markets and technological, regulatory and competitive forces) on businesses. Use appropriate business terminology to describe the functional areas of business enterprises. Assess business scenarios using a systematic, evaluative, quantitative, ethical and information-based approach. Evaluate the legal, economic and social impacts of business decisions. Prepare, analyze, interpret and discuss an entity's basic financial statements, as a basis for business decisions. Demonstrate analytical, teamwork, oral and written communication skills and ethical and professional conduct. Required courses for the major: 26 - 27 Units Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics Legal Environment of Business Survey of Calculus Introduction to Statistics Mathematics for Business Decisions (Finite Mathematics) Has prerequisite(s) Business and Computer Information Systems Introduction to Business [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Child Development: Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Child Development: Early Childhood Education Child Development Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 About the Program AS Degree in Child Development The Transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Comparable programs are available at CSU, Fresno, Long Beach, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The program is complemented by an on-campus Child Development Center that serves as a laboratory for students in Early Childhood Education and other areas. A Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, available at CSU or UC, prepares students for careers related to working with children, youth, and their families in education and health and human service settings. Employment opportunities include working in infant-toddler facilities, preschools, elementary schools, social services in public and private institutions, and in agencies that review, influence and develop public policy and research for children and families. The Child Development and Family Relations faculty recommend that CDF 12: Child, Family, and Community be taken in addition to the required courses since it partially meets California State Child Care Licensing requirements. AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multiculural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning. Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children. Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs. Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains. Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners. Required courses for the major: 24 Units Child Growth and Development Child, Family, and Community Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum Observation and Assessment Early Childhood Education Practicum Health, Safety and Nutrition Teaching in a Diverse Society [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software; apply the structured approach to computer software system design; etc. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Computer Science Computer Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. Students taking the required courses for this transfer major must also take the prerequisites for these courses. The combination of the required Computer Science courses and their prerequisites provide an excellent preparation for students majoring in Computer Science at the four-year university level. AS-T Degree in Computer Science The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Computer Science 60 Units Minimum Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software. Describe how formal tools of symbolic logic are used to model real-life situations and relate the ideas of mathematical induction to recursion and recursively defined structures. Design, implement, test, and debug algorithms to solve a variety of problems. Design, implement, test, and debug computer programs using fundamental constructs and a variety of data structures. Apply structured and object-oriented approaches to the design and implementation of computer programs. Required courses for the major: 29 Units Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Computer Architecture and Organization Discrete Structures Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Geology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree (AS-T Geology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Geology at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Geology Geology Geology Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree (AS-T Geology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Geology at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Geology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and interpret common rocks, minerals, fossils and geologic structures. Explain the physical and biological changes that have occurred on earth throughout geologic time using modern theories such as plate tectonics and evolution. Demonstrate an understanding of the geologic time scale and determine the age of rocks using both relative and absolute dating methods. Synthesize information from plate tectonics theory and other science disciplines to solve geologic problems and explain geologic phenomena such as mountain building, patterns of igneous activity and seismicity. Read and interpret topographic and geologic maps in order to answer geologic questions. Demonstrate the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in a four-year geology program. Required courses for the major: 27 Units Physical Geology with Lab Historical Geology with Lab General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Mathematics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Mathematics at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Mathematics Mathematics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 895-2451 Juliet Hauser, Chair (530) 879-4300 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AS-T Degree in Mathematics The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Mathematics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Mathematics at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. AS-T Degree in Mathematics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Define, understand, and apply concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration to authentic problems. Apply methods of matrix transformations to solve both practical and theoretical problems. Determine whether a theorem or definition applies in a given situation and use it appropriately. Demonstrate good problem-solving habits including estimating solutions and rejecting unreasonable results. Demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas. Required courses for the major: 19 - 21 Units Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Differential Equations Has prerequisite(s) Linear Algebra Has prerequisite(s) Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Programming and Algorithms I Introduction to Statistics [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Physics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Physics at a CSU campus. [+]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Physics Physics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229 About the Program The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AS-T Degree in Physics The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Physics at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Physics (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate conceptual understanding by being able to describe qualitatively the underlying causes of basic physical phenomena. Demonstrate analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems. Demonstrate experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs. Required courses for the major: 25 Units Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Physics for Scientists and Engineers III Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Analytic Geometry and Calculus III [-]

Associate of Science in Agriculture Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Agriculture Science program offers an Associate of Science degree for those students interested in a more general course of study. Students with a background in production agriculture, 4-H or FFA will find success in this program as they pursue a career with an emphasis in agriculture sciences, agriculture education, and agribusiness occupations. [+]

Associate of Science Agriculture Science AS Degree in Agriculture Science Agriculture Science Program: Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Agriculture Science program offers an Associate of Science degree for those students interested in a more general course of study. Students with a background in production agriculture, 4-H or FFA will find success in this program as they pursue a career with an emphasis in agriculture sciences, agriculture education, and agribusiness occupations. Career Opportunities California ranks first in the nation in annual gross agricultural returns. The livestock industry and over 250 specialty crops provide a variety of career choices. Trained personnel are employed on ranches and farms, as well as the vast agriculture service industry. Career opportunities also exist with governmental agencies. Every year there are several openings in Agriculture Education in California as well as other states. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Agriculture Science (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and apply the principles and techniques of modern crop and livestock management. Describe fundamental care practices for animals, including selection, handling and management. Distinguish common types of agricultural pests including weeds, diseases, and insects. Calibrate plant protection equipment including hand-held, ATV, trailer, and orchard sprayers. Select appropriate fertilizers, basic application methods, and recognize their effect on plants and the environment. Describe how breeding, genetics, and biotechnology are used to increase agricultural production. Demonstrate scientific evaluation skills including interpreting graphs and data from scientific papers. Required courses for the major: 43 Units Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics Computer Applications in Agriculture Introduction to Agriculture Business Agricultural Accounting Supervision and Management in Agriculture Tractors and Crawlers Farm Machinery Work Experience-AGR General Soils Environmental World World Food and Hunger Issues Plant Science Public Speaking Basic Surveying Ecology of Insect and Disease Management Introduction to Animal Science Feeds and Feeding [-]

Associate of Science Transfer Degree in Biology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Biology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology at a CSU campus. [+]

Biology Biological Science Biological Science Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106 Gary Lechner, Chair (530) 893-7416 About the Program The transfer major listed here reflects the core lower division requirements for many CSU and UC campuses, particularly CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. AS-T Degree in Biology The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Biology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories. Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog. AS-T Degree in Biology (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Critically analyze and accurately express an understanding of scientific work in the context of the scientific method. Demonstrate academic skills needed for success in biology after transfer. Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy and ecological, physiological and molecular processes. Correctly employ scientific techniques and correctly use scientific equipment. Required courses for the major: 38 Units Required Core: Zoology Botany Cell and Molecular Biology General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Analytic Geometry and Calculus I College Physics I College Physics II Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Physics for Scientists and Engineers II [-]

Certificate

Certificate in 2D Animation and Games

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. [+]

Certificate in Multimedia Studies - 2D Animation and Games Multimedia Studies Program: Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880; Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills. The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications. All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia. Career Opportunities All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool. Certificate in 2D Animation and Games (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Edit and create graphics for animation and gaming applications. Create 2D animations using industry standard software. Discuss the principles of animation and game design. Create game assets and control them with Actionscript. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Computer Graphics Two-Dimensional Animation Flash Game Design [-]

Certificate in 3D Mechanical Applications

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. [+]

Certificate in Drafting and CAD Technology - 3D Mechanical Applications Drafting and CAD Technology Program: John Dahlgren, Chair (530) 879-4116; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. In CAD and solids modeling, students will discover real-world connections for their interests in math and science, and through hands-on activities improve their skills and become more confident. A year or more of high school drafting is very beneficial. Students need to be neat, methodical, and have an aptitude for spatial thinking. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as a drafter are encouraged to take courses in trigonometry, physical science, and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who complete this program will be able to prepare drawings for individuals and companies in the architectural, civil engineering, construction, and manufacturing technology fields. Students will gain extensive experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. Students will also have experience reading construction drawings and interpreting specifications. Certificate in 3D Mechanical Applications (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Use a solid modeling application like Solid Works or Autodesk Inventor to develop parts, assemblies and output annotated drawings. Interpret and differentiate technical information provided on a manufacturing or fabrication print, including dimensions, tolerances, and specifications and other precision detail. Explain and demonstrate the use of added tools for 3D modeling including simulation, conversion from CAD (computer aided drafting) and specialty tools like sheet metal development, weldment development as well as animation and motion. Required courses for the certificate: Engineering Graphics I Engineering Graphics II Has prerequisite(s) Print Reading For Industry and Manufacturing [-]

Certificate in Account Clerk

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. [+]

Certificate in Accounting - Account Clerk Accounting Program: Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598; Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. Students planning an accounting career should be detail-oriented, be able to analyze and interpret facts and figures quickly and accurately, and make sound decisions. They must also be able to communicate the results. Patience, persistence, self-discipline, and concentration are essential. High school students considering an accounting career are encouraged to take English, mathematics, computer, accounting, and related business courses. Career Opportunities The Accounting program is designed to enable students to: set up, complete, adjust, and summarize records of business activities according to accepted accounting principles and techniques; use accounting information to enhance business planning, decision making, problem solving, and management control; and apply both financial and managerial accounting principles and techniques. Accounting employment opportunities are expected to increase faster than for many other occupations due to pressure on business and governmental agencies to improve their financial accountability. Demand for skilled accountants will rise as managers rely more on accounting information to make decisions. Knowledge of basic computer applications is essential. Certificate in Account Clerk (14 - 15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Utilize double entry bookkeeping system to record common business transactions. Employ accounting and business terminology to describe business transactions and scenarios. Record payables and receivables using QuickBooks or similar accounting programs. Demonstrate proficiency with commonly used office software programs. Required courses for the certificate: Bookkeeping Introduction to Accounting Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Business Communication Microsoft Excel for Business QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting Has prerequisite(s) Skills for the Working Professional Electives: Introduction to Business Technology Personal Finance Principles of Microeconomics Income Tax Preparation Database Design [-]

Certificate in Architectural Drafting and Modeling

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. [+]

Certificate in Architectural Drafting and Modeling Drafting and CAD Technology Program John Dahlgren, Chair (530) 879-4116 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. In CAD and solids modeling, students will discover real-world connections for their interests in math and science, and through hands-on activities improve their skills and become more confident. A year or more of high school drafting is very beneficial. Students need to be neat, methodical, and have an aptitude for spatial thinking. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as a drafter are encouraged to take courses in trigonometry, physical science, and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who complete this program will be able to prepare drawings for individuals and companies in the architectural, civil engineering, construction, and manufacturing technology fields. Students will gain extensive experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. Students will also have experience reading construction drawings and interpreting specifications. Certificate in Architectural Drafting and Modeling (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Read and interpret information provided by construction documents including: Plans, specifications, details and sections. Properly setup a CAD (computer-aided drafting) application like AutoCAD with drafting settings to create, edit, and save drawing files. Prepare a residential plan set with proper properties, layers, types and developments in model form with associated layouts for architectural applications. Identify, create and modify different types of building elements, views, and rendered views using a 3D modeling tool for architecture. Required courses for the certificate: Print Reading for Construction and Architecture Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Architectural Drafting Applications Building Information Modeling I [-]

Certificate in Basic 32

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. [+]

Certificate in Basic 32 - Fire Technology Fire Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program. Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry. Firefighter I Academy The Firefighter I Academy prepares students for successful completion of the Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California Office of State Fire Marshal and to enter into the workforce as entry level firefighters. The Firefighter I Academy is a special admission academy that is offered twice each year (Fall and Spring) as a 19 week program, 8 hours daily. Accredited by the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) and the State Board of Fire Services as an Accredited Regional Fire Academy, the Butte College Firefighter I Academy is considered to be one of the premier fire academies in the country. Our Academy graduates have secured fire service positions in agencies from coast to coast. The majority of fire agencies in California require both a CSFM Firefighter I certificate and an EMT-Basic certificate to qualify for a position as a firefighter. The Butte College Firefighter I Academy far exceeds these requirements. Physical conditioning is an important concern in the fire service. During the Academy, cadets receive more than 100 hours of combined physical fitness and agility course training by certified physical fitness instructors, Graduates will not only be in good physical condition, but will also be prepared for the difficult, varied and competitive fire service physical agility entry-level testing. For more detailed information or to apply to the Butte College Firefighter I Academy, please visit our website at: http://www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/fire_academy.html. /> Certificate in BASIC 32 (3 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe wildland fire behavior. Describe safety tactics to be utilized in fire control operations. Develop a basic fire operations incident action plan and demonstrate skills of wildland fire suppression. Required courses for the certificate: Basic Wildland Firefighting [-]

Certificate in Business Management: Business on the Web

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Certificate in Business Management: Business on the Web Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. Certificate in Business on the Web (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Understand business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective web-based business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Required courses for the certificate: Principles of Marketing Business on the Internet Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Multimedia Production I Web Development I [-]

Certificate in Business Management: Human Resources

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Certificate in Business Management: Human Resources Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. Certificate in Human Resources (17 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze theories and strategies for maximizing employee productivity and motivation. Identify and describe federal and state compliance requirements relating to payroll and human resource management. Identify and demonstrate high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multi-cultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing environment. Required courses for the certificate: Management and Human Relations Organization Management Human Resource Management Accounting for Payroll Legal Environment of Business Microsoft Access for Windows [-]

Certificate in Computer Applications

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate in Computer Applications Computer Applications Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management. Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace. In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which one fits his or her needs. Career Opportunities Computer Specialist, Office Assistant, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator, Office Adminstrator, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Certificate in Computer Applications (14 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system. Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software. Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace. Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Business Communication Microsoft Word for Windows Introduction to Business Technology Skills for the Working Professional Introduction to Microsoft Outlook [-]

Certificate in Computer Applications: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate in Computer Applications: Basic Computer Competency Computer Applications Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management. Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace. In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which one fits his or her needs. Career Opportunities Computer Specialist, Office Assistant, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator, Office Adminstrator, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk. Certificate in Basic Computer Competency (5 - 6 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute. Required courses for the certificate: Beginning Keyboarding Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Basics of Computers [-]

Certificate in Computer Networking: Cisco Network Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. [+]

Certificate in Computer Networking: Cisco Network Administration Computer Networking Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/computerscience/ Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. The core curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Microsoft MCSA. Certificate in Cisco Network Administration (10 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Design, build, configure, and maintain small to medium-sized computer networks utilizing switches, routers, and WAN connections. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Required courses for the certificate: Network Fundamentals and Cisco Cisco Networks Level 2, Routing & Switching Cisco Networks Level 3 & 4, Scaling and Connecting [-]

Certificate in Computer Support Technician

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system; apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity; etc. [+]

Certificate in Computer Support Technician Computer System Administration Program Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 892-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Certificate in Computer Support Technician (11 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system. Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity. Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Required courses for the certificate: Computer and Network Security/Security+ Network Fundamentals and Cisco Level 1 PCs and Peripherals/A+ [-]

Certificate in Computer System Administration: Microsoft Server Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. [+]

Certificate in Microsoft Server Administration Computer System Administration Program Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 892-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Certificate in Microsoft Server Administration (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Required courses for the certificate: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Administering Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Windows 2012 [-]

Certificate in Cosmetology: Esthetician

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. [+]

Certificate in Cosmetology: Esthetician Cosmetology Program Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201 Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit. The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate. Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College. In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015. Career Opportunities Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators. Certificate in Esthetician (16 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry. Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment. Apply necessary health and safety rules. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills. Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills. Required courses for the certificate: Esthetician (Skin Care) [-]

Certificate in Cosmetology: Manicuring

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry; demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment; etc. [+]

Certificate in Cosmetology: Manicuring Cosmetology Program Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201 Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit. The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate. Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College. In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015. Career Opportunities Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators. Certificate in Manicuring (10 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry. Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment. Apply necessary health and safety rules. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills. Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills. Required courses for the certificate: Manicuring [-]

Certificate in Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. [+]

Certificate in Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover Cosmetology Program Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201 Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit. The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate. Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College. In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015. Career Opportunities Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators. Certificate in Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover (5 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate proper tool and equipment use and care. Perform straight razor-holding positions and cutting strokes. Demonstrate honing and strapping techniques. Discuss the evolution of barbering. Explain the difference between a standard shave, a once-over shave and a close shave from a standard shave. Explain the primary purpose of barber laws, rules and regulations. List the rules of professional ethics in barbering. List important characteristics used to determine a mustache design. Demonstrate and perform the following cutting techniques: fingers-and-shear, shear-over-comb, clipper cutting, clipper-over-comb, and razor cutting. Perform standard cutting positions and strokes with a straight razor. Demonstrate a facial and neck shave. Discuss the art and science of men's hair cutting and styling. Discuss general sanitation and safety precautions of shaving. Required courses for the certificate: Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover [-]

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. [+]

Certificate in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/familystudies Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. All students who complete an A.S. degree will achieve competency in promoting child development and learning; building family and community relationships; implementing program and child assessment systems; and learning in a diverse society and professional development. Career Opportunities Career opportunities in the early childhood education and child development fields are many and varied. Programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children and their parents continue to increase in number. Potential careers include: early childhood teacher/administrator, child care provider, playground program specialist, social worker, consultant, play therapist/activity specialist or teacher for hospitalized children, elementary school teacher, designer of children's products, legislative analyst/aide, and human services lobbyist. Opportunities are dependent upon the amount of education and experience acquired. State of California Community Care Licensing requires that all teachers working with young children have a minimum of 12 semester units of coursework in Early Childhood Education. Six of the 12 units must include three units in Child Growth and Development (CDF 14) and three units in Child, Family and Community (CDF 12). Certificate in Early Childhood Education (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners Required courses for the certificate: Child, Family, and Community Child Growth and Development Children with Special Needs Observation and Assessment Positive Child Guidance Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development Teaching in a Diverse Society Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum Infant/Toddler Curriculum [-]

Certificate in Fashion Design

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: analyze and describe the fashion industry including innovations, careers, current trends, the impact of globalization and technology, and the expanding roles of designers.; demonstrate command of visual presentation or production, and create a resume or relevant portfolio to be used to market him/herself in the fashion industry; etc. [+]

Certificate in Fashion Merchandising Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business of buying, distributing and selling of merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. A highly-specialized program in Fashion Merchandising enables students to acquire marketable skills in a minimum time. A two-year program leading to the Associate Degree is available. Career Opportunities As long as fashion continues to change, lucrative careers will always be available for those who are prepared to expand their personal and professional horizons. The world of fashion merchandising is a challenging, fast-paced and highly competitive field with numerous opportunities for monetary and career advancement. Positions in the ever-expanding world of fashion are available in, but not limited to, these areas: Retail: Buyer, assistant buyer, department manager, fashion/bridal consultant, store manager, merchandise manager, salesperson, shop owner, sales representative, showroom associate, personal shopper, and management trainee. Promotion: Fashion stylist, fashion coordinator, public relations, fashion commentator, special events director, and model. Media: Fashion reporter, copy writer, fashion illustrator, fashion writer, fashion editor, publicity manager, and fashion researcher. Certificate in Fashion Design (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze and describe the fashion industry including innovations, careers, current trends, the impact of globalization and technology, and the expanding roles of designers. Demonstrate command of visual presentation or production, and create a resume or relevant portfolio to be used to market him/herself in the fashion industry. Demonstrate the principles and practice of fashion design including design analysis; use of industry vocabulary; technical illustration; drafting of patterns; and effective communication of original design concepts. Demonstrate technical skills including machine operation; taking measurements; basic alterations; pattern layout, cutting, and preparation; and use of fabrics, tools, and supplies. Required courses for the certificate: Clothing Construction I Clothing Construction II Introduction To Fashion/Retail Careers Historic Costume Fashion Promotions Flat Pattern/Draping Design Fashion Drawing and Illustration [-]

Certificate in Fashion Merchandising: Clothing Construction

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. [+]

Certificate in Fashion Merchandising: Clothing Construction Fashion Merchandising Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business of buying, distributing and selling of merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. A highly-specialized program in Fashion Merchandising enables students to acquire marketable skills in a minimum time. A two-year program leading to the Associate Degree is available. Career Opportunities As long as fashion continues to change, lucrative careers will always be available for those who are prepared to expand their personal and professional horizons. The world of fashion merchandising is a challenging, fast-paced and highly competitive field with numerous opportunities for monetary and career advancement. Positions in the ever-expanding world of fashion are available in, but not limited to, these areas: Retail: Buyer, assistant buyer, department manager, fashion/bridal consultant, store manager, merchandise manager, salesperson, shop owner, sales representative, showroom associate, personal shopper, and management trainee. Promotion: Fashion stylist, fashion coordinator, public relations, fashion commentator, special events director, and model. Media: Fashion reporter, copy writer, fashion illustrator, fashion writer, fashion editor, publicity manager, and fashion researcher. Certificate in Clothing Construction (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Select appropriate fabrics and notions suitable to specific garment designs. Drape, draft or manipulate flat patterns to create accurate garment patterns. Lay patterns correctly and economically onto markers or fabric. Construct garments using various sewing techniques. Fit garments on various body types and be able to make the proper adjustments. Required courses for the certificate: Clothing Construction I Clothing Construction II Flat Pattern/Draping Design Costume Construction I [-]

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a type of computer program that collects, stores, manages, analyzes, and displays locational data, often with accompanying databases full of associated facts and figures. [+]

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Geographic Information Systems Program Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301 Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a type of computer program that collects, stores, manages, analyzes, and displays locational data, often with accompanying databases full of associated facts and figures. Geospatial data is critically important to a broad range of employment categories, from health care to marketing, natural resource management to urban design, and climate science to engineering. GIS is also a part of the ever expanding field of geospatial technology. Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (10 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Create GIS datasets for use in maps, tables, and graphs. Create, edit, and manipulate data, stored in proper format and with appropriate metadata. Perform applicable and relevant analyses of GIS datasets. Produce professional presentation of GIS results and provide results over a wide range of platforms. Properly prepare students for ESRI Desktop GIS Certification exam. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems GIS Data Capture Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Review for ESRI Certification [-]

Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement will give students a foundation and hands-on experience in leadership theory and civic engagement activities. [+]

Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: Student Activities Department (530) 895-2427 Kelly Munson, Advisor (530) 895-2945 About the Program The Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement will give students a foundation and hands-on experience in leadership theory and civic engagement activities. The courses focus on the themes of understanding self, understanding others, working in teams, civic engagement, and social and global responsibility and are applicable to all areas of study and careers. Students will have the opportunity to seek out and perform in leadership positions throughout the program and will participate in a monthly cohort. Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement (13 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the history and current trends of leadership and civic engagement theories and models. Identify the steps and demonstrate skills necessary to plan, implement and lead civic engagement projects. Perform in leadership positions on campus or in the community. Articulate a personal awareness of their own strengths, deficits, and areas for growth as a leader. Required courses for the certificate: Exploring Leadership Introduction to Service Learning Life Management Personal and Social Growth and Wellness Public Speaking Small Group Communication Intercultural Communication World Cultures Environmental Ethics Sociology of Inequality Our Sustainable Future [-]

Certificate in Legal Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. [+]

Certificate in Legal Office Administration Legal Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of Legal Office professionals is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. In addition, the career of today's legal office professional has greatly evolved and expanded as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and enhanced technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. The legal field is highly specialized, offering employment in areas such as criminal, family, probate, civil, real estate, environmental, corporate, public interest, and intellectual property law. The legal office professional's job duties might include preparing legal forms such as complaints, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, and briefs; processing documents; assisting with legal research; filing court papers; preparing legal communications, utilizing various office technologies, auditing financial records, scheduling appointments, handling confidential information, and taking notes on proceedings. The legal office administration student will develop an in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, documents, privacy and confidentiality, legal research, database management, records management, calendaring, English skills, computer competency, widely diverse legal office specialties, and legal office procedures. In addition to Legal Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Medical Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities Legal Office Administration graduates may seek employment in variety of areas including legal offices, court facilities, private industry, and public offices. Typical job titles include: Legal Administrative Assistant, Court Personnel, Legal Research Specialist, Legal File Clerk, Court Clerk, and Legal Services Specialist. Certificate in Legal Office Administration (16 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and explain the difference among the six areas of law. Apply computer skills to legal office activities. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Business Presentation Software Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Records Management Introduction to Business Technology Beginning Legal Office Procedures [-]

Certificate in Legal Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system; identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. [+]

Certificate in Legal Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency Legal Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of Legal Office professionals is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. In addition, the career of today's legal office professional has greatly evolved and expanded as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and enhanced technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. The legal field is highly specialized, offering employment in areas such as criminal, family, probate, civil, real estate, environmental, corporate, public interest, and intellectual property law. The legal office professional's job duties might include preparing legal forms such as complaints, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, and briefs; processing documents; assisting with legal research; filing court papers; preparing legal communications, utilizing various office technologies, auditing financial records, scheduling appointments, handling confidential information, and taking notes on proceedings. The legal office administration student will develop an in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, documents, privacy and confidentiality, legal research, database management, records management, calendaring, English skills, computer competency, widely diverse legal office specialties, and legal office procedures. In addition to Legal Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Medical Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities Legal Office Administration graduates may seek employment in variety of areas including legal offices, court facilities, private industry, and public offices. Typical job titles include: Legal Administrative Assistant, Court Personnel, Legal Research Specialist, Legal File Clerk, Court Clerk, and Legal Services Specialist. Certificate in Basic Computer Competency (5 - 6 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute. Required courses for the certificate: Beginning Keyboarding Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Basics of Computers [-]

Certificate in Marketing: Business on the Web

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. [+]

Certificate in Marketing: Business on the Web Marketing Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop marketing strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as marketing plans and sales proposals. Marketing skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills also are important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Certificate in Business on the Web (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Understand business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective web-based business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Required courses for the certificate: Principles of Marketing Business on the Internet Introduction to Interactive Web Design and Authoring Multimedia Production I Web Development I [-]

Certificate in Mass Media Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. [+]

Certificate in Radio-TV-Film: Mass Media Studies Radio-TV-Film Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. Many RTVF courses at Butte College will provide a basis for various media majors at other colleges and universities. The transferability of these courses will be determined by the college or university students transfer to. Career Opportunities Computers, satellite teleconferencing, the Internet, interactive video games, digital audio/video production, the world of electronic communication is exploding across the country from the smallest elementary classroom to international corporations and government agencies. Media related industries continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the job market. As computer and video technology continue to expand there will be an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers at all levels of production and application. Radio-TV-Film Certificates of Achievement serve many purposes. Students may utilize them in a job portfolio. Certificates of Achievement have helped many students advance in their current careers. Receiving a certificate will enhance a student's chances for entry into the job market. Certificate in Mass Media Studies (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the history, business models and new technologies of mass media in the United States. Analyze the role and function of media ethics in commercial mass media. Identify and address the technical and aesthetic issues related to creating and writing for electronic media. Write and assemble audio or video productions for presentation to an audience. Required courses for the certificate: Mass Media and Society Introduction to Media Writing Exploring Contemporary Television Introduction to Film Digital Audio Production Digital Video Production [-]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. [+]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration Medical Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate in Medical Office Administration, Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration, or an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. In addition to Medical Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities The medical office administration occupation job titles vary and can include: medical coders and billers, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionist, health information technicians, and medical receptionists. Certificate in Medical Office Administration (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered. Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Medical Front Office Procedures Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Introduction to Business Technology Medical Terminology Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency Medical Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate in Medical Office Administration, Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration, or an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. In addition to Medical Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities The medical office administration occupation job titles vary and can include: medical coders and billers, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionist, health information technicians, and medical receptionists. [-]

Certificate in Natural Resources Management: Ecological Restoration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. [+]

Certificate in Natural Resources Management: Ecological Restoration Natural Resources Management Program Ricky Wittsell, Advisor (530) 879-6194 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. Career Opportunities Intense pressures are being placed on the nation's environmental resources as the population increases. This creates an ever-growing demand for trained people to work in forestry, recreation, water, soil, wildlife and other natural resource/environmental management areas. Career opportunities exist with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, and U.S. Soil Service as well as numerous private management firms, environmental companies, and land developers, to list a few job possibilities. Employment in any of these areas will provide an opportunity for working in one of the nation's most interesting, diversified and rapidly expanding fields. The work is varied. However, certain basic skills are fundamental. Certificate in Ecological Restoration (17 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify the biologic and economic need for restoring and maintaining ecosystem health in California. Demonstrate proper use of topographical maps, assessments, hand tools and equipment commonly used by ecological restorationists. List and discuss wetland and upland habitat restoration techniques using native plants and various irrigation methods. Examine and report the procedures required by law for the purpose of mitigating damage to the environment by industry. Estimate cut and fill for a surveyed tract, operate wheel and track type tractors safely and properly, and perform operator level maintenance and adjustment of tractor systems. Read and interpret basic irrigation designs and identify and troubleshoot irrigation problems with sprinklers, valves and controllers, then make the necessary repairs or replacements. Required courses for the certificate: Watershed Ecology and Habitat Restoration Natural Resources Law Geospatial Data Applications Basic Surveying Tractors and Crawlers Irrigation Practices and Materials [-]

Certificate in Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. [+]

Certificate in Office Administration Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Sandy Sloan, Advisor (530) 895-2385 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include office administration, business English, business math, business communications, accounting, records management, and a variety of office technologies. Today's typical office administrator oversees the day-to-day operations in an office, including managing and supporting employees; creating, editing, and updating simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; disseminating information using the telephone, mail services, websites, and e-mails; assisting with budgets; and monitoring the usage of office equipment and supplies. In addition to the Office Administration major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which major fits their needs. Career Opportunities Office Administrator, Administrative Associate, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator. Certificate in Office Administration (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound decision-making skills. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Required courses for the certificate: Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Business Presentation Software Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Business Writing Skills Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Certificate in Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate in Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Sandy Sloan, Advisor (530) 895-2385 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include office administration, business English, business math, business communications, accounting, records management, and a variety of office technologies. Today's typical office administrator oversees the day-to-day operations in an office, including managing and supporting employees; creating, editing, and updating simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; disseminating information using the telephone, mail services, websites, and e-mails; assisting with budgets; and monitoring the usage of office equipment and supplies. In addition to the Office Administration major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which major fits their needs. Career Opportunities Office Administrator, Administrative Associate, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator. Certificate in Basic Computer Competency (5 - 6 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute. Required courses for the certificate: Beginning Keyboarding Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Basics of Computers [-]

Certificate in Parks and Recreation

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. [+]

Certificate in Natural Resources Management: Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Management Program Ricky Wittsell, Advisor (530) 879-6194 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. Career Opportunities Intense pressures are being placed on the nation's environmental resources as the population increases. This creates an ever-growing demand for trained people to work in forestry, recreation, water, soil, wildlife and other natural resource/environmental management areas. Career opportunities exist with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, and U.S. Soil Service as well as numerous private management firms, environmental companies, and land developers, to list a few job possibilities. Employment in any of these areas will provide an opportunity for working in one of the nation's most interesting, diversified and rapidly expanding fields. The work is varied. However, certain basic skills are fundamental. Certificate in Parks and Recreation (17 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Acquire and demonstrate background knowledge in outdoor recreation as it relates to career opportunities, educational requirements, qualifications and duties of field personnel. Evaluate recreation facilities and resources, identifying maintenance requirements, potential hazards, traffic, and people flow. Demonstrate manipulative skills related to hand tools, power equipment, and machines commonly used in recreational land management. Examine and report the procedures required by law for the purpose of mitigating damage to the environment by outdoor recreational activities. Compile information from GPS data, aerial and topographical maps to analyze and present spatial configurations of natural resources on recreational lands. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Environmental Management Recreational Land Management Geospatial Data Applications Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Tractors and Crawlers [-]

Certificate in Peace and Global Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies provides students with a broad global knowledge and appreciation for the complexity of human diversity and conflict. [+]

Certificate in Peace and Global Studies Peace and Global Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Wood, Chair (530) 895-2232 About the Program The Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies provides students with a broad global knowledge and appreciation for the complexity of human diversity and conflict. The selected courses will enhance knowledge of global issues, systems of thought, language and art, and will provide practical skills toward living more peacefully, cooperatively, and dynamically in the world. By recognizing the challenges and conflicts existent within the global family, students will also explore opportunities toward building a world of peace personally and interpersonally, and thus, become effective global citizens. Career Opportunities This Certificate will serve as a valuable adjunct to careers in: Psychological Counseling (School Psychology), International Relations, Political Science, Human Services (Health and Environmental Services), Domestic Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Medical), NGO's, Human Rights Organizations, Business, Administration, and Education. Currently international corporations are seeking specialists with global knowledge and skill sets in conflict resolution and prevention through peacemaking and peace building. Certificate in Peace and Global Studies (16 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Define the many forms of violence that exist from within one's mind to all levels of social construction. Interrelate direct violence to deeper structural issues. Recognize and articulate how core values, worldviews, and communication patterns shape cultural and individual identities. Identify and describe barriers to effective intercultural communication such as stereotyping, prejudice, and ethnocentrism. Analyze and discuss the promotion of ethical living by enhancing personal integrity in daily life. Required courses for the certificate: Peace Psychology Peace and Global Studies Capstone Eastern Psychology: Traditions and Practices Psychology of Meditation and Mindfulness Vital Political Problems Our Sustainable Future Intercultural Communication Exploring Leadership [-]

Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. Admission to the Program The Welding Technology program is a two-semester program and only starts in the Fall Semester. We accept 50 students, the program is currently impacted. If you are interested in this program, please contact Don Robinson at (530) 895-2469 or email at robinsondo@butte.edu, to start the process and paperwork that is required by the Welding Department. Please visit the Welding Technology Departments home page http://www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/welding/weldingapplication.html. Estimated expenses average about $5,200 - $6,200 for the entire program. This includes tools, books, tuition, and welding qualification documentation (if you pass the welding certification test). Financial aid is available to qualified students. Those students who complete the program can receive a Certificate in Welding Technology Level I, a Certificate in Welding Technology Level II, a Certificate in Welding Technology Level III, and a Certificate of Achievement and may elect to earn an Associate's degree in Welding Technology. Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding (7 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Layout, cut, prepare, and weld various pipe joint designs. Apply qualification procedures of the API and ASME for certification. Required courses for the certificate: Courses within this pathway help prepare students for careers within the petrochemical/natural gas pipeline industry. The powerpathway specifically trains welders for potential apprentice welding positions within Pacific Gas and Electric. Courses required for the PowerPathway Apprenticeship Program (only offered in the summer session) Power Generation and Petroleum Chemical Pipe & Tube Welding Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s) 5 Shop Practices for Pipe and Tube Welders Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s) 1 Pipe and Tube Welding Certification Practices [-]

Certificate in Professional Photography

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Photography program provides students with a working knowledge of black-and-white and color photography, and fundamental laboratory and technical skills required for entry-level employment. The curriculum is designed to teach students to become independent professional photographers or to work as technician/photographers for others. Photography is a two-year Associate Degree program. [+]

Certificate in Professional Photography Photography Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Photography program provides students with a working knowledge of black-and-white and color photography, and fundamental laboratory and technical skills required for entry-level employment. The curriculum is designed to teach students to become independent professional photographers or to work as technician/photographers for others. Photography is a two-year Associate Degree program. Career Opportunities Photography is used in virtually every field in this media-conscious age. Public relations and advertising firms, newspapers, magazines and the fashion industry are among the more traditional employers. Camera and lab skills also are required for portraiture, wedding and scientific photography. Staff photographers are employed by industrial and architectural firms, hospitals, telecommunication and record companies, galleries and schools, as well as state agencies. Photographers also are needed for aerial surveying for land and/or agricultural development projects. Working photographers encounter challenges requiring their technical skills and artistic innovation. Jobs involve scheduling photographic assignments for a variety of clients. Certificate in Professional Photography (12 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate the safe use of photographic equipment in the studio and on location. Produce photographic images for a variety of applications including industrial, medical, product display, architectural, portrait, food and fashion modeling. Use computer software to edit and enhance photographic images for a variety of media including magazines, newspapers, brochures, television, and the internet. Produce a selection of photographic images for a professional resume. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Photography Color Photography Commercial Photography Introduction to Adobe Lightroom [-]

Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. [+]

Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. Three options of study are offered: a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement; a two-year program leading to an Associate Degree; and certificate programs helpful for students preparing for the California salesperson licensing exam and those considering careers as real estate appraisers. Student interested in careers in Real Estate should ensure that they check relevant websites for information about licensing requirements (including required coursework): the California Department of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) and the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) (www.orea.ca.gov). Courses are also available for individuals interested in increasing their awareness and skills in the technical aspects of real estate transactions. The successful real estate professional is a person who relates well with people and is a "self-starter." Career Opportunities The real estate industry offers many interesting areas of employment and specialization. Positions may be found in real estate sales, appraisal, property management, finance, land development and consulting. A license is required of all real estate salespeople. In addition, a salesperson must work under the supervision of a licensed broker. Minimum requirements to apply for the Salesperson Examination are: Age: 18 or older; Experience: None required; Education: Evidence of successful completion of nine units of college level courses in Real Estate Principles, Practices, and one elective is required. Honesty: A felony conviction may result in the denial of a license. To qualify to take the State Examination for a broker's license a total of eight courses are required. Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the purpose, steps and outcomes of the appraisal process. Utilize each of the traditional approaches (sales comparison, cost and income) to estimate market value for a particular residential property. Prepare an appraisal report for a particular residential property utilizing the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) format. Identify and describe fundamental real estate concepts and principles. Required courses for the certificate: Real Estate Principles Legal Aspects of Real Estate Legal Environment of Business Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Economics Property Management [-]

Certificate in Real Estate Sales

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. [+]

Certificate in Real Estate Sales Real Estate Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. Three options of study are offered: a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement; a two-year program leading to an Associate Degree; and certificate programs helpful for students preparing for the California salesperson licensing exam and those considering careers as real estate appraisers. Student interested in careers in Real Estate should ensure that they check relevant websites for information about licensing requirements (including required coursework): the California Department of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) and the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) (www.orea.ca.gov). Courses are also available for individuals interested in increasing their awareness and skills in the technical aspects of real estate transactions. The successful real estate professional is a person who relates well with people and is a "self-starter." Career Opportunities The real estate industry offers many interesting areas of employment and specialization. Positions may be found in real estate sales, appraisal, property management, finance, land development and consulting. A license is required of all real estate salespeople. In addition, a salesperson must work under the supervision of a licensed broker. Minimum requirements to apply for the Salesperson Examination are: Age: 18 or older; Experience: None required; Education: Evidence of successful completion of nine units of college level courses in Real Estate Principles, Practices, and one elective is required. Honesty: A felony conviction may result in the denial of a license. To qualify to take the State Examination for a broker's license a total of eight courses are required. Certificate in Real Estate Sales (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Prepare sales listings and sales contracts. Explain the process of transferring ownership of real estate including escrow procedure and legal documentation required. Identify and describe fundamental real estate concepts and principles. Explain the appraisal process and its impact on closing real estate transactions. Required courses for the certificate: Real Estate Principles Real Estate Practices Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Economics Escrow Procedures [-]

Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. [+]

Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians Recording Arts Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. Students learn audio recording methods and how to operate the equipment used in a professional recording studio. Courses include theory, performance, industry standard recording software and hands-on exposure to production processes including tracking, overdubbing, mixing and mastering by participating in recording sessions. The program prepares students for a host of careers within and beyond the recording studio, including but not limited to Assistant Engineer, Assistant Mix Engineer, Studio Booking Technician, Audio/Visual Technician, Studio Owner, Information Technology Specialist and Customer Service Representative, Video Game Audio Engineer, and TV and Film Audio Engineer. Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians (17.5 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze the signal flow within a typical recording studio. Plan and employ the use of digital mixing consoles for audio recording. Operate digital multitrack recorders, software recording applications and digital audio workstations. Compare and set up digital signal processing used for audio enhancement. Formulate and implement effective recording session techniques. Required courses for the certificate: Music Theory I Musicianship I Computer Literacy for Musicians Introduction to Recording Techniques Introduction to Recording Software Applications Studio Recording I Guitar I Voice I Piano I [-]

Certificate in Single Camera Video Production

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. [+]

Certificate in Radio-TV-Film: Single Camera Video Production Radio-TV-Film Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. Many RTVF courses at Butte College will provide a basis for various media majors at other colleges and universities. The transferability of these courses will be determined by the college or university students transfer to. Career Opportunities Computers, satellite teleconferencing, the Internet, interactive video games, digital audio/video production, the world of electronic communication is exploding across the country from the smallest elementary classroom to international corporations and government agencies. Media related industries continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the job market. As computer and video technology continue to expand there will be an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers at all levels of production and application. Radio-TV-Film Certificates of Achievement serve many purposes. Students may utilize them in a job portfolio. Certificates of Achievement have helped many students advance in their current careers. Receiving a certificate will enhance a student's chances for entry into the job market. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Certificate in Single Camera Video Production (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply basic videography skills to compose and record footage suitable for editing and digital manipulation. Use computer software to edit a complete video project including title and soundtrack. Select and edit audio sound effects and music for a video production. Upload a video project to an Internet video sharing site for on-line distribution. Evaluate a video production based on the target audience's interests, needs and viewing habits. Required courses for the certificate: Digital Video Design and Production Digital Audio Production Digital Video Production [-]

Certificate in Small Business Institute

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Certificate in Business Management: Small Business Institute Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. Certificate in Small Business Institute (9 - 10 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Assess business opportunities and determine their feasibility and potential using tools such as financial and competitive analysis. Conduct small business marketing research, using primary and secondary resources. Write a comprehensive business plan that provides an organized overview of the venture and identifies key business strategies and tactics. Define business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Business Technology Small Business Management Steps to Starting a Small Business Introduction to Marketing Planning and Financing the Small Business Supervising Employees Bookkeeping Introduction to Accounting [-]

Certificate in Sustainability Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Sustainability Studies Certificate program is designed to broaden and deepen students' understanding of the interconnected nature of the comprehensive social, economic, and environmental transformations of the 21st Century. [+]

Certificate in Sustainability Studies Sustainability Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Mimi Riley, Advisor (530) 895-2497 About the Program The Sustainability Studies Certificate program is designed to broaden and deepen students' understanding of the interconnected nature of the comprehensive social, economic, and environmental transformations of the 21st Century. This course of study will provide students with an interdisciplinary body of knowledge that focuses on the problems human civilization faces as well as the solutions and strategies that will lay the groundwork for a sustainable future. Students will develop leadership skills that inspire cooperation and mutual respect, and facilitiate innovative, durable, and sustainable pathways for social and personal change, economic security and prosperity, and environmental restoration. Career Opportunities Students who complete the Sustainability Studies Certificate program will be well preparared to make sound career and lifestyle choices that support and promote a satisfying and sustainable world for all living beings - now and into the indefinite future. The Certificate in Sustainability Studies will increase the marketability of students who go directly into the workforce, and will enrich the knowledge set of students who continue their education in sustainability related fields at the university level and beyond. Certificate in Sustainability Studies (17 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify how current social, economic, and environmental problems affect their individual lives, the lives of people in other parts of the world, and the lives of future generations. Define sustainability, evaluate the sustainability of particular systems and practices, and analyze the political and cultural challenges of sustainability implementation. Recognize the fundamental impacts of humans, including commerce and attitudes, on the earth's systems. Evaluate the interdependencies and long-term thinking necessary to grow the world economy while also protecting environmental resources. Utilize critical thinking to develop a point of view regarding the problems and potential solutions for providing adequate yields of nutrient dense food and potable water for a growing global population, both in developing and developed countries. Discuss and write about the ways in which fields such as environmental ethics, ecology, sociology, technology and others interconnect in Sustainability Studies. Develop ideas to create common ground and promote the principles of sustainability to diverse groups of people. Develop a knowledge base to enable them to choose lifestyles and careers that will promote sustainable principles. Required courses for the certificate: Our Sustainable Future Introduction to Environmental Economics Sustaining Life on Earth Environmental Ethics Sustainability Studies Seminar Peace Psychology World Food and Hunger Issues [-]

Certificate in Tax Preparer

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. [+]

Certificate in Accounting: Tax Preparer Accounting Program: Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598; Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. Students planning an accounting career should be detail-oriented, be able to analyze and interpret facts and figures quickly and accurately, and make sound decisions. They must also be able to communicate the results. Patience, persistence, self-discipline, and concentration are essential. High school students considering an accounting career are encouraged to take English, mathematics, computer, accounting, and related business courses. Career Opportunities The Accounting program is designed to enable students to: set up, complete, adjust, and summarize records of business activities according to accepted accounting principles and techniques; use accounting information to enhance business planning, decision making, problem solving, and management control; and apply both financial and managerial accounting principles and techniques. Accounting employment opportunities are expected to increase faster than for many other occupations due to pressure on business and governmental agencies to improve their financial accountability. Demand for skilled accountants will rise as managers rely more on accounting information to make decisions. Knowledge of basic computer applications is essential. Certificate in Tax Preparer (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Understand accounting and business terminology used in business scenarios, and be proficient with commonly used office software programs. Recognize and apply basic state and federal income taxation laws to individual tax return forms. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Accounting Income Tax Preparation Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting Microsoft Excel for Business Business Communication Introduction to Business Technology Personal Finance Principles of Microeconomics Database Design [-]

Certificate in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Through an intensive program of production work in the Butte College Drama Department, combined with courses throughout the college, the student will gain the theory and applied training work experience to find career choices in live theatre, film and other communication related fields. [+]

Certificate in Theatre Arts Theatre Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS-224 (530) 895-2994 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program Through an intensive program of production work in the Butte College Drama Department, combined with courses throughout the college, the student will gain the theory and applied training work experience to find career choices in live theatre, film and other communication related fields. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to analyze texts and scripts as they pertain to performances, demonstrate the ability to complete assignments in his/her area of technical expertise, collaborate with others to produce a live stage performance, recognize standard practices of ensemble playing in a rehearsal/performance environment, analyze dramatic literature or productions to identify form and period. Career Opportunities The Certificate in Theatre Arts equips students with a multitude of skills applicable to many careers, not just those in the performing arts. The students earning a Certificate in Theatre Arts are prepared for a a host of job opportunities within and beyond the performing arts, including but not limited to: Actor, Director, Technician, Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Stage Crew, Carpenter, House Manager, Amusement Park Entertainer, Model, Tour Guide and Voice-Over Performer. Certificate in Theatre Arts (15 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the historical evolution of theatre and identify a variety of theatrical disciplines, including playwright, actor, director, and technician. Use appropriately the terminology of acting and the theatre. Collaborate with others to create theatre productions. Apply standard practices of ensemble playing in both rehearsal and performance environments. Required courses for the certificate: Theatre Arts Appreciation Principles of Acting I Rehearsal & Performance Has corequisite(s) Theatre Production Workshop Creative Drama and Theatre for Children Principles of Acting II Costume Construction I Introduction to Professional Theatre Voice I Musical Comedy Workshop Jazz Dance Choreography for Performance [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level I

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level I Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. Certificate in Welding Technology Level I (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Operate the SMAW units to weld in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Demonstrate proper welding process of groove welds (with backing and open) per qualification procedures set by the AWS. Required courses for the certificate: Courses within this career pathway will help students prepare for a future in the welding industry as a novice welder and will also better prepare students success in the Welding Technology Program. Beginning Welding Intermediate Welding Shop Practices for Intermediate Welders [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level II

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level II Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. Certificate in Welding Technology Level II (14 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Demonstrate proper use of the OAW and SMAW processes in all positions. Demonstrate proper base metal, beads and fillet welds qualification procedures per requirements set by the AWS. Interpret welding symbols on a variety of layouts and working drawings. Required courses for the certificate: Courses within this career pathway will help students prepare for a future in the welding industry as an intermediate welder and will also better prepare students success in the Welding Technology Program. Oxyacetylene Welding and Flame Cutting Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick Electrode) Symbol Reading, Blue Print Interpretation and Computations Shop Practices for Welders I [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level III

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level III Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. Certificate in Welding Technology Level III (17 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Weld pipe and tube in 2G, 5G and 6G position using all the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW. Apply qualification procedures in several codes to meet the required standard for entry-level employment. Required courses for the certificate: Courses within this career pathway will help students prepare for a future in the welding industry as an advanced welder and will also better prepare students success in the powerpathway gas pipeline welding certificate. Mig and Tig Arc Welding Heavy Plate Welding Integrated Welding Applications Pipe and Tube Welding Welder Qualification Shop Practices for Welders II [-]

Certificate in Wildlife Technician

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. [+]

Certificate in Natural Resources Management: Wildlife Technician Natural Resources Management Program Ricky Wittsell, Advisor (530) 879-6194 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resource/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. Career Opportunities Intense pressures are being placed on the nation's environmental resources as the population increases. This creates an ever-growing demand for trained people to work in forestry, recreation, water, soil, wildlife and other natural resource/environmental management areas. Career opportunities exist with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, and U.S. Soil Service as well as numerous private management firms, environmental companies, and land developers, to list a few job possibilities. Employment in any of these areas will provide an opportunity for working in one of the nation's most interesting, diversified and rapidly expanding fields. The work is varied. However, certain basic skills are fundamental. Certificate in Wildlife Technician (14 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify major game and fish species in northern California. Assist in the capture, study, and management of wildlife. Perform maintenance, participate in research, and interact with the public on wildlife areas or refuges. Locate and analyze the federal and state acts, statutes and regulations which protect endangered species and other wildlife. Utilize GPS and GIS systems to create and read maps of work areas. Required courses for the certificate: Watershed Ecology and Habitat Restoration Wildlife Management Natural Resources Law Geospatial Data Applications Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Landscape Construction [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Accounting Accounting Program: Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598; Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Accounting program is designed to teach students accounting principles and practices. The objective is to provide students with employable business skills and provide a framework for the further study of accounting and related business programs. Students planning an accounting career should be detail-oriented, be able to analyze and interpret facts and figures quickly and accurately, and make sound decisions. They must also be able to communicate the results. Patience, persistence, self-discipline, and concentration are essential. High school students considering an accounting career are encouraged to take English, mathematics, computer, accounting, and related business courses. Career Opportunities The Accounting program is designed to enable students to: set up, complete, adjust, and summarize records of business activities according to accepted accounting principles and techniques; use accounting information to enhance business planning, decision making, problem solving, and management control; and apply both financial and managerial accounting principles and techniques. Accounting employment opportunities are expected to increase faster than for many other occupations due to pressure on business and governmental agencies to improve their financial accountability. Demand for skilled accountants will rise as managers rely more on accounting information to make decisions. Knowledge of basic computer applications is essential. Gainful Employment Information: Certificate of Achievement in Accounting: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0130800CA.html To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog. Certificate of Achievement in Accounting (28 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze financial data. Prepare accurate reports for decision making and regulatory compliance. Understand accounting and business terminology used in business scenarios, and be proficient with commonly used office software programs. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Accounting Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Business Communication Introduction to Business Microsoft Excel for Business Financial Accounting QuickBooks Pro-Computerized Accounting Management and Human Relations Accounting for Payroll Skills for the Working Professional Electives Personal Finance Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Business Technology Income Tax Preparation Database Design Legal Environment of Business [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Administration of Justice program, with an emphasis in law enforcement, provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and fish and game. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Program: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349; Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Administration of Justice program, with an emphasis in law enforcement, provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and fish and game. Those already working in law enforcement may take courses at Butte College to enhance their chances for promotional advancement. Students need competency in reading and writing. High school students should take courses in speech, English composition and basic math. Students in this program will improve their ability to read, write, and analyze situations. Students also will gain a basic understanding of California laws and case law. The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year AS degree will have the knowledge and skills to assist them in seeking employment in many different areas of law enforcement. Students interested in this major should contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center on the Butte College Main Campus. Any modification of this program must have the approval of the Dean for the Office of Career and Technical Education, or the Director of the Public Safety Education and Training Center. Career Opportunities There are many job opportunities available in federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement. Employment is also available in state and local correctional facilities and county probation offices. To compete successfully with other law enforcement applicants, individuals must be well trained and have a broad educational background. Most positions require at least an Associate's degree. Gainful Employment Information: Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0726900CA.html Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the historical development and philosophy of law. Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions. Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and prepare acceptable investigative reports. Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence. Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques. Required courses for the certificate: Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Organized Crime/Gangs Community Oriented Policing Juvenile Procedures Criminal Procedure Work Experience-AJ [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad-based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business Agriculture Business Program: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/agriculture/ Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514; Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad-based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting. The computer labs, campus farm, and greenhouses provide an ideal setting for hands on learning. To gain practical experience on and off campus internships are available. Numerous area agriculture businesses provide opportunities for field trips, internships, and employment. Student clubs such as the Agriculture Ambassadors provide opportunities for leadership development and community service. Career Opportunities A career in Agriculture Business is both financially rewarding and personally challenging. For job seekers, it is probably the most readily available entry-level position in the agriculture industry. Numerous specialized companies throughout northern California require qualified persons for marketing, sales, finance, policy, government, farm ranch management, and international trade and development. For job entry and advancement, however, certain basic skills remain fundamental. These include proficiency in computers, record keeping, finance, management and marketing. The following is a list of possible Agriculture Business Career Opportunities: Bookkeeper, Business Manager, Business Owner, Commodity Broker, Community Development, Consultant, Equipment Dealer, Farm and Ranch Manager, International Development Specialist, Insurance Agent, Land Appraiser, Livestock buyer, Loan Officer, Management Specialist, Produce Buyer, Public Relations, Retail Sales and Sales Representative. Gainful Employment Information: Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0129800CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business (19 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial data. Analyze specific agricultural markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, information-based approach. Required courses for the certificate: Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics Computer Applications in Agriculture Introduction to Agriculture Business Agricultural Accounting Supervision and Management in Agriculture Plant Science Introduction to Animal Science [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology

Campus Full time Part time 20 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Automotive Technology program is a vocational core of courses designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology Automotive Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive/ Rob Holt, Chair (530) 895-2549 Department Office: SC 115 (530) 879-6103 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Automotive Technology program is a vocational core of courses designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians. Training is given in both theory and practical skills in the operation, maintenance and repair of today's automotive systems. Courses are held in a completely modern and well-equipped lab where the students learn the practical skills and work habits essential to sound pre-employment training. The program's goal is to produce a highly-skilled apprentice, entry-level technician with strong basic skills in both principles of operation and system service procedures. Butte College offers several ASE/NATEF-certified programs that lead to successful careers in the Automotive Technology industry. Each program has its advantages and offers different entry levels and income. Career Opportunities For Career information please refer to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive Admission to the Program There is a limitation on enrollment into the Automotive program. If you are interested in this program and would like to make an appointment to get on the Automotive waiting list, please refer to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/automotive/ From our greeting page follow the links: "Get Started Today", "Click Here To Make an Appointment" Fill out the information fields on the Appointment Contact Information Sheet, and then click the "Send Form" button. You will receive an appointment confirmation within two to three weeks. Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology (48.5 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the principles of operation and maintenance required to repair all systems of the modern automobile. Safely and correctly maintain, diagnose and repair specific areas of the vehicle. Required courses for the certificate: Specialized Automotive Electronics and Microcomputers Automotive Electrical Systems Lecture Automotive Electrical Systems Lab Auto Engines Lecture Automotive Engines Lab Automotive Brakes/Suspension and Steering Systems Lecture Automotive Brakes/Suspension and Steering Systems Lab Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Lecture Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Lab Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lecture Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab Manual Transmissions/Drivetrains Lecture Manual Transmissions/Drivetrains Lab Engine Performance and Emission Controls Lecture Engine Performance and Emission Controls Lab Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Technologies [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Business Management

Campus 15 months September 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Business Management Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. Certificate of Achievement in Business Management (30 - 31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environment. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Small Business Management Organization Management Human Resource Management [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Ceramics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Ceramics program offers a solid foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Ceramics Ceramics Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 About the Program The Ceramics program offers a solid foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium. Students are taught the importance of minute details as well as overall excellence. Many specific skills are emphasized including handbuilding, wheel throwing, clay and glaze chemistry, mold making, kiln firings, and the specialized techniques of raku and primitive firings. Students have access to a fully equipped studio and have the opportunity to learn the operational requirements of the facility. Although ceramics as an art medium is emphasized, students also study the inter-relationship between industry, business and ceramics. The program offers a well rounded art education including the ability to install exhibitions. A working portfolio for employment purposes is developed. The Ceramics Department offers courses which satisfy lower division requirements in many of the CSUs. Career Opportunities Many job opportunities exist for the individual proficient in ceramics. These include, but are not limited to: artist, art teacher or therapist, self-employed craft-person, mold maker, glaze technician, ceramic restorer, industrial ceramist, gallery or art shop manager, museum employee, interior design specialist, tile decorator, dental ceramist, and production designer. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree are provided with a strong foundation for further coursework. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Certificate of Achievement in Ceramics (18 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ technical skills, creativity, critical thinking, and conceptual problem solving in completing independent visual art projects in the medium of ceramics. Analyze, compare, and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works of ceramic art from diverse cultures and time periods. Produce, present, and describe a portfolio consisting of original ceramic artworks. Demonstrate proficient and safe use of a variety of equipment, materials, and tools when creating works of ceramic art. Required courses for the certificate: Basic Drawing Beginning Ceramics Intermediate Ceramics Ceramics-Low Fire Advanced Ceramics Gallery Production/Business of Art ART 99 Work Experience-ART [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of Civil Engineering Technologists or Technicians. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Program Francesco Madaro, Advisor (530) 895-2545 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of Civil Engineering Technologists or Technicians. The program has sufficient breadth to include surveying, map drafting, and computer aided drafting (CAD). After completion of the two-year program, the student will be prepared to enter civil engineering technology at the entry level. To be successful in this program it is desirable that students have background in math through intermediate algebra, physics, and science. A year or more of high school drafting is a plus. Students should be prepared for a rigorous two-year training program. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career as a civil engineering technologist or technician are encouraged to take classes in math, drafting and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who compete this program will be able to serve on a field survey crew, work in an engineering office, and prepare maps for recordation. Students will be able to prepare maps with both conventional drafting instruments and with the help of the computer (CAD). In every constituency there exists a need for trained engineering technicians and technologists. The information in this course of study is used daily in most public works departments in all counties and in all engineering offices in the state. Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology (20 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the history, functions, and types of engineering. Use survey equipment to measure and record angles and distances in the field. Identify the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties and the applications of the materials commonly used in engineering practice. Collect, analyze, and summarize data in a professional report. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Engineering Engineering Graphics I Plane Surveying I Plane Surveying II Trigonometry Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Reading and Composition [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications Computer Applications Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management. Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace. In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which one fits his or her needs. Career Opportunities Computer Specialist, Office Assistant, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator, Office Adminstrator, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications (25 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system. Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software. Analyze and interpret business data and apply sound decision making skills using data. Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace. Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Business Communication Introduction to Business Technology Microsoft Word for Windows Skills for the Working Professional Adobe Acrobat Professional Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Business Presentation Software Microsoft Excel for Windows Desktop Publishing Microsoft Access for Windows Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking Computer Networking Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/computerscience/ Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer Networking program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer networking professionals. The core curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Microsoft MCSA. Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking (30 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system. Apply knowledge of computer security concepts, tools, and procedures to anticipate and react to computer security incidents. Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Design, build, configure, and maintain small to medium-sized computer networks utilizing switches, routers, and WAN connections. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Computer and Network Security/Security+ Linux 1, Essentials Linux 2, System Administration PCs and Peripherals/A+ Network Fundamentals and Cisco Level 1 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Cisco Networks Level 2, Routing & Switching Cisco Networks Level 3 & 4, Scaling and Connecting Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Programming

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer Programming program prepares students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Programming Computer Programming Program Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer Programming program prepares students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. The core curriculum covers the software development life-cycle, algorithms, fundamental data structures, database design, and the design, implementation, and testing of computer programs and dynamic websites. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for entry-level positions as computer programmers and web developers. Certificate of Achievement in Computer Programming (22 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Identify, describe, and apply a variety of software engineering paradigms and process models in the development of computer software solutions. Design, implement, and test the functionality of relational databases. Design, implement, and test the functionality of computer software in a variety of computer programming languages. Design, implement, test, and maintain dynamic websites using client-side technologies, server-side technologies, and relational databases. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Programming and Algorithms I Programming and Algorithms II Linux 1, Essentials Web Development I Web Development II Database Design [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration Computer System Administration Program Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 892-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program. Career Opportunities The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration (33 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems. Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity. Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams. Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system. Install, configure, maintain, and network Microsoft desktop computer workstations. Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies Computer and Network Security/Security+ Linux 1, Essentials Linux 2, System Administration Network Fundamentals and Cisco Level 1 PCs and Peripherals/A+ Microsoft SQL Database Administration Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Administering Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Windows 2012 Server Services Skills for the Working Professional [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology Cosmetology Program Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201 Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit. The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate. Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College. In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015. Career Opportunities Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators. Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology (35 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry. Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment. Apply necessary health and safety rules. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills. Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Cosmetology Cosmetology I Cosmetology II Cosmetology III Cosmetology IV Cosmetology V COS 106 Cosmetology VI [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law Court Personnel/Pre-law Program Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. Students entering the program should have a high level of reading and writing ability. It is recommended that students still in high school concentrate on English and business skills. The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Career Opportunities There are many opportunities available including: positions in a private law firm, district attorney's office, court, social welfare agency, educational institution and all law enforcement-related offices. Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law (29 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of complex laws, court decisions, the court system and legal process and their impact on government, business and society. Demonstrate effective critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills. Effectively interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply complex information from multiple sources. Required courses for the certificate: Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Criminal Procedure Work Experience-AJ Beginning Legal Office Procedures Advanced Legal Office Procedures Legal Environment of Business Speed Reading Reading and Composition [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Drafting and CAD Technology

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Drafting and CAD Technology Drafting and CAD Technology Program John Dahlgren, Chair (530) 879-4116 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry. The diversity of the program allows students to pursue a career with a variety of companies that employ drafters. The program can be arranged to earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an AS degree. In CAD and solids modeling, students will discover real-world connections for their interests in math and science, and through hands-on activities improve their skills and become more confident. A year or more of high school drafting is very beneficial. Students need to be neat, methodical, and have an aptitude for spatial thinking. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as a drafter are encouraged to take courses in trigonometry, physical science, and computer science. Career Opportunities Students who complete this program will be able to prepare drawings for individuals and companies in the architectural, civil engineering, construction, and manufacturing technology fields. Students will gain extensive experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. Students will also have experience reading construction drawings and interpreting specifications. Certificate of Achievement in Drafting and CAD Technology (21 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the role of technical graphics in the engineering design process and in the architectural design process. Produce dimensioned technical drawings using various techniques including computer-aided drafting (CAD), 3D modeling, and freehand sketching. Read and interpret the information provided by technical drawings in architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing applications. Produce a project, architecture-based model from a given instruction set to an industry-based expectation for completeness and correctness. Required courses for the certificate: Engineering Graphics I Print Reading for Construction and Architecture Beginning AutoCAD Drafting Architectural Drafting Applications Building Information Modeling I Building Information Modeling II - Advanced Applications Trigonometry [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/familystudies Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. All students who complete an A.S. degree will achieve competency in promoting child development and learning; building family and community relationships; implementing program and child assessment systems; and learning in a diverse society and professional development. Career Opportunities Career opportunities in the early childhood education and child development fields are many and varied. Programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children and their parents continue to increase in number. Potential careers include: early childhood teacher/administrator, child care provider, playground program specialist, social worker, consultant, play therapist/activity specialist or teacher for hospitalized children, elementary school teacher, designer of children's products, legislative analyst/aide, and human services lobbyist. Opportunities are dependent upon the amount of education and experience acquired. State of California Community Care Licensing requires that all teachers working with young children have a minimum of 12 semester units of coursework in Early Childhood Education. Six of the 12 units must include three units in Child Growth and Development (CDF 14) and three units in Child, Family and Community (CDF 12). Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education (24 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning. Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children. Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs. Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains. Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners. Required courses for the certificate: Child, Family, and Community Child Growth and Development Children with Special Needs Observation and Assessment Positive Child Guidance Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development Teaching in a Diverse Society Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: demonstrate competencies in irrigation design and construction; identify turf species and their recommended management styles; etc. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture Environmental Horticulture Program Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. Career Opportunities The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the north state. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies. Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture (30 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate competencies in irrigation design and construction. Identify turf species and their recommended management styles. Explain the principles of greenhouse glazing choices. Required courses for the certificate: Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Tractors and Crawlers Work Experience-EH Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Spring Plant Identification Fall Plant Identification Turfgrass Management and Equipment Irrigation Practices and Materials Plant Science Greenhouse Production Plant Propagation and Nursery Practices Landscape Business Management [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising Program Dave Cooper, Chair (530) 895-2259 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Courses in Fashion Merchandising give students the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fashion industry with many "hands-on" experiences. Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business of buying, distributing and selling of merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. A highly-specialized program in Fashion Merchandising enables students to acquire marketable skills in a minimum time. A two-year program leading to the Associate Degree is available. Career Opportunities As long as fashion continues to change, lucrative careers will always be available for those who are prepared to expand their personal and professional horizons. The world of fashion merchandising is a challenging, fast-paced and highly competitive field with numerous opportunities for monetary and career advancement. Positions in the ever-expanding world of fashion are available in, but not limited to, these areas: Retail: Buyer, assistant buyer, department manager, fashion/bridal consultant, store manager, merchandise manager, salesperson, shop owner, sales representative, showroom associate, personal shopper, and management trainee. Promotion: Fashion stylist, fashion coordinator, public relations, fashion commentator, special events director, and model. Media: Fashion reporter, copy writer, fashion illustrator, fashion writer, fashion editor, publicity manager, and fashion researcher. Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising (22 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze and describe the fashion industry including innovations, careers, current trends, the impact of globalization and technology, and the expanding roles of designers. Analyze, describe, and apply concepts in the business of buying, distributing and selling of fashion merchandise from the manufacturing level through to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer. Demonstrate command of visual presentation or production, and create a resume or relevant portfolio to be used to market him/herself in the fashion industry. Required courses for the certificate: Understanding Fibers, Fabric, and Textiles Introduction To Fashion/Retail Careers Retail Fashion Buying Visual Merchandising Historic Costume Fashion Promotions Work Experience-FASH Introduction to Business Technology [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Firefighter I Academy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: describe the components of a personal fitness program and develop a personal fitness program that will allow them to pass a standard fire fighter employment physical ability examination; successfully perform tasks which combine manipulative and technical competency required for California Firefighter I certification; etc. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology: Firefighter I Academy Fire Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program. Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry. Career Opportunities The A.S. should be considered a step toward a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year A.S. degree will be able to seek employment in many different areas including careers in firefighting, building inspection and fire prevention. Certificate of Achievement in Firefighter I Academy (29 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the components of a personal fitness program and develop a personal fitness program that will allow them to pass a standard fire fighter employment physical ability examination. Successfully perform tasks which combine manipulative and technical competency required for California Firefighter I certification. Successfully perform tasks which combine manipulative and technical competency required for national certification for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Required courses for the certificate: Critical Skills for College Success Fire Academy Physical Training Firefighter I Academy [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology Fire Technology Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting. Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program. Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry. Career Opportunities The A.S. should be considered a step toward a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year A.S. degree will be able to seek employment in many different areas including careers in firefighting, building inspection and fire prevention. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0136200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology (27 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing agents and methods of extinguishment, differentiate the stages of fire, and compare methods of heat transfer. Identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and firefighter health and safety. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Fire Science Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Control Fundamentals of Fire Prevention Personal Fire Safety Building Construction for Fire Protection Fire Protection Equipment and Systems United States Government Reading and Composition [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Butte College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Certificate program is a one-year Certificate of Achievement program. An exciting, hands-on approach is used to introduce students to a wide range of skills for classroom laboratory work to closely reflect field experiences. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Butte College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Certificate program is a one-year Certificate of Achievement program. An exciting, hands-on approach is used to introduce students to a wide range of skills for classroom laboratory work to closely reflect field experiences. Construction equipment operation requires good hand-eye coordination and demands attention to details like timelines, precision driving, coordination of multiple operations, and following plan directions. Development of problem solving skills and safe and cooperative work habits is emphasized. Career Opportunities Students who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program requirements will have the operation, repair and diagnostic skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment. Each year, the demand for qualified operators and maintenance technicians increases. Our partners include Operating Engineers Local 3, CalTrans, CDF, local and statewide contractors, and agriculture companies. Most jobs are obtained with smaller contractors. Jobs are also available in production agriculture, land leveling, orchard removal, and with other agricultural employers. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0726000CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician (31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain the principles of operation and maintenance required to operate and support modern agricultural and industrial powered equipment. Demonstrate the ability to safely and correctly maintain and operate a range of agricultural and industrial powered equipment. Evaluate career opportunities, prospective employers, and skills necessary to achieve employment. Required courses for the certificate: Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Basic Surveying Tractors and Crawlers Grade Setting Diesel Engines and Machine Systems Beginning Welding Farm Machinery Heavy Equipment Methods Heavy Equipment Operation Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Honors

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Honors Program offers an enriched academic experience for those students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment. As a result, successful Honors students are better prepared to continue their studies and bring their academic talents and abilities to the attention of prospective employers. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Honors Honors Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Suzanne Wakim, Chair (530) 879-4319 About the Program The Honors Program offers an enriched academic experience for those students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment. As a result, successful Honors students are better prepared to continue their studies and bring their academic talents and abilities to the attention of prospective employers. Although Honors courses meet General Education requirements for transfer to the California State University and University of California systems, this program is not designed only for purposes of transfer, but also to deepen participants' educational experience and aid and inspire students in their other coursework at Butte College. Classes require students to analyze primary original works in the area discipline, writing a minimum of 5,000 words in analytical papers and reading responses, and participating in seminar-type discussions. Additionally, classes emphasize critical and independent thinking, and original responses to the course material. The Honors Program Certificate officially recognizes students who successfully complete 19 interdisciplinary units from among the specially designated Honors courses within Butte College curriculum. Recognition, acknowledged on the successful student's official record and transcripts, indicates a seriousness, dedication, and greater potential for success. Admission to the Program Enthusiastic students who would welcome the challenge of often difficult readings and invigorating discussions with fellow students and faculty are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of the Honors Program, Suzanne Wakim, Chair (530) 879-4319 or wakimsu@butte.edu, for further information and application materials. Certificate of Achievement in Honors (19 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Analyze and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in seminar-type discussions. Demonstrate advanced writing skills and critical, creative thinking in composing a minimum of 5,000 words in analytical papers and reading responses. Generate creative, original responses to course material. Required courses for the certificate: Honors Physical Anthropology Honors Cultural Anthropology Honors Art History Survey I Honors Art History Survey II Honors Current Issues in Biology Honors Public Speaking Honors Economic History of the U.S. Honors Great Works of Literature Honors World Literature Honors Capstone Honors Introductory Astronomy [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Landscape/Turfgrass Technician

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Landscape/Turfgrass Technician Environmental Horticulture Program Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. Career Opportunities The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the north state. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies. Certificate of Achievement in Landscape/Turfgrass Technician: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0130200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Landscape/Turfgrass Technician (24 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify common warm and cool season turfgrass species and their uses along with substitutes for turfgrasses. Formulate and implement a turfgrass management program for a wide variety of applications such as lawns, sports and golf course turfgrasses . Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Spring Plant Identification Fall Plant Identification Landscape Planning and Design Turfgrass Management and Equipment Irrigation Practices and Materials Landscape Business Management Irrigation System Design Landscape Construction [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic Law Enforcement Academy - Basic Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies. Typically, the Basic Law Enforcement Academy begins in July and again in January. Career Opportunities Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy qualifies graduates to apply for these positions. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions. Admission to the Program Admission to the program requires a minimum college cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Students are admitted by special application only. Admission to the program is based on scores on the POST Entry-Level Exam, completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes or less, and other special requirements. For more information about the Butte College Law Enforcement-Basic program, or to apply for admission to the program, please go to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/law_enforcement.html Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy-Basic (37 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Evaluate and manage their physical fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to safely and effectively perform peace officer duties. Meet or exceed the basic training requirements of 42 comprehensive Learning Domains as set forth by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for entry level California peace officers. Demonstrate the manipulative skills and core competencies mandated by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for entry level California peace officers. Required courses for the certificate: Critical Skills for College Success Law Enforcement Academy Physical Training Law Enforcement Academy [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis

Campus Full time Part time 8 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Law Enforcement Academy program (Fish and Game emphasis) is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/ Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Law Enforcement Academy program (Fish and Game emphasis) is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies. This academy also emphasizes laws and regulations regularly enforced by the Department of Fish and Game. Programs can be arranged in any of the following ways: Certificate of Achievement Program: Virtually all course work is closely associated with entering employment. Career Opportunities Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy with a Fish and Game emphasis qualifies graduates to apply for these positions. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/1797000CA.html Admission to the Program Admission to the program requires a minimum college cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Students are admitted by special application only. Admission to the program is based on scores on the POST Entry-Level Exam, completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes or less, and other special requirements. Employment information for the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife is available on their website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/academy.aspx. For more information about the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy-Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis, and to apply for admission to the program, please go to our website at: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/fish_game.html Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic/Fish and Game Emphasis (50 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Meet or exceed the requirements as set forth by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for California peace officer training. Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T. Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Required courses for the certificate: Law Enforcement Academy; Fish and Game Emphasis [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Administration (Certificate of Achievement)

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Administration (Certificate of Achievement) Legal Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of Legal Office professionals is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. In addition, the career of today's legal office professional has greatly evolved and expanded as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and enhanced technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate of AS Degree in Legal Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. The legal field is highly specialized, offering employment in areas such as criminal, family, probate, civil, real estate, environmental, corporate, public interest, and intellectual property law. The legal office professional's job duties might include preparing legal forms such as complaints, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, and briefs; processing documents; assisting with legal research; filing court papers; preparing legal communications, utilizing various office technologies, auditing financial records, scheduling appointments, handling confidential information, and taking notes on proceedings. The legal office administration student will develop an in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, documents, privacy and confidentiality, legal research, database management, records management, calendaring, English skills, computer competency, widely diverse legal office specialties, and legal office procedures. In addition to Legal Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Medical Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities Legal Office Administration graduates may seek employment in variety of areas including legal offices, court facilities, private industry, and public offices. Typical job titles include: Legal Administrative Assistant, Court Personnel, Legal Research Specialist, Legal File Clerk, Court Clerk, and Legal Services Specialist. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Administration: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131401CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Administration (31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and explain the difference among the six areas of law. Analyze and assess legal clients' needs to determine appropriate solutions. Apply computer skills to legal office activities. Utilize proper legal writing skills in all client and colleague communication. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Business Presentation Software Skills for the Working Professional Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Records Management Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Office Administration Adobe Acrobat Professional Legal Environment of Business Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Beginning Legal Office Procedures Advanced Legal Office Procedures [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Marketing Marketing Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Marketing program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in business operations, marketing principles, human relations, accounting, business law, economics and computer applications. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop marketing strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as marketing plans and sales proposals. Marketing skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills also are important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Marketing: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131100CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Marketing (30 - 31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business. Make effective business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today's multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environment. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Sales in Today's World Advertising and Copywriting Business on the Internet [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences degree. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture Mechanized Agriculture Program Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences degree. An exciting, hands-on approach introduces students to a wide range of mechanical skills dealing with the operation, maintenance and repair of small to midsize gasoline, diesel and electrically-operated equipment. Problemsolving, emphasizing safe and cooperative work habits, is encouraged. Success in this program will be enhanced by high school work in shop and basic skills classes. Career Opportunities Wherever power equipment is operated, maintained or repaired, there exists a need for well-trained employees. Production agriculture and its equipment suppliers, the rental industry, landscape businesses, recreation and construction industries are just a few of the employment possibilities. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0130500CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture (26 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and demonstrate proper use, care, and adjustment of common and precision tools and machines found in a mechanized agriculture shop. Operate wheel and track type tractors safely and properly. Perform operator level maintenance and adjustments of tractor systems. Analyze and match the proper tractor and equipment to do the job correctly and efficiently. Required courses for the certificate: Careers in Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Tractors and Crawlers Diesel Engines and Machine Systems Natural Resources and Agri-Construction Landscape Construction Farm Machinery Heavy Equipment Operation Beginning Welding Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration Medical Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Chair (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Medical Office Administration occupational field is projected to grow about 7 to 18 percent (the nation's average) between 2010 and 2020. All major industries require individuals who can perform a variety of office administration tasks in order for the organization to run effectively and efficiently. The BCIS Department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a Certificate in Medical Office Administration, Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration, or an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the increasing demands of the 21st Century workplace. In addition to Medical Office Administration, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Office Administration. Every student is encouraged to examine each of the majors and to speak with an academic counselor and a designated department advisor before making a final decision. Career Opportunities The medical office administration occupation job titles vary and can include: medical coders and billers, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionist, health information technicians, and medical receptionists. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131501CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration (32 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of medical terminology to perform outpatient/physician diagnostic coding, and determine outpatient/procedural coding based on the abstraction of medical records. Analyze and interpret medical information and apply sound decision-making skills pertaining to the appropriate ICD and CPT codes needed to maximize compensation for services rendered. Apply effective listening, verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills which prepare them for the outpatient medical workplace. Required courses for the certificate: Business Writing Skills Introduction to Business Technology Records Management Business Communication Medical Terminology Skills for the Working Professional Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Introduction to Medical Coding Introduction to Medical Billing Medical Front Office Procedures Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Managing Electronic Health Records [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies Multimedia Studies Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills. The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications. All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia. Career Opportunities All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0958200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies (24 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio and body of work to be used for promotion, client and project acquisition as a freelance designer, and to be used for obtaining employment in the design industry. Demonstrate expert use of equipment, materials and software when creating multimedia projects. Discuss, write about, organize and produce works for presentation to clients, employers and implementation based on project needs. Required courses for the certificate: A Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies will be awarded upon completion of 24 or more units from the Associate Degree program. [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Nursery Technician

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Technician Environmental Horticulture Program Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. Career Opportunities The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the north state. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Nursery Technician: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0725701CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Nursery Technician (18 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Select and correctly use florist tools, equipment and materials. Design and construct arrangements used in the floral industry today. List and analyze the costs associated with any floral design along with the appropriate markup to determine sale price. Identify energy usage for heating, cooling and lighting various greenhouses as a cost of doing business. Describe the scheduling of crop cycles including propagation start up, days to maturity, target market, price points, fertilizer and pesticide needs. Calculate square footage needed for various crops, as they move through the growing cycle, to understand cost inputs as compared to potential revenues generated. Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Spring Plant Identification Fall Plant Identification Irrigation Practices and Materials Greenhouse Production Plant Propagation and Nursery Practices Landscape Planning and Design Principles of Integrated Pest Management Plant Protection Materials Weed Science and Invasive Plants [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration Office Administration Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Sandy Sloan, Advisor (530) 895-2385 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Office Administration will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include office administration, business English, business math, business communications, accounting, records management, and a variety of office technologies. Today's typical office administrator oversees the day-to-day operations in an office, including managing and supporting employees; creating, editing, and updating simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; disseminating information using the telephone, mail services, websites, and e-mails; assisting with budgets; and monitoring the usage of office equipment and supplies. In addition to the Office Administration major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Computer Applications, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which major fits their needs. Career Opportunities Office Administrator, Administrative Associate, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131301CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration (29 - 30 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Solve mathematical problems; analyze and interpret data; and apply sound decision-making skills. Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business. Identify and describe accepted accounting principles and complete the steps in an accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements. Identify, explain, and demonstrate appropriate practices & methods used for handling office administration tasks. Required courses for the certificate: Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy Development Introduction to Business Technology Business Presentation Software Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Business Writing Skills Electronic Calculator (Ten-Key) Skills for the Working Professional Records Management Business Communication Bookkeeping Introduction to Accounting Microsoft Word for Windows Microsoft Excel for Windows Office Administration [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies provides students with a broad global knowledge and appreciation for the complexity of human diversity and conflict. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies Peace and Global Studies Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471 Christine Wood, Chair (530) 895-2232 About the Program The Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies provides students with a broad global knowledge and appreciation for the complexity of human diversity and conflict. The selected courses will enhance knowledge of global issues, systems of thought, language and art, and will provide practical skills toward living more peacefully, cooperatively, and dynamically in the world. By recognizing the challenges and conflicts existent within the global family, students will also explore opportunities toward building a world of peace personally and interpersonally, and thus, become effective global citizens. Career Opportunities This Certificate will serve as a valuable adjunct to careers in: Psychological Counseling (School Psychology), International Relations, Political Science, Human Services (Health and Environmental Services), Domestic Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Medical), NGO's, Human Rights Organizations, Business, Administration, and Education. Currently international corporations are seeking specialists with global knowledge and skill sets in conflict resolution and prevention through peacemaking and peace building. Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies 28 - 29 Units Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Define the many forms of violence that exist from with in one's mind to all levels of social construction. Interrelate direct violence to deeper structural issues. Recognize and articulate how core values, worldviews, and communication patterns shape cultural and individual identities. Identify and describe barriers to effective intercultural communication such as stereotyping, prejudice, and ethnocentrism. Evaluate the common problems that plague human societies and discuss remedies that would create more just and equitable societies on a global scale. Analyze and discuss the promotion of ethical living by enhancing personal integrity in daily life. Explain what it means to be a conscious, proactive global citizen. Required courses for the certificate: Peace Psychology Exploring Leadership Peace and Global Studies Capstone Intercultural Communication Vital Political Problems Eastern Psychology: Traditions and Practices Psychology of Meditation and Mindfulness Cultural Anthropology Principles of Macroeconomics International Relations Our Sustainable Future First Semester Chinese Second Semester Chinese First Semester French Second Semester French First Semester German Second Semester German Third Semester German Fourth Semester German First Semester Italian Second Semester Italian First Semester Japanese Second Semester Japanese Third Semester Japanese Fourth Semester Japanese American Sign Language 1 American Sign Language II First Semester Spanish Second Semester Spanish Third Semester Spanish Fourth Semester Spanish Modern World History World Cultures African, Oceanic, and Native American Art History Survey Mythology Cross-Cultural Film and Literature Western Religions Eastern Religions [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Plant Protection

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture: Plant Protection Environmental Horticulture Program Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Environmental Horticulture program offers an AS degree in Environmental Horticulture, and four Certificates of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers and on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry. Career Opportunities The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the north state. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies. Certificate of Achievement in Plant Protection (42 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the plant protection industry. Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures in calibration of agriculture equipment. Apply necessary health and safety rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Demonstrate appropriate communications skills. Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits from state DPR laws and regulations. Required courses for the certificate: Principles of Integrated Pest Management Physical, Biological Sciences and Natural Sciences Plant Science Elementary Inorganic Chemistry Elementary Organic and Biochemistry Introduction to Biology Ecology and Field Biology Botany Cell and Molecular Biology Introduction to Microbiology Environmental Management Crop Health Ecology of Insect and Disease Management General Soils Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition Irrigation Practices and Materials Irrigation System Design Pest Management Farm Machinery Plant Protection Materials Weed Science and Invasive Plants Wildlife Management Production Systems Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Fall Plant Identification Spring Plant Identification Turfgrass Management and Equipment Greenhouse Production Wine Grape Cultivation Wine Growing Practices - Fall Wine Growing Practices - Spring Orchard Production and Management Plant Propagation and Nursery Practices Landscape Business Management Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production Radio-TV-Film Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. Many RTVF courses at Butte College will provide a basis for various media majors at other colleges and universities. The transferability of these courses will be determined by the college or university students transfer to. Career Opportunities Computers, satellite teleconferencing, the Internet, interactive video games, digital audio/video production, the world of electronic communication is exploding across the country from the smallest elementary classroom to international corporations and government agencies. Media related industries continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the job market. As computer and video technology continue to expand there will be an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers at all levels of production and application. Radio-TV-Film Certificates of Achievement serve many purposes. Students may utilize them in a job portfolio. Certificates of Achievement have helped many students advance in their current careers. Receiving a certificate will enhance a student's chances for entry into the job market. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Certificate of Achievement in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production (21 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate critical thinking skills and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio of work in audio/video production. Demonstrate expert and safe use of hardware and software while creating audio/video productions. Discuss, analyze and write about audio/video productions. Organize and assemble audio/video productions for presentation to an audience. Required courses for the certificate: Digital Audio Production Mass Media and Society Digital Video Production Introduction to Media Writing Multimedia Production I Music Video Production Digital Video Design and Production [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate Real Estate Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Real Estate program is designed with two broad objectives. The first is to prepare beginning students for entry into the real estate field, and the second objective is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of real estate professionals. Three options of study are offered: a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Achievement; a two-year program leading to an Associate Degree; and certificate programs helpful for students preparing for the California salesperson licensing exam and those considering careers as real estate appraisers. Student interested in careers in Real Estate should ensure that they check relevant websites for information about licensing requirements (including required coursework): the California Department of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) and the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) (www.orea.ca.gov). Courses are also available for individuals interested in increasing their awareness and skills in the technical aspects of real estate transactions. The successful real estate professional is a person who relates well with people and is a "self-starter." Career Opportunities The real estate industry offers many interesting areas of employment and specialization. Positions may be found in real estate sales, appraisal, property management, finance, land development and consulting. A license is required of all real estate salespeople. In addition, a salesperson must work under the supervision of a licensed broker. Minimum requirements to apply for the Salesperson Examination are: Age: 18 or older; Experience: None required; Education: Evidence of successful completion of nine units of college level courses in Real Estate Principles, Practices, and one elective is required. Honesty: A felony conviction may result in the denial of a license. To qualify to take the State Examination for a broker's license a total of eight courses are required. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate (24 - 25 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and explain real estate concepts and principles. Create a Competitive Market Analysis for a Real Estate property so that they can evaluate properties based on factual data. Analyze legal contracts associated with real estate transactions, and identify and explain their uses, components and implications. Required courses for the certificate: Real Estate Principles Real Estate Practices Management and Human Relations Real Estate Finance Real Estate Economics Sales in Today's World Legal Aspects of Real Estate Introduction to Business Technology Business and Computer Information Systems Financial Accounting Introduction to Accounting [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts Recording Arts Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Recording Arts program provides students with fundamental to advanced knowledge and understanding of audio recording techniques and applications. Students learn audio recording methods and how to operate the equipment used in a professional recording studio. Courses include theory, performance, industry standard recording software and hands-on exposure to production processes including tracking, overdubbing, mixing and mastering by participating in recording sessions. The program prepares students for a host of careers within and beyond the recording studio, including but not limited to Assistant Engineer, Assistant Mix Engineer, Studio Booking Technician, Audio/Visual Technician, Studio Owner, Information Technology Specialist and Customer Service Representative, Video Game Audio Engineer, and TV and Film Audio Engineer. Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts (25.5 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Make technically competent recordings of real instruments in a studio setting Utilize computer-based music software for electronic music composition Effectively edit and mix electronic compositions and studio recordings Analyze the fundamental concepts of audio theory Demonstrate proper etiquette and work ethic appropriate to a professional audio environment Required courses for the certificate: Music Theory I Musicianship I Guitar I Voice I Piano I Computer Literacy for Musicians Music Theory II Musicianship II Guitar II Voice II Piano II Introduction to Recording Techniques Introduction to Recording Software Applications Studio Recording I Studio Recording II [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management

Campus Full time Part time 24 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Business Management: Retail Management Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail and/or small business settings. Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management (30 - 31 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Define the terms, principles and theories relating to retail planning, strategy and implementation. Conduct a retail audit to demonstrate mastery of course concepts including customer buying behavior, retail planning, strategy, store layout, visual merchandising, and operations. Analyze a retail marketing strategy and its appropriateness given target market(s). Required courses for the certificate: Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Technology Business Communication Public Speaking Management and Human Relations Introduction to Economics Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Financial Accounting Retail Management Sales in Today's World Advertising and Copywriting Human Resource Management Organization Management [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology Welding Technology Program Don Robinson, Chair (530) 895-2469 Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified welders under standards set by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute. Certification examinations may be taken after completion of the courses. To be successful in this program, students need basic competence in mathematics, must possess good eyesight at least with corrective lenses, sufficient physical stamina to be able to stand and bend for long periods, and not to be bothered by extended exposure to the outdoors. Students who are still enrolled in high school and who are considering a career as an industrial welder are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, industrial education, and welding. Courses in physical sciences and physics would enhance a student's knowledge and broaden one's experiences. Career Opportunities The objective of this program is to teach students to read and follow blueprints and plans, lay out jobs to be done, cut and bend materials, operate an oxy-acetylene torch, shielded metal arc, flux core arc, and do mig and tig welding, and certify in the above processes. For certified welders employment opportunities are virtually unlimited. High-paying jobs are open in both heavy and light industry throughout California as well as the nation and the world. As far as can be seen in the future, the job market for certified welders will be excellent. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0132500CA.html Admission to the Program The Welding Technology program is a two-semester program and only starts in the Fall Semester. We accept 50 students, the program is currently impacted. If you are interested in this program, please contact Don Robinson at (530) 895-2469 or email at robinsondo@butte.edu, to start the process and paperwork that is required by the Welding Department. Please visit the Welding Technology Departments home page http://www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/welding/weldingapplication.html. Estimated expenses average about $5,200 - $6,200 for the entire program. This includes tools, books, tuition, and welding qualification documentation (if you pass the welding certification test). Financial aid is available to qualified students. Those students who complete the program can receive a Certificate in Welding Technology Level I, a Certificate in Welding Technology Level II, a Certificate in Welding Technology Level III, and a Certificate of Achievement and may elect to earn an Associate's degree in Welding Technology. Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology (43 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Setup and safely operate welding equipment. Demonstrate the skill set necessary to qualify for an unlimited position welding qualification meeting AWS standards. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in a variety of situations, utilizing proper welding terminology and acronyms. Required courses for the certificate: Oxyacetylene Welding and Flame Cutting Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick Electrode) Fabrication Practicums Symbol Reading, Blue Print Interpretation and Computations Mig and Tig Arc Welding Heavy Plate Welding Integrated Welding Applications Pipe and Tube Welding Welder Qualification Welding Equipment Maintenance and Service Pipe Fitting and Cutting Welding Industry Employment Preparation Shop Practices for Welders I Shop Practices for Welders II Welding Certification Practices [-]

Noncredit Certificate of Competency in ESL

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

This is a certificate of competency in ESL. This sequence of non credit ESL courses that takes students from survival skills to high intermediate language proficiency in preparation for their matriculation into credit-bearing ESL courses. [+]

Noncredit Certificate of Competency in English as a Second Language English as a Second Language Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Lisa Kekaha, Chair (530) 895-2333 About the Program This is a certificate of competency in ESL. This sequence of non credit ESL courses that takes students from survival skills to high intermediate language proficiency in preparation for their matriculation into credit-bearing ESL courses. This program provides students with the foundational language proficiency necessary for various career fields or to matriculate into general education courses. This 102 hour certificate program can be completed in two academic semesters and requires the successful completion of at least two courses in the ESL sequence, one of which must be ESL 313. The Certificate of Completion in Vocational ESL is a two-course sequence, with the option of a third course, is made up of non credit VESL courses that prepare students for employment in a variety of fields. These courses directly impact student employment opportunities through frequent contact with local employers and employment agencies. The elective class provides supplemental instruction in career-specific vocabulary. Noncredit Certificate of Competency in ESL (0 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Communicate effectively in English. Negotiate essential life exchanges and situations. Establish personal, academic, and vocational goals. Be prepared to pursue higher academic levels. Required courses for the certificate: ESL Level 3 Survival/Life Skills for ESL Students ESL Level 1 ESL Level 2 [-]

Noncredit Certificate of Completion in Occupational and Life Skills

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The focus of the Occupational and Life Skills Program is to prepare students for community integrated employment. [+]

Noncredit Certificate of Completion in Occupational and Life Skills Occupational and Life Skills Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015 Julie Nuzum, Advisor (530) 343-7994 About the Program The focus of the Occupational and Life Skills Program is to prepare students for community integrated employment. The two separate levels of certification may be obtained through an occupation specific certification and a Butte College Certificate of Completion. Students who successfully complete the program will have proof of competencies through these certifications presented to potential employers. This 588 hour certificate program requires successful completion of 8 courses in the OLS sequence. Noncredit Certificate of Completion in Occupational and Life Skills (0 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and assess safety hazards in the workplace. Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct. Apply comprehension and writing strategies when confronted with workplace documentation. Recognize and apply for compatible job opportunities relative to their occupation-specific certification. Organize and accomplish tasks for completion, adhering to deadlines. Determine amounts of money, temperature readings, volumes, and other measurements required for some occupations. Required courses for the certificate: Occupational and Academic Assessment Workplace Communication Literacy for Career Building Mathematics within Industry Career Exploration Strategies for Employment Occupational Certification Workshop Experiential Vocational Training [-]

Noncredit Certificate of Completion in VESL

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

This is a certificate of competency in ESL. This sequence of non credit ESL courses that takes students from survival skills to high intermediate language proficiency in preparation for their matriculation into credit-bearing ESL courses. [+]

Noncredit Certificate of Completion in VESL English as a Second Language Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581 Lisa Kekaha, Chair (530) 895-2333 About the Program This is a certificate of competency in ESL. This sequence of non credit ESL courses that takes students from survival skills to high intermediate language proficiency in preparation for their matriculation into credit-bearing ESL courses. This program provides students with the foundational language proficiency necessary for various career fields or to matriculate into general education courses. This 102 hour certificate program can be completed in two academic semesters and requires the successful completion of at least two courses in the ESL sequence, one of which must be ESL 313. The Certificate of Completion in Vocational ESL is a two-course sequence, with the option of a third course, is made up of non credit VESL courses that prepare students for employment in a variety of fields. These courses directly impact student employment opportunities through frequent contact with local employers and employment agencies. The elective class provides supplemental instruction in career-specific vocabulary. Noncredit Certificate of Completion in VESL (0 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Communicate effectively in English. Negotiate essential life exchanges and situations. Establish personal, academic, and vocational goals. Required courses for the certificate: ESL Workforce Training Adult Education ESL Workforce Training Lab Training-Specific Vocational ESL [-]

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