Adult Education

Butler Tech Higher Education Accreditation

Consumer Information

Butler Tech Adult Education is approved and operated in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

COE Accreditation Seal

It is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education; 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325; Atlanta GA 30350.

Student Policies and Handbook

Butler Tech is dedicated to the delivery of a variety of career technical and academic programs which provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to enter the job market. Below please find information on the policies that prospective students ask about most. Additional policies for our full­-time and part-­time programs are included in handbooks and documents distributed on the first day of class and are also available in the 24-25 Adult Education Consumer Handbook.

Mobile Learning Device Handbook

The purpose of the Butler Tech 1:1 Mobile Learning Device (MLD) Program is to provide students with an opportunity to be engaged in the learning process twenty-four hours a day in a world in which digital learning is becoming more prevalent. With the use of our Learning Management System (LMS) to help facilitate the learning process, instructors are better able to provide students with a higher level of thinking, more frequent and meaningful interaction with the curriculum, and a learning experience similar to that which they may experience in post-secondary education settings. Policies for MLD use are included in the Mobile Learning Device Handbook.

Satisfactory Standards of Practice Requirements

Satisfactory progress is measured by two standards. First, students must meet a minimum academic average which varies by program. Second, students must achieve a minimum attendance average which varies by program. Students who do not maintain these averages are subject to probation, loss of financial aid, and/or dismissal from the program.

Official Withdrawal Policy

Students who wish to withdraw from any program must complete the appropriate paperwork with the program coordinator or supervisor and the Student Services office.

Full-Time Program Refund Policy

  • After the first 50% of the enrollment period: No Refund
  • On or before 50% of the enrollment period: 25%
  • On or before 25% of the enrollment period: 50%
  • On or before 10% of the enrollment period: 90%
  • On or before the first day of class: 100% 

The student’s last recorded date of attendance is the basis for all calculations.

Part-Time Program Refund Policy (Programs less than 600 hours)

Category 1: If a course meets for only five or fewer class sessions, a full refund is available if the student cancels 72 hours prior to the beginning of class. Partial refunds are not available for these classes.

Category 2: For classes that meet for more than five sessions, a full refund is available if the student cancels 72 hours prior to the beginning of class. Once the student enters the class, tuition refunds are available as follows. No refunds are available for books or materials.

  • On or After the second class session: No Refund
  • Before the second class session: 100% 

Facility Description

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools has multiple centers for adult education:

LeSourdsville Campus
101 Jerry Couch Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45044

  • The LeSourdsville classrooms and labs provide a comfortable, safe and spacious learning environment. Hands-­on learning is the focus of all programs, and labs are furnished with up­-to-date equipment.

Liberty Township Campus
Public Education Safety Complex

5140 Princeton­-Glendale Road
Liberty Township, Ohio 45011

  • This 56,000 square foot facility houses multimedia classrooms, an indoor twenty-lane firing range, computerized firearms, driving simulators and physical fitness facilities.
  • Butler Technology and Career Development Schools enforces a smoke-free and drug-free environment at all locations.
  • Butler Technology and Career Development Schools fully complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding accessibility to restrooms, drinking fountains, telephones, and rooms.

Campus Safety and Security (Clery Act Disclosures)

The Campus Security Act requires all schools receiving certain federal funds to disclose campus crime statistics to employees, students, and potential students. Copies of this report are available in the Adult Education Student Services office and on the website at ButlerTech.org.
Criminal OffenseFY23FY22FY21FY20FY19FY18
Aggravated Assault000000
Murder/Non manslaughter000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000
Motor vehicle theft000000
Sex offenses: Forcible/Non-Forcible000000
Disciplinary ActionsFY23FY22FY21FY20FY19FY18
Drug abuse violation000000
Liquor law violation000000
Weapons possession000000
Drug abuse violation000000
Liquor law violation000000
Weapons possession000000
Crimes of Prejudice000000
Violence Against WomenFY23FY22FY21FY20FY19FY18
Dating Violence000000
Domestic Violence000000
Sexual Assault000000

Violence Against Women/Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence

Butler Tech seeks to insure that all students have the opportunity to pursue their education in surroundings that are free from bullying, harassment, intimidation, and hazing. The school enforces a zero tolerance policy against these behaviors as well as any specific behaviors which lead to sexual intimidation, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) in its education programs and activities. The Board is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ rights to receive an education free from discrimination, and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime. Pursuant to its Title IX obligations, the Board is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for violating this policy. To further its commitment against sexual violence, the Board provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, and other related services as appropriate.

This policy applies to all student complaints, whether filed by a student, his/her parent, an employee, or third party on the student’s behalf. It applies to all District operations, programs, and activities, as well as to unlawful conduct occurring on school property or during a Board-sponsored activity. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment.

Definitions of Sexual Misconduct

Consent: Voluntary agreement between participants to engage is specific sexual activity.

Sexual Assault/Rape: Penetration of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This definition also includes instances in which the victim is incapable of giving consent because of temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (including due to the influence of drugs or alcohol) or because of age. Physical resistance is not required on the part of the victim to demonstrate lack of consent.

Sexual Harassment: Unwanted and unwelcome sexual attention such as staring, leering, ogling, sexual teasing, jokes, gestures, inappropriate touching, forced sexual relations or suggestions that sex can be exchanged for grades or promotions. Sexual harassment may occur when a person in a position of control or influence uses his/her authority to seek sexual favors and threatens or punishes for refusal.

Domestic Violence: A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound another individual.

Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship or a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors — usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time — used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Dating violence may be physical or verbal/emotional.

Stalking: A pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other conduct directed at a specific individual that causes that individual to suffer substantial emotional distress and or to feel fear for his/her safety or for the safety of those around him/her.

Personal Safety Resources

Car Safety and Survival Guide

Response Procedures

If you are a victim of sexual assault, your first priority is to find a place of safety and call 911 as soon as possible. Notifying emergency responders and law enforcement allows the victim to connect with appropriate support and medical resources as well as preserving physical evidence that can be helpful in filing charges and/or prosecution. Sexual assault should also be reported to the Executive Director of Adult Workforce Education and to the School Resource
Officer (SRO).

Any employee or student that observes or is made aware of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking occurring on campus is strongly encouraged to report the matter immediately to the Executive Director of Adult Education.

The following resources are available to survivors of sexual assault seeking counseling and support:

Placement Methodology

Butler Tech’s goal is to collect accurate and timely data on all program graduates. We use several methods to collect this information:

  • Direct contact with the student via emails and/or phone calls
  • Indirect contact with the student via a family member
  • Input from instructors and program coordinators
  • Social media

Student information is tracked on the Gainful Employment Documentation form.  When a student obtains employment, either during training or following completion of the program, the student and/or staff member completing the form provides or obtains the following information:  employer, job title, date of hire hourly or annual wage, and start date.

Butler Tech uses the accrediting agency (Council on Occupational Education–COE) calculation to determine the published placement rate.  The rate is calculated using the following equation:  total number of employed/placed completers/total number of completers.


Completer/Graduate: A student who successfully completes an approved program with a minimum grade and attendance requirements met.

Employed/Placed: A student who finds employment in the related field immediately or at least six (6) months after completing a program, enlists in the military and/or enrolls into a continuing education program.

Not Employed: A student who finds employment in a non-related field or a student who is not employed.

Student Complaints

When concerns or grievances arise, the best way to resolve the issue is through communication. No student will be harassed by any staff member or need fear reprisal for the proper expression of a legitimate concern. Suggestions, concerns, and grievances may be directed to the program supervisor.

A student has the right to a hearing if they believe they have been improperly denied participation in a school activity or have been subject to an illegal rule or standard. A student may not petition to have a grade changed.

Any student having a grievance shall first discuss it with their instructor within five (5) working days following the act or condition which is the basis of the grievance. If the discussion does not resolve the issue, the aggrieved may:

  1. Lodge a written grievance with the program supervisor within five (5) working days following the discussion with the instructor. A hearing shall be held by the program supervisor within five (5) business days of receipt of the grievance. The aggrieved shall have the right to be accompanied by one (1) representative.
  2. If the action taken by the program supervisor does not resolve the grievance, the aggrieved shall have the right to request a hearing before the Executive Director. The request must be made in writing within five (5) working days following the decision of the program supervisor. The aggrieved shall be advised in writing of the time, place, and date of the hearing. The hearing shall be held within five (5) business days of receipt of the written request for the hearing. The aggrieved shall have the right to be accompanied by one (1) representative.
  3. The Executive Director shall act on the written grievance within five (5) working days after the conclusion of the hearing. The action taken and the reasons for the action shall be written, and copies sent to the aggrieved and the program supervisor.
  4. If the action taken by the Executive Director does not resolve the grievance, the aggrieved may appeal in writing to the Chief Executive Officer within five (5) working days from the receipt of the written decision. The aggrieved shall be advised in writing of the time, place, and date of the hearing with the Chief Executive Officer. The aggrieved shall have the right to be accompanied by one (1) representative. The Chief Executive Officer shall act on the appeal within five (5) working days after the conclusion of the hearing. The action taken and the reasons for the action shall be written, and copies sent to the aggrieved and the Executive Director. The decision of the Chief Executive Officer is final.

If the student wishes to take further action after the final appeal has been made, they may contact Butler Tech’s accrediting agency. The Council on Occupational Education will require all documentation that the student has followed the stated grievance policy of the institution.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone: 770-396-3898
FAX: 770-396-3790

If the student is unable to resolve the complaint in this manner, the student should contact the Ohio Department of Higher Education using the online complaint form at https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints.

The following complaints are not under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Higher Education:

  • Complaints filed more than two years after the incident
  • Grade disputes
  • Student conduct violations
  • Criminal misconduct

Complaints concerning criminal misconduct should be filed with local law enforcement.

Complaints relating to violations of federal law should be filed directly with the federal agency having jurisdiction over the matter.