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WKCTC Receives National Ranking on list of "Top 100 One-Year Certificate Producers"

West Kentucky Community amp; Technical College was ranked 18th in the nation in the 2009 Community College Week Magazine's list of "Top 100 One-Year Certificate" producers.

The 2009 Top 100 analysis examines degrees and certificates awarded during the 2007-2008 academic year based on U.S. Department of Education data.

In the June 15 issue of Community College Week, the magazine included a special section titled, "Top 100 Associate Degree Producers 2009 Edition." In addition to tracking degree offerings, the magazine examined two-year and one-year certificates awarded at community colleges. Nationwide, the awarding of one-year certificates increased from 385,530 in 2006-2007 to 404,356 in 2007-2008, according to the magazine.

WKCTC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. According to the magazine's research, WKCTC awarded 1,663 one year certificates in 2008 to reach its 18th place ranking. Other colleges in the top 20 of leading certificate producers were Louisiana Technical College (4th) in Louisiana, Santa Rosa Junior College (6th) in California, Valencia Community College (8th) in Florida, and East Los Angeles College in California (16th).

WKCTC was one of eight colleges in the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System (KCTCS) that listed in the one-year certificate category with Jefferson Community amp; Technical College ranking 12th and Elizabethtown Community amp; Technical College ranking 17th. WKCTC was also listed as the 50th community college in a list of top 50 colleges awarding associate degrees in multi/interdisciplinary studies.