Closed for the Holidays

alert icon Big Sandy Community & Technical College will be closed for the holidays December 18th – January 1st. Offices will reopen at 8:00a.m. on January 2, 2018.
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Visitors and Community

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is your college.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is committed to providing accessible, high-quality opportunities to meet the educational and workforce needs of the residents of the Big Sandy region. With campuses in Prestonsburg, Pikeville, Paintsville and Hager Hill, BSCTC offers more than 25 academic and technical programs with an emphasis on innovation in learning and student access, transfer and success.



Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions Big Sandy has four convenient campus locations across eastern Kentucky. Follow these links for maps and detailed driving instructions to each of our regional campuses. Whether you are beginning your journey in post-secondary education, returning to school or seeking to complete one of our many certificate and short-term training programs, BSCTC has a place for you.

East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium

East Kentucky Science Center & PlanetariumLooking for an educational adventure that is out of this world? Visit the East Kentucky Science Center on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg and we can take you to the stars or even the edge of space and time with one of our many exciting planetarium shows.

Alumni Association

Alumni AssociationThousands of you attended or graduated from one of our institutions and others of you are currently enrolled.No doubt about it, some of the best experiences come through forming friendships with faculty, staff and students. Wouldnt you like to reconnect with those with whom you have lost touch?


news & EventsFrom academic presentations, concerts, Science Center, holidays, and more. There is always something happening on our BSCTC Campuses. Find out what's coming up at BSCTC and plan your visit today.



Lifelong Learning

Workforce Solutions

Workforce SolutionsBig Sandy Community and Technical College provides many types of training to the community. Our traditional programs offer degrees, diplomas, and certificates. We also have programs where companies or community groups may request specialized training.

Adult Education

Adult EducationIt's never too late for a new beginning. Get Your GED, Improve Your Job Skills, Prepare for Testing, and more. BSCTC hosts Adult Education centers in Johnson Co. and Floyd Co. Our GED classes are completely free. We provide the books, class materials, and experienced instructors to help you earn your high school equivalence at your own pace.



Community Programs

Speakers Bureau

SpeakersBureauThe Speakers Bureau of BSCTC lists employees of Big Sandy Community and Technical College who have volunteered to serve as public speakers on a wide variety of topics in varying formats, from information sharing to hands-on activities.




December 8, 2017

Remember to Register for Spring 18 - A Message from Dr. Zylka

I understand that this time of year can get very hectic, and sometimes overwhelming but I don't want you to forget to register for the upcoming Spring semester.
November 30, 2017

Bays Named Outstanding College and Career Counselor

The 2017 Kentucky Counseling Association Conference was recently held in Louisville which had over seven-hundred participants with over one-hundred breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics.
November 15, 2017

Celebrations held to honor BSCTC Retirees

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) hosted retirement celebrations for three long - time employees of the college. Bobby McCool, Bryen Goble, and Forrest "Joe" Stewardson retired from BSCTC after a total of 93 years.
November 1, 2017

Study Away: New York

Expand your horizons with this year's Study Away trip to New York City.
November 1, 2017

Their Right, Our Responsibility: Ending Abuse

Free Seminar. November 15th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Mountain Arts Center