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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 career?

No matter where you are, you have a place at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).

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 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 local faculty.

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 online.

For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-BSCTC.