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New Students

The entire process of becoming a student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College can be completed online. Complete all of the steps below.

You may be wondering if you can be a successful student in the online classroom. There are many questions to consider, discuss your options with one of WKCTC's advisors by emailing or view Online Student Resources for more information.

Apply now and complete the online application. Select West Kentucky Community and Technical College as your "Home College".   If you have any difficulty call (855) 469-5282 (855-GO-WKCTC) or visit our Online Student Service Center

You may be able to receive financial aid to take your classes. Contact the Financial Aid Department to see if you are eligible.

  • Request your ACT Scores or Assessment Test
    • ACT does not have an expiration date. Visit the ACT website for complete details.
  • Request final high school transcript/GED and official college transcripts

In order to access your schedule, email, financial aid information, advisor information and your online class you will need to activate your KCTCS Student Account and create your User Profile at the KCTCS User Account Center. The account information store in the KCTCS User Account Center will give you access to all your user services. After setting up your User Profile, you will be able to view your KCTCS ID, your username, and set your password.

Your student username and password gives you access to your student records, student e-mail and Blackboard. It is important that you keep this information secure. Do not share it with anyone.

Your username is usually your first initial, your last name, and four digits (e.g. jsmith0001). You are allowed to choose your password. You are required to use a complex password:

  • Passwords must be 12 characters long
  • Passwords cannot contain any personal information on record with WKCTC such as first or last name, username, telephone number, etc. Password also cannot contain any variation of WKCTC or KCTCS.

Passwords containing your first name, last name, or username will be rejected. You should not use your birth date, anniversary or other information that may be easily obtained as part of your password.

You will be prompted to change your password every 120 days. If you do not change your password after 120 days, your account will be locked. You will need to reset your password using the KCTCS User Account Center to unlock your account.

The Schedule of Classes list all courses available at WKCTC by semester. If you have not been assigned an advisor you may email the Admissions and Advising Office. Visit the Online Credentials  page to find out what degrees and certificates can be earned completely online.

As a new student you are required to complete the college orientation online. It will introduce you to West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the services available to you even as an online student. 

You may also take the interactive WKCTC Blackboard Orientation to jump start you Online Course Experience.  Email WKCTC Online Learning to request access.

Online classes are billed at the same in-state tuition rate, no matter where our students reside.  There is a $20 per credit hour fee for all online classes.
You may pay your tuition through the Student Self Service. Visit the Paying Tuition and Fees page for more information. Keep in mind tuition due dates to avoid being dropped from your class.
You may purchase your books through KCTCS online bookstore.
Click on "MyPath" in the top navigation of our website then Click on Blackboard.  Log in using your KCTCS username and password.  You can also access Blackboard by going to  If your course is unavailable, check the start date.  Your instructor will make the class available on the start date.  If the official start date has been reached, contact the instructor to find out when the class will be opened.  Students should be aware of the importance of logging into class once it begins.  Students who fail to log in and complete class requirements by a designated date may be submitted as no-shows and subject to removal from the class.
You may visit Accessibility Services by going to