Butte College

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Butte College is a two-year community college in northern California, located between the towns of Paradise, Oroville and Chico. The Butte campus is situated on a wildlife refuge, about 80 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital.

Butte College is part of the Butte-Glenn Community College District. The campus relies on solar energy for more than 45% of its power, making it the largest solar powered campus in California. Butte has been recognized nationally in campus sustainability.

Butte College is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2361
Fax: (530) 895-2411
[email protected]
Contact: Clinton Slaughter
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2511


Total undergrads: 14,469
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,858


Rural setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Nursing, allied health programs have special requirements.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business A,C
Agronomy/Crop Science A,C
Animal Sciences A,C
Horticultural Services A,C
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Turf Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Ceramics A,C
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fashion Design A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Journalism A,C

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Bilingual/Bicultural Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Physical Education A

Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Cardiovascular Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies
Court Reporting A,C
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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