BCTC celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month

Published on Feb 8, 2017

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is highlighting its role in educating the local workforce during Career and Technical Education Month. It’s no secret that those who earn a post-secondary credential are in demand, earn more and suffer less unemployment. BCTC offers programs that can be completed in four months or less that lead to careers that pay up to $60,000.

“There are many people who are unemployed and underemployed that think they don’t have the time or money to get training,” said Pamela Hatcher, dean of Academics and Workforce Development. “But they can improve their family’s lives and work toward achieving their dreams in a very short time, and there are many ways to pay for college and numerous career paths to choose.”

BCTC offers more than 40 technical and career-focused programs that offer degrees, diplomas and certificates to prepare students for entry-level employment. Also offered are General Education courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and fulfill requirements for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees.

A leading provider of career and technical education, BCTC offers programs in the following areas:

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management and Marketing
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology and Esthetics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Education Teacher Preparation
  • Electrical Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Science Technology
  • Film Studies: Script to Screen
  • Fire Rescue Science Technology
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Information Management and Design
  • Integrated Engineering Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood
  • Library Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Aide
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Radiography
  • Real Estate
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding Technology

Kentuckians who further their education at BCTC also help further the state’s economy, which means there’s more funding available for infrastructure, education and other needs. A recently released study shows Kentucky is in the bottom five of least educated states. A better educated work force positively affects existing employers and Kentucky’s ability to attract new businesses, all of which need skilled workers.

For more information on high-wage, high-demand career and technical programs at BCTC, visit bluegrass.kctcs.edu.