Butler Community College in Kansas is preparing for a growth in students looking for job training with new technology labs to help teach subjects such as computer-aided design, web design, and video game development, reports the Wichita Eagle. The college has several new labs up and running just in time to welcome a 7 percent increase in students this semester. Colleges typically see enrollment increases as people seek training or retraining to get back into the job market. The school is adapting to the needs of the unemployed by compressing some 16-week courses to eight weeks. Butler’s technology department has programs in computer-assisted engineering design, engineering graphics, computer forensics, digital media and web design, game simulation development, information technology, and real-time reporting. The new technology allows these programs to do new things. With a $100,000 stack of drives called the "tower," students can access computer programs used in class through their home computers via the internet…

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