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Summer classes start soon

April 15, 2018


     It’s time to apply for summer classes at Ashland Community and Technical College. ACTC offers three choices for summer classes: a full summer term from May 14 to July 27, Summer Session I from May 14 to June 15, and Summer Session II from June 25 to July 27.
      Summer sessions offer advantages to new and continuing students alike. New students can get a head start on fall, continuing students can complete their college program in a shorter time and working adults can take classes for job advancement.
     Most summer classes are three credit hours, and many are offered in the general education subjects that are required for associate and bachelor degrees.
     Most summer courses are online, making it easier to fit college into vacation schedules. Courses where hands-on learning is needed, such as science labs and math courses, are held on campus. Some communications, history and algebra classes are also offered on campus.
     April 30 is the application deadline for both Summer I and the Full Summer term, and June 11 is the application deadline for Summer II. Admission forms and class schedules are on the web at For more information, call the Admissions Office at 606-326-2000.
Financial Aid is available for summer classes. After filling out the ACTC admissions form, new students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at
     For help with the FAFSA or to pre-determine your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant or other aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 1-855-246-2282.

Summer I Courses
     General education courses in heritage/ humanities, communications, math, natural science, and social / behavioral science are required for ACTC diploma and associate degree programs. These classes give students a head start on a college credential and may be transferred to four-year colleges and universities.
     Business courses are Financial Accounting and Intro to Business.
     Communications courses are Intro to Communication, Intro to Interpersonal Communication, Writing I and Writing II.
     Heritage and Humanities courses are Intro to the Humanities, Ethics, History of the U.S. through 1865, History of the U.S. since 1865, Intro to Art and Cultural Diversity in the Modern World.
Math courses are College Algebra, College Algebra Workshop, Applied Mathematics and technical algebra and trigonometry.
     Natural Science courses are Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Intro to Biology, Microbes and Society, Medical Terminology, Earth’s Physical Environment, General College Chemistry I and General College Chemistry I Lab.
     Social and Behavioral Science courses are American Government, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Contemporary Economic Issues, Intro to Sociology and Intro to Social Services.
     Students can also take summer courses for a specific program.
     Computers and Information Technology students can take Intro to Computers.
     Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) students can take Health, Safety and Nutrition.
     Welding students can take Shielded Metal Arc Welding with a choice of Fillet, Open Groove and Pipe labs; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe Fitting Lab, and a Pipe Fitting and Template Development Lab.

Full Summer Courses
     All of the following full summer term courses are online.
     Science courses are Intro to Biology and Frontiers of Astronomy.
     Computer courses are Computer Hardware and Software.
     Communication courses are Writing I.
     Humanities and social science courses are Regional Geography of the World, History of Kentucky and General Psychology.
     Math and statistics courses Business Mathematics, Contemporary College Math, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Statistics, and Statistics: A Force in Human Judgment. Two math courses for elementary and middle school teachers are also offered.