Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is a two-year technical college that is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Known as Bowling Green Technical College until December 2012, the school offers many programs in a variety of fields including allied health and nursing and engineering and information technology.
The Respiratory Care degree consists of a curriculum of general education and technical courses including mathematics, clinical practice and advanced diagnostics procedures. Admission requirements include ACT or COMPASS scores, high school transcripts or equivalent, a processed application with the program name and (if applicable) an official college transcript with a 2.0 GPA from an accredited college.
The Applied Technology Program includes programs that are geared for hands-on training including collision repair, fire rescue and welding technology. The collision repair program includes classes in plastics and adhesives, mechanical and electrical components and some general education requirements.
The college also offers a culinary arts program preparing students for a career in food services. Curriculum covers an array of fields from international cuisine to cost control. Students work in a kitchen/laboratory on the campus of the school. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in each course.
The school also offers an Adult Education Program that is geared towards learning basic computer skills, employment skills, tutoring and GED preparation classes. Classes are offered at a variety of convenient locations in the Bowling Green area.
The Learning Center offers assistance with math, writing and computers. The center can also be used as a study hall.
The Business programs at the school offer many degrees and diplomas including medical receptionist, financial assistant and an Associate’s degree in applied science in general occupational and technical studies. Students entering a business studies program will need to have basic computer and keyboarding skills.
Accreditation is granted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Admissions are non-competitive for most programs. Applied Health applicants must have already earned a high school diploma or GED before applying.
Required documents for admission include a completed application for admission, official high school transcripts or a copy of the GED results, and scores from the ACT or COMPASS test.
Transfer students must also provide a copy of their official transcripts from all previously enrolled colleges.
The school will also accept transient/visiting students that plan to attend the school for only one semester. These students will need to provide a letter of good standing from the college they will be returning to, and the letter must state that the student is eligible to return to the home institution.
Admission to Radiography, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Practical Nursing programs are based on selective criteria.
The financial aid office offers loans, scholarships and grants. Students must fill out the FAFSA form online to determine eligibility.
Types of aid include the KY College Access Program Grants, Federal College Work-Study Program, and Veterans Educational Benefits.
The school itself offers many scholarships including the President’s Merit Scholarship, the John T. Smith Scholarship and the SKYCTC Culinary Arts Scholarship. There are many more offered and are available in detail on the school’s website.
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The Student Government Association is the student’s voice at the school. There are six campuses in the area to meet the needs of a wide variety of students.
The school was founded in 1939 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The city has a population of over 50,000 and is home to many museums and cultural events.
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