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Big Sandy, Pikeville Medical Center Partner to Offer Accelerated Healthcare Fast Path Program

Published on May 22, 2017

Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s (BSCTC) Workforce Solutions division and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) have partnered to offer a new, accelerated Healthcare Fast path program. 

The 10-week program will start June 1 on the Pikeville campus of BSCTC and will offer credentials in the high-demand healthcare fields such as nurses’ aide, phlebotomy and pharmacy technician.   

“This is an exciting fast path that can lead to employment opportunities or jump start someone towards an advanced credential,” said Kelli Hall Chaney, dean of career education and workforce development at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. “We are excited to be partnering with Pikeville Medical Center to bring this training to the region.” 

Students will earn more than five college credit hours during the course. 

“It is important that our participants not only secure the training and credentials they desire, but also earn college credit for their work,” added Kelli Hall Chaney. “We hope that the bundling of courses will encourage participants to look at careers as a practical nurse, nurse and respiratory therapy.” 

At the completion of the program, PMC will host a hiring event for participants. 

Eligible individuals can receive assistance fir tuition and other services through the East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).  For more information on eligibility, contact (606) 789-3641. 

For more information on the Fast Path program, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 788-2812 or email