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.




March 24, 2017

BSCTC awarded entrepreneurship grant as part of Appalachian consortium

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is one of seven schools to participate in an entrepreneurship education grant through EntreEd (the consortium for Entrepreneurship Education), the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), Behavioral Business, LLC and the EdVenture Group.
March 24, 2017

Next Steps Camp held on Mayo campus of BSCTC

Students from several Floyd County schools participated in a Next Steps camp on Friday, March 17 on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).
March 24, 2017

East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium to launch two new planetarium shows

"We are thrilled to have two shows of this caliber at the Science Center," said Russo. "The new shows, coupled with the new Hubble exhibit, have transformed the center into a hub for space education in Kentucky and the tri-state region."
March 24, 2017

BSCTC interim president recognized on Senate floor

Dr. Alan Scheibmeir, interim president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, was recognized by Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray S. Jones II during a trip to the Capitol on Wednesday, March 15.
March 17, 2017

BSCTC, Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce hold Ribbon Cutting for American Metal Works

Officials from American Metal Works, the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the American Metal Works facility on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College on Friday, March 17. American Metal Works held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community & Technical College.