West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Chart Your Own Course is designed to help students navigate their college experiences while promoting a culture of credential completion. By aligning academic and student support services with shared practices and resources, students will be empowered to take ownership of their academic and career goals.
Chart Your Own Course enhances student learning through personal and career exploration and strengthens student understanding of academic and career pathways leading to successful achievement of academic and career goals.
As part of Chart Your Own Course, students will
The College will use its academic success course, FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success, to help students chart their own course. FYE 105 assignments will be used to assess students’ identification of a career goal that aligns with personal strengths and to determine the extent to which students develop an academic plan that aligns with their career goal. The Appreciative Advising model will support student demonstration of continued, measurable progress in the timely achievement of their academic plan which will be assessed by student attainment of 15/30/45/60 credit hours, credential attainment, and transfer.
During the application and admissions process, students will:
During the first semester, students will:
During the second semester, students will:
During the third semester, students will:
During the fourth semester, students will:
Academic Plan - complete list of classes required for a particular credential
Advising - an important part of your success at WKCTC and a shared responsibility that helps you clarify, plan, and achieve your academic and career goals
Student ID# - 9-digit identification number assigned to you for student records
Credential - certificate, diploma or associate degree proving your academic qualifications
Advisor - key person at WKCTC who you should meet with at least once a semester to answer your questions and help you define your goals
Grade Point Average (GPA) - average value of all your class grades and is important for earning scholarships, maintaining financial aid, transfer, and entering a selective admissions program
Credit Hour - units that measure the weight of courses toward the completion of a credential
Persistence - your ability to progress toward completion of your credential
Completion - when you have met all the requirements for your credential
Financial Aid - state and federal funding and/or scholarships which helps you pay for your education
Student Self-Service - online access to your student account
Campus Resources - various offices at WKCTC designed to support you in your academic pursuits, which includes, but is not limited to,