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Bowling Green Technical College, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was founded in 1939 through a joint venture between the National Youth Administration and Western Kentucky State Teacher's College. The school was originally known as Western Trade School and was a NYA training facility for industrial workers and Armed Service personnel. This lasted until the end of World War II, after which the school was released by the federal government to the state. By 1962 the school became an independent institution. In 1968 the school moved to a new permanent location, with additional buildings and land added over the next two decades. The school is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Bowling Green Technical College provides a number of programs that provide career training or academic transfer opportunities. Such programs aim to meet the needs of the community and assist students in the pursuit of their goals. Career training programs offer the skills and ability development necessary to perform as professionals in a given field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in either an associate degree or certificate. Students may pursue employment at the entry level after graduation. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. Individuals are advised to meet with a counselor to plan the curriculum that best fulfills the transfer requirements of the school or school's desired. Transfer to Kentucky public four year college or university is facilitated by agreements in place that allow for ease of admission if certain guidelines are followed.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Bowling Green Technical College is an open enrollment institution that allows student who meet the minimum requirements for admission to enroll if they submit the application for admission. Students should provide transcripts and test scores, as well as take a placement exam to ensure they meet minimum general education requirements for registration. Student orientation and a meeting with a counselor prior to the start of their first semester are encouraged, allowing the student to outline goals and curriculum necessities. Registration begins prior to the start of each semester, with fees due shortly after registration is completed.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants.. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial needs, program eligibility and awards. Due to national regulations students may be randomly selected by the school to provide extra documentation to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA prior to the disbursement of funds. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic due to changes in tax and financial information of a given student and his or her family in a given year.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
- Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,830
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $520-$620 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$4,698|
|Receiving Student Loans||56%||$5,454|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 31%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Bowling Green Technical College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Bowling Green Technical College compared to community colleges in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Bowling Green Technical College||Warren||Kentucky|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1987)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bowling Green Technical College.
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville in Hartsville, TN (45 miles away)
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville in Nashville, TN (62 miles away)
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston in Livingston, TN (76 miles away)
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, TN (79 miles away)
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson in Dickson, TN (81 miles away)