BCTC Healthcare Jumpstart Program | BCTC

BCTC Healthcare Jumpstart Program

Your path from BCTC to a job

High school students, get a jumpstart in healthcare at BCTC!

Dual credit is here to help you double the impact of your time. You can take healthcare-focused college classes at BCTC while you're in high school!

  • Explore and cultivate your interest in healthcare
  • Reduce or cut the cost of attendance
  • Save your precious time
  • Earn transferrable college credits while in high school

When you enroll at BCTC after high school graduation, you will also have a jumpstart on the Nursing program. You could complete your Associate's degree in a healthcare program in two years or less.

Program Timeline

Grades 9 & 10

You'll work with your counselor during your first & second years of high school. You'll discuss the Jumpstart Program and what it means for your future.

Grades 11 & 12

You'll work with BCTC, UK HealthCare, and your school district to take the right classes. They'll also help prepare you for work. You'll need to have CPR and state registered nurse aid (SRNA) training during your junior year. You'll take anatomy, physiology, and math classes during your senior year.

BCTC Student

You can keep going and complete your Associate degree in two years or less!

Learn more about BCTC's Nursing program.

Pay for your tuition and work for UK HealthCare

Other great benefits of this program? A scholarship AND a job at UK HealthCare. 

UK HealthCare is offering scholarships to cover the cost of your classes. They're also providing guaranteed employment after you graduate from BCTC. When you get your ADN, you can work as a Registered Nurse. 

If you accept the scholarship, you're expected to work for three years as a nurse.

Learn more about the benefits of continuing with UK HealthCare.

Interested in applying?

Complete the application on the Selective Admission Associate Degree Nursing page.