Located in Paducah, Kentucky, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is the choice two-year institution of thousands of students each year. The institutions is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is only one of 16 two-year open-admissions colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a fairly new institution with older roots. It was established in 2003 with the consolidation of Paducah Community College (founded in 1932) and West Kentucky Technical College (founded in 1909). This consolidated institution today prides itself as a community-based, close-to-home institution that offers and affordable, innovative and convenient education.
Enrollment at WKCTC is approximately 7,000 students. These students are able to choose from a wide range of academic programs ending in Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. Many students choose to earn two-year associate degrees at WKCTC before transferring to a four-year college as well. The most popular programs of study at WKCTC are Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Business Administration and Management and Industrial Maintenance. West Kentucky Community and Technical College does what it can to accommodate students from all walks of life. It offers distance-learning classes for those who live far away as well as night and weekend courses for those working full-time. Those not looking to earn specific degrees but instead aiming to improve knowledge in a specific area should also look into special courses offered at the school.