Our Academic Divisions:
If you want to work in healthcare but don't want to be a nurse, AHPS has several programs that may fit your interests. The programs listed below are all selective admissions programs. This means you have to apply for admission into these programs and admission is limited to a certain number of qualified applicants. These programs take from one to two years to complete. Completion of these programs will earn you a certificate, diploma, and/or an associate degree.
- Dental Assisting
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Surgical Technology
- Pharmacy Technology
Other AHPS programs include:
Division Dean, Carrie Hopper
West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Applied Technologies Division awards associate degrees, diplomas and career studies certificates in fields of construction, engineering, manufacturing, and transportation. Division programs prepare technical students for careers in industry through the promotion of hands-on skill instruction and applied academics in a safe and technologically current learning environment. The job market for graduates in these areas is continually growing with jobs available locally, regionally and nationally.
Admission to a KCTCS college does not guarantee admission to a specific program. Applicants seeking admission to an occapational/technical program should contact the admission office and/or the program webpage for specific information regarding any special requirements for program admission. Students seeking admission to an Applied Technologies Division program should contact the program coordinator for more information regardingprogram admissions requirements.
WKCTCis a member of the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, a network of higher education resources that advocates and promotes the use of technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and services.
AT programs include:
- Air Conditioning Technology
- Apprenticeship Studies
- Automotive Technology
- Collision Repair Technology
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design
- Computerized Manufacturing and Machining
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Technology
- Fire / Rescue Science Technology
- KYFAME Program
- Logistics and Operations Management
- Marine Technology
- Mechatronic Systems
- MIT: Electrical Technology
- MIT: Industrial Maintenance Technology
- Welding Technology
Division Dean, Stephanie Milliken
The Humanities, Fine Arts, Business and Social Sciences (HFBAS) Division at West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers students a variety of fully accredited general education transfer courses toward the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees as well as general education requirements for any Associate of Applied Science degree.
With an award-winning and dedicated faculty, the Humanities, Fine Arts, Business and Social Sciences division provides courses that transfer to four-year institutions with subjects such as English, Communications, History, Music, Theatre, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Foreign Languages.
HFAS programs include:
- Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) - Paducah School of Art and Design
- Business Studies: Administrative Office Technology
- Business Studies: Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Foreign Languages
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
- Teacher Education
- Visual Communications
Division Dean, Britton Shurley
Few of life's careers offer more rewards, diverse opportunities, and excitement than the nursing profession. In addition, nursing is unique in that there is not just one career path. Not only are there many educational opportunities, there are many ways of reaching your career goals. At West Kentucky Community and Technical College we offer several career options in nursing. The college offers certificate, diploma, and degree options in:
Division Dean, Shari Gholson
The Science and Mathematics Division offers transfer courses parallel to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Completion of an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts,or Associate in Applied Science degree can provide direct entry into the job market as well as enhanced educational opportunities. See an academic advisor for a list of courses that best meet your educational plans. The division offers a rich learning experience that fully prepares WKCTC transfer and technical students for success in an environment of respect, opportunity, and empowerment.
Credential opportunities include:
Interim Division Dean, Heather Coltharp