Owensboro Community and Technical College, located in Owensboro, Kentucky, was formed in 1999 through the merger of two previous institutions, Owensboro Technical College and Owensboro Community College. OCTC is one of 16 schools that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
OCTC is located in the third largest city in Kentucky and serves the counties of Daviess, Ohio, Hancock, and McLean. In addition, the school serves parts of Spencer County in Indiana due to its close proximity to the state. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and is dedicated to providing a quality education for students.
Owensboro Community and Technical College offers a variety of programs that offer career and technical training as well as transfer opportunities. Career and technical training programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates the student's competency in his or her area of study. Such programs provide the skills and experience necessary to enter the workforce as professionals capable of performing the duties and tasks necessary of that career.
Students may also apply earned credits toward transfer to a four year institution. Students will typically complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete their bachelor's degree. Such institutions will have varying requirements for transfer admission and it is advised that students meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best meets the requirements of the student's school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, students who meet the minimum requirements for enrollment will be admitted to OCTC upon submission of the application for admission. Students should also submit transcripts and standardized test scores, and may be required to take the COMPASS placement exam prior to registration.
Students may register for courses shortly before the start of each semester and should meet with a counselor prior to choosing classes in order to outline one's curriculum and goals. Students enrolled in a career or technical program will be provided a practical education alongside a more traditional classroom education, ensuring that students obtain the experience necessary to perform their duties properly.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Students should apply for financial aid prior to the posted deadline, and must reapply for financial aid prior to the start of each academic year. Students may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to verify the accuracy provided on the FAFSA.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$4,156|
|Receiving Student Loans||24%||$3,877|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Owensboro Community and Technical College may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
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.
|Owensboro Community and Technical College||Daviess County||Kentucky|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1992)
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 Owensboro 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
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
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Owensboro Community and Technical College.
- Henderson Community College in Henderson, KY (31 miles away)
- Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY (34 miles away)
- Wabash Valley College - Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Mount Carmel, IL (62 miles away)
- Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, KY (62 miles away)
- Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Elizabethtown, KY (66 miles away)