ACTC News

September 17, 2018

Child care provider trainings offered

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

Culinary Café open to community

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 welding program ranked Top 3 in country

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

Bi-term classes start Oct. 15

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.