Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was founded in 1950 in Cumberland, Kentucky, and was known as Southeast Community College until 2004. SKCTC has five campuses located in Cumberland, Harlan, Middlesboro, Pineville and Whitesburg, and services Bell, Harlan and Letcher Counties as well as neighboring counties in Tennessee and Virginia. The school is one of 16 open-admission schools that comprise the Kentucky Technical and Community College System, and is dedicated to academic and technical excellence by offering modern facilities and up to date programs that reflect the needs of individuals and the community. To that end the school is constantly reviewing its offerings to ensure that they are relevant, updating them as needed by adding new programs and upgrading facilities. SKCTC prides itself on assisting students achieve their goals both during their studies at the institution and after they graduate. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College offers associate's degrees, trade certificates and diplomas for over fifty programs. 50% of the student body is enrolled in transfer programs to four year institutions. Transfer programs cover the first two years of a four year education, allowing students to move to a four year institution upon completion and pursue a bachelor's degree. The first two years often come at a lower cost and often allow students to experience post-secondary in a more palatable setting. Technical and career programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as professionals. Upon completion of one of these programs a student will be eligible for entry level positions immediately upon graduation. Interested individuals may also pursue non credit courses for personal growth and development, or simply for fun.
Available programs include:
- Criminal Justice
- Automotive Technology
- Business Administration
- Physical Therapist Assistant
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College should contact the admissions office and request an application. A high school diploma or GED is required to attend, and a transcript should be sent to verify completion. ACT or COMPASS test scores are also required, and are used for placement. Once all materials are provided SKTCT will send a reply regarding admissions status. As an open-enrollment institution, individuals who meet the minimum requirements for entry will be accepted, with tuition for the semester paid for at the time of registration.
SKTCT offers financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. Interested students should contact the Southeast Financial Aid office to see how to apply and whether they qualify. Students will be asked to provide financial documents, including tax returns for themselves and their parents, and to fill out applications that will help determine eligibility and awards. Financial aid is disbursed based on need, with higher household incomes being awarded less aid than those with lower incomes.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,800. 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||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$5,297|
|Receiving Student Loans||29%||$5,009|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
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 Southeast compared to community colleges in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 2014)
- 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 1994)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Kentucky
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2007)
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 Southeast Kentucky 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
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
- Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA (15 miles away)
- Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, KY (21 miles away)
- Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville, TN (47 miles away)
- Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, KY (51 miles away)
- Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN (54 miles away)