Technical Program Pathway Guide | ACTC

Technical Program Pathway Guide



We offer seamless pathways from high school to college for several technical programs, including: 

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Automotive Technology**
  • Business Administration Systems
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining
  • Construction Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diesel Technology**
  • Electrical Technology
  • EMS - Paramedic*
  • Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Assisting*
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Nursing*
  • Pharmacy Technology*
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Welding Technology 

*Selective admissions program

** Only available on the college campus

The programs and courses offered at each college and high school vary. Use this guide to work with your high school or dual credit advisor to identify the eligible dual credit courses for the program you are interested in. 

Scholarship Information

You can use two dual credit scholarship towards courses in Category 1. You can use the Work Ready Kentucky Ducal Credit Scholarships towards eligible dual credit courses in table 2.


Category 1: KCTCS General Education Requirements

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits

Dual Credit Course Completed

MAT/STA XXX Quantitative Reasoning Course 3  
TBD XXX Natural Sciences Course  3  
TBD XXX Social & Behavioral Sciences Course 3  
TBD XXX Heritage or Humanities Course 3  
ENG XXX Written Communication Course 3  
(COM XXX) (Oral Communication Course) (3)  
  Subtotal General Education Courses 15-18  

TBD XXX means to be determined based on what is offered for dual credit by the high school or college.

Category 2: KCTCS AAS Requirements (6 hours)

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits Dual Credit Course Completed
CIT 105* Introduction to Computing 3  
  Subtotal AAS Requirement Courses 3  

*All AAS degrees have a digital literacy requirement. CIT 105 is the most common course students take to meet this requirement, but there are other courses that may be required by a specific program or that students are interested in taking. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the IC3 Global Standard Fast Track exam or achieving the IC3 Certification.