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Online/Distance Learners

LEARN ON YOUR TERMS

Take classes anytime, anywhere. Here’s how to apply as a distance learner and start building the future you deserve.

Online courses at BSCTC give you maximum flexibility to learn at times and places that are most convenient for you—even if that means 2 am at your kitchen table. What’s more, distance classes provide the same credits and transfer options as on-campus classes.

How to Apply

Applying to distance learning programs at BSCTC is easy, and we’re here to help. Just follow these quick steps:

  1. Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.
     
  2. Send us your final high school or GED transcripts or all colleges you've attended
     
  3. Submit your ACT or SAT scores or the results of placement testing.
     
  4. Explore financial aid. Generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable.
     

Finally, fire up your computer and get ready to launch an exciting new future. You’ve got this!

If you have questions along the way, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Licensure Disclosure

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) offer courses, certificate programs, diplomas, and associate degrees that may lead to licensure or certification that is required for employment in your state. Requirements for licensure or certification in other states may vary. None of these programs can be completed fully online. In person coursework is required. BSCTC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Kentucky.  

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Big Sandy Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website

If you currently live outside of Kentucky, be aware there may be additional requirements needed to obtain licensure or certification in your state. BSCTC has made every effort to ensure the educational requirements for licensure or certification information is correct; however, state requirements may change following the publication of this information. Consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. 

Many programs may lead to licensure or certification that can be desirable for employment. Only those programs that are required by the state for employment are listed here.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC
  • Nursing (LPN and RN)
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Welding

All programs listed above meet state authorization for Kentucky residents. Please check the Licensure Status for all other states to ensure you are making appropriate decisions for enrollment in these programs.

Licensure Disclosure

Programs offered by BSCTC Fully Online

Degrees
Dicipline Degree
Business Administration AAS Management Track
AAS Accounting Track
AAS Hospitality Management Track
Computer Information Technology Network Administration
Information Security Track
Criminal Justice Security & Loss Prevention AAS
Criminal Justice Track AAS
Law Enforcement AAS
Corrections Track AAS
Education AAS Education
Genral Education Associate in Arts
Associate in Science
Medical Information Technology Electronic Medical Records Track
Medical Administrative Track
Medical Coding Track
Medical Office Management Track
Medical Transcription Track
Visual Communications: Design & Technology AAS Graphic Design Track
Visual Communications AAS Mixed Media Design Track

 

Diploma
Discipline Certificate
Business Administration Accounting
Accounting Record Keeping Specialist     
Advanced Business Administration
Business Transfer
Financial Perspectives
General Business
Hospitality Management
Human Resource Management
Management
Small Business Management
Supervisory Management
Team Leadership
Business Studies: Administrative Office Technology Administrative  
Data Entry Operator
Financial Assistant Clerk
Financial Assistant Trainee
Financial Record Keeper
Integrated Office Skills
Receptionist
Community Dental Health Coordinator Community Dental Health Coordinator Program
Computer Information Technology A + Prep 4
CISCO Networking 18
CISCO Networking Enhanced 21
CIT Fundamentals 23
Computer Tech Basic 11
Computer Technician 14
Computer Support Technician 16
Information Security Specialist 19
Microsoft Network Administrator 19
Net + Prep 4
Network Technologies Specialist 21
Security+ Prep 3
Criminal Justice Computer Forensics 
Corrections
Criminal Justice Core
Law Enforcement
Security & Loss Prevention
Human Services Recovery Coach
Direct Support Worker
Client Service Coordinator
Psychiatric Mental Health Technician
Aging Services
Medical Information Technology Electronic Health Records Specialist
Hospital Admissions Specialist
Medical Coding
Medical Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Scribe
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Unit Coordinator
Medical Interpreter
Visual Communications: Design & Technology Design Assistant
Digital Photography
Mixed Media Design 
Visual Communications: Multimedia Web Design

 

Diploma
Discipline Diploma
Business Administration Organizational Leadership
Small Business Management
Business Studies: Administrative Office Technology Administrative Assistant
Financial Assistant
Office Assistant
Medical Information Technology Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Records Specialist
Visual Communications: Design & Technology Graphic Design Track
Mixed Media Design Track

Student Complaint Process

Online Student Complaint Process

At Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC), we take student complaints seriously. If you have a complaint about a course or experience at BSCTC, you should follow the BSCTC student complaint procedures. This is a required step for all students who have complaints.

If a satisfactory solution cannot be determined, you should find the category (below) that best describes your current residency and follow the steps outlined to resolve the complaint.

BSCTC Students Who Live In Kentucky

  1. Attempt to solve the problem by working with BSCTC through the formal complaint process.
  2. If your complaint cannot be successfully resolved, submit your concerns using the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education’s online complaint form.

BSCTC Students Who Do Not Live In Kentucky (SARA-members)

  1. Attempt to solve the problem by working with BSCTC through the formal complaint process
  2. If your complaint cannot be successfully resolved, determine if you live in a SARA member state. 
    1. If Yes, continue
    2. If No, move to the next section
  3. Submit your concerns using the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education’s online complaint form.

BSCTC Students Who Do Not Live In Kentucky (non-SARA states and territories)

  1. Attempt to solve the problem by working with BSCTC through the formal complaint process.
  2. If your complaint cannot be successfully resolved, find your state or territory’s agency for lodging complaints below.
  3. Use the contact information listed to continue your complaint process.