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.




February 21, 2017

Big Sandy one of two KY schools to receive Avēsis Grant

Big Sandy received a $30,000 grant to fund a new Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) certificate program
February 17, 2017

Big Sandy Idol holds workshop for regional competition participants

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Big Sandy Singers and Band held a workshop for area high school students participating in the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition on Saturday, February 4 on the Prestonsburg campus.
February 17, 2017

BSCTC Interim President Dr. Alan Scheibmeir speaks to Paintsville Rotary Club

Dr. Alan Scheibmeir, interim president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, spoke to the Paintsville Rotary Club on Tuesday, February 14 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center. Dr. Alan Scheibmeir, interim president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), spoke at the Paintsville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center.
February 15, 2017

BSCTC to host Respiratory Therapy Pre-Admission Conference February 22

Melissa SkeensBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will hold a pre-admission conference at 3 p.m., Thursday, February 22 on the Mayo campus of the college (Building D, Room 202).
February 13, 2017

Trout wins Belfry Big Sandy Idol competition

Belfry BSI WinnersBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Belfry High School on Friday, January 20, 2017. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.