Did you miss out on starting college during the Fall semester? Have you always
wanted to return to college or have you recently lost your job and are seeking a new
No matter where you are, you have a place at Big Sandy Community and Technical College
The college is currently registering students for the Spring semester, which starts
on January 11, 2016.
With campuses in Prestonsburg, Pikeville, Paintsville and Hager Hill, BSCTC offers
27 programs and more than 200 industry-leading credentials.
Its important that prospective students understand that they can start in the Spring
semester and earn financial aid and other benefits, said Jimmy Wright, dean of student
affairs. Its an exciting time in our region, and the value of a post-secondary credential
is important in earning gainful employment.
Students can apply for admissions online at www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu or at admissions
offices located conveniently on the Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo campuses. Wright
stressed the importance of going through the application process and submitting required
paperwork early in the enrollment process.
By coming in now, you have plenty of time to submit your transcripts, ACT test score(s),
take the COMPASS test and apply for financial aid, he added. This also allows you
ample time to set up an appointment with an advisor and explore our programs.
Since 2008, more than 21,000 first-generation college students have enrolled at BSCTC.
Additionally, the college has experienced a 140 percent increase in credentials awarded
and a 64 percent surge in degrees conferred.
In an ever-changing world, BSCTC understands that many students seek convenience when
pursuing a degree and juggling the responsibilities of work and family. Students can
take advantage of the convenience of more than 200 classes being offered online by
We understand the importance of distance learning, but we also understand that students
want to feel connected to their instructor, said Wright. By taking one of our online
courses, you enjoy the convenience of online learning with the support and access
of a local instructor.
As a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), students
can choose between thousands of classes and a variety of programs that are completely
For more information, visit www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu or call 1-855-GO-BSCTC.