Welcome to the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) compliance certification. With a vision to be a premier community and technical college, our employees are committed to providing an affordable, high-quality postsecondary education enabling students to pursue a career of choice and building the future of their dreams. The College now offers 19 degree programs and many more diploma and certificate options on six campus locations in Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Franklin, Kentucky. In addition to credential options, the College has four adult education programs and is a state leader in customized business training.
The College has a proud 74-year heritage predominantly as a technical college, and as communities across one of Kentucky’s most vibrant economic region grew to include nearly 300,000 residents, so has its need for a comprehensive community college. Formerly known as Bowling Green Technical College (BGTC), the College earned its initial accreditation as a technical college within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 2009. Through a substantive change approval in 2010, the College began offering the associate in arts and associate in science degrees, and on January 1, 2013, a more comprehensive name was unveiled to honor our ten-county service region and highlight the comprehensive nature of our degree offerings.
Please note the compliance certification is submitted on behalf of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College; however, due the recent institutional name change many of the linked historical documents are based on evidence under the name Bowling Green Technical College. Changing the institution’s name across all forms of media will be an ongoing process throughout 2013, and until the transition is complete, both names may appear in various print and digital locations.
Student success is SKYCTC’s number one priority, and because of the hard work from faculty, staff, and students, the College has been honored with a number of recognitions. For “access,” the College has been highlighted as one of America’s fastest growing colleges, three out of the last five years. For “success,” SKYCTC possesses one of the highest degree completion rates in Kentucky and across the nation.
College programming and enrollment has grown considerably to meet our community partners’ needs. The collective student population is slightly more male than female, while the credential-seeking student base is just the opposite. Of those seeking degrees, nearly one-quarter classify themselves within at least one minority category, which is a higher rate than experienced in the general population. SKYCTC’s technical programs maintain positive relationships with industry, which translates into current curriculum and positive graduate job placement. Our growing transfer student population experiences a smooth transition to university partners due to statewide transfer agreements.
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is on a great journey with a laser-focus on student success and continuous improvement. We trust you will experience the evolution, pride, and future of limitless possibilities as you read through our documents and visit our campuses. Our employees are committed to the mission, and their enthusiasm has garnered a “Best Place to Work in Kentucky” award for the last two consecutive years. We look forward to your feedback as we continually strive to be the college of choice and the choice for success.
Dr. Phil Neal