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September 17, 2018
ACTC is once again offering child care provider trainings. Call 606-326-2130 or 606-326-2072 or visit ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions/ to register online.
September 13, 2018
If you want to get a taste of what Ashland Community and Technical College’s culinary arts students do each day, stop by their café for lunch. Located on the Technology Drive Campus and open to the community, the Culinary Café is open from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday and is operated by students in the program. Each day, students prepare a made-from-scratch à la carte menu that features regional and international dishes, such as fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gyros, pulled pork, bourbon glazed salmon or jerk chicken. In addition to each day’s main dish and dessert options, there are also burgers, chicken sandwiches and French fries, as well as a full salad bar.
September 12, 2018
ACTC’s welding program was named Top 3 in the nation in a ranking for America’s Best College for Vocational Certificates by Washington Monthly. According to Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.,-based magazine, the rankings were created using information from the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment database. WM selected the 12 most common undergraduate certificate programs (welding, medical office assistant, etc.) and ranked the colleges that offer them by the median earnings of their students three years after graduation. The data also shows the median debt-to-earnings ratios, annual debt payments, estimated total debt, and outcome under gainful employment—pass, at risk or fail—for the schools. The 10 best and 10 worst performing schools for each program were published in its September/October issue. “The success of a welding program is not what you’re teaching, but how you relate to the students that ensures success,” said Curtis Bowman, ACTC’s welding program coordinator. Complete rankings are available online at washingtonmonthly.com/2018college-guide
September 12, 2018
Oct. 1 is the application deadline for fall bi-term classes at Ashland Community and Technical College. Bi-term classes are eight-weeks long, half the length of traditional semester classes but with the same content as semester-long classes. Online bi-term classes in general education are: college algebra, introduction to sociology, introduction to biology, developmental psychology, introduction to art, history of U.S. through 1865, history of U.S. since 1865, writing I, general psychology and introduction to interpersonal communication. In-person classes that will be offered are Kentucky medication aide, phlebotomy and nursing assistant skills. Bi-term classes start Oct. 15 and end Dec. 9. New students enrolling only in the bi-term session may be eligible for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. For more information, call 855-246-2282.
September 11, 2018
Ashland Community and Technical College was once again a host site for the regional IDEAL electrical competition where students raced against the clock to complete a wiring challenge. At ACTC, Hunter Tolliver completed the challenge with the fastest time of 1:53.35; Tony Lucas took second place with 2:25.19; and Jeremy Hodgkiss took third place with 2:38.47. The fastest times in every state/territory advance to the to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the IDEAL National Championship. Top prize in the student category is $30,000 and IDEAL will donate $5,000 to their school.
September 11, 2018
ACTC is offering classes taught by J. Bird Cremeans, a local photographer and experienced Photoshop instructor. Classes are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus. Intro to Photography is designed for beginners and hobbyists and will meet on Monday evenings starting Oct. 1-Nov. 5. Participants will get one-on-one instruction, notes and assignments to learn how to use their cameras’ settings. The fee is $75. Intro to Photography II will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 6, and will cover advanced features and techniques such as EV and flash compensation, advanced white balance and metering, and other manual settings. A camera with manual functions is recommended. This class is designed for beginners and hobbyists to develop a better understanding of your camera and a more creative eye. The fee is $75. There will also be a Photoshop III class. It will meet on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 3-Nov. 7. This class will teach you how to use a flash properly. Participants will also learn about speedlights, TTL, off camera flash and more. Students are required to have a DSLR camera with full manual functions and an off-camera flash. The fee is $75. To register, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or email as_workforce@kctcs.edu.
September 10, 2018
For those wanting more information about ACTC’s surgical technology program, there will be a conference at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in room 420 in the main building at the College Drive Campus. Oct. 1 is the application deadline for the program that begins next spring. The Surgical Technology program prepares students for the national certification exam and employment in operating rooms, private or public hospitals and clinics. Surgical technologists assist in preparing operating rooms for surgery, assist doctors during surgery by handing them needed instruments and counting sponges and needles before and after the operation, and deliver specimens to hospital labs for analysis. The diploma program at the College Drive Campus includes basic sciences, surgical decorum and protocol and technical skills for assisting surgeons in the operating room. Students learn on real operating room equipment, with hundreds of surgical instruments. They practice operating room set-ups in class to get comfortable with procedures before going to clinical at area hospitals.
September 10, 2018
Ashland Community and Technical College will host its fifth annual Golf Scramble for student scholarships on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Bellefonte County Club.
August 27, 2018
Workforce Solutions is offering an Electrician Journeyman and Master License Exam Preparation Class.
 
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