In 2011, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) was recognized by The Aspen Institute as one of the top five community colleges in the nation for providing tremendous opportunities for students and the region. In 2012, WKCTC was once again named one of the ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. West Kentucky was recognized for outstanding achievement in the areas of student learning outcomes, degree and college completion, labor market success in students securing jobs after college, and minority and low-income student success. Our focus on improving student learning helps ensure our students graduate with the knowledge they need to secure jobs or transfer to four-year schools.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty and staff take responsibility for improving student learning and work hard to identify and eliminate barriers to student success. We achieve excellence by focusing on improving student learning in core skills and by thoughtfully connecting programs to regional jobs, from credentials that fuel the region’s large health care sector to the nation’s first associate’s degree in marine technology.
West Kentucky’s focus on access, retention, and student success enabled the College to achieve its vision of being recognized as a preeminent community college nationwide. The College is committed to continuing to provide high quality educational experiences, meet the educational needs of the college community, serve as a full partner in business and workforce development, and contribute to the overall economic and social well-being of the region by offering two-year transfer Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees; and Associate in Applied Science degree, diplomas, and certificates across a wide range of fields.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College truly is the place to be!