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Bluegrass Community and Technical College

470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), located in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the fastest-growing two-year community and technical colleges in the state. The school is tasked with providing excellence in teaching and learning. Through various programs and services the college maintains strong ties with our communities, helping to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region.

BCTC is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which it joined in 2004. The school was originally known as the Lexington Technical Institute, but changed its name in 1984.

Academics

Bluegrass Community and Technical College offers a variety of programs. Some of these programs are designed for transfer to a four year institution while others provide vocational and/or technical training in a particular field. The programs result in a diploma, certificate or associate degree. The school prides itself on providing quality education and modern facilities to ensure that students are provided an environment conducive to success.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at Bluegrass Community and Technical College must have a high school diploma or GED. When applying, students must submit all pertinent transcripts along with the application. Enrollment procedures may differ for foreign and returning students.

Deadlines are available outline noting the final day applications will be considered for a given term. Financial aid is available to eligible students.  Eligibility is determined by the student aid report given after the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), has been completed and submitted. Various loan and grant programs are offered, and with the low tuition costs of the school, can assist greatly in obtaining an affordable education.

Extracurricular Activities

BCTC is home to a large number of student clubs and organizations, which meet regularly to discuss and plan activities or simply to socialize with other likeminded individuals. Extracurricular programs encourage students to seek opportunities outside of the classroom and to explore areas of interest without an academic commitment.

Clubs and organizations at BCTC include:

  • Winchester Campus History and Political Science Club
  • Students in Free Enterprise
  • Venus “Gems”
  • Intramural Sports
  • Enlace (Latino Student Association)

In addition to clubs and organizations, Bluegrass Community and Technical College has an active student government and multiple performing arts programs.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$4,005
Receiving Student Loans42%$4,842
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Bluegrass Community and Technical College may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Kentucky, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Bluegrass Community and Technical CollegeFayette CountyKentucky
Graduation Rate18.5%-24.2%
Transfer-out Rate19.6%-13.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1984)
  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Kentucky
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1993)
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Programs Offered

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bluegrass Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
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    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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