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.




April 20, 2017

EKSC to offer free admission on National Astronomy Day April 29

Susan Scott, educational specialist at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium, is shown going through an educational program with area students. The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium (EKSC) will offer free admission on Saturday, April 29 to commemorate National Astronomy Day.
April 20, 2017

Big Sandy College Educational Foundation Inc. to host William G. Duke Golf Scramble May 11 at StoneCrest

The Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host the annual William G. Duke Golf Scramble on Thursday, May 11 at the StoneCrest Golf Course.
April 20, 2017

AOKY program provides pathway for Hall to become a CNA

Glenda Hall, of Prestonsburg, recently completed her Certified Nursing Assistant training at Big Sandy Community and Technical College through its Accelerating Opportunities Kentucky (AOKY) program.  She is now working as a CNA at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Hall learned of the Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY), which allows participants an accelerated pathway to employment and to a GED diploma. The student first approach gives participants the skills they need to succeed in school and compete in the workforce by working on technical and foundational education at the same time while also providing support services to participants through a success coach.
April 20, 2017

The Kentucky Historical Society holds Listening Tour Stop at Big Sandy's Prestonsburg Campus

The Kentucky Historical Society held a listening session to commemorate the state's 225th anniversary on Monday, April 17 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
April 14, 2017

BSCTC holds 16th annual Scholarship Reception

Members of the Delta Sigma Sorority were on hand for the 16th annual Scholarship Reception on Thursday, March 30 on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.  Shown are: Suzy Preston, Lynn Dorton Mullins and Deborah Craft. Big Sandy Community and Technical College held its 16th annual Scholarship Reception on Thursday, March 30 in the Varia Auditorium on its Mayo campus.