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Whether you're starting college for the first time or thinking about a career change, we've got you covered. We offer associate degrees, diplomas and certificates - and we're here to help you reach your goals. Get started by finding the program that works for you!
Colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offer courses, certificate programs, diplomas, and associate degrees that may lead to licensure or certification that is required for employment in your state. The programs listed on the website meet requirements for the state of Kentucky However, requirements for licensure or certification in other states may vary.
If you currently live outside of Kentucky, be aware there may be additional requirements needed to obtain licensure or certification in your state. KCTCS has made every effort to ensure the educational requirements for licensure or certification information is correct; however, state requirements may change following the publication of this information. Consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements.
Many programs may lead to licensure or certification that can be desirable for employment. Only those that are required by the state for employment are listed here.
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Administrative Office Technology
Excel in any office by sharpening your business communication skills. You’ll master word processing, email, desktop publishing, graphics, databases and spreadsheets.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Learn in the environment where you will work, and practice on the manufacturing floor.
Air Conditioning Technology
Design, build, and maintain climate control systems through hands-on training for a career as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician.
Earn paychecks and learn at the same time. Start working with a company in the industry now alongside a dedicated worksite mentor. Kentucky Apprenticeship is designed to complement specialized study in a nationally approved apprentice curriculum.
Imagine it and create it: your career in architecture starts now. Our program emphasizes graphic communication, design skills and knowledge of construction types.
Associate in Arts
AA degree transferring to a University for continued education in studies such as Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work.
Associate in Science
AS degree transferring to a University for continued education in studies such as Biology, Engineering, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Pre-Vet
Go beyond car repair with this comprehensive program. You'll gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today's high-tech automotive systems.
Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work in a biotech lab. Learn to analyze DNA, generate cell cultures, document your findings and more.
Can you picture yourself in an office setting, collaborating with a team to solve business problems? We can help you get there.
Civil Engineering Technology
Design your future with a career as a civil engineering technologist. This degree prepares you to assist in planning and building roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Draw your way to a bright future with high-tech CAD training. Our program trains you to make detailed, accurate specifications for use in manufacturing and construction.
Computer Engineering Technology
Prepare to pursue careers in the design and maintenance of digital systems, network development and testing, and basic database programming and maintenance.
Computer & Information Technologies
Get the hands on experience you need to design, maintain and use different computing technologies.
Computerized Manufacturing and Machining
Gain job-ready skills in cutting-edge computerized manufacturing methods and computer-aided drafting techniques.
Build a solid foundation for a career in construction. Prepare for highly skilled jobs in residential or commercial building or become an independent contractor.
Style your way to success. Break into the beauty business or take your salon skills to the next level with a comprehensive education in hair, skin and nail care.
Serve your community while promoting public safety. Our degree and certificate programs prepare for you for police, corrections, or security careers.
Create beautiful smiles for a living as a dental hygienist. Gain the technical and interpersonal skills essential for work in a dentist’s office.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Find what ails your patient by taking a deeper look using ultrasound technology. Help diagnose your patients as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks. The trucking industry is growing, along with job opportunities for skilled technicians.
Education – Educator Preparation
Kickstart your journey toward teaching certification with affordable courses designed to transfer to the four-year school of your choice.
Amp up your career with specialized training in electrical theory and hands-on practice to become an industrial or construction electrician.
Emergency Medical Technician
Step up to the challenges on an emergency responder. If you’re a certified EMT, you can level up to a paramedic in 12 months.
Engineering and Electronics Technology
Supercharge your earning potential with specialized, high-tech training for in-demand engineering and electronics jobs.
Environmental Science Technology
Make a living making a difference. Experience in the field and lab will prepare you for opportunities in a high-demand career and for bachelor’s degrees.
Get on track with professional training for a career working with horses. Our programs can lead to a position as a jockey, horseman or racing official.
Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts
Lights! Camera! Action! This certificate gives you hands-on, project-based overview of filmmaking, from the treatment of the script, art design to the production and editing and the final distribution.
Fire/Rescue Science Technology
Stop, drop, roll and get ready to meet the challenges of being an emergency responder in the 21st Century.
General Occupational/Technical Studies
Earn a diploma in Air Conditioning Technology, Construction Technology, Collision Repair, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Industrial Maintenance or Welding.
Explore the possibilities of the digital world. Choose from eight creative degree and certificate options, including graphic, web and video game design.
Health Science Technology
Launch your healthcare career with versatile, job-ready training for a variety of medical fields.
Affect change through meaningful work helping people in need. Our programs train you for careers in social, community, education and mental health services.
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Install, repair and maintain the machinery used in manufacturing and industry. You'll become a versatile, in-demand problem solver.
Integrated Engineering Technology
Learn to apply the technical aspects of electrical and mechanical integrated technology that are essential in the design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of automated and complex manufacturing systems.
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Inspire a love of learning. You’ll learn about children's growth from birth through age five and prepare to work in preschools, Head Start programs or childcare centers.
Library Information Technology
A library is more than just a building full of books. It's a space to learn, create, and connect with the past, present, and future.
Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional. The program combines lecture, lab, and practicum courses with externships making our graduates well-rounded and setting them up for success in the healthcare field.
Medical Information Technology
Develop professional skills to assist healthcare professionals and patients complete the administrative, medical records, coding and billing processes in the healthcare environment.
Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.
Orthotic & Prosthetic Technology
Orthotic & Prosthetic Technicians fabricate, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.
Help registered pharmacists prepare medications. There’s a growing demand for pharmacy techs as our population ages and new drugs go on the market every day.
Develop a dynamic career in medical imaging with a comprehensive associate degree in radiography that includes specialized courses and hands-on clinical practice.
Learn to use life-saving equipment and care for patients with lung or heart problems, while entering a field that's full of opportunity.
Supply Chain Management (Logistics)
Strategize toward success with a career in logistics. Gain management, communication and digital literacy skills, as well as preparation for industry certification.
Support doctors and other medical professionals as a Surgical Technologist. You’ll learn to prepare for and assist during surgeries as part of a healthcare team.
Raise the curtain on your theatre career. Hone your craft while performing, directing, or working behind the scenes to produce on-campus productions.
Discover materials and techniques for work in many industries as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.
|Academic Program of Study (Undecided Transfer)||CIP Code|
|Associate in Arts||24.0101|
|Associate in Science||24.0101|
|Associate in Fine Arts - Theatre||50.0501|
|Associate in Fine Arts - Digital Cinematic Arts||50.0602|
|Academic Program of Study (Technical Programs)||CIP Code|
|Administrative Office Technology||52.0402|
|Air Conditioning Technology||47.0201|
|Biotechnology Laboratory Technician||41.0101|
|Business Administration Systems||52.0201|
|Civil Engineering Technology||15.0201|
|Computer and Information Technologies||11.0101|
|Computer-Aided Drafting and Design||15.1301|
|Computer Engineering Technology||15.1201|
|Computerized Manufacturing and Machining||48.0503|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography||51.0910|
|Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic||51.0904|
|Engineering and Electronics Technology||15.0399|
|Environmental Science Technology||15.0507|
|Fire/Rescue Science Technology||43.0203|
|General Occupational/Technology Studies||30.9999|
|Industrial Maintenance Technology||47.0303|
|Information Management and Design||11.0801|
|Integrated Engineering Technology||14.4201|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education||19.0709|
|Medical Information Technology||51.0716|
|Nursing - RN||51.3801|
|Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology||51.2307|
|Supply Chain Management||52.0203|
Note: Certificate and Diploma credential pathways that are embedded within larger approved academic programs are excluded from this list. "Embedded" credential pathways are defined as sharing the same CIP code with a larger program OR being listed as part of a larger program according to the KCTCS catalog.