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Encyclopedia > Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Established 2005
Type Public, 2 year
President Dr. J. Larry Durrence (interim)
Location Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Colors Navy and Gold
Affiliations Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Website http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), located in Lexington, KY, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). It was formed from the consolidation of two separate institutions: Lexington Community College and Central Kentucky Technical College. Lexington Community College was the last remaining college in the University of Kentucky Community College System, until a vote by the trustees transferred governance to KCTCS in 2004. Central Kentucky Technical College was part of the Workforce Development Cabinet of Kentucky State Government until the creation of KCTCS in 1997. KCTCS was formed in 1997 by the state legislature through House Bill 1 that combined the technical colleges of the Workforce Development Cabinet and the community colleges previously with the University of Kentucky. BCTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... (KCTCS)Founded in 1997 by former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton to replace the University of Kentuckys Community College System, the system connects the states two-year colleges to make education readily available to Kentucky, and allows transfer of credits toward public universities for 4-year degrees. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... (KCTCS)Founded in 1997 by former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton to replace the University of Kentuckys Community College System, the system connects the states two-year colleges to make education readily available to Kentucky, and allows transfer of credits toward public universities for 4-year degrees. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


BCTC's Cooper Campus is located next to the University of Kentucky campus and dorms, in the shadow of Commonwealth Stadium. Interestingly, BCTC has a large international student base with students attending from Europe, Jordan, Turkey and many other nations. The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... For the stadium of the same name in Edmonton, Alberta, see Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

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Service area

The primary service area of BCTC includes:

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Campuses

BCTC maintains seven campus locations:

BCTC's Cooper Campus in Lexington consists of three buildings. The Oswald Building is the main building, consisting of classrooms, administrative offices, as well as a cafeteria and a bookstore. The Academic Technical building is mostly classrooms, and the Moloney Building contains more classrooms as well as several computer labs. Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Danville is a city in Boyle County, Kentucky, United States. ... Georgetown is a city in Scott County, Kentucky, United States. ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Anderson County, Kentucky. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Winchester is a city in Clark County, Kentucky, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ...


BCTC's Leestown Campus consists of four buildings. Building C contains a variety of programs including Automotive Technology, Welding, Autobody, Cosmotology, a community day care center, Corporate & Community Development, and Administrative offices. The Manufacturing Building includes classrooms, offices, and labs. Building A has a variety of classrooms and programs including Nursing. Building B houses the Carpentry program and Adult Basic Education.


Relationship with University of Kentucky

BCTC Cooper Campus students are still very connected to UK, depending upon it for parking passes as well as having access to residence halls and student tickets for athletic events. Many of those students attend BCTC for the purpose of transferring to the University of Kentucky and only take classes at BCTC that will transfer to the University, never earning a degree at BCTC[citation needed]. The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


External links

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College Home Page
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System Home Page

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, formerly known as Lexington Community College, is a community college located next the University of Kentucky campus, in the shadow of Commonwealth Stadium.
BCTC students are still very connected to UK, depending upon it for parking passes, ID cards, as well as having access to residence halls and student tickets for athletic events.
BCTC offers two-and-four year programs, with many students opting for the two-year route to work their way back toward a four-year university such as UK or another.
Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1810 words)
Kentucky and its residents are most well known for thoroughbred horses and horse racing, local bourbon whisky distilleries, bluegrass music and enthusiasm for basketball, particularly for the two principal basketball rivals in the state—the blue and white Wildcats of the University of Kentucky and the red and fl Cardinals of the University of Louisville.
There are five main regions, the Cumberland Mountains and Cumberland Plateau in the southeast, the north-central Bluegrass Region, the south-central and western Pennyroyal Plateau, also sometimes termed "Pennyrile", the western coal-fields area, and the far-west Jackson Purchase.
Bluegrass Region The Bluegrass region is commonly divided into two regions, the Inner Bluegrass - the encircling ninety miles around Lexington - and the Outer Bluegrass, the region that contains most of the Northern portion of the state, above the Knobs.
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