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May 1, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College will recognize more than 700 students at the graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Paramount Arts Center. The students to be honored are August and December 2018 graduates, and May and Summer 2019 graduation candidates. Many have earned more than one degree, diploma or certificate, and more than 1,800 credentials will be awarded. Dr. Jay K. Box, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will give the commencement address and also inaugurate ACTC’s president, Dr. Larry Ferguson. A special community service award will be given to Norma Meeks, former Paramount Arts Center director. Huntington, W.Va., resident Joshua Fuller will be the graduating student speaker. He is earning an associate degree from the nursing program. The Paul G. Blazer High School JROTC will be the color guard, and ACTC student and Louisa resident Kendra Spaulding will sing the national anthem. The graduation ceremony is free and open to the public. The ceremony will also stream live beginning at 6:20 p.m. at www.greenupbeacon.com.
April 8, 2019
For those wanting more information about ACTC’s Surgical Technology program, there will be a conference from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in room 420 in the main building at the College Drive Campus. 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 clinicals at area hospitals. Program graduates take the National Board of Surgical Technology certification exam which provides a benchmark measurement of the knowledge acquired by students - and the knowledge needed for success in the field. Surgical Technology is a selective admission program, and prospective students need to complete an application for their chosen program. Applicants who are not current ACTC students also need to complete the ACTC application process. To be admitted to the program, students must pass the COMPASS/ACT at the required level and attend a pre-conference session. Prior to starting classes, CPR certification must be obtained and prerequisite courses and a health profile must be completed. Applications are available online at ashland.kctcs.edu and in the admissions offices at the College Drive and Technology Drive campuses. To request applications, call ACTC Admissions, 606-326-2000 or 800-928-4256. Application to the program does not guarantee admission. For more information, contact Sheri Troupe, program coordinator at 606-326-2006 or stroupe0002@kctcs.edu.
April 1, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College and Greenup County High School are teaming up to bring the Eastern Kentucky Dramatic Arts Society (EKDAS) to town. GCHS is the host school and ACTC provides the venue for this one-day theatrical extravaganza on Saturday, April 20. Eight different high school theater departments from all over Eastern Kentucky will travel and perform one-act plays on the J.B. Sowards stage from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., an awesome opportunity for dozens of aspiring theater artists and their teachers. ACTC Associate Professor of Writing Jonathan Joy, who is helping to organize the event, said the event is, "a great utilization of our space and a stellar example of the kind of school and community partnerships that bring out the best in both." The event is free and open to the public.
April 1, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is offering a basic drawing skills class this spring. The six-week class will meet from 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Roberts Drive Campus starting April 11 and running through May 16. The class will be taught by Kim Johnson, who has been an art teacher at Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School in Ironton, Ohio, since 2001. She also studied art at Eastern Kentucky University. Participants in the class will learn eye-hand coordination drills, basic drawing steps, and touch on advance drawing skills. This class progresses from grids to contour lines, shapes and shading with the use of still-lifes, to figure drawing. The class fee is $85 and includes all supplies. Payment must be made at the time of registration. To register, contact Workforce Solutions at 606-326-2072 or email as_workforce@kctcs.edu.
 
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