At Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), students know that they are getting an edge when it comes to life and job skills. HCTC’s philosophy is centered on learning success, and their diverse program offerings reflect this. From academic programs like Bluegrass and Traditional Music to Criminal Justice to Welding Technology, HCTC covers a wide range of popular and unique associate degree courses that define it.
HCTC is the result of a 1964 petition by the people of Hazard and Perry counties to set up a community college in the southeastern region of Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1968, the college moved to its current 17-acre campus two years later. At the time, it was still called Hazard Community College. Merging with the Hazard Technical College through the mandates of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997, it became HCTC and joined the Kentucky Community and Technical College System that same year.
The current President and CEO of HCTC is Dr. Steve Greiner. Under his leadership, the two-year college offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees that can be transferred to any Kentucky four-year college. As a unique offering, HCTC has collaborated with the University Center of the Mountains to allow students to complete either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree without switching locations.
HCTC offers many programs such as online learning for distance education students, and workforce solutions for local companies. It is affordable and provides a friendly environment that fosters success at work and within the community.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$5,848|
|Receiving Student Loans||30%||$3,868|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Hazard Community and Technical College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
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 this school compared to community colleges in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Hazard Community and Technical College||Perry County||Kentucky|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1993)
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 Hazard 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hazard Community and Technical College.
- Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, KY (21 miles away)
- Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA (35 miles away)
- Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, KY (38 miles away)
- Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, VA (75 miles away)
- Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, VA (76 miles away)