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March 25, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is offering a 12-hour waste water treatment continuing education class on April 2 and 3. Instructor Gary Russ will teach the class at the Roberts Drive Campus from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The class will cover Package Plant O&M, Process Control Testing, Collection System O&M and more. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost of the class is $150. Pre-registration is required by calling 606-326-2072.
March 13, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College will host its second annual Pathfinder 5K and 5-Miler on Saturday, April 6 at the Technology Drive Campus. Proceeds from the race will go towards ACTC’s general scholarship fund. The Technology Drive Campus is located off the Industrial Parkway at EastPark. The 5K course starts at the building’s main entrance and is flat and fast and is on all paved roads. The 5-miler follows much of the same course, but with a one-mile out and back gravel road extension. Runners can register for either the 5K or 5-miler at the same cost. On-site registration is $25 and begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. race start time. Those who register before April 5 will get a discounted rate of $20; ACTC students and alumni is $15. Per-person pre-registered groups of eight or more is $18. Registration includes a T-shirt and breakfast prepared by ACTC’s Culinary Arts program. There will also be drawings for door prizes. 5K and 5-miler awards will be given to the first three finishers in each male and female age group, plus trophies to the first two overall male and female finishers. Online registration is now open at A paper registration form can also be downloaded from the race page. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at multiple support levels. All sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible. The deadline is March 26. For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact Brooke Seasor, ACTC’s director of resource development, at or 06-326-2092.
March 10, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is offering an 11-week power lineman class beginning March 18. The course includes a Class A CDL certification. Lineman classes are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday through May 10 and are located at the Technology Drive Campus. There are two options for the CDL training. For those who would like to take CDL training simultaneously with the lineman program, the driving portion will be from 4-8 p.m., Monday-Friday, March 18-May 10. The second option is CDL training from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, May 10-31. The cost of the lineman program is $6,000 and financial assistance may be available. After class completion, starting pay ranges from $35,000-$60,000. For more information on the program or financial assistance, contact Chris Boggs, ACTC’s project coordinator of new and expanding business and industry, at 606-326-2072 or email
March 4, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College was honored with the 2018 Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the fourth consecutive year the college has received the distinction. "Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of your school’s participation air will be purer, water cleaner and your students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.” The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Ashland Community and Technical College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Currently there are 364 campuses across the United States with this recognition. For many years, ACTC has participated in a tree seedling giveaway, handing out free low-growth trees to Ashland residents. This year’s giveaway will be on Saturday, April 27 at the College Drive Campus. ACTC has also made an effort to bring native species of trees back on campus, along with removing invasive species, which will help make the campus more eco-friendly and sustainable. Twice in 2018, the college partnered with the Ashland Rotary Club, local Boy Scouts and Kentucky Power to plant native trees on campus. “We are happy to receive the designation for another year, and to see our campus improve due to following the guidelines outlined in our campus tree care plan,” said Paul Seasor, ACTC’s director of maintenance and operations. “We are also excited to see our students learning and engaging in environmental stewardship.” The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at
February 27, 2019
High school students can get ready for the ACT college entrance test in a 16-hour class from 5-7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning March 4 and running through March 26. The class is designed to help students overcome test anxiety and improve test-taking skills. Participants will go over ACT sample questions, learn test-taking tips, review English grammar and punctuation and practice working arithmetic and geometry problems. The fee is $129, and students will need to purchase Baron’s Preparation for the ACT by Brian Stewart, available in the ACTC bookstore or online bookstores. The course currently uses the 3rd edition of the book. The class will be at the Roberts Drive Campus. Register by emailing Workforce Solutions at or by calling 606-326-2072.
February 27, 2019
Are you ready to sit for the Kentucky state electrical exam? If you have the hours and experience, but need a refresher course before the test, ACTC Workforce Solutions is offering an Electrician Journeyman and Master License Exam Preparation Class. The class is led by Lennis Adkins, a Kentucky licensed master electrician with more than 40 years of electrical experience. The spring session begins on March 2 and goes through March 24, meeting on four Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus. Participants will get a total of 24 contact hours and have the opportunity to take a practice exam. Registration is $299 per person and includes the class workbook. After the class, students are encouraged to register to take the actual exam facilitated by ACTC. Required materials are the latest edition of International Building Code book with marking tabs. To register, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or email Payment must be made at the time of registering.
February 27, 2019
March 4 is the application deadline for spring bi-term classes at ACTC. Bi-term classes begin on March 18 and are eight-weeks long, half the length of traditional semester classes but with the same content as semester-long classes. Students can take up to seven credit hours of classes in general education subjects required for associate degrees and diplomas, as well as specialized courses in technical programs. All courses listed below are online classes: Managerial accounting, intro to art, intro to biology, intro to interpersonal communications, writing I, history of the U.S. through 1865, history of the U.S. since 1865, general psychology, developmental psychology, intro to sociology and modern social problems. Admissions forms and program information are online at For additional information, call 606-326-2040 or 606-326-2228. Bi-term classes start March 18 and end May 12. 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 For more information, call 855-246-2282.
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