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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Programs

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Associate Degree

Associate Degree in Accounting

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Agricultural Business

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Agriculture Business

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Art Studio

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Production/Communication Design

Campus Full time August 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:... [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Art Studio

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Computer Graphics: Technical/Communication Design

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Automotive Technology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Biological Science

Campus Full time August 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 August 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 August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Chemistry

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Child Development

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Applications

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Networking

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Programming

Campus Full time August 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 August 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 August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time August 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 August 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.... [-]

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Engineering

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Environmental Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Fire Technology Program

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Legal Office Administration

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Marketing

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time August 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 August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Multimedia Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Natural Resources Management

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Office Administration

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Photography

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Physical Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Retail Management

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Degree in Welding Technology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time August 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)... [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agricultural business

Campus Full time August 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.... [-]

Associate Transfer Degree in Agriculture Plant Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate in Arts in Anthropology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Economics

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Sociology

Campus Full time August 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 in Arts Transfer Degree in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Artes in Liberal Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Art History

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Arts

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Ceramics

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Communication Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in General Physical Education

Campus Full time August 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 August 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 August 2017 USA Chico

In the Graphic Design program, students receive hands-on training in many areas of the visual communications field.

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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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Language Arts

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Associate of Arts in Recording Arts

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Business

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Diversity Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Humanities

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts in University Studies: Social Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

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

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Communication Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in English

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Geography

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in History

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Journalism

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Kinesiology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Music

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Political Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Psychology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Studio Arts

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Science

Associate in Science in Physics

Campus Full time August 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 August 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... [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time August 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)... [-]

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

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Geology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate in Science Transfer Degree in Physics

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Science in Agriculture Science

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Associate of Science Transfer Degree in Biology

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate

Certificate in 2D Animation and Games

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in 3D Mechanical Applications

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Account Clerk

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Architectural Drafting and Modeling

Campus Full time August 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.... [-]

Certificate in Basic 32

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Business Management: Business on the Web

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Business Management: Human Resources

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Computer Applications

Campus Full time August 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.... [-]

Certificate in Computer Applications: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Computer Networking: Cisco Network Administration

Campus Full time August 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 August 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 August 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 Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Fashion Design

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Fashion Merchandising: Clothing Construction

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Campus Full time August 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 August 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 August 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... [-]

Certificate in Legal Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Certificate in Marketing: Business on the Web

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Mass Media Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Medical Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time August 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 August 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... [-]

Certificate in Office Administration

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Office Administration: Basic Computer Competency

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Parks and Recreation

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Peace and Global Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in PowerPathway Gas Pipeline Welding

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Professional Photography

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Recording Arts for Musicians

Campus Full time August 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 August 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... [-]

Certificate in Small Business Institute

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Sustainability Studies

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level I

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level II

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Welding Technology Level III

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate in Wildlife Technician

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Accounting

Campus Full time 15 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time 15 months August 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. [+]

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business

Campus Full time 10 months August 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. [+]

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.... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology

Campus Full time 20 months August 2017 USA Chico

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Business Management

Campus Full time 15 months August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Ceramics

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Chico

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications

Campus Full time 10 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Programming

Campus Full time August 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 August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Campus Full time 15 months August 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. [+]

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Drafting and CAD Technology

Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 USA Chico

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 10 months August 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 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:... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture

Campus Full time 15 months August 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. [+]

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Merchandising

Campus Full time 10 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology

Campus Full time 10 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Honors

Campus Full time August 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)... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Landscape/Turfgrass Technician

Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 USA Chico

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... [-]

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

Campus Full time 15 months August 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 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,... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Marketing

Campus Full time 15 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Administration

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies

Campus Full time 10 months August 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. [+]

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Nursery Technician

Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 USA Chico

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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration

Campus Full time 15 months August 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 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies

Campus Full time August 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,... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Plant Protection

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

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

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts

Campus Full time August 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management

Campus Full time 24 months August 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: 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... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology

Campus Full time 10 months August 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 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... [-]

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