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Table of Contents Welcome to West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC)! We want your admission process and academic career to go as smoothly as possible. This booklet is designed to provide general information about WKCTC. If you have President’s Welcome ................................. Mission Statement..................................... History of West Kentucky Community .....6 and Technical College WKCTC Board of Directors .....................7 Leadership Team .......................................7 Division Deans ..........................................7 Contact Information ..................................8 Phone Numbers New Student Checklist .............................9 Registering for Classes ...........................10 New Student Orientation.........................10 Assessment ........................................10-11 Advising Center ......................................11 KCTCS Student E-mail Account Activating an E-mail Account .............12 Accessing the E-mail Account Once ..12 the Account is Activated Checking Student E-mail Account ..........13 Online Access to “Your Name”...............13 Student Center Accreditation Statement ..........................13 Financial Aid Application Priority Dates...................13 Types of Financial Aid Available ........14 Federal Pell Grants..............................14 FSEOG ................................................14 Federal Work Study (FWS) ................14 Student Loans......................................14 CAP (College Access Program) ..........14 KEES (Kentucky Educational.............14 Excellence Scholarship) SAP (Satisfactory Academic ............... Progress) Financial Aid Forms................................ Financial Aid Checklist ...........................16 .....................................16 Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program .........16 Credit for Prior Training and Experience ....................................16 Scholarships ............................................16 KHEAA...................................................16 Graduation Information .......................17 Transcripts and Grades.........................17 Name and Address Change ..................17 Major and Program Change ................17 Directory Information ..........................17 WKCTC Bookstore.................................18 ....................18

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Online Class Information Registering for Online Classes.............19 Logging into an Online Class ..............19 Dropping an Online Class ....................19 Purchasing Textbooks for Online .........20 Classes Offered Through WKCTC Ordering Textbooks for Online ............20 Classes Offered Through Other KCTCS Colleges Tuition and Fees .................................... 21 Payment Options ....................................21 Course Withdrawal Procedure ................22 Refunds ...................................................22 Student Schedule How to Read a Student Schedule ........23 Schedule Abbreviation Guide .............24 Academic Programs .......................... 24-28 Admissions Guidelines Required Documents for ....................29 Completion of Admission Admission to Selective ...........................31 Admission Programs Residency ................................................31 Academic Information Transfer Programs .......................... 31-32 Career Programs...................................32 Credit for External Experience ............32 .......32 .................................32 ..........................33 Graduation Requirements ....................33 KCTCS General Education ....................34 Competency Statements & General Education Requirements for All KCTCS Credentials Credentials Associate in Arts and Associate .........34 in Science General Education Core Associate in Arts ................................. Associate in Science ........................... Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts .. Associate in Applied ...........................36 Science Degree Diplomas .............................................36 ..........................................37 Policies Related to Enrollment Student Load - Full-time Status ...........38 Student Load - Maximum ....................38 Student Load Grading System.............................. 39-40 Academic Probation, Academic .............41 Suspension and Reinstatement

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Student and Academic Support Services Tutoring Center ..................................42 Disability Services .............................42 Career and Placement Services ...........42 TRIO (Student Support Services) .......42 Ready to Work/ Work and Learn.........43 Accessible College Education Program .43 Adult Education Services........................43 GED Testing ............................................43 Happening Hour ......................................43 Student Clubs & Organizations......... Clemens Fine Arts Center .......................46 Workforce Solutions ...............................46 Computer Labs ........................................47 Print Management Policy........................47 Matheson Library ....................................47 Cyber Café and Center Café ..................48 Personal Services (Cosmetology/Nail Technology ..........48 and Dental Services) Campus Safety Crime Awareness and Campus ...........48 Security Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons ...............48 .........48 (SNAP) Campus Map ..........................................49 (includes building abbreviations) Off-Campus Locations ........................49 Vehicle Registration and ........................ Parking Regulations Campus Transportation .......................... Voter Registration .................................. Inclement Weather Policy ................. KCTCS Catalog ...................................... Classroom Regulations ........................... Student Complaint Procedures................ Code of Student Conduct ................. (includes Student Rights and Responsibilities) Final Exam Schedule .............................. University of Kentucky College ............ of Engineering (Paducah Campus) Index ................................................. Notes .......................................................62

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index (continued) .........................48 SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) .............................. Schedule ............................................................................. 23 Schedule Abbreviation Guide ............................................24 Scholarships ....................................................................... 16 School Code ....................................................................... 13 Security .............................................................................. 48 Selective Admission Programs ..........................................31 Senior Learners ..................................................................21 .........................48 Student and Academic Support Services ...........................42 Student Clubs & Organizations..................................... Student Complaint Procedures........................................... ...............................................18 Student Load - Full-time Status .........................................38

“West Kentucky Community and Technical College works hard to make sure that students learn and are prepared for the workforce, and it shows. The number of students who have completed their programs is climbing. Paducah and the whole state have something to be proud of in West Kentucky Community and Technical College.”

Student Load - Maximum Student Load............................38 Student Loans..................................................................... 14 Student Rights and Responsibilities.............................. Student Schedule................................................................23 Student Support Services (TRIO) ......................................42 Third Party Billing .............................................................21 Transcripts and Grades.......................................................17 Transfer Center .................................................................. 11 Transfer Programs .........................................................31-32 Transfer Students ...............................................................29 Transient (visiting) Students ..............................................29 TRIO (Student Support Services) ......................................42 Tuition and Fees ................................................................21 Tutoring Center ................................................................. 42 Types of Financial Aid Available .......................................14 University of Kentucky College of Engineering .............. (Paducah Campus)

--- Josh Wyner Executive Director The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program

........................................................................ 21 Vehicle Registration .......................................................... ................................................................16 Voter Registration ............................................................. Weapons ............................................................................. 48 Weather Policy .............................................................. WKCTC Board of Directors ................................................7 WKCTC Bookstore............................................................18 Work and Learn..................................................................43 Workforce Solutions ..........................................................46

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President’s Welcome

KCTCS General Education Competency ..........................34

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a powerful example of what a successful postsecondary institution must be in the 21st century.

Statements & General Education Requirements for All KCTCS Credentials

West Kentucky Community and Technical College not only offers traditional twoyear transfer Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, but also offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree, Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas, and certificates in several technical fields.

KCTCS Student E-mail Account .......................................12 KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) ....14 Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program .................................... 16 KHEAA..............................................................................16 Leadership Team ..................................................................7

The Emerging Technology Center and accompanying Fred Paxton Engineering Research Center are evidence of the College’s commitment to offering an extensive variety of business and industry training classes and support the expansion of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering—Paducah Campus.

Logging into an Online Class ............................................19 Major and Program Change ..............................................17 Matheson Library ...............................................................47 Mission Statement................................................................ Nail Technology Services .................................................48

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is committed to providing high quality educational experiences, meeting the educational needs of the College community, serving as a full partner in business and workforce development, and contributing to the overall economic and social well-being of the region. As we continue to move toward our vision of the College being recognized as a preeminent community college nationwide, our focus continues to be on access, retention, and student success.

Name and Address Change ................................................17 New Student Checklist ........................................................9 New Student Orientation....................................................10 Off-Campus Locations .......................................................49 ....................8 Online Access to

As a result of offering a variety of programs and course delivery options, and due to the diligent efforts of the faculty and staff, WKCTC was recently named, by the Aspen Institute, as one of the top 5 community colleges in the nation.

“Your Name” Student Center ....................................13 Online Class Information ...................................................19 Ordering Textbooks for Online Classes ............................20 Through Other KCTCS Colleges Parking Regulations ........................................................... Pass/Fail .............................................................................40

U.S. Second Lady Jill Biden and Dr. Veazey

Payment Options ...............................................................21 Payment Plan .....................................................................21 Personal Services ..............................................................48

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the place to be for new students who are taking their first college class, members of the community who may be looking to add to their credentials, or for those interested in taking a personal enrichment class.

Policies Related to Enrollment...........................................38 President’s Welcome ............................................................ Print Management Policy...................................................47

Barbara Veazey, Ph.D. President West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Purchasing Textbooks for Online Classes .........................20 Offered Through WKCTC Ready to Work ...................................................................43 ...................................................................17 Refunds ..............................................................................22

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Registering for Classes ......................................................10 Registering for Online Classes...........................................19

The mission of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning, promote student success and support economic development.

Reinstatement.....................................................................41 Reporting Final Grades ......................................................40 Required Documents for Completion of Admission..........29 Residency ...........................................................................31

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History of West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a powerful example of what a successful postsecondary institution must be in the 21st century. Our comprehensive college arose from the foundations of two remarkable institutions – Paducah Community College and West Kentucky Technical College.

...............................................................32 Cosmetology Services .......................................................48 Course Withdrawal Procedure ........................................... 22 Credentials .........................................................................34 Credit for External Experience ..........................................32 Credit for Prior Training and Experience...........................16

West Kentucky Technical College was founded in 1909 by Dr. Dennis Henry Anderson as West Kentucky Industrial College - a training

Crime Awareness................................................................48 Cyber Café and Center Café .............................................48 Dental Services ..................................................................48

what is now 1400 H. C. Mathis Drive. West Kentucky Industrial College became a state-supported junior college in 1918.

Diplomas ............................................................................36 Directory Information ........................................................17 Disability Services ............................................................42

In 1932, the citizens of Paducah and McCracken County embarked on a mission to provide quality education in a municipally supported junior college, known as Paducah Junior College (PJC). PJC was founded as a private, non-

Division Deans .....................................................................7 Dropping an Online Class ..................................................19 Drugs (illegal) ...................................................................48 EmpLID .............................................................................23

Meanwhile in 1938, West Kentucky Industrial College’s teaching program merged with West Kentucky State College in Frankfort. The college became known as the West Kentucky Vocational School and more vocational training programs

Employee Waiver ...............................................................21 Federal Pell Grants.............................................................14 Federal Work Study (FWS) ...............................................14 Final Exam Schedule ......................................................... Financial Aid .....................................................................13

In 1967, PJC joined the University of Kentucky community college system becoming a “new” college – Paducah Community College. R. G. “Dean” Matheson retired and Dr. Donald J. Clemens becomes the new PCC president, overseeing the construction of the Learning Resource Center and the Student & Fine Arts Centers.

Financial Aid Application Priority Dates ...........................13 Financial Aid Checklist ......................................................16 Financial Aid Forms........................................................... Foundation Skills ...............................................................37

Over the years, there have been many changes in both colleges, including changes in the focus of academic programs, changes of college names, changes of college campus locations and change of governance. In 1997, the two colleges were united under one system umbrella when they joined the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) as a result of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997.

FSEOG ...............................................................................14 .....................................32 GED Testing .......................................................................43 Grade Point Average (GPA) ............................................... 40 Grading System.............................................................39-40

Collaboration grew among the two colleges until an effort to consolidate into one seamless institution was born. In 2003, West Kentucky Community and Technical College. In

Graduation Information .....................................................17 Graduation Requirements ..................................................33 Happening Hour .................................................................43 History of West Kentucky Community and ........................6

Each year more than 9,000 students come to West Kentucky Community and Technical College seeking traditional two-

Technical College How to Read a Student Schedule .......................................23 Inclement Weather Policy ............................................. International Students ........................................................30 KCTCS Catalog .................................................................

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Abbreviations .....................................................................24 Academic Information .......................................................31 Academic Probation, Academic Suspension .....................41

The 10-member West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors is comprised of seven community leaders appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through a local Governor-appointed nominating committee. The additional three members consist of elected representatives from WKCTC faculty, staff and student body. Current board members are:

and Reinstatement Academic Programs ......................................................24-28 Academic Support Services ...............................................42 Accessible College Education Program ............................43 Accessing the E-mail Account ..........................................12 Once the Account is Activated Accreditation Statement .....................................................13 Activating an E-mail Account ............................................12

Bruce P. Brockenborough of Paducah Deborah Edmonds of Paducah Steven Grinnell of Paducah Lee Jones of Grand Rivers Larry Kelley of Wickliffe Dr. Shirley Menendez of Paducah

Admission to Selective Admission Programs ....................31 Admissions Guidelines ......................................................29 Adult Education Services...................................................43 Advising and Transfer Centers........................................... 11

Faculty Representative Shari Gholson of Paducah Staff Representative Tom Butler, Jr., of Paducah *Student Representative * The president of the College’s Student Government Association serves on the Board as the student representative each year.

Alcohol...............................................................................48 Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons.............................................48 Assessment ...................................................................10-11

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Associate in Applied Science Degree ................................36 Associate in Arts ................................................................

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Division Deans

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science........................34 General Education Core

Dr. Barbara Veazey, President/CEO

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts ................................. Associate in Science ..........................................................

Dr. Tena Payne, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Audit ..................................................................................39

Peggy Block, Division of Allied Health and Personnel

Stephanie Milliken, Division of Applied Technologies

Sherry Anderson, Vice President of Learning Initiatives

Bookstore ...........................................................................18 Campus Map .....................................................................49 Campus Safety ...................................................................48

Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, Vice President of Student Affairs

Tammy Potter, Division of Business and Computer

Dr. H. Steve Freeman, Vice President of Institutional Development

Sharla Hutchinson, Division of Humanities, Fine Arts

John Carrico, Vice President of Administrative Services

Shari Gholson, Division of Nursing

Campus Security ................................................................48 Campus Transportation ..................................................... CAP (College Access Program) .........................................14 Career and Placement Services ..........................................42 Career Programs.................................................................32

Susan Graves, Vice President of Business Affairs

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Bridget Canter, Director of Human Resources

Checking Student E-mail Account .....................................13 Classroom Regulations ......................................................

Kay Travis, Director of Advancement (Paducah Junior College, Inc.)

Clemens Fine Arts Center ..................................................46 Code of Student Conduct .............................................

Paul Aho, Director (Interim) Paducah School of Art, (270) 408-4281 Karen Hlinka, Division of Science and Mathematics

Maria Flynn, Division of Transition Education

Janett Blythe, Director of Public Relations

Competency Statements .....................................................34 Computer Labs ...................................................................47

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new Student Checklist For assistance in navigating admissions and registration process, please contact Admission Advisor, Amanda Scheidegger amanda.scheidegger@edu.

consideration of suspension or expulsion. This may include restrictions of privileges for a specified period of time. 9. Suspension: Forced withdrawal from the college for a specified period of time or until stated conditions have been met as determined by the College Appeals Board. College will place the Student Dean Hold service indicator for no future enrollments at the Home College or other KCTCS college during the specified period of time or until stated conditions had been met. 10. Immediate Suspension: A student may be suspended immediately when: a. In the judgment of the chief executive officer (upon consultation with the chief student affair’s officer), the presence of the student poses a serious threat to persons and/or property provided informal opportunity is first given to the student, except in the case of exigent circumstances, to discuss the matter and possible resolution. b. The student refuses to cease disruptive behavior or conduct in violation of this policy after direct orders from the chief executive officer (upon consultation with the chief student affair’s officer). c. When such suspension is involved, the student must leave the campus immediately. Students refusing to do so will be removed by law enforcement authorities and charged with trespassing.

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Complete the admission application online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/admissions/apply or mail to: WKCTC Admissions, P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380.

Follow this link for more information about

aid . _____

Contact the Disability Services Coordinator to schedule an appointment to discuss accommodations for any cognitive, mental and/ or physical improvements.

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Register for classes in the Advising Center,

or GED scores and request that transcripts from any previously attended institutions be mailed to WKCTC Admissions, P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380. _____

Submit ACT test results or take the COMPASS placement test after submitting an application. placement test, please go to westkentucky.kctcs.edu/admissions/ assessment_and_advising to take a practice test or request a practice test from the information desk in the Anderson Technical Building. Sample questions are also available at act.org/compass/sample/index.html .

When a student is placed on immediate suspension, a disciplinary hearing will be held at the earliest reasonable time (see Section 3.6.). 11. Expulsion: Permanent, forced withdrawal from the college as determined by the College Appeals Board.

Technical Building, Room 106. Retain the schedule printed at the time of registration. _____

Pay tuition by the dates announced on this Web site: westkentucky.kctcs.edu/academics/calendars .

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Set up WKCTC student e-mail account. Instructions to activate student e-mail account are available at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ current_students/user_account_center and on page 12 of this document.

three years. Students who have not taken the COMPASS in the past three years or who have not yet completed college level math and English must retest.

Technical Building, Room 127 by presenting your WKCTC course schedule and a valid photo ID.

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov Federal School Code .

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Purchase textbooks at the WKCTC Bookstore, Technical Building.

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Currently Enrolled Students Currently enrolled students must meet with their assigned academic advisors for self-enroll permission or to register. Students may locate the name of their advisor by logging in to their Student Center in PeopleSoft. Please see registration dates online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Registration_ Dates.aspx .

New Students Students must complete an application for admission and submit required placement assessment scores prior to registration. New student registration is held in the Advising Center located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 106. Hours are Monday through p.m. Please see registration dates online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Registration_ Dates.aspx .

Assessment The Assessment Center is located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 110. The center provides COMPASS placement testing for students prior to enrolling in classes at West Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as testing for students enrolling in other colleges and universities.

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The computerized COMPASS placement test is an adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate mathematics, reading, and writing classes.

Orientation is meant to acquaint students to WKCTC and the services which will be needed to become a successful student. This orientation is conducted by the Recruitment/Student Activities department.

Students who score lower than 20 in reading, lower than 18 in English, or lower than 19 in math on the ACT are required to take the COMPASS.

There is also an online version of orientation which can be accessed at the following Web address: westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Orientation. aspx .

Cost: retesting fee is $7 per section or $20 for all three sections. Retesting fees must be paid in advance in the

it is not completed, a hold is placed on the student’s account. For more information, please contact the

Test Schedule: with an orientation session prior to testing. The session

Room 127 and the receipt presented to retest.

Assessment Center in the Anderson Technical Building, Please see the current calendar online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars.aspx for

Friday each hour on the half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will be available at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Late testing is available on Mondays by appointment. For those students who are re-testing or who have already attended an orientation session, testing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Late testing is available on Monday by appointment. Students

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2. Assault and/or battery. 3. Verbal and psychological abuse or harassment. 4. Participating in or inciting a riot or an unauthorized disorderly assembly. 5. Seizing, holding, commandeering, or damaging any property or facilities of the college or threatening to do so, or refusing to depart from any property or facilities of the college upon direction by college officials or other persons authorized by the institution. 6. Sexual assault or harassment. 7. Use of alcoholic beverages, including the purchase, consumption, possession, or sale of such items except where specifically authorized by state law and regulations of the college. 8. Failure to comply with the official and proper order of a duly designated college official. 9. Gambling or holding an unauthorized raffle or lottery. 10. Manufacturing, possessing, using, selling, or distributing any type of controlled substances or illegal drugs. 11. Use or possession of weapons (guns, knives, etc.) on college property, on one’s person, or in one’s motor vehicle. 12. Creating a fire or safety hazard or abusing/ misusing safety equipment, or transmitting false fire alarms. 13. Littering. 14. Defacing, destroying, damaging, removing, or using public or private property without proper authorization. 15. Violating any rule or regulation not contained within the official college publications, but announced as administrative policy by the chief executive officer or his/her designee. 16. Encouraging or assisting others to commit any of the acts that are prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct. 17. Knowingly furnishing false information to the college, including the forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, instruments, or identification. 18. Unauthorized use of computers or word processors or unauthorized efforts to penetrate or modify the computer or word processing security system or any program software. 19. Allowing children under age sixteen (16) to remain unsupervised while on campus.

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20. Offering or passing a worthless check or failing to meet financial obligations of the college. 21. Failing to abide by any terms of any disciplinary sanctions properly imposed by a college official, committee, or agency. 22. Creation of a health hazard. 23. Threats and/or threatening behavior. 3.3 Penalties and Sanctions: The college has the authority to penalize or impose sanctions on students who violate college regulations. In determining possible sanctions, the college shall consider such matters as the nature of the particular offense, the welfare of the student and the college community, and the prior disciplinary record of the student. Usual sanctions are listed and explained in this section. In addition to these sanctions, other sanctions, as appropriate for a particular case, may be imposed. Each level of hearing body may use creative sanctions that are designed to be educational in nature. 1. Reprimand: Official written or oral statement to the student that he or she is guilty of violating a college regulation. A reprimand warns that any further such actions may result in a more severe sanction. 2. Restitution: Compensation to the college for damages to college property. 3. Social Probation: Status given to less serious policy violations, and in some cases, a restriction of privileges for a specified time. 4. College/Community Service: Service to the college or community of up to 16 hours be served within a specified time frame. 5. Educational Sanction: An educational sanction requiring attendance or participation in a prearranged class, program, or activity designed to prevent or deal with high-risk behavior. 6. Counseling: Student may be referred to counseling evaluation on appointment by Counseling Services. 7. Eviction: Forced removal from a classroom or other college property. 8. College Probation: Status that carries a severe warning that any further violation of college regulations that may result in the student going before the College Appeals Board for

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Code of Student Conduct (continued) 2.4 Student Appeals And Responsibilities: 2.4.1 Student Responsibilities: 2.4.1.1 Responsibility Involving Academic Rights of Students (section 2.0) When a student believes his/her academic rights have been violated, the student shall report the matter in writing to the appropriate division chair* as soon as possible and no later than ten calendar days after the first class day of the following semester. The student shall specify which right(s) enumerated in Section 2.2 have been violated. This letter is the formal notification that begins the appeals process. At this point, the division dean tries to resolve the case. If the case is not resolved within fifteen (15) calendar days, the division dean will refer the case to the chief executive officer. If the student does not accept the decision of the chief executive officer or designee, the student has ten calendar days to request in writing a hearing before the College Appeals Board. (Refer to sections 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8. for Appeals Board responsibilities, authority, and composition.) No new matter may be appealed which was not identified by the student in the original appeal to the division dean. Please refer to flowchart: Appeals in Cases of an Alleged Violation of Student Academic Rights Figure 1), located in Code of Student Conduct available on the Web site. 2.4.1.2 Responsibility Involving Academic Offenses (section 2.3) When a student is believed to be guilty of any of the four academic offenses (2.3.1.1 – 2.3.1.4), a student will find information concerning responsibilities of college personnel in section 2.5.2. In case of an alleged academic offense (section 2.3.1) by a student, the instructor shall notify the student in writing, explain the sanction to be implemented, and inform the student of her/his rights to appeal. The student shall have ten (10) calendar days from the date of submission of the instructor’s notification in which to appeal in writing to the instructor’s division dean. The student may appeal the fact of guilt for all three faculty sanctions listed in section 2.3.2.1 and other academic sanctions in section 2.3.2.2. The student may appeal the severity of the academic sanction which assigns a failing grade for the course. Refer to flowchart: Appeals In Cases of an Alleged

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Assessment (continued) Student Academic Offense (Figure 2), located in Code of Student Conduct available on the Web site. 2.4.2 Student Rights During the Appeals Process (Academic Rights/Academic Offenses): In cases of academic rights and academic offenses, the student shall have the right of class attendance and participation during the consideration of any appeal except that such attendance and participation may be limited when: a. outside agencies are used as a part of the student’s educational experience, in which case precedence will be given to the terms of any agreement(s), which have been negotiated between the college and ‘ the agency; or b. patient/client contact is involved in the student’s educational experience, in which case only patient/ client contact may be limited or excluded at the discretion of program faculty. If the appeal is decided in the student’s favor, the college must provide an opportunity for the student to complete any essential experiences missed due to the appeals process. ARTICLE III NON-ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 3.1 General Regulations Concerning Student Behavior: Students are responsible for knowing the college’s regulations, disciplinary procedures, and penalties. It should be emphasized that students are subject to criminal statutes and legal action, in addition to the college’s regulations and disciplinary system. 3.2 Disciplinary Offenses:

must arrive by 2:00 p.m. to begin testing. Students must bring a photo ID to take the test. For more information on the assessment and orientation process or to make an

Cell phones, children, food or drink are not allowed in the test room. COMPASS sample questions and review materials are available online at act.org/compass/sample/index.html . Free COMPASS preparation is available in the Skills Enhancement Center in the Anderson Technical Building,

Advising and Transfer Centers The Advising and Transfer Centers in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 106 are staffed with knowledgeable advisors who are able to help students create an academic plan designed to enable students to reach their educational goals. Advisors help students by reviewing transcripts and other prior educational experiences. Prospective students are encouraged to call (270) avoid waiting, especially during peak enrollment periods. Applicants must complete a college application and take the COMPASS assessment or ACT prior to meeting with

Currently enrolled students need to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to access to their advisor’s name and contact information at

Though not an inclusive list, the offenses as defined below are punishable disciplinary offenses. Lack of intent may be asserted as an affirmative defense by any student charged with an offense listed below. 1. Material disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or any other college activities. Under no circumstances will fighting be tolerated while on college property or at off-campus events sponsored by the college.

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Most academic advisors place a sign-up sheet on appointments one to two weeks prior to early enrollment each semester. As a student, you need to be an active participant in your education and take responsibility for all that you do in your college career. Your advisor looks forward to forming a partnership with you as you work to achieve your goals. In order to work in a collaborative effort and have successful advising sessions, please remember to: Come prepared for your appointment. This means being knowledgeable about your degree plan and program requirements, and having ideas about your future coursework. Keep advising appointments you have made and be punctual. Please notify your advisor as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. Keep your e-mail address current and read all correspondence from your advisor. We will use your KCTCS student e-mail account to notify you of registration information.

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Go to webmail.kctcs.edu or access the e-mail from the WKCTC Web site at: westkentucky.kctcs.edu .

2.3.1 KCTCS Academic Offenses: 2.3.1.1 Plagiarism Plagiarism is the act of presenting ideas, words, or organization of a source, published or not, as if they were ones own. All quoted material must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant ideas, and organization must be acknowledged by some form of documentation acceptable to the instructor for the course.

activate the e-mail account as soon as possible and check the account regularly throughout the semester. College information such as grades is only delivered to students through their college e-mail account.

Activate an E-mail Account (Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer) Locate your nine-digit EMPLID on the upper left-hand side of your class schedule. If you do not have a copy of your schedule showing your EMPLID, you may obtain your EMPLID by logging on westkentucky. kctcs.edu/current_students and clicking on “User Account Center.” If you are unable to obtain your EMPLID through the “User Account Center,” go to the

Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual material is completed, it must be done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term “material” refers to work in any form including written, oral, and electronic. All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. In any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student must consult the instructor before submitting the work.

for assistance. Go to westkentucky.kctcs.edu/current_students/user_ account_center and follow the instructions to activate your e-mail account. Record your user name (aka user .

2.3.1.2 Cheating Cheating includes buying, stealing, or otherwise obtaining unauthorized copies of examinations or assignments for the purpose of improving one’s academic standing. During examinations or in-class work, cheating includes having unauthorized information, and/or referring to unauthorized notes or other written or electronic information. In addition, copying from others, either during examinations or in the preparation of homework assignments, is a form of cheating. 2.3.1.3 Student Co-Responsibility Anyone who knowingly assists in any form of academic dishonesty shall be considered as guilty as the student who accepts such assistance. Students should not allow their work to be copied or otherwise used by fellow students, nor should they sell or give unauthorized copies of examinations to other students.

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2.3.1.4 Misuse or Student Falsification of Academic Records The misuse or actual or attempted falsification, theft, misrepresentation, or other alteration of any official academic record of the college is a serious academic offense. As used in this context, “academic record” includes all paper and electronic versions of the partial or complete academic record. 2.3.2 Academic Sanctions/Penalties of Students (Academic Offenses): Academic penalty shall not be imposed upon the student for non-academic infractions of college regulations. This principle does not compromise the right of the college to suspend or dismiss a student for non-academic reasons. 2.3.2.1 Faculty Academic Sanctions (pertaining to sections 2.3.1.1 to 2.3.1.3) For instances of academic dishonesty related to earning grades (violations 2.3.1.1 – 2.3.1.3), the instructor may implement any of three sanctions: A. a failing grade for the specific assignment; and/or B. a reduced grade for the course; and/or C. a failing grade for the course. The specific sanction depends upon the weight of the assignment in satisfying the requirements for the course. If an instructor chooses the sanction which assigns a failing grade for the course, the instructor shall notify the division dean, the chief executive officer or designee, and the registrar. For more information about the role of college personnel in the process, refer to section 2.5.2. 2.3.2.2 Other Academic Sanctions (pertaining to sections 2.3.1.4 and 2.3.2.1) The instructor may also recommend that the student be suspended for any academic offenses (as defined in sections 2.3.1.1, 2.3.1.2, or 2.3.1.3). Any student found guilty of a second academic violation shall be expelled from the college and shall not be allowed to enroll at any of the other KCTCS colleges for one academic year. The minimum sanction for misuse or falsification of an academic record (violation 2.3.1.4), including the omission of information or attempted falsification or other misuse of academic records as described in section 2.3.1.4, is suspension for one semester.

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Check Student e-mail Account once each week. performance, a course grading system that includes specific expectations with relative weights, and to expect that the grades described in the KCTCS Catalog will be used. 2.2.3 Contrary opinion: A student has the right to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in the classroom and laboratory without being penalized. A student may appeal the fact of guilt for all three faculty sanctions listed in 2.3.2.1. Also, a student may appeal the severity of the sanction of a failing grade for the course. 2.2.4 Academic evaluation. A student has the right to receive a grade based only upon a fair and just evaluation of performance in the course as measured by the standards presented at the first or second class session or in the introductory materials for a distance learning course. Grades determined by anything other than the instructor’s good-faith judgment based on such standards are improper. Among irrelevant considerations are race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or activities outside the classroom that are unrelated to the course work. 2.2.5 Academic records. A student has the right to have academic records kept confidential unless the student consents in writing to have them released. The chief executive officer or designee may disclose the academic record of a student without the student’s consent to authorized college personnel if the information is required for official use, such as advising students, writing recommendations, or selecting candidates for honorary organizations. 2.2.6 Evaluation of student character and ability. A student has the right to have character and ability evaluated only by individuals with a personal knowledge of the student. Records containing information about a student’s character and ability shall indicate when the information was provided, by whom, and the position of the individual providing the information. 2.3 Student Academic Offenses And Academic Sanctions: When a student is believed to be guilty of any of the following four academic offenses, information concerning disposition of the case by the college and responsibilities of college personnel can be found in sections 2.5.2.1 through 2.5.2.3.

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and “Deleted” items folders. Full e-mail accounts prevent users from being able to send and receive e-mail messages. forget your password. Should you need to access your user name and/or password, go to the “User Account Center” at kctcs.edu/students and click on “forgot password” under the Help section.

online Access to “(your name] Student Center” Many online services are available to students through the PeopleSoft Student Center page. After obtaining your KCTCS e-mail account user name and password, go to: westkentucky.kctcs.edu.

Financial Aid Application Priority Dates Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline Dates: For the fall semester, students who apply by

For the spring semester, students who apply by

For the summer semester, students who apply by Click on “Student Self-Service.” The Student Center page will be available after logging in. The following valuable resources are available in the Student Center:

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the beginning of each term. However, since the process takes time, if your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results are not received by the WKCTC to pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Therefore, it is in your best interest to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, and to complete it accurately. You may apply online at fafsa.ed.gov/ from any Anderson Technical Building provides computers for students who wish to complete the FAFSA on campus.

Accreditation Statement West Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Kentucky Community and Technical College. Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that

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Types of Financial Aid Available

How to QUALIFY?

Federal Pell Grant

U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information reported when the student applies. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. The FAFSA contains the number and indicates the student’s eligibility. Information Report (ISIR) and all other required backup documentation must be on

A federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid upon completion of classes. For many students, which other aid may be added.

Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

date the student attended an eligible class or the last day

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional Financial Aid Payments to Students Family Contribution (EFC) are given priority.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for money to help pay educational expenses. Most FWS jobs are on the College’s campus, but there is a possibility organization or public agency, and the work performed would be off campus and in the public interest. The work related to your course of study whenever possible. Application for Student Employment is on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Web site, under Financial Aid.

the student in a Financial Aid Package. The Financial Aid Package will explain the amount of Pell Grant and

college home page. Text messages will also be sent to mobile phones of students, staff, and faculty who have

College Access Program (CAP) The College Access Program (CAP) provides grants to attend eligible programs at the college. CAP Grants are awarded to Kentucky residents enrolled for at least six semester hours (half-time).

Student Loans repayment is required. West Kentucky Community and Technical College participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. WKCTC is required to monitor total loan amounts borrowed and recommend student borrowing accordingly. WKCTC prorates

The information from the FAFSA is automatically submitted to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for consideration of eligibility for the College Access Grant (CAP) program.

Warning:

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is a scholarship designed to encourage and reward high school students for good performance during their high school careers. Grade Point Average (GPA) determines the amounts for each year of study

If a student cannot provide the requested document(s) federal aid.

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If there is inclement weather and no announcement about the college is made, you should assume that classes will meet as scheduled. In the event the college uses a delayed schedule or cancels classes, every reasonable effort will be made to post an announcement

receive for the academic year. The Pell Grant will be

To qualify for a CAP Grant, the total Expected Family Contribution (EFC) toward the student’s educational expenses cannot exceed $4,600.00.

attendance, program, length of program, and time of the term. The average indebtedness for WKCTC students for 2011-12 year was $4,768.00.

In the event that the delayed schedule is in effect and the weather situation worsens, the college reserves the right to change the schedule to a “closed” status. If this change in schedule is deemed necessary, the decision will be posted by as soon as possible. During the delayed schedule, evening classes offered in Paducah and at off-campus sites in Ballard, Graves and Marshall counties will be held as scheduled unless cancellation is announced. The college will make every effort to make announcements on evening class cancellations by 3:00 p.m.

school graduation. Students must be enrolled for at least six semester hours and seeking an eligible educational credential. Awards are available for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.

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at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/Security/Get_ SNAP . The college will also contact local radio and television stations listed below. WPSD-TV, Paducah NBC wpsdtv.com WKYQ, Paducah - 93.3 FM wkyq.com WKYX, Paducah - 94.3 FM wkyx.com WDDJ, Paducah - 96.9 FM electric969.com 1055thecat.com WMOK, Paducah - 920 AM

WCBL, Benton - 99.1 FM wcblradio.com

KCTCS Catalog The KCTCS Catalog serves as the student’s guide to academic programs and student services. Students who requirements as they exist at the time of enrollment. The catalog can be accessed at kctcs.edu/students . Hard copies or copies on CD, if available, may be

Classroom Regulations Smoking and the use of food and drink in WKCTC classrooms are prohibited. Other classroom regulations may be listed in your course syllabus.

Student Complaint Procedures While the college strives to provide the best possible service to all students in every aspect of their academic career. However, we recognize that problems may sometimes occur. WKCTC has developed Student Complaint Procedures to address such issues. For more information, go to westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/ Academic_Policies/Student_Complaint_Procedures .

willieradio.com WKMS, Murray - 91.3 FM or 92.1 FM wkms.org

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Vehicle Registration and Parking Regulations Students must register any vehicle that is driven on campus. Parking tags should be obtained for all vehicles Building, Room 127. Students must bring in the license plate number, the year, make and model of their vehicle. There is no charge for parking tags. Citations are issued for parking in restricted areas – marked with lines on both sides of the parking space. Repeat violators are towed at the expense of the vehicle operator.

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Students interested in obtaining a voter registration form should visit elect.ky.gov/registertovote .

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

inclement Weather Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in his/her course

It is college policy to remain open and conduct classes according to the regular class schedule except under extreme weather conditions. In the event of extreme weather, classes may be delayed or cancelled. The college president makes the decision when severe weather or other emergencies might require a closing, delayed opening, suspension, or interruption of regularly scheduled work or class hours. The president consults with maintenance and operations, the crisis team, and the president’s leadership team to determine the circumstances of the college closing or other

Decisions regarding inclement weather are made as quickly as possible and with everyone’s best interests in mind. However, while every effort is taken to quickly examine road conditions and weather data for our entire service area, we must also encourage your personal responsibility to keep yourself safe. To that end, if the college remains open or operates on a delayed schedule,

Campus Transportation The Paducah Area Transit System (PATS) operates a Thursday between all buildings on the WKCTC main campus. The shuttle service is free of charge to students.

about whether roads are safe in your area. If road conditions are poor in the early morning but are expected to improve later in the day, the college may delay the beginning of classes. The delayed schedule is detailed below: Regular Class Meeting Starting Between

Times Delayed Schedule Meeting Times

2:00 p.m. or after

Start and end on time

The shuttle picks up and drops off at the following locations: Anderson Technical Building – west end entrance by the bookstore blue canopy Allied Health Building - parking lot near center entrance

Federal regulations mandate that a student receiving

awarded each semester. Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to the satisfactory academic progress policy. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be measured at the end of each term for all students. Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured with the following standards: Qualitative (cumulative Grade Point Average) Quantitative (67% Rule – hours earned divided by hours attempted) Maximum Time Frame hours for program completion) The Federal Regulations specify minimum standards for these measures. KCTCS may set stricter standards in its policy.

Students may appeal their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status To be eligible for Financial Aid funds, a student must make satisfactory academic progress. Students who do aid eligibility suspended. The appeal must include a typed detailed letter explaining the circumstance and resolution supporting documentation and may require submission of a completed Academic Plan of Action. Appeals should be submitted no later than seven days prior to the 30th of each month in order to be considered in that month. Appeals will be considered in the order in which they are received. Every attempt will be made to process the appeals in a timely manner. However, there may be delays near the beginning of each term due to the volume of appeals. More information on the KCTCS SAP Policy can be found at kctcs.edu/Students/Costs_and_Financial_Aid.aspx .

Financial Aid Forms online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Costs_and_ Financial_Aid/Financial_Aid_Forms.aspx .

Qualitative Standard – Grade Point Average (GPA) KCTCS qualitative standard is determined by the student’s earned Grade Point Average (GPA). KCTCS uses a 4-point scale for GPA. Students earning a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 at the end of

Quantitative Percentage Standard – (QPS or 67% Rule) The satisfactory academic progress policy must also include a quantitative measure to determine the number of credit hours attempted and percentage of credit hours completed (passed). The minimum percentage of work a student must successfully complete by the end of each term is 67% of all attempted hours. If a student fails any combination of two (2) consecutive terms of cumulative qualitative and/or cumulative quantitative standards,

Consumer Information about student aid can be located at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Costs_and_Financial_ Aid/Consumer_Information.aspx .

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1. 2. 3. 4. Waller Hall (WAL) Rosenthal Hall (ROS) Carson Hall Carson Annex 11. Crounse Hall (CRO) 12. Crisp Building/ Challenger Learning Center (CLC) 13. Allied Health Building (AHB) 14. Emerging Technology Center (ETC)

Scholarship Programs for Kentucky Residents kheaa.com .

Bookstore (ATB)

WKCTC is required to evaluate prior educational training and experience. This includes military training and experience received while on active duty and any coursework taken at educational institutions even if the

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

7. Maintenance Garage 8. Nemer Building 9. Clemens Fine Arts Theatre/ Student Center (SCA) 10. Matheson Learning Resource Center (MLC)

Credit for Prior Training and experience

Complete scholarship information including the application dates may be accessed through the College Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/costs_and_

Security Guard Building

children, step-children, adopted children, spouses, and un-remarried widows and widowers in recognition of military service of certain disabled or deceased Kentucky veterans. Additional information about this program and the application process is available at Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Paducah School of Art (PSA) 409 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001

Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships

Marshall County High School (MHS) 86 High School Road

Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program

Workforce Solutions (KEV) West Kentucky Technology Park 101 Liberty Drive

WKCTC offers the following types of scholarships:

Weaks Center (WEA) 607 Popular Murray, KY 42071

change in a student’s program or schedule must be promptly reported.

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upcoming academic year.

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are determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO. Forms may be obtained online at gibill.va.gov or in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 107. Students eligible to receive VA educational

WKCTC recognizes and rewards outstanding scholastic achievements by awarding merit-based scholarships and special awards to deserving students. Scholarship applications are only accepted online. Application and supporting documentation must be received by the

Skilled Craft Training Center (SCTC) 70 Hickory Road

Scholarships

Off-Campus Locations

(Debit card).

Graves County High School (GHS) Mary Ellen Thompson Health 1107 Housman Street Education Center (HEC)

Purchase Training Center (WKP) 234 Pioneer Industrial

PeopleSoft account.

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Financial Aid Checklist

You may contact West Kentucky Community and in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 113.

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Cyber Cafe and Center Cafe Graduation Information

Emerging Technology Center. Drop in and choose from a wide variety of menu items.

Students must apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they will complete required coursework for the credential (degree, diploma

Cyber Cafe hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily menus for the WiFi Grill can be found at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Current_Students/ Student_Life/Cyber_Cafe/Menu .

graduation. Please refer to the academic calendar at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars .

The Center Cafe is located in the Student Center in the Clemens Building. Center Cafe hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Hours may vary at both locations during class breaks and summer months.

Students should obtain a graduation application in the Alcohol, illegal drugs and weapons are prohibited on campus.

Personal Services Cosmetology/Nail Technology and Dental Services A variety of services is available to the public at low prices in the Anderson Technical Building.

Campus Safety Crime Awareness and Campus Security In compliance with federal and state regulations, the College makes available to all prospective students, current students, and employees an annual security report containing programs that promote campus safety and campus crime statistics and policies. A copy of this

The emergency alert system on the campus is known as

SNAP is activated when there is an emergency on students of a dangerous situation, including the delaying or closing of the College due to inclement weather. When SNAP is activated, an alert message is sent to all phones. Additionally, certain computers in computer labs receive the alert. Anyone who has opted to have a text message alert sent to their cell phone also receives the alert message. Go to kctcs.edu/snap/ to sign up for safety alerts through SNAP.

Room 112 or online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Records.aspx . Students completing an Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma or obtain advisor signature and curriculum guides before submitting the graduation application. Applications for Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees do not require advisor signature or curriculum guides. West Kentucky Community and Technical College holds commencement once each year in May. All summer and fall graduates and those who have applied for spring graduation will receive correspondence in April inviting them to participate in commencement ceremonies.

It is very important that students frequently review their personal information within the WKCTC system to ensure that their current name, address and student program plan/major is accurately recorded. Students may log in to their PeopleSoft Student Center (instructions on page 13 of this document) to review name, address and/or student program plan/major needs to be updated, should complete the appropriate form found on our Web site at http://westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ Admissions/Records.aspx the Anderson Technical Building, Room 112.

Directory Information WKCTC may provide directory information, date and degrees and awards received, the most recent previous

Transcripts and Grades Grade reports are not mailed to students. To access transcript requests are made online at westkentucky. kctcs.edu/admissions/transcript_Requests.aspx or in

viewed at ope.ed.gov/security or westkentucky.kctcs.edu/student_life/Security/Clery_ and_Minger_Report.aspx .

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recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. The student may register an objection to the release of this information by

indicating the items to be withheld. All written requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the college for one academic year. Requests to withhold directory

online before the transcript will be released. The fee

Should a crime occur immediately report it to the

transcript fee is $7. A request for a transcript to be faxed is $10 ($7 on demand and $3 for follow up mailed

contacting the local police regarding the crime.

transcript orders.

The campus security guard can be contacted at

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Computer labs All students enrolled at WKCTC should obtain a student

Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students must be currently enrolled and have a picture ID to obtain a WKCTC student ID card. To ensure the safety and security of students, all currently enrolled WKCTC students are required to have a valid student ID card or other form of picture

WKCTC Bookstore The WKCTC Bookstore is located in the Anderson Technical Building and provides not only textbooks and supplies for students, but also a variety of campus Regular bookstore hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The bookstore hours are extended during peak times at the beginning of each semester. Students

Students must have a copy of their schedule when

campus. Campus security and college administrative personnel have direct authority to request a student to produce a student ID. Student IDs are the property of WKCTC. Students must turn in their student ID to the they withdraw from classes. Lending an ID to anyone or failing to show a student ID to any college representative upon request is a violation of college regulations. Several local businesses offer discounts to WKCTC students. To view a complete listing of participating businesses, click on the “Student Life” section of the Cards.

begin approximately one week prior class and continue until one week after classes begin. Charges can only be made during the approved time period.

aid charge dates are sent to students through their KCTCS e-mail account. The WKCTC Bookstore only stocks books for WKCTC classes. Internet class texts can easily be purchased online and delivered directly to the student by visiting the following Web site: yourschoolyourbookstore.com . (Log on, click “KY” as your state and “KCTCS Distance Learning” as your

A lab supervisor is available to provide technical assistance Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Computer labs are also located in the Matheson Library and the Anderson

Print management Policy Currently enrolled students are given a printing account of 400 free black & white printed pages at the beginning of each fall, spring, and summer semester. Students may print in color at the Grisham Lab in Rosenthal Hall at a charge of 20 cents per page. Each color page is deducted from the student’s account at the rate of four black and white pages. Any left-over amount from a student’s account is carried over from the fall to the spring semester. All spring totals will be deleted at the end of the spring semester and summer semester totals will be deleted at the end of the summer semester. Students who go over their printing allowance may purchase additional pages. Additions to a print account may be made at the

Student ID Card Policy Original Student ID Card: Free upon the completion of registration of classes. Replacement Student ID Card:

or in the Matheson Library. Additional pages may be purchased in the following increments: $ 1.00 (20 pages)

matheson library Located in the Matheson Learning Resource Center, the Matheson Library offers students and members of our community a full range of materials and technology to meet their needs. Take advantage of the library’s extended hours and many available services including:

Library Research Databases. To access these databases from off-campus, login to http://ezproxy.westkentucky.kctcs.edu:2048/ login . KCTCS Library Catalog at kctcs.kyvl.org . secure. westkentucky.kctcs.edu/illrequest when you

now at kctcs.kyvl.org/vwebv/login .

$10.00 (200 pages) in-house use.

Free Student ID Card Replacement when:

Students must enter their Active Directory password to a message displays notifying the student that additional pages should be purchased. Students may not transfer any portion of their print account to another student’s print account.

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of Rosenthal Hall is open to students needing access to computers.

Community users are allowed to print 10 pages per day.

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advantage of the wireless network in the library. audiovisual (A/V) room to view course materials. the microform collection.

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Clemens Fine Arts Center The Clemens Fine Arts Center at West Kentucky

online Class information In addition to the series programming, the Clemens Fine Arts Center provides support to:

different series of programming. 1. The Arts in FOCUS Series includes national touring productions of theatre, dance, and musical attractions plus an annual main stage theatrical production by the WKCTC Theatre and Music Departments. The series has brought hundreds of national and international productions to the WKCTC stage. New and emerging artists are often presented in the center as well as professional productions of Broadway and off-Broadway hits, and internationally renowned dance companies. 2. The Campus Series, geared to WKCTC students, presents up and coming national recording artists, comedians, and more. Past performers include The Band Perry, The Second City and Thompson Square. 3. Backstage Pass is a coffee house style event featuring acoustic musicians, many times performing original music, in an intimate setting. 4. The Visual Arts Series offers several exhibits per season, including exhibits by the Paducah School of Art faculty and students, regional artists, and international cultural exhibitions. Admission is free. speakers of note including best-selling authors, recognized political analysts, and more. Past speakers include New York Times best-selling authors Homer Hickam, David Baldacci, and Garth Stein.

entertainment performed by students. Standup comedy, musical performances, improvisational theatre, poetry reading, and more can be seen in the student center. Admission is free. of classic plays and musical theatrical productions, lecture/demonstrations by nationally recognized dance companies, workshops and master classes in theatre, songwriting, and dance.

Registering for Online Classes Students taking online classes should be organized, motivated, and disciplined. They must have an Internet provider – preferably high speed – and a compatible word processor (MS Word or other software with the ability to save as Rich Text format). Some courses may require additional hardware or software. WKCTC students may enroll in online classes offered by WKCTC or any other college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). WKCTC online course offerings can be found online at https://secure.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ScheduleSearch

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For information on upcoming performances and ticket pricing, visit the Clemens Fine Arts Center Web site at focus.westkentucky.kctcs.edu .

Blackboard is the delivery platform for KCTCS online classes. Students may log in to an online class one of two ways. 1.

Workforce Solutions Workforce Solutions exists to provide non-credit and credit, general and customized training, assessments, facilitation, consulting and coaching for existing and new businesses and industries to promote economic development in the Purchase Area of western Kentucky. Workforce Solutions provides assistance to companies to identify and develop training to help them meet their workforce needs. Workforce Solutions can coordinate all aspects of the training: location, equipment, curriculum, materials, facilitators, etc. Consulting, assessment, and facilitation is also available. Workforce Solutions

Logging into an Online Class

Click on the link to “Blackboard” on the WKCTC Web site. Use your KCTCS student e-mail user name and password

OR 2.

KCTCS online course offerings are available online at kctcs.edu/en/Students/LearnByTerm/Online_Courses .

Go to elearning.kctcs.edu and use your KCTCS student e-mail user name and password to log in to Blackboard.

After a student has registered for a course, it generally takes at least 24 hours for the course to appear on Blackboard. If a course is “Unavailable,” it may mean the instructor has not yet made the course available to

Currently enrolled students may register for online classes by meeting with their assigned advisor, or they may register online with advisor consent. New students

for the course.

sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu for registration in online classes.

sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu.

For log in assistance, contact

an organization’s needs. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions .

Dropping an Online Class E-mail requests to drop an online class must be sent from the KCTCS student e-mail account and must include a request to drop the class, the student’s name, date of birth, last four digits of the social security number, the course number and title.

Through Mid-Term A student may drop an online course through mid-term by sending the request through the KCTCS student e-mail account to sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu.

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online Class information (continued) After Mid-Term Students wishing to withdraw after the last day for students to drop at their discretion with a grade of “W” should e-mail the instructor from their KCTCS student e-mail account to request permission to withdraw. If the instructor grants permission for the student to withdraw, the instructor can forward the e-mail granting permission to sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that withdrawal requests have been processed. Online classes may begin and/or end at times other than

Student Clubs & organizations (continued) Ordering Textbooks for Online Classes Offered By Other KCTCS Colleges Textbooks for all online classes offered by other KCTCS colleges can be purchased from a central bookstore at yourschoolyourbookstore.com . Follow these simple instructions, and your textbooks can be charged and sent to your home:

Distance Learning” as the school and click “Submit.”

check your schedule for the session number and the begin and end dates for each course. Also, carefully read the course syllabus for important session dates such as the last day to drop a course without a grade, the last day to withdraw at the student’s discretion, the last day to withdraw at the instructor’s discretion, and the last day of class.

Financial Aid: all

term, department, course, and section to access the required textbook(s). Since it can take over a week for central bookstore orders to be processed, students should plan accordingly and order textbooks well in advance of the start date of the class. Financial Aid charges are welcome! Students who

courses. Web site for charging books to their Student Financial

Purchasing Textboooks for Online Classes Offered Through WKCTC Getting textbooks in a timely manner is a key to success in online classes. Textbooks for WKCTC online classes Bookstore located on campus in the Anderson Technical Building. When purchasing books, whether online or in-person, a student must have a copy of the schedule to verify section numbers, location (college), and instructors. Different instructors (particularly at different college locations) often use different books.

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directly to the student’s home. Any SFA charges (including third party) can occur during pre-approved

Third party students sponsored by Voc Rehab, VA, WIA, etc., must take a copy of their schedule to the WKCTC Bookstore and request an order form for books at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. The bookstore will order the books and contact the student when the books arrive. The student must sign for the charges when picking up the books.

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Freethinkers Club

Berry Craig David Nickell

berry.craig@kctcs.edu davidl.nickell@kctcs.edu

Global Awareness

Tyra Cornwell Jason Donner

tcornwell0003@kctcs.edu jasonwdonner@kctcs.edu

KANS (Kentucky Association of Nursing Students)

Donna Downs Sherry Barnhill

donna.downs@kctcs.edu sherry.barnhill@kctcs.edu

Alpha Epsilon Beta (Criminal Justice)

Gary L. Reese Leslie Page-Keenan

garyl.reese@kctcs.edu lpagekeenan0001@kctcs.edu

Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society)

Julie Thompson

julie.thompson@kctcs.edu

New Beginnings (Adult Students)

Paula Armon

paula.armon@kctcs.edu

Paducah School of Art Student Art Club

John Hasegawa

jhasegawa0001@kctcs.edu

Passport Club

Carolyn Perry

carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu

Phi Theta Kappa

Dr. Kevin Gericke

kevin.gericke@kctcs.edu

Radiography Club

Patty Buchanan

patty.buchanan@kctcs.edu

Science Club

Larry Bigham Dr. Felix Akojie

larry.bigham@kctcs.edu felix.akojie@kctcs.edu

Spanish Club

Carolyn Perry

carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu

Student Ambassador Program

Dr. Belinda A. Dalton-Russell

belinda.dalton-russell@kctcs.edu

Student Veterans of WKCTC

Kristen Amaya

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Student Government Association

Rachel Cornwell Amy Elmore

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WKCTC Future Educators

Pat Blaine

pat.blaine@kctcs.edu

Writer’s Group

Pat Holler Britton Shurley

pat.holler@kctcs.edu britton.shurley@kctcs.edu

(Future Business Leaders of America)

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Tuition & Fees information Tuition for Summer and Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 to be announced. Please visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu and click on “Costs and Financial Aid” for tuition and fee information as it becomes available.

Fees Please see tuition payment deadlines online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars .

Financial Aid - Deferred through approved

Regulations

Student Clubs & organizations Student activities allow students to become active community leaders, increase college spirit, and explore potential. Students can connect and form long-lasting relationships while gaining career experience, transferable skills, and knowledge. Becoming involved in student clubs and organizations promotes a sense of community and provides a high quality of life. Students are able to develop interpersonal skills, values, ethics, and a sense of belonging.

KCTCS or a division or organization of KCTCS have not been paid in full will not be permitted to register for future credit or noncredit offerings, receive transcripts, transfer credits to another institution, or graduate.

outstanding accounts pursuant to its Business Procedures.

Guided by the Student Government Association, each club has a faculty or staff advisor. Student club organizations focus on performing arts, leadership, law, creative thinking, volunteerism, physical health, political, or special interests. referred to outside agencies for collection and are subject to additional fees and costs.

Payment options Organization

Advisor

Contact Information

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Jason Donner Leslie Page-Keenan

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Audio/Visual Club

Beverly Quimby

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Baptist Campus Ministries

Sharla Hutchinson

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KY students eligible for KEES. Verify and copy award notice at kheaa.com . Returning students receiving KEES must also

cumulative GPA is required at the end of the second year of college to receive the maximum

Online (credit card or e-check) at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Costs_and_Financial_ Aid/Tuition_and_Fees/Payment_Options . Payment Plan -The payment plan is available online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Costs_and_ Financial_Aid/Tuition_and_Fees/Payment_ Options .

Check - Include student’s name and last four digits of social security number or EMPLID. Pay in person to or mail check to West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Scholarship - KCTCS Scholarship amounts automatically apply toward tuition. Student must pay balance by payment deadline.

P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380

Senior Learners older and a Kentucky resident. Proof of age and Kentucky residency is required upon registration.

Credit card - MasterCard, DISCOVER, or VISA. Basketball Club

Donnie Rudolph

don.rudolph@kctcs.edu

College Community Chorus

Norman Wurgler

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Concept Zero

David Nickell

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Early Childhood Education (ECE/WKAECE)

Ladonna Butler

lbutler0001@kctcs.edu

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Third Party Billing - Rehabilitation, WIA, Dislocated Workers, etc. The Business Employee Waiver - Waiver entered by Human

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Course Withdrawal Procedure Students wishing to withdraw from a course may do so by completing one of the methods listed below. If requesting to withdraw after the mid-term date of the course, students must obtain their instructor’s approval. Consult the academic calendar online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars.aspx .

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withdraw by the deadline date to be eligible for a refund.

withdraw from a class. Students must obtain a process.

In person: obtain a course withdrawal form in the westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . If requesting to withdraw after the mid-term date of the course, instructor must sign the course withdrawal form. Anderson Technical Building, Room 112 with photo ID to complete the process. Via KCTCS student e-mail account: e-mail WKCTCrecords@kctcs.edu stating your full name, date of birth and the course(s) you wish to drop. If requesting to withdraw after the mid-term date of the course, instructor must e-mail approval to WKCTCRecords@ kctcs.edu . By mail: obtain a course withdrawal form online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . Mail the completed form to West Kentucky Community and Technical College Attn: Course withdrawal P.O. Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (Please note, mailed drop forms will be processed on refund status for that date.) By fax: obtain a course withdrawal form online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . West Kentucky Community and Technical College Attn: Course withdrawal NOTE: In all cases, it is the student’s responsibility

course withdrawals methods section.

than the regular 16-week classes will be determined by the amount of time the class has met. Contact the Registrar for questions regarding these classes.

of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

withdraw from school or who stop attending classes before the 60% date of a course may be required to repay a portion of grant or loan funds. Refunds for sessions different from those listed below are prorated according to the session in proportion to as an enrollment period within an academic term. An academic term (fall, spring, or summer) may have a number of sessions running concurrently (i.e., 16-, 8-, or 4-week). Time frame for Tuition Refunds*

16-week

Within 7th day 8th - 29th days

After 29th day

6-week

Within 3rd day 4th - 11th days

After 11th day

4-week

Within 1st day 2nd - 7th days

After 7th day

Ready to Work / Work and Learn Ready to Work and Work and Learn are programs designed to assist low-income parents pursuing a GED or attending college classes at WKCTC. Both programs assist students in meeting their KTAP/TANF work requirement through a combination of school and paid work study (on campus and off campus). Services provided to students include referrals for transportation, counseling, tutoring, childcare and other resources to assist them while pursuing their educational goals. For more information about the Ready to Work and Work and

Accessible College education Program The WKCTC Accessible College Education Program

The Skills Enhancement Center located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 111 offers a variety of free services including GED preparation, COMPASS

options:

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more

Get a Jumpstart -- Earn credit for prior learning or work experience. Accelerated Degree -- Earn an associate degree by attending class one night per week and by using the Internet. Weekend Course Option -- Please see semester course offerings for weekend course options. Online Education -- Earn an associate degree at home with by taking online courses. A Combination of Options -- Choose goals. Earn credit for work experience, take a class online and attend a weekend course by combining accessible options. For more information, contact Dr. Tammy Owen at tammy.owen@kctcs.edu .

*Calendar days of the session, including all Saturdays and Sundays, but excluding KCTCS holidays. The session start

will be issued to students who submit drop slips by mail of fax.

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geD Testing Individuals who have not earned a high school diploma may prepare to take the General Educational Development (GED) Test that is given two times a month generally the second and fourth Wednesdays. Contact the Skills Enhancement Center at

Happening Hour The Happening Hour was implemented in an effort to increase activities for students. The Happening Hour is a time to have student events and activities as well as provide student organizations with a regular time to meet. It occurs on Wednesdays throughout the semester from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students can keep up with the events by checking the College Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/student_life and by reading the message boards located throughout the campus.

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Student and Academic Support Services Tutoring Center Tutors in the Tutoring Center work with students to improve their understanding of classes and assignments. Tutors also help students strategize for upcoming tests and offer study tips. Tutoring services are provided in computer information services, mathematics, reading comprehension, science, writing and more. These services are free to all WKCTC students taking any WKCTC or KCTCS class. Students are welcome to drop by the center located

Student Schedule The college also partners with College Central Network to provide free, online job placement services. Students and alumni are able to register, search job listings, and post their resumes for employers to review. College Central Network provides job listings and information for local employers as well as a nationwide database if an individual is interested in working outside our area. Please contact Paula Armon for assistance at (270)

Building, Room 212 A.

TRIO (Student Support Services) e-mail mason.tudor@kctcs.edu for more information.

Disability Services West Kentucky Community and Technical College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. person with a disability be excluded from participation in any WKCTC program or activity, be denied the subject to discrimination with regard to any WKCTC program or activity. Any student with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services, Anderson Technical

Career and Placement Services Students are encouraged to schedule individual counseling sessions with a career counselor to discuss or explore the career options available at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Focus 2 is a selfpaced, online career guidance tool available to assist students in self assessment and career exploration. The Career Key also assists students in determining a college major or career by assessing their interests and abilities using a paper-and-pencil instrument. True Colors® seminars also are available and conducted in group settings. True Colors® is a simple, fun model improves communication through recognition of a person’s true character. True Colors® has been used successfully in schools, universities and hospitals to assign tasks according to individual strengths.

The TRIO (Student Support Services) program is a federally funded program providing the needed services designed to help students succeed in college. The TRIO staff is committed to helping students stay enrolled, earn good grades and graduate or transfer to a four-year college.

How to Read a Schedule The printed student schedule provides several pieces of information including:

TRIO Services include:

applications

classroom performance

EmplID: number.

Location: campus location where the course is offered.

Term: academic term in both numerical and text form.

Dates: start and end dates of the class.

Academic Plan: academic plan as listed in the

underprepared, nontraditional, or with physical or learning disabilities career planning and transfer process

strengths and weaknesses regional four-year colleges for transfer students

Students interested in receiving these free services and personalized help in a caring environment, should stop by the Anderson Technical Building, Room 126 to pick

Sessn: college session in which the course is offered. The start and end dates of a course determines the session number. Refund policies are based on the session in which a course is offered. Class#: number assigned to this class section. Course: department and course number.

Begins & Ends: start and end times of the class.

Section: section number. Section numbers on all

Bldg: building in which the class is offered. All

section number indicates the course is offered

the building abbreviation. WWW indicates the class is online.

laboratory class which may or may not have credit assigned.

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Meets: days a class meets. TR classes meets on Tuesday and Thursday (R represents Thursday). TBA indicates there is no assigned time for the class to meet or that the meeting time is to be announced.

Course Title: title of the course. Many course titles are abbreviated for printing.

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Credits: credit hours for the course. Courses having a lab associated with them may be for credit or not for credit. Credit hours are used to determine your grade point average (GPA).

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Room: room number. Instructor: instructor name.

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Academic Programs Students should be advised that if they interrupt their continuous enrollment in a program and re-enroll after remaining out for at least one semester, it will be necessary to follow curriculum requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment. It is the ultimate responsibility of the student to know curriculum requirements.

Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, and Reinstatement Academic Probation A student earning a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 at the end of a term shall be placed on academic probation. A student shall be removed from academic probation by earning at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Academic Suspension (Dismissal)

Schedule Abbreviation guide Days: M = Monday T = Tuesday W = Wednesday R = Thursday F = Friday S = Saturday N or U = Sunday Buildings: AHB = Allied Health Building ATB = Anderson Technical Building CLC = Crisp Building/Challenger Learning Center CRO = Crounse Hall ETC = Emerging Technology Center GCH = Graves County High School HEC = Mary Ellen Thompson Health Education KEV = West Kentucky Technology Park, 101 Liberty Drive in Kevil MCH = Marshall County High School MLC = Matheson Hall/ Learning Resource Center PSA = Paducah School of Art, 409 Broadway in Paducah PTC = Purchase Training Center, 234 Pioneer ROS = Rosenthal Hall SCA = Clemens Student Center/Fine Arts SCTC = Skilled Craft Training Center, 70 Hickory Road in Hickory WAL = Waller Hall WEA =Weaks Center, 607 Poplar Street in Murray Web Enhanced Classes are on-campus classes that may require some Internet use by the student. The use may range from checking assignment dates to a regular attendance in a virtual classroom. Please check with the instructor for more information on the level of Web enhancement in any class you are interested in taking.

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Associate in Arts Degree (transfer) Associate in Science Degree (transfer) Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts (transfer) Air Conditioning Technology Diploma: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic Furnace Installer Environmental Control System Servicer Environmental System Repair Helper Refrigeration Mechanic Applied Engineering Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Alternative Energy Specialization Option Automated Manufacturing Specialization Option Electromechanical Systems Specialization Option Electornics Engineering Specialization Option Instrumentation Specialization Option Mechatronic Systems Specialization Option PLC Programmer Specialization Option

If a student is placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms (which is noted on the transcript as “subject to dismissal” the second time) and does not earn either a cumulative GPA or a term GPA of at least a 2.0 in the third term, the student shall be academically suspended. Non-enrollment has no effect on probation status. The president (or designee) may grant an exception based upon an individual’s case. A student on academic suspension may not enroll in courses which count toward a KCTCS degree.

Repeating a Course A student may repeat a course for the purpose of improving a grade. The course must be repeated with the same grade option as the original enrollment in the course. The highest grade earned in a completed

Reinstatement A student who has been academically suspended may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least one 16-week semester and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required. A student who has been academically suspended shall, upon reinstatement, be placed on academic probation and be subject to academic suspension if the student has failed to earn a current Upon a second suspension, a student may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least two 16-week semesters and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required.

course and will be the only grade included within the cumulative GPA. Credit shall count only once for a KCTCS credential. If a student has been dropped from an occupation or technical program, course enrollment may be dependent upon readmission to the program. After a student has completed the same course twice, a division dean (or designee) in consultation with the instructor may refuse to approve a third registration in the same course, including those offered by correspondence, extension, and distance learning technology. Subject to the approval of the division dean (or designee), a student may receive approval for a be taken as a repeat option for MA 109 and vice versa.) NOTE: A parent course cannot be repeated using modules. Students who have received passing grade in a parent course are not eligible to enroll in any module of that parent course.

CAD/CAM Technician Robotics Sensor Technician

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Grading System (continued) P: represents a satisfactory grade in a course taken on a Pass/Fail basis. The student who receives a P in a course shall be eligible to continue into the next sequential course(s). The grade of P may be assigned by the College Appeals Board in cases involving a violation of student academic rights. It has no value in computing the grade point average. This grade may be used for developmental courses. MP: represents Making Progress and may be assigned only for developmental courses and progress but needs and deserves more time to achieve a passing grade. The student should reenroll in the course in order to continue advancement to the level of competence set for the course. Grades may be earned following re-enrollment for developmental courses. The grade of MP has no value in computing grade point average. Pass/Fail: may be selected for a maximum of two elective courses, subject to certain restrictions, by students with at least 30 credit hours and not on academic probation. Courses with these grades can count toward graduation but are not used in calculating grade-point standing. Courses taken on a pass-fail basis shall be limited to those considered as elective in the student’s program, and such other courses

Changing Grades: A grade once reported shall not be changed except when the instructor states in writing that an error has been made. The grade change must be submitted by the end of the following semester or session or, in exceptional cases, at the discretion of the president (or designee). However, each respective College Appeals Board may change a grade to P or W in the case of a violation of student academic rights or to a W in the case of an academic offense. Grade-Point Average (GPA): The GPA on the KCTCS transcript is derived from all courses taken at KCTCS institutions. The grade-point average is the ratio of the total grade points earned to the total credit hours attempted excluding courses taken on a pass/fail basis and courses with grades of W or I. Total grade points are derived by multiplying the number of credit hours for the course by the number of grade points assigned to the grade earned: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D =1, E = 0. Reporting Final Grades: college president (or designee) by such date as determined by the academic calendar.

approved. Prerequisites for such courses may be ignored at the student’s own hazard. The student is expected to participate fully in the course and take all examinations as though the student were enrolled on a regular basis. Students may not change from a pass/fail basis nor from a regular basis to a pass/fail basis after the last date for entering an organized class. Courses offered only on a pass/fail basis, remedial or developmental, or taken by special examination, shall not be included in the maximum number of elective courses which a student may take under these provisions.

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Automotive Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Automotive Technician Option Diploma: Automotive Technician Mechanic Automotive Electrician Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician Brake Repairer Engine Repairer Front End Mechanic Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician Tune-up Mechanic

Residential Real Estate Sales Small Business Management Supervisory Management Team Leadership

Degree:

Diplomas: Business Studies Accounting Technology Diploma: Accounting Accounting Trainee II Business Studies Business Administration Degree: Associate in Applied Science Accounting Option Financial Option Hospitality Management Option Human Resource Management Option Management Option Real Estate Management Option Diplomas: Organizational Leadership Small Business Management Accounting Recordkeeping Specialist Advanced Business Administration Basic Business Administration Business Transfer Financial Perspectives General Business Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Leadership Management Operations Management Payroll Accounting Specialist

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Associate in Applied Science Administrative Option Financial Assistant Option Legal Administrative Option Administrative Assistant Financial Assistant

Basic Business Presentation Data Entry Operator Financial Assistant Clerk Financial Assistant Trainee Financial Record Keeper Legal Receptionist Receptionist Clinical Laboratory Technician Degree: Associate in Applied Science Worker

Collision Repair Technology Diploma: Collision Repair Technician Automotive Painter Helper Collision Repair Helper Collision Repairer Computer Aided Drafting and Design Diploma: Computer Aided Drafting and Design Detailer Drafter Assistant

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Academic Programs (continued) Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diplomas: CNC Machinist Machinist Exploratory Machining Machine Tool Operator I Machine Tool Operator II Construction Technology Diploma: Construction Carpenter

Grading System Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Diploma: Dental Assisting Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Diesel Technology Diplomas: Agricultural Equipment Technician Construction Equipment Technician Medium and Heavy Truck Technician

Carpenter Helper Construction Forms Helper Residential Carpenter Residential Roofer Residential Site Layout Assistant Rough Carpenter Cosmetology Diploma:

Helper Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper Diesel Engine Mechanic Diesel Mechanics Assistant Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic Electrical/Electronic Systems Mechanic Fluid Power Mechanic Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic Preventive Maintenance Mechanic Undercarriage Mechanic

Cosmetologist Cosmetologist Esthetician Nail Technician

Criminal Justice Degree: Associate in Applied Science Corrections Option Criminal Justice Option Law Enforcement Option Security & Loss Prevention Option Culinary Arts Degree:

Diplomas:

Associate in Applied Science Catering and Personal Chef Option Culinary Arts Option Food & Beverage Management Option Catering and Personal Chef Culinary Arts Food and Beverage Management Advanced Culinary Arts Advanced Food and Beverage Management Catering Culinary Arts Food and Beverage Management Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

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Fire/Rescue Science Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Fire Chief

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

General Occupational/Technical Studies Degree: Associate in Applied Science Health Physics Degree:

Associate in Applied Science

Health Science Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science

The grading system uses a series of letters, to which are assigned grade point values. The system is based neither on an absolute numerical system nor on a distribution curve, but on the following descriptions: A: represents exceptionally high achievement. It is valued at four grade points for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. B: represents high achievement. It is valued at three grade points for each credit hour in nonremedial and non-developmental courses. C: represents satisfactory achievement. It is valued at two grade points for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. D: represents the minimum achievement for credit. It is valued at one grade point for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. E: represents unsatisfactory achievement and indicates failure in the course. It is valued at zero credit hours and zero grade points in nonremedial and non-developmental courses. Credit may be obtained by repeating the entire course. F: represents unsatisfactory achievement in a course taken on a Pass-Fail basis. It has no value in computing the grade point average. Credit may only be obtained by repeating the entire course. This grade may be used for developmental courses. AU (Audit): has no value in computing gradepoint average. A student who has been admitted to the college may elect to enroll in a course(s) as an auditor, except in selective admissions programs. Auditing courses in a selective admissions program requires admission to the program and availability of space in the courses. With few exceptions, any change from audit to credit by a student fully admitted to a college must be accomplished by the last date to enter a class and any change from credit to audit must be made by mid-term of the semester or session in which the student is enrolled. An audited class may be taken for credit at a later date. Anyone who desires to audit a class must be admitted to

I: means that part of the work of the course there is a reasonable possibility that a passing grade will result from completion of the work. The instructor and student will discuss the requirements for completion of course with the time limit for completion not to exceed a result in an automatic change of grade from I to E. Each college shall maintain a record of incomplete grades recorded in courses of that college. This record, completed by the instructor at the time the I grade is reported, shall include: 1. the name and number of the student, 2. the course number and hours of credit, 3. semester or session and year of enrollment, 4. signature of the instructor,

6.

for recording the incomplete grade, and an adequate guide for removal of the incomplete grade. In the instructor’s absence, the division dean (or designee), shall forward to the college president (or designee) the appropriate letter grade to replace the incomplete grade.

W: represents a withdrawal from class without completing course requirements. A student may including the date of mid-term with a W grade. After the date of midterm and through the last class of the semester or session, any student and receive a W which may be given at the discretion of the instructor. Each instructor shall factors to be used in determining if a student will be allowed to withdraw during the discretionary period. An instructor shall not assign a student a withdrawn from that class in a manner prescribed by the college. The grade of W may be assigned by the College Appeals Board in cases involving a violation of student academic rights or for academic offenses.

course.

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Academic Programs (continued)

Policies Related to enrollment Student Load – Full-time Status

Homeland Security/Emergency Management Degree: Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice Option Fire Science Option Security Management Option

Full-time student academic status for the fall and spring term is 12 credit hours. Full-time student academic status for the summer term is 6 credit hours.

Student Load – Maximum Student Load The maximum load to be carried during any semester by a student (including residence, correspondence, and extension courses) is 19 credit hours or the number of

Management Specialist Industrial Chemical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Process Technician Option

semester, whichever is larger. A student who has attained a grade-point average of 3.0 semester may be permitted by the college president (or designee) to carry a maximum of three additional credit hours, provided the total is not in excess of 22 credit hours for the semester. Normally, the maximum course load (including residence, correspondence, and extension courses) shall be four credit hours for the four-week intersession, six six-week session, or 10 credit hours in the eight-week summer session. A student who has attained a grade point average of 3.0 may be granted permission by the college president (or designee) to carry a maximum of

twelve-week session.

A student on academic probation shall not take more than

six credit hours in a six-week summer session, seven credit hours in an eight-week summer session and nine hours in the 12-week session. A student may be registered simultaneously at a KCTCS college and at another institution only with the approval of the college president (or designee), the credit hours obtained at the other institution being considered a part of the student’s maximum load. If the simultaneous registration has not been authorized, the transfer of credit from the other institution may be denied.

Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Computer Programming Option Computer Support Specialist Option Information Security Option Network Administration Option Cisco Networking Associate Track Cisco Networking Professional Track Microsoft MCSA Track Microsoft MCSE Track Cisco Networking Enhanced Cisco Networking Professional Computer Programming Computer Support Specialist Information Security Information Technology Fundamentals Microsoft Networking MCSA Track Microsoft Networking MCSE Track Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Degree: Associate in Applied Science Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Kentucky Early Childhood Child Care Assistant Kentucky Child Care Provider School Age Childcare

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Logistics and Operations Management Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Manufacturing Industrial Technology MIT: Electrical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Construction Electrician Specialization Option Industrial Electrician Specialization Option Motor Controls Electrician Specialization Option Diplomas: Construction Electrician Industrial Electrician Motor Controls Electrician Electrical Motor Control Level I Electrical Motor Control Level II Electrician Trainee Level I Electrician Trainee Level II Residential Electricity Level I Residential Electricity Level II Marine Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Marine Engineering Option Marine Logistics Operation Option Wheelhouse Management Option Marine Industry MIT: Industrial Maintenance Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Industrial Maintenance Technician Fluid Power Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Electrical Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Machinists Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level I Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level II

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Academic Programs (continued) Mechatronic Systems

Medical Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Administrative Option Insurance Coding Option Medical Records Option Transcription Option Diplomas: Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Insurance Coding Medical Records Clerk Medical Transcriptionist Hospital Admission Clerk Medical Receptionist Medical Unit Coordinator Nursing Degree: Diplomas:

Associate in Applied Science Registered Nurse Practical Nursing Practical Nursing (Option 2)

Credentials (continued) Respiratory Care Degree: Associate in Applied Science Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist Cardiac Monitoring Technician Polysomnographic Technologist Surgical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Surgical Technologist

Visual Communication - Multimedia Degree: Associate in Applied Science Multimedia Option Diplomas: Animation Audio/Video Digital Design Multimedia Web Design Digital Design Multimedia Web Design

Kentucky Medication Aide Medicaid Nurse Aide

Pharmacy Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree: Associate in Applied Science Radiography Degree:

Associate in Applied Science

of study are to provide marketable, entry-level skills.

Systems: understanding social, organizational, and technological systems, monitoring and correcting Technology: selecting equipment and tools, applying troubleshooting technologies.

employees in an occupation found in the local economy. education competencies.

Visual Communication - Printing

Paramedic Technology* Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Graduation requirements: 1. minimum grade of C in each course required for

KCTCS Curriculum process. associate degree.

earned at WKCTC Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

requirements of a diploma or associate degree in the same or

may contain general education courses emphasizing the Necessary Skills (SCANS) report that are critical to entrylevel and associated with the diploma or associate degree

Welding Technology Diploma: Combination Welder ARC Welder AWS National Skills Standards Level I Gas Metal Arc Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Gas Welder Pipeline Welder Production Line Welder Shielded Metal Arc Welding Tack Welder Welder Helper

* Program only opened to currently licensed and practicing paramedics who meet program requirements.

competencies necessary for success in the workplace. Foundation Skills Basic Skills: reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics,

Thinking Skills: thinking creatively, making decisions,

Personal Qualities: individual responsibility, self-esteem,

Competencies

Interpersonal Skills: working on teams, teaching others, serving customers, leading, negotiating, and working well with

Information: acquiring and evaluating data, organizing and

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Credentials (continued) Associate in Applied Science Degree

credits must meet the following distribution: Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs Natural Science 3 credit hrs Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hrs Heritage/Humanities 3 credit hrs Written Communication 3 credit hrs The above are minimum general education requirements; curricula. Technical and Support Component

Admission guidelines education competencies. 2. Diploma curricula will be approved through the KCTCS Curriculum process. 3. Diplomas will be applicable toward at least one associate degree. 4. General education 6 credit hour requirement for diplomas in areas 1 and 2 as follows: Area 1 = Written/Oral Communications, Humanities, or Heritage 3 credit hrs Area 2 = Social/Behavioral Science, Natural Science, or Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs Additional courses could be used for other areas in approved curricula for diplomas but may not meet general education transfer requirements. The above are minimum general

45 – 53 credit hrs

General Education and Technical and Support Components must be distributed so that programs do not exceed 68 credit hours. Total 60 – 68 credit hrs Degree requirements: 1. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, the degree must be earned at WKCTC and, 3. demonstration of digital literacy. Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Technical & Support* Total

30 – 54 credit hrs 36 – 60 credit hrs

*The Technical and Support requirements must include a work experience component of 1-12 credit hours. Graduation requirements include: 1. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, 2. demonstration of digital literacy, and, earned at WKCTC.

Any person who has graduated from high school, earned a GED, or is eligible to take the GED will be admitted to the college. All applicants are required to submit an application for admission prior to the beginning of the term of enrollment. All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

Required Documents for Completion of Admission

Transient (or visiting) Students (Students who are planning to attend the college for one semester only and then return to the home institution) institution indicating the student is eligible to return to that institution. level math and English courses have not been completed or if the student scored less than 18 in English or less than 20 in reading or less than 19 in math on the ACT. prerequisite course(s) for desired WKCTC course(s) was completed at the home institution.

First-Time Freshmen (Students who have never taken college courses or who took courses only while enrolled in high school) GED test results – ASSET, COMPASS, or ACT (Students who have taken the ACT will be required to take the COMPASS assessment only if ACT scores do not meet course placement.) Transfer Students (Students who have attended a postsecondary institution regardless of whether or not any credit was earned) date or GED test results

Diplomas A diploma program is designed to prepare students for technical employment within a one- to two-year period (3660 credit hours). The total number of credit hours for the diploma must not exceed those required for a degree in the same program of study. A prescribed program of technical and general education courses is designed to prepare students for a

showing eligibility to return to the most recently attended college. level math and English courses have not been completed or if the student scored less than 18 in English or less than 20 in reading or less than 19 in math on the ACT.

occupation, credit toward an associate degree, and continued The diploma program contains general education courses Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) report that are critical to entry-level workforce success for persons prepared at the diploma level. 1.

Diplomas will address appropriate general

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Admission guidelines (continued) International Students West Kentucky Community and Technical College welcomes international students.

Cultural Diversity Director in order to receive a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa: 1. Application for Admission 2. Application for I-20 Form including high school and university. Include English translation if necessary. Students who attended a college or university outside of the U.S. evaluation of their transcript from one of the following international transcript evaluation services: Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services.

Credentials (continued) 6. Proof of Financial Support -- Because studying and living in the United States can be a very expensive endeavor, it is important that students and their sponsors have a realistic understanding of the costs involved. The actual cost of living is dependent upon the lifestyle of each student. Students and sponsors should develop a longterm plan to cover the cost of a U.S. education. F-1 visa students must submit proof that they have immediate access to one full academic year (9 months) of tuition and (12 months) living

TOEFL. College English 101 and 102-Completion of College English 101 and 102 or its equivalent with a minimum grade of B in each course from an accredited American institution. Form (Nursing Students Only) -- This form must be completed and signed by a health care professional within the past 12 months. It is acceptable to attach photocopies of original medical documents if they are signed by a health care professional. Include English translations if necessary.

Requirements: Select courses from headings in the Core Categories and/or Foreign Language. At least 6 credit hours must be selected from Arts and Humanities and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences and/or Foreign Language. Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

Associate in Science Degree family must show an additional $4,000 for their spouses and $2,000 for each child. Financial aid is NOT available to F-1 students. Please read the Expenses Fact Sheet carefully and complete the following forms located on the Culture Diversity Web site at http://westkentucky.kctcs. edu/en/Student_Life/Cultural_Diversity.aspx .

Select courses from headings in the Core Categories and/or Foreign Language. At least 6 credit hours must be selected from Quantitative Reasoning and/or Natural Sciences. Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

original bank statement and an employment

Total Credit Hours

This form is only for students who will be living with someone who will provide the student with free room and board. That person must attach a copy of a lease or proof of homeownership and an

Degree requirements: 1. completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2. minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 3. minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4. cultural studies course, and 5. demonstration of digital computer literacy.

Be sure to attach all additional documentation and make sure that all forms have been properly signed. Incomplete documentation will not be accepted. 10. Transfer Report and copies of current I-20, I-94 card, and visa for students transferring from a

60 credit hrs

Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts Written and

Arts & Humanities 3 credit hrs The course chosen to satisfy this requirement must be from a discipline other than the discipline in the Fine Arts Core and/ or Concentration. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs

Electives Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

any of the following: TOEFL-The minimum TOEFL score for admission must be at least 400 paper-based or 97 computer-based or 32 New Internetbased. Test results must be sent to WKCTC directly from the testing service. The test scores must not be older than 18 months. The TOEFL institutional code for WKCTC is

Associate in Arts Degree

60 credit hrs

- Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at http://legacy.kctcs.edu/catalog/.

Natural Sciences 3 credit hrs Must include a laboratory experience for general education

Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hrs Total General Education 24 credit hrs

Fine Arts Core Sub-Total Concentration Sub-Total Total

Degree requirements: 1. completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2. minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 3. minimum of 15 credit hours earned at WKCTC ,

4. cultural studies course, and 5. demonstration of digital computer literacy. - Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at http://legacy.kctcs.edu/catalog/.

Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

copy is not accepted) of course work completed at a U.S. institution must be mailed directly to Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Because it can take several weeks to obtain an F-1 visa, students who currently live outside the United States should submit all of the required documents no later than the following dates: (Fall Semesters begin in August) (Spring Semester begins in January)

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Admission to Selective Admission Programs Admission into allied health and automotive technology programs at the college are based on selective admission interested in the admission criteria for these programs should contact a career counselor in the Advising Center.

Competency Statements challenges by gaining:

Some general education requirements must be completed prior to admission into the programs. Additional general education courses may be taken prior to admission into the programs or after enrollment in the programs.

A. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts. B. Intellectual and practical skills, including

Credentials Associate in Arts and Associate in Science General Education Core Requirements:

C. Personal and social responsibility, including and global)

AS

Written Communications 6 credit hrs 6 credit hrs Students who complete ENG 105 must take an additional 3 credit hours of General Education from any of the General Education categories. Oral Communications

D. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills.

AA

All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

3 credit hrs

3 credit hrs

Arts and Humanities 6 credit hrs 6 credit hrs One course must be selected from Humanities and one course from Heritage. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs

Residency Kentucky Resident status has a direct impact on the amount of tuition a student pays at WKCTC. Tuition and charges are based on whether a student is a Kentucky resident, non-Kentucky resident or a resident of a contiguous county of a contiguous state. The policy for Kentucky resident status (kctcs.edu/ en/Students/Costs_and_Financial_Aid/~/media/ ) is determined by Council on Postsecondary Education.

6 credit hrs

Natural Sciences 3 credit hrs 6 credit hrs One science course must include a laboratory experience.

Science Two disciplines must be represented and different from those in the Arts and Humanities category. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs OR Natural Sciences

A student who has been assessed non-Kentucky resident tuition rates can apply for a change in status by completing the Application for Residency (westkentucky. kctcs.edu/en/admissions/records.aspx) and providing all required documentation. Students must complete the application and provide all supporting documents Applications arriving after 30 days may be considered for the next term. Students should contact the Registrar

Academic information Transfer Programs KCTCS colleges are charged to offer curricula for the selection can be designed to parallel university offerings and are transferable to four-year institutions – both public and private. Students who successfully complete at least 60 semester hours of work according to the approved curricula are awarded the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Students who expect to complete a bachelor’s degree have four information resources: 1. The statewide general education transfer policy 2. Baccalaureate Program Transfer Frameworks 3. Individual transfer agreements with universities and 4. Specialized transfer advising and programming

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Academic information (continued) The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s General Education Transfer Policy is designed to improve the transferability of general education coursework among public colleges and universities. requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees and intend to transfer to a public college or university should refer to the general education competencies. Baccalaureate Program Transfer Frameworks are designed to assist students who plan to obtain a baccalaureate degree and begin their education at a KCTCS college, then transfer to any public university in the state – with the guarantee that ALL credits taken in compliance with a framework will apply to the degree program. These frameworks may be found on the Web at www.cpe.state.ky.us/going2/going2_transfer_planning. asp . Campus transfer liaisons and university catalogs provide additional information about bachelor degree requirements. Students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree should consult with their academic advisors to plan coursework appropriate for transfer and to identify applicable transfer agreements with individual universities. For more information on transfer, please contact the Advising Center in the Anderson Technical Building,

Career Programs KCTCS colleges are committed to an expanded program of occupational/technical education to provide trained technicians to meet the workforce needs of the Commonwealth. Typically, career programs may be

Academic information (continued) Credit for External Experiences WKCTC recognizes that valid college-level learning experiences occur outside the traditional classroom setting. Colleges will assist students in recognizing appropriate external experiences and applying them toward a WKCTC credential. Colleges reserve the right to validate student competence through the appropriate mechanisms and may award credit via a variety of programs. These programs include, but are not limited to:

Students in good academic standing who have completed only some categories in the 33-credit hour core

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Articulation Agreements College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Military Service Experience

for the bachelor degree program.

complete. For example, a student who has completed the six-hour for Social and Behavioral Science requirement the General Education Transfer Policy’s six-hour Social and Behavioral Science requirement. Students with

If you have questions about the General Education Transfer Policy, please contact the WKCTC Transfer

Special Exam: STEP or Challenge Work Based Learning Experiences Service Learning Credit for Prior Learning Please see the “Academic Services” section of the current KCTCS Catalog, available at http://kctcs.edu/ en/Students/Programs_and_Catalog.aspx for further details regarding these options.

satisfactorily complete an approved curriculum with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses required

In order to be eligible to receive KCTCS credentials, students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credits required for that credential, including transcript and request an additional transcript including

Students who have completed a general education

NOTE: Changes to the statewide General Education Transfer agreement which will be in place Fall 2012 will impact the KCTCS General Education requirements and degree requirements.

good academic standing will be “fully general education

Graduation Requirements

altogether as a block.

For the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, regardless of the time the student has attended the

requirements of the receiving institution that have not

credits must be completed at the KCTCS college

KCTCS Board of Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. In order to be eligible for: in Fine Arts, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, students must satisfactorily complete 60 credits, including the general education Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

minimum of 36 hours including the general

additional KCTCS college courses. be completed at the college granting the credential. In the case of degree programs offered through joint, cooperative, or consortia arrangements, the student

diploma or Associate in Applied Science degree. Many students decide to spread their education over a longer period.

participating institutions. Students seeking Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees or diplomas must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for graduation.

KCTCS Board of Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

an approved curriculum with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses required for

president (or designee) on an individual basis with the advice of the appropriate division dean.

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Academic information (continued) The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s General Education Transfer Policy is designed to improve the transferability of general education coursework among public colleges and universities. requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees and intend to transfer to a public college or university should refer to the general education competencies. Baccalaureate Program Transfer Frameworks are designed to assist students who plan to obtain a baccalaureate degree and begin their education at a KCTCS college, then transfer to any public university in the state – with the guarantee that ALL credits taken in compliance with a framework will apply to the degree program. These frameworks may be found on the Web at www.cpe.state.ky.us/going2/going2_transfer_planning. asp . Campus transfer liaisons and university catalogs provide additional information about bachelor degree requirements. Students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree should consult with their academic advisors to plan coursework appropriate for transfer and to identify applicable transfer agreements with individual universities. For more information on transfer, please contact the Advising Center in the Anderson Technical Building,

Career Programs KCTCS colleges are committed to an expanded program of occupational/technical education to provide trained technicians to meet the workforce needs of the Commonwealth. Typically, career programs may be

Academic information (continued) Credit for External Experiences WKCTC recognizes that valid college-level learning experiences occur outside the traditional classroom setting. Colleges will assist students in recognizing appropriate external experiences and applying them toward a WKCTC credential. Colleges reserve the right to validate student competence through the appropriate mechanisms and may award credit via a variety of programs. These programs include, but are not limited to:

Students in good academic standing who have completed only some categories in the 33-credit hour core

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Articulation Agreements College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Military Service Experience

for the bachelor degree program.

complete. For example, a student who has completed the six-hour for Social and Behavioral Science requirement the General Education Transfer Policy’s six-hour Social and Behavioral Science requirement. Students with

If you have questions about the General Education Transfer Policy, please contact the WKCTC Transfer

Special Exam: STEP or Challenge Work Based Learning Experiences Service Learning Credit for Prior Learning Please see the “Academic Services” section of the current KCTCS Catalog, available at http://kctcs.edu/ en/Students/Programs_and_Catalog.aspx for further details regarding these options.

satisfactorily complete an approved curriculum with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses required

In order to be eligible to receive KCTCS credentials, students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credits required for that credential, including transcript and request an additional transcript including

Students who have completed a general education

NOTE: Changes to the statewide General Education Transfer agreement which will be in place Fall 2012 will impact the KCTCS General Education requirements and degree requirements.

good academic standing will be “fully general education

Graduation Requirements

altogether as a block.

For the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, regardless of the time the student has attended the

requirements of the receiving institution that have not

credits must be completed at the KCTCS college

KCTCS Board of Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. In order to be eligible for: in Fine Arts, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, students must satisfactorily complete 60 credits, including the general education Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

minimum of 36 hours including the general

additional KCTCS college courses. be completed at the college granting the credential. In the case of degree programs offered through joint, cooperative, or consortia arrangements, the student

diploma or Associate in Applied Science degree. Many students decide to spread their education over a longer period.

participating institutions. Students seeking Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees or diplomas must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for graduation.

KCTCS Board of Regents Policies 4.11 and 4.12 and program requirements, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

an approved curriculum with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses required for

president (or designee) on an individual basis with the advice of the appropriate division dean.

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Admission to Selective Admission Programs Admission into allied health and automotive technology programs at the college are based on selective admission interested in the admission criteria for these programs should contact a career counselor in the Advising Center.

Competency Statements challenges by gaining:

Some general education requirements must be completed prior to admission into the programs. Additional general education courses may be taken prior to admission into the programs or after enrollment in the programs.

A. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts. B. Intellectual and practical skills, including

Credentials Associate in Arts and Associate in Science General Education Core Requirements:

C. Personal and social responsibility, including and global)

AS

Written Communications 6 credit hrs 6 credit hrs Students who complete ENG 105 must take an additional 3 credit hours of General Education from any of the General Education categories. Oral Communications

D. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills.

AA

All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

3 credit hrs

3 credit hrs

Arts and Humanities 6 credit hrs 6 credit hrs One course must be selected from Humanities and one course from Heritage. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs

Residency Kentucky Resident status has a direct impact on the amount of tuition a student pays at WKCTC. Tuition and charges are based on whether a student is a Kentucky resident, non-Kentucky resident or a resident of a contiguous county of a contiguous state. The policy for Kentucky resident status (kctcs.edu/ en/Students/Costs_and_Financial_Aid/~/media/ ) is determined by Council on Postsecondary Education.

6 credit hrs

Natural Sciences 3 credit hrs 6 credit hrs One science course must include a laboratory experience.

Science Two disciplines must be represented and different from those in the Arts and Humanities category. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs OR Natural Sciences

A student who has been assessed non-Kentucky resident tuition rates can apply for a change in status by completing the Application for Residency (westkentucky. kctcs.edu/en/admissions/records.aspx) and providing all required documentation. Students must complete the application and provide all supporting documents Applications arriving after 30 days may be considered for the next term. Students should contact the Registrar

Academic information Transfer Programs KCTCS colleges are charged to offer curricula for the selection can be designed to parallel university offerings and are transferable to four-year institutions – both public and private. Students who successfully complete at least 60 semester hours of work according to the approved curricula are awarded the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Students who expect to complete a bachelor’s degree have four information resources: 1. The statewide general education transfer policy 2. Baccalaureate Program Transfer Frameworks 3. Individual transfer agreements with universities and 4. Specialized transfer advising and programming

Residency. Subtotal General Education Core

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Admission guidelines (continued) International Students West Kentucky Community and Technical College welcomes international students.

Cultural Diversity Director in order to receive a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa: 1. Application for Admission 2. Application for I-20 Form including high school and university. Include English translation if necessary. Students who attended a college or university outside of the U.S. evaluation of their transcript from one of the following international transcript evaluation services: Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services.

Credentials (continued) 6. Proof of Financial Support -- Because studying and living in the United States can be a very expensive endeavor, it is important that students and their sponsors have a realistic understanding of the costs involved. The actual cost of living is dependent upon the lifestyle of each student. Students and sponsors should develop a longterm plan to cover the cost of a U.S. education. F-1 visa students must submit proof that they have immediate access to one full academic year (9 months) of tuition and (12 months) living

TOEFL. College English 101 and 102-Completion of College English 101 and 102 or its equivalent with a minimum grade of B in each course from an accredited American institution. Form (Nursing Students Only) -- This form must be completed and signed by a health care professional within the past 12 months. It is acceptable to attach photocopies of original medical documents if they are signed by a health care professional. Include English translations if necessary.

Requirements: Select courses from headings in the Core Categories and/or Foreign Language. At least 6 credit hours must be selected from Arts and Humanities and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences and/or Foreign Language. Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

Associate in Science Degree family must show an additional $4,000 for their spouses and $2,000 for each child. Financial aid is NOT available to F-1 students. Please read the Expenses Fact Sheet carefully and complete the following forms located on the Culture Diversity Web site at http://westkentucky.kctcs. edu/en/Student_Life/Cultural_Diversity.aspx .

Select courses from headings in the Core Categories and/or Foreign Language. At least 6 credit hours must be selected from Quantitative Reasoning and/or Natural Sciences. Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

original bank statement and an employment

Total Credit Hours

This form is only for students who will be living with someone who will provide the student with free room and board. That person must attach a copy of a lease or proof of homeownership and an

Degree requirements: 1. completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2. minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 3. minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4. cultural studies course, and 5. demonstration of digital computer literacy.

Be sure to attach all additional documentation and make sure that all forms have been properly signed. Incomplete documentation will not be accepted. 10. Transfer Report and copies of current I-20, I-94 card, and visa for students transferring from a

60 credit hrs

Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts Written and

Arts & Humanities 3 credit hrs The course chosen to satisfy this requirement must be from a discipline other than the discipline in the Fine Arts Core and/ or Concentration. Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs

Electives Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

any of the following: TOEFL-The minimum TOEFL score for admission must be at least 400 paper-based or 97 computer-based or 32 New Internetbased. Test results must be sent to WKCTC directly from the testing service. The test scores must not be older than 18 months. The TOEFL institutional code for WKCTC is

Associate in Arts Degree

60 credit hrs

- Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at http://legacy.kctcs.edu/catalog/.

Natural Sciences 3 credit hrs Must include a laboratory experience for general education

Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hrs Total General Education 24 credit hrs

Fine Arts Core Sub-Total Concentration Sub-Total Total

Degree requirements: 1. completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2. minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 3. minimum of 15 credit hours earned at WKCTC ,

4. cultural studies course, and 5. demonstration of digital computer literacy. - Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at http://legacy.kctcs.edu/catalog/.

Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

copy is not accepted) of course work completed at a U.S. institution must be mailed directly to Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Because it can take several weeks to obtain an F-1 visa, students who currently live outside the United States should submit all of the required documents no later than the following dates: (Fall Semesters begin in August) (Spring Semester begins in January)

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Credentials (continued) Associate in Applied Science Degree

credits must meet the following distribution: Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs Natural Science 3 credit hrs Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hrs Heritage/Humanities 3 credit hrs Written Communication 3 credit hrs The above are minimum general education requirements; curricula. Technical and Support Component

Admission guidelines education competencies. 2. Diploma curricula will be approved through the KCTCS Curriculum process. 3. Diplomas will be applicable toward at least one associate degree. 4. General education 6 credit hour requirement for diplomas in areas 1 and 2 as follows: Area 1 = Written/Oral Communications, Humanities, or Heritage 3 credit hrs Area 2 = Social/Behavioral Science, Natural Science, or Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hrs Additional courses could be used for other areas in approved curricula for diplomas but may not meet general education transfer requirements. The above are minimum general

45 – 53 credit hrs

General Education and Technical and Support Components must be distributed so that programs do not exceed 68 credit hours. Total 60 – 68 credit hrs Degree requirements: 1. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, the degree must be earned at WKCTC and, 3. demonstration of digital literacy. Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Technical & Support* Total

30 – 54 credit hrs 36 – 60 credit hrs

*The Technical and Support requirements must include a work experience component of 1-12 credit hours. Graduation requirements include: 1. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, 2. demonstration of digital literacy, and, earned at WKCTC.

Any person who has graduated from high school, earned a GED, or is eligible to take the GED will be admitted to the college. All applicants are required to submit an application for admission prior to the beginning of the term of enrollment. All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

Required Documents for Completion of Admission

Transient (or visiting) Students (Students who are planning to attend the college for one semester only and then return to the home institution) institution indicating the student is eligible to return to that institution. level math and English courses have not been completed or if the student scored less than 18 in English or less than 20 in reading or less than 19 in math on the ACT. prerequisite course(s) for desired WKCTC course(s) was completed at the home institution.

First-Time Freshmen (Students who have never taken college courses or who took courses only while enrolled in high school) GED test results – ASSET, COMPASS, or ACT (Students who have taken the ACT will be required to take the COMPASS assessment only if ACT scores do not meet course placement.) Transfer Students (Students who have attended a postsecondary institution regardless of whether or not any credit was earned) date or GED test results

Diplomas A diploma program is designed to prepare students for technical employment within a one- to two-year period (3660 credit hours). The total number of credit hours for the diploma must not exceed those required for a degree in the same program of study. A prescribed program of technical and general education courses is designed to prepare students for a

showing eligibility to return to the most recently attended college. level math and English courses have not been completed or if the student scored less than 18 in English or less than 20 in reading or less than 19 in math on the ACT.

occupation, credit toward an associate degree, and continued The diploma program contains general education courses Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) report that are critical to entry-level workforce success for persons prepared at the diploma level. 1.

Diplomas will address appropriate general

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Medical Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Administrative Option Insurance Coding Option Medical Records Option Transcription Option Diplomas: Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Insurance Coding Medical Records Clerk Medical Transcriptionist Hospital Admission Clerk Medical Receptionist Medical Unit Coordinator Nursing Degree: Diplomas:

Associate in Applied Science Registered Nurse Practical Nursing Practical Nursing (Option 2)

Credentials (continued) Respiratory Care Degree: Associate in Applied Science Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist Cardiac Monitoring Technician Polysomnographic Technologist Surgical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Surgical Technologist

Visual Communication - Multimedia Degree: Associate in Applied Science Multimedia Option Diplomas: Animation Audio/Video Digital Design Multimedia Web Design Digital Design Multimedia Web Design

Kentucky Medication Aide Medicaid Nurse Aide

Pharmacy Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree: Associate in Applied Science Radiography Degree:

Associate in Applied Science

of study are to provide marketable, entry-level skills.

Systems: understanding social, organizational, and technological systems, monitoring and correcting Technology: selecting equipment and tools, applying troubleshooting technologies.

employees in an occupation found in the local economy. education competencies.

Visual Communication - Printing

Paramedic Technology* Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Graduation requirements: 1. minimum grade of C in each course required for

KCTCS Curriculum process. associate degree.

earned at WKCTC Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

requirements of a diploma or associate degree in the same or

may contain general education courses emphasizing the Necessary Skills (SCANS) report that are critical to entrylevel and associated with the diploma or associate degree

Welding Technology Diploma: Combination Welder ARC Welder AWS National Skills Standards Level I Gas Metal Arc Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Gas Welder Pipeline Welder Production Line Welder Shielded Metal Arc Welding Tack Welder Welder Helper

* Program only opened to currently licensed and practicing paramedics who meet program requirements.

competencies necessary for success in the workplace. Foundation Skills Basic Skills: reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics,

Thinking Skills: thinking creatively, making decisions,

Personal Qualities: individual responsibility, self-esteem,

Competencies

Interpersonal Skills: working on teams, teaching others, serving customers, leading, negotiating, and working well with

Information: acquiring and evaluating data, organizing and

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Policies Related to enrollment Student Load – Full-time Status

Homeland Security/Emergency Management Degree: Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice Option Fire Science Option Security Management Option

Full-time student academic status for the fall and spring term is 12 credit hours. Full-time student academic status for the summer term is 6 credit hours.

Student Load – Maximum Student Load The maximum load to be carried during any semester by a student (including residence, correspondence, and extension courses) is 19 credit hours or the number of

Management Specialist Industrial Chemical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Process Technician Option

semester, whichever is larger. A student who has attained a grade-point average of 3.0 semester may be permitted by the college president (or designee) to carry a maximum of three additional credit hours, provided the total is not in excess of 22 credit hours for the semester. Normally, the maximum course load (including residence, correspondence, and extension courses) shall be four credit hours for the four-week intersession, six six-week session, or 10 credit hours in the eight-week summer session. A student who has attained a grade point average of 3.0 may be granted permission by the college president (or designee) to carry a maximum of

twelve-week session.

A student on academic probation shall not take more than

six credit hours in a six-week summer session, seven credit hours in an eight-week summer session and nine hours in the 12-week session. A student may be registered simultaneously at a KCTCS college and at another institution only with the approval of the college president (or designee), the credit hours obtained at the other institution being considered a part of the student’s maximum load. If the simultaneous registration has not been authorized, the transfer of credit from the other institution may be denied.

Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Computer Programming Option Computer Support Specialist Option Information Security Option Network Administration Option Cisco Networking Associate Track Cisco Networking Professional Track Microsoft MCSA Track Microsoft MCSE Track Cisco Networking Enhanced Cisco Networking Professional Computer Programming Computer Support Specialist Information Security Information Technology Fundamentals Microsoft Networking MCSA Track Microsoft Networking MCSE Track Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Degree: Associate in Applied Science Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Kentucky Early Childhood Child Care Assistant Kentucky Child Care Provider School Age Childcare

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Logistics and Operations Management Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Manufacturing Industrial Technology MIT: Electrical Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Construction Electrician Specialization Option Industrial Electrician Specialization Option Motor Controls Electrician Specialization Option Diplomas: Construction Electrician Industrial Electrician Motor Controls Electrician Electrical Motor Control Level I Electrical Motor Control Level II Electrician Trainee Level I Electrician Trainee Level II Residential Electricity Level I Residential Electricity Level II Marine Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Marine Engineering Option Marine Logistics Operation Option Wheelhouse Management Option Marine Industry MIT: Industrial Maintenance Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Industrial Maintenance Technician Fluid Power Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Electrical Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Machinists Mechanic Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level I Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level II

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Academic Programs (continued) Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diplomas: CNC Machinist Machinist Exploratory Machining Machine Tool Operator I Machine Tool Operator II Construction Technology Diploma: Construction Carpenter

Grading System Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Diploma: Dental Assisting Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Diesel Technology Diplomas: Agricultural Equipment Technician Construction Equipment Technician Medium and Heavy Truck Technician

Carpenter Helper Construction Forms Helper Residential Carpenter Residential Roofer Residential Site Layout Assistant Rough Carpenter Cosmetology Diploma:

Helper Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper Diesel Engine Mechanic Diesel Mechanics Assistant Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic Electrical/Electronic Systems Mechanic Fluid Power Mechanic Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic Preventive Maintenance Mechanic Undercarriage Mechanic

Cosmetologist Cosmetologist Esthetician Nail Technician

Criminal Justice Degree: Associate in Applied Science Corrections Option Criminal Justice Option Law Enforcement Option Security & Loss Prevention Option Culinary Arts Degree:

Diplomas:

Associate in Applied Science Catering and Personal Chef Option Culinary Arts Option Food & Beverage Management Option Catering and Personal Chef Culinary Arts Food and Beverage Management Advanced Culinary Arts Advanced Food and Beverage Management Catering Culinary Arts Food and Beverage Management Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

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Fire/Rescue Science Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Diploma: Fire Chief

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

General Occupational/Technical Studies Degree: Associate in Applied Science Health Physics Degree:

Associate in Applied Science

Health Science Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science

The grading system uses a series of letters, to which are assigned grade point values. The system is based neither on an absolute numerical system nor on a distribution curve, but on the following descriptions: A: represents exceptionally high achievement. It is valued at four grade points for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. B: represents high achievement. It is valued at three grade points for each credit hour in nonremedial and non-developmental courses. C: represents satisfactory achievement. It is valued at two grade points for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. D: represents the minimum achievement for credit. It is valued at one grade point for each credit hour in non-remedial and non-developmental courses. E: represents unsatisfactory achievement and indicates failure in the course. It is valued at zero credit hours and zero grade points in nonremedial and non-developmental courses. Credit may be obtained by repeating the entire course. F: represents unsatisfactory achievement in a course taken on a Pass-Fail basis. It has no value in computing the grade point average. Credit may only be obtained by repeating the entire course. This grade may be used for developmental courses. AU (Audit): has no value in computing gradepoint average. A student who has been admitted to the college may elect to enroll in a course(s) as an auditor, except in selective admissions programs. Auditing courses in a selective admissions program requires admission to the program and availability of space in the courses. With few exceptions, any change from audit to credit by a student fully admitted to a college must be accomplished by the last date to enter a class and any change from credit to audit must be made by mid-term of the semester or session in which the student is enrolled. An audited class may be taken for credit at a later date. Anyone who desires to audit a class must be admitted to

I: means that part of the work of the course there is a reasonable possibility that a passing grade will result from completion of the work. The instructor and student will discuss the requirements for completion of course with the time limit for completion not to exceed a result in an automatic change of grade from I to E. Each college shall maintain a record of incomplete grades recorded in courses of that college. This record, completed by the instructor at the time the I grade is reported, shall include: 1. the name and number of the student, 2. the course number and hours of credit, 3. semester or session and year of enrollment, 4. signature of the instructor,

6.

for recording the incomplete grade, and an adequate guide for removal of the incomplete grade. In the instructor’s absence, the division dean (or designee), shall forward to the college president (or designee) the appropriate letter grade to replace the incomplete grade.

W: represents a withdrawal from class without completing course requirements. A student may including the date of mid-term with a W grade. After the date of midterm and through the last class of the semester or session, any student and receive a W which may be given at the discretion of the instructor. Each instructor shall factors to be used in determining if a student will be allowed to withdraw during the discretionary period. An instructor shall not assign a student a withdrawn from that class in a manner prescribed by the college. The grade of W may be assigned by the College Appeals Board in cases involving a violation of student academic rights or for academic offenses.

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Grading System (continued) P: represents a satisfactory grade in a course taken on a Pass/Fail basis. The student who receives a P in a course shall be eligible to continue into the next sequential course(s). The grade of P may be assigned by the College Appeals Board in cases involving a violation of student academic rights. It has no value in computing the grade point average. This grade may be used for developmental courses. MP: represents Making Progress and may be assigned only for developmental courses and progress but needs and deserves more time to achieve a passing grade. The student should reenroll in the course in order to continue advancement to the level of competence set for the course. Grades may be earned following re-enrollment for developmental courses. The grade of MP has no value in computing grade point average. Pass/Fail: may be selected for a maximum of two elective courses, subject to certain restrictions, by students with at least 30 credit hours and not on academic probation. Courses with these grades can count toward graduation but are not used in calculating grade-point standing. Courses taken on a pass-fail basis shall be limited to those considered as elective in the student’s program, and such other courses

Changing Grades: A grade once reported shall not be changed except when the instructor states in writing that an error has been made. The grade change must be submitted by the end of the following semester or session or, in exceptional cases, at the discretion of the president (or designee). However, each respective College Appeals Board may change a grade to P or W in the case of a violation of student academic rights or to a W in the case of an academic offense. Grade-Point Average (GPA): The GPA on the KCTCS transcript is derived from all courses taken at KCTCS institutions. The grade-point average is the ratio of the total grade points earned to the total credit hours attempted excluding courses taken on a pass/fail basis and courses with grades of W or I. Total grade points are derived by multiplying the number of credit hours for the course by the number of grade points assigned to the grade earned: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D =1, E = 0. Reporting Final Grades: college president (or designee) by such date as determined by the academic calendar.

approved. Prerequisites for such courses may be ignored at the student’s own hazard. The student is expected to participate fully in the course and take all examinations as though the student were enrolled on a regular basis. Students may not change from a pass/fail basis nor from a regular basis to a pass/fail basis after the last date for entering an organized class. Courses offered only on a pass/fail basis, remedial or developmental, or taken by special examination, shall not be included in the maximum number of elective courses which a student may take under these provisions.

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Automotive Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Automotive Technician Option Diploma: Automotive Technician Mechanic Automotive Electrician Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician Brake Repairer Engine Repairer Front End Mechanic Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician Tune-up Mechanic

Residential Real Estate Sales Small Business Management Supervisory Management Team Leadership

Degree:

Diplomas: Business Studies Accounting Technology Diploma: Accounting Accounting Trainee II Business Studies Business Administration Degree: Associate in Applied Science Accounting Option Financial Option Hospitality Management Option Human Resource Management Option Management Option Real Estate Management Option Diplomas: Organizational Leadership Small Business Management Accounting Recordkeeping Specialist Advanced Business Administration Basic Business Administration Business Transfer Financial Perspectives General Business Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Leadership Management Operations Management Payroll Accounting Specialist

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Associate in Applied Science Administrative Option Financial Assistant Option Legal Administrative Option Administrative Assistant Financial Assistant

Basic Business Presentation Data Entry Operator Financial Assistant Clerk Financial Assistant Trainee Financial Record Keeper Legal Receptionist Receptionist Clinical Laboratory Technician Degree: Associate in Applied Science Worker

Collision Repair Technology Diploma: Collision Repair Technician Automotive Painter Helper Collision Repair Helper Collision Repairer Computer Aided Drafting and Design Diploma: Computer Aided Drafting and Design Detailer Drafter Assistant

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Academic Programs Students should be advised that if they interrupt their continuous enrollment in a program and re-enroll after remaining out for at least one semester, it will be necessary to follow curriculum requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment. It is the ultimate responsibility of the student to know curriculum requirements.

Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, and Reinstatement Academic Probation A student earning a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 at the end of a term shall be placed on academic probation. A student shall be removed from academic probation by earning at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Academic Suspension (Dismissal)

Schedule Abbreviation guide Days: M = Monday T = Tuesday W = Wednesday R = Thursday F = Friday S = Saturday N or U = Sunday Buildings: AHB = Allied Health Building ATB = Anderson Technical Building CLC = Crisp Building/Challenger Learning Center CRO = Crounse Hall ETC = Emerging Technology Center GCH = Graves County High School HEC = Mary Ellen Thompson Health Education KEV = West Kentucky Technology Park, 101 Liberty Drive in Kevil MCH = Marshall County High School MLC = Matheson Hall/ Learning Resource Center PSA = Paducah School of Art, 409 Broadway in Paducah PTC = Purchase Training Center, 234 Pioneer ROS = Rosenthal Hall SCA = Clemens Student Center/Fine Arts SCTC = Skilled Craft Training Center, 70 Hickory Road in Hickory WAL = Waller Hall WEA =Weaks Center, 607 Poplar Street in Murray Web Enhanced Classes are on-campus classes that may require some Internet use by the student. The use may range from checking assignment dates to a regular attendance in a virtual classroom. Please check with the instructor for more information on the level of Web enhancement in any class you are interested in taking.

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Associate in Arts Degree (transfer) Associate in Science Degree (transfer) Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts (transfer) Air Conditioning Technology Diploma: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic Furnace Installer Environmental Control System Servicer Environmental System Repair Helper Refrigeration Mechanic Applied Engineering Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science Alternative Energy Specialization Option Automated Manufacturing Specialization Option Electromechanical Systems Specialization Option Electornics Engineering Specialization Option Instrumentation Specialization Option Mechatronic Systems Specialization Option PLC Programmer Specialization Option

If a student is placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms (which is noted on the transcript as “subject to dismissal” the second time) and does not earn either a cumulative GPA or a term GPA of at least a 2.0 in the third term, the student shall be academically suspended. Non-enrollment has no effect on probation status. The president (or designee) may grant an exception based upon an individual’s case. A student on academic suspension may not enroll in courses which count toward a KCTCS degree.

Repeating a Course A student may repeat a course for the purpose of improving a grade. The course must be repeated with the same grade option as the original enrollment in the course. The highest grade earned in a completed

Reinstatement A student who has been academically suspended may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least one 16-week semester and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required. A student who has been academically suspended shall, upon reinstatement, be placed on academic probation and be subject to academic suspension if the student has failed to earn a current Upon a second suspension, a student may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least two 16-week semesters and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required.

course and will be the only grade included within the cumulative GPA. Credit shall count only once for a KCTCS credential. If a student has been dropped from an occupation or technical program, course enrollment may be dependent upon readmission to the program. After a student has completed the same course twice, a division dean (or designee) in consultation with the instructor may refuse to approve a third registration in the same course, including those offered by correspondence, extension, and distance learning technology. Subject to the approval of the division dean (or designee), a student may receive approval for a be taken as a repeat option for MA 109 and vice versa.) NOTE: A parent course cannot be repeated using modules. Students who have received passing grade in a parent course are not eligible to enroll in any module of that parent course.

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Student and Academic Support Services Tutoring Center Tutors in the Tutoring Center work with students to improve their understanding of classes and assignments. Tutors also help students strategize for upcoming tests and offer study tips. Tutoring services are provided in computer information services, mathematics, reading comprehension, science, writing and more. These services are free to all WKCTC students taking any WKCTC or KCTCS class. Students are welcome to drop by the center located

Student Schedule The college also partners with College Central Network to provide free, online job placement services. Students and alumni are able to register, search job listings, and post their resumes for employers to review. College Central Network provides job listings and information for local employers as well as a nationwide database if an individual is interested in working outside our area. Please contact Paula Armon for assistance at (270)

Building, Room 212 A.

TRIO (Student Support Services) e-mail mason.tudor@kctcs.edu for more information.

Disability Services West Kentucky Community and Technical College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. person with a disability be excluded from participation in any WKCTC program or activity, be denied the subject to discrimination with regard to any WKCTC program or activity. Any student with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services, Anderson Technical

Career and Placement Services Students are encouraged to schedule individual counseling sessions with a career counselor to discuss or explore the career options available at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Focus 2 is a selfpaced, online career guidance tool available to assist students in self assessment and career exploration. The Career Key also assists students in determining a college major or career by assessing their interests and abilities using a paper-and-pencil instrument. True Colors® seminars also are available and conducted in group settings. True Colors® is a simple, fun model improves communication through recognition of a person’s true character. True Colors® has been used successfully in schools, universities and hospitals to assign tasks according to individual strengths.

The TRIO (Student Support Services) program is a federally funded program providing the needed services designed to help students succeed in college. The TRIO staff is committed to helping students stay enrolled, earn good grades and graduate or transfer to a four-year college.

How to Read a Schedule The printed student schedule provides several pieces of information including:

TRIO Services include:

applications

classroom performance

EmplID: number.

Location: campus location where the course is offered.

Term: academic term in both numerical and text form.

Dates: start and end dates of the class.

Academic Plan: academic plan as listed in the

underprepared, nontraditional, or with physical or learning disabilities career planning and transfer process

strengths and weaknesses regional four-year colleges for transfer students

Students interested in receiving these free services and personalized help in a caring environment, should stop by the Anderson Technical Building, Room 126 to pick

Sessn: college session in which the course is offered. The start and end dates of a course determines the session number. Refund policies are based on the session in which a course is offered. Class#: number assigned to this class section. Course: department and course number.

Begins & Ends: start and end times of the class.

Section: section number. Section numbers on all

Bldg: building in which the class is offered. All

section number indicates the course is offered

the building abbreviation. WWW indicates the class is online.

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Meets: days a class meets. TR classes meets on Tuesday and Thursday (R represents Thursday). TBA indicates there is no assigned time for the class to meet or that the meeting time is to be announced.

Course Title: title of the course. Many course titles are abbreviated for printing.

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Room: room number. Instructor: instructor name.

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Course withdrawals methods

Refunds

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withdraw by the deadline date to be eligible for a refund.

withdraw from a class. Students must obtain a process.

In person: obtain a course withdrawal form in the westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . If requesting to withdraw after the mid-term date of the course, instructor must sign the course withdrawal form. Anderson Technical Building, Room 112 with photo ID to complete the process. Via KCTCS student e-mail account: e-mail WKCTCrecords@kctcs.edu stating your full name, date of birth and the course(s) you wish to drop. If requesting to withdraw after the mid-term date of the course, instructor must e-mail approval to WKCTCRecords@ kctcs.edu . By mail: obtain a course withdrawal form online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . Mail the completed form to West Kentucky Community and Technical College Attn: Course withdrawal P.O. Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (Please note, mailed drop forms will be processed on refund status for that date.) By fax: obtain a course withdrawal form online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Records . West Kentucky Community and Technical College Attn: Course withdrawal NOTE: In all cases, it is the student’s responsibility

course withdrawals methods section.

than the regular 16-week classes will be determined by the amount of time the class has met. Contact the Registrar for questions regarding these classes.

of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

withdraw from school or who stop attending classes before the 60% date of a course may be required to repay a portion of grant or loan funds. Refunds for sessions different from those listed below are prorated according to the session in proportion to as an enrollment period within an academic term. An academic term (fall, spring, or summer) may have a number of sessions running concurrently (i.e., 16-, 8-, or 4-week).

Ready to Work / Work and Learn Ready to Work and Work and Learn are programs designed to assist low-income parents pursuing a GED or attending college classes at WKCTC. Both programs assist students in meeting their KTAP/TANF work requirement through a combination of school and paid work study (on campus and off campus). Services provided to students include referrals for transportation, counseling, tutoring, childcare and other resources to assist them while pursuing their educational goals. For more information about the Ready to Work and Work and

Accessible College education Program The WKCTC Accessible College Education Program

The Skills Enhancement Center located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 111 offers a variety of free services including GED preparation, COMPASS

options:

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more

Get a Jumpstart -- Earn credit for prior learning or work experience. Accelerated Degree -- Earn an associate degree by attending class one night per week and by using the Internet. Online Education -- Earn an associate degree at home with by taking online courses. A Combination of Options -- Choose goals. Earn credit for work experience, take a class online and attend a weekend course by combining accessible options.

Time frame for Tuition Refunds*

16-week

Within 7th day 8th - 29th days

After 29th day

6-week

Within 3rd day 4th - 11th days

After 11th day

4-week

Within 1st day 2nd - 7th days

After 7th day

For more information, contact Dr. Tammy Owen at tammy.owen@kctcs.edu .

*Calendar days of the session, including all Saturdays and Sundays, but excluding KCTCS holidays. The session start

will be issued to students who submit drop slips by mail of fax.

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geD Testing Individuals who have not earned a high school diploma may prepare to take the General Educational Development (GED) Test that is given two times a month generally the second and fourth Wednesdays. Contact the Skills Enhancement Center at

Happening Hour The Happening Hour was implemented in an effort to increase activities for students. The Happening Hour is a time to have student events and activities as well as provide student organizations with a regular time to meet. It occurs on Wednesdays throughout the semester from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students can keep up with the events by checking the College Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/student_life and by reading the message boards located throughout the campus.

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Fees Please see tuition payment deadlines online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars .

Financial Aid - Deferred through approved

Regulations

Student Clubs & organizations Student activities allow students to become active community leaders, increase college spirit, and explore potential. Students can connect and form long-lasting relationships while gaining career experience, transferable skills, and knowledge. Becoming involved in student clubs and organizations promotes a sense of community and provides a high quality of life. Students are able to develop interpersonal skills, values, ethics, and a sense of belonging.

KCTCS or a division or organization of KCTCS have not been paid in full will not be permitted to register for future credit or noncredit offerings, receive transcripts, transfer credits to another institution, or graduate.

outstanding accounts pursuant to its Business Procedures.

Guided by the Student Government Association, each club has a faculty or staff advisor. Student club organizations focus on performing arts, leadership, law, creative thinking, volunteerism, physical health, political, or special interests. referred to outside agencies for collection and are subject to additional fees and costs.

Payment options Organization

Advisor

Contact Information

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Jason Donner Leslie Page-Keenan

jasonw.donner@kctcs.edu lpagekeenan0001@kctcs.edu

Audio/Visual Club

Beverly Quimby

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Baptist Campus Ministries

Sharla Hutchinson

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KY students eligible for KEES. Verify and copy award notice at kheaa.com . Returning students receiving KEES must also

cumulative GPA is required at the end of the second year of college to receive the maximum

Online (credit card or e-check) at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Costs_and_Financial_ Aid/Tuition_and_Fees/Payment_Options . Payment Plan -The payment plan is available online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Costs_and_ Financial_Aid/Tuition_and_Fees/Payment_ Options .

Check - Include student’s name and last four digits of social security number or EMPLID. Pay in person to or mail check to West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Scholarship - KCTCS Scholarship amounts automatically apply toward tuition. Student must pay balance by payment deadline.

P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380

Senior Learners older and a Kentucky resident. Proof of age and Kentucky residency is required upon registration.

Credit card - MasterCard, DISCOVER, or VISA. Basketball Club

Donnie Rudolph

don.rudolph@kctcs.edu

College Community Chorus

Norman Wurgler

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Concept Zero

David Nickell

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Early Childhood Education (ECE/WKAECE)

Ladonna Butler

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online Class information (continued) After Mid-Term Students wishing to withdraw after the last day for students to drop at their discretion with a grade of “W” should e-mail the instructor from their KCTCS student e-mail account to request permission to withdraw. If the instructor grants permission for the student to withdraw, the instructor can forward the e-mail granting permission to sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that withdrawal requests have been processed. Online classes may begin and/or end at times other than

Student Clubs & organizations (continued) Ordering Textbooks for Online Classes Offered By Other KCTCS Colleges Textbooks for all online classes offered by other KCTCS colleges can be purchased from a central bookstore at yourschoolyourbookstore.com . Follow these simple instructions, and your textbooks can be charged and sent to your home:

Distance Learning” as the school and click “Submit.”

check your schedule for the session number and the begin and end dates for each course. Also, carefully read the course syllabus for important session dates such as the last day to drop a course without a grade, the last day to withdraw at the student’s discretion, the last day to withdraw at the instructor’s discretion, and the last day of class.

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term, department, course, and section to access the required textbook(s). Since it can take over a week for central bookstore orders to be processed, students should plan accordingly and order textbooks well in advance of the start date of the class. Financial Aid charges are welcome! Students who

courses. Web site for charging books to their Student Financial

Purchasing Textboooks for Online Classes Offered Through WKCTC Getting textbooks in a timely manner is a key to success in online classes. Textbooks for WKCTC online classes Bookstore located on campus in the Anderson Technical Building. When purchasing books, whether online or in-person, a student must have a copy of the schedule to verify section numbers, location (college), and instructors. Different instructors (particularly at different college locations) often use different books.

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directly to the student’s home. Any SFA charges (including third party) can occur during pre-approved

Third party students sponsored by Voc Rehab, VA, WIA, etc., must take a copy of their schedule to the WKCTC Bookstore and request an order form for books at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. The bookstore will order the books and contact the student when the books arrive. The student must sign for the charges when picking up the books.

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Freethinkers Club

Berry Craig David Nickell

berry.craig@kctcs.edu davidl.nickell@kctcs.edu

Global Awareness

Tyra Cornwell Jason Donner

tcornwell0003@kctcs.edu jasonwdonner@kctcs.edu

KANS (Kentucky Association of Nursing Students)

Donna Downs Sherry Barnhill

donna.downs@kctcs.edu sherry.barnhill@kctcs.edu

Alpha Epsilon Beta (Criminal Justice)

Gary L. Reese Leslie Page-Keenan

garyl.reese@kctcs.edu lpagekeenan0001@kctcs.edu

Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society)

Julie Thompson

julie.thompson@kctcs.edu

New Beginnings (Adult Students)

Paula Armon

paula.armon@kctcs.edu

Paducah School of Art Student Art Club

John Hasegawa

jhasegawa0001@kctcs.edu

Passport Club

Carolyn Perry

carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu

Phi Theta Kappa

Dr. Kevin Gericke

kevin.gericke@kctcs.edu

Radiography Club

Patty Buchanan

patty.buchanan@kctcs.edu

Science Club

Larry Bigham Dr. Felix Akojie

larry.bigham@kctcs.edu felix.akojie@kctcs.edu

Spanish Club

Carolyn Perry

carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu

Student Ambassador Program

Dr. Belinda A. Dalton-Russell

belinda.dalton-russell@kctcs.edu

Student Veterans of WKCTC

Kristen Amaya

kristen.amaya@kctcs.edu

Student Government Association

Rachel Cornwell Amy Elmore

rachel.cornwell@kctcs.edu amy.elmore@kctcs.edu

WKCTC Future Educators

Pat Blaine

pat.blaine@kctcs.edu

Writer’s Group

Pat Holler Britton Shurley

pat.holler@kctcs.edu britton.shurley@kctcs.edu

(Future Business Leaders of America)

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Clemens Fine Arts Center The Clemens Fine Arts Center at West Kentucky

online Class information In addition to the series programming, the Clemens Fine Arts Center provides support to:

different series of programming. 1. The Arts in FOCUS Series includes national touring productions of theatre, dance, and musical attractions plus an annual main stage theatrical production by the WKCTC Theatre and Music Departments. The series has brought hundreds of national and international productions to the WKCTC stage. New and emerging artists are often presented in the center as well as professional productions of Broadway and off-Broadway hits, and internationally renowned dance companies. 2. The Campus Series, geared to WKCTC students, presents up and coming national recording artists, comedians, and more. Past performers include The Band Perry, The Second City and Thompson Square. 3. Backstage Pass is a coffee house style event featuring acoustic musicians, many times performing original music, in an intimate setting. 4. The Visual Arts Series offers several exhibits per season, including exhibits by the Paducah School of Art faculty and students, regional artists, and international cultural exhibitions. Admission is free. speakers of note including best-selling authors, recognized political analysts, and more. Past speakers include New York Times best-selling authors Homer Hickam, David Baldacci, and Garth Stein.

entertainment performed by students. Standup comedy, musical performances, improvisational theatre, poetry reading, and more can be seen in the student center. Admission is free. of classic plays and musical theatrical productions, lecture/demonstrations by nationally recognized dance companies, workshops and master classes in theatre, songwriting, and dance.

Registering for Online Classes Students taking online classes should be organized, motivated, and disciplined. They must have an Internet provider – preferably high speed – and a compatible word processor (MS Word or other software with the ability to save as Rich Text format). Some courses may require additional hardware or software. WKCTC students may enroll in online classes offered by WKCTC or any other college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). WKCTC online course offerings can be found online at https://secure.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ScheduleSearch

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For information on upcoming performances and ticket pricing, visit the Clemens Fine Arts Center Web site at focus.westkentucky.kctcs.edu .

Blackboard is the delivery platform for KCTCS online classes. Students may log in to an online class one of two ways. 1.

Workforce Solutions Workforce Solutions exists to provide non-credit and credit, general and customized training, assessments, facilitation, consulting and coaching for existing and new businesses and industries to promote economic development in the Purchase Area of western Kentucky. Workforce Solutions provides assistance to companies to identify and develop training to help them meet their workforce needs. Workforce Solutions can coordinate all aspects of the training: location, equipment, curriculum, materials, facilitators, etc. Consulting, assessment, and facilitation is also available. Workforce Solutions

Logging into an Online Class

Click on the link to “Blackboard” on the WKCTC Web site. Use your KCTCS student e-mail user name and password

OR 2.

KCTCS online course offerings are available online at kctcs.edu/en/Students/LearnByTerm/Online_Courses .

Go to elearning.kctcs.edu and use your KCTCS student e-mail user name and password to log in to Blackboard.

After a student has registered for a course, it generally takes at least 24 hours for the course to appear on Blackboard. If a course is “Unavailable,” it may mean the instructor has not yet made the course available to

Currently enrolled students may register for online classes by meeting with their assigned advisor, or they may register online with advisor consent. New students

for the course.

sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu for registration in online classes.

sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu.

For log in assistance, contact

an organization’s needs. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions .

Dropping an Online Class E-mail requests to drop an online class must be sent from the KCTCS student e-mail account and must include a request to drop the class, the student’s name, date of birth, last four digits of the social security number, the course number and title.

Through Mid-Term A student may drop an online course through mid-term by sending the request through the KCTCS student e-mail account to sandra.tucker@kctcs.edu.

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Computer labs All students enrolled at WKCTC should obtain a student

Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students must be currently enrolled and have a picture ID to obtain a WKCTC student ID card. To ensure the safety and security of students, all currently enrolled WKCTC students are required to have a valid student ID card or other form of picture

WKCTC Bookstore The WKCTC Bookstore is located in the Anderson Technical Building and provides not only textbooks and supplies for students, but also a variety of campus Regular bookstore hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The bookstore hours are extended during peak times at the beginning of each semester. Students

Students must have a copy of their schedule when

campus. Campus security and college administrative personnel have direct authority to request a student to produce a student ID. Student IDs are the property of WKCTC. Students must turn in their student ID to the they withdraw from classes. Lending an ID to anyone or failing to show a student ID to any college representative upon request is a violation of college regulations. Several local businesses offer discounts to WKCTC students. To view a complete listing of participating businesses, click on the “Student Life” section of the Cards.

begin approximately one week prior class and continue until one week after classes begin. Charges can only be made during the approved time period.

aid charge dates are sent to students through their KCTCS e-mail account. The WKCTC Bookstore only stocks books for WKCTC classes. Internet class texts can easily be purchased online and delivered directly to the student by visiting the following Web site: yourschoolyourbookstore.com . (Log on, click “KY” as your state and “KCTCS Distance Learning” as your

A lab supervisor is available to provide technical assistance Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Computer labs are also located in the Matheson Library and the Anderson

Print management Policy Currently enrolled students are given a printing account of 400 free black & white printed pages at the beginning of each fall, spring, and summer semester. Students may print in color at the Grisham Lab in Rosenthal Hall at a charge of 20 cents per page. Each color page is deducted from the student’s account at the rate of four black and white pages. Any left-over amount from a student’s account is carried over from the fall to the spring semester. All spring totals will be deleted at the end of the spring semester and summer semester totals will be deleted at the end of the summer semester. Students who go over their printing allowance may purchase additional pages. Additions to a print account may be made at the

Student ID Card Policy Original Student ID Card: Free upon the completion of registration of classes. Replacement Student ID Card:

or in the Matheson Library. Additional pages may be purchased in the following increments: $ 1.00 (20 pages)

matheson library Located in the Matheson Learning Resource Center, the Matheson Library offers students and members of our community a full range of materials and technology to meet their needs. Take advantage of the library’s extended hours and many available services including:

Library Research Databases. To access these databases from off-campus, login to http://ezproxy.westkentucky.kctcs.edu:2048/ login . KCTCS Library Catalog at kctcs.kyvl.org . secure. westkentucky.kctcs.edu/illrequest when you

now at kctcs.kyvl.org/vwebv/login .

$10.00 (200 pages) in-house use.

Free Student ID Card Replacement when:

Students must enter their Active Directory password to a message displays notifying the student that additional pages should be purchased. Students may not transfer any portion of their print account to another student’s print account.

The WKCTC Bookstore is operated by Barnes and Noble.

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of Rosenthal Hall is open to students needing access to computers.

Community users are allowed to print 10 pages per day.

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advantage of the wireless network in the library. audiovisual (A/V) room to view course materials. the microform collection.

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Cyber Cafe and Center Cafe Graduation Information

Emerging Technology Center. Drop in and choose from a wide variety of menu items.

Students must apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they will complete required coursework for the credential (degree, diploma

Cyber Cafe hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily menus for the WiFi Grill can be found at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Current_Students/ Student_Life/Cyber_Cafe/Menu .

graduation. Please refer to the academic calendar at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars .

The Center Cafe is located in the Student Center in the Clemens Building. Center Cafe hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Hours may vary at both locations during class breaks and summer months.

Students should obtain a graduation application in the Alcohol, illegal drugs and weapons are prohibited on campus.

Personal Services Cosmetology/Nail Technology and Dental Services A variety of services is available to the public at low prices in the Anderson Technical Building.

Campus Safety Crime Awareness and Campus Security In compliance with federal and state regulations, the College makes available to all prospective students, current students, and employees an annual security report containing programs that promote campus safety and campus crime statistics and policies. A copy of this

The emergency alert system on the campus is known as

SNAP is activated when there is an emergency on students of a dangerous situation, including the delaying or closing of the College due to inclement weather. When SNAP is activated, an alert message is sent to all phones. Additionally, certain computers in computer labs receive the alert. Anyone who has opted to have a text message alert sent to their cell phone also receives the alert message. Go to kctcs.edu/snap/ to sign up for safety alerts through SNAP.

Room 112 or online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Records.aspx . Students completing an Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma or obtain advisor signature and curriculum guides before submitting the graduation application. Applications for Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees do not require advisor signature or curriculum guides. West Kentucky Community and Technical College holds commencement once each year in May. All summer and fall graduates and those who have applied for spring graduation will receive correspondence in April inviting them to participate in commencement ceremonies.

It is very important that students frequently review their personal information within the WKCTC system to ensure that their current name, address and student program plan/major is accurately recorded. Students may log in to their PeopleSoft Student Center (instructions on page 13 of this document) to review name, address and/or student program plan/major needs to be updated, should complete the appropriate form found on our Web site at http://westkentucky.kctcs.edu/ Admissions/Records.aspx the Anderson Technical Building, Room 112.

Directory Information WKCTC may provide directory information, date and degrees and awards received, the most recent previous

Transcripts and Grades Grade reports are not mailed to students. To access transcript requests are made online at westkentucky. kctcs.edu/admissions/transcript_Requests.aspx or in

viewed at ope.ed.gov/security or westkentucky.kctcs.edu/student_life/Security/Clery_ and_Minger_Report.aspx .

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Room 112.

recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. The student may register an objection to the release of this information by

indicating the items to be withheld. All written requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the college for one academic year. Requests to withhold directory

online before the transcript will be released. The fee

Should a crime occur immediately report it to the

transcript fee is $7. A request for a transcript to be faxed is $10 ($7 on demand and $3 for follow up mailed

contacting the local police regarding the crime.

transcript orders.

The campus security guard can be contacted at

danger, call 911.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Waller Hall (WAL) Rosenthal Hall (ROS) Carson Hall Carson Annex 11. Crounse Hall (CRO) 12. Crisp Building/ Challenger Learning Center (CLC) 13. Allied Health Building (AHB) 14. Emerging Technology Center (ETC)

Scholarship Programs for Kentucky Residents kheaa.com .

Bookstore (ATB)

WKCTC is required to evaluate prior educational training and experience. This includes military training and experience received while on active duty and any coursework taken at educational institutions even if the

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

7. Maintenance Garage 8. Nemer Building 9. Clemens Fine Arts Theatre/ Student Center (SCA) 10. Matheson Learning Resource Center (MLC)

Credit for Prior Training and experience

Complete scholarship information including the application dates may be accessed through the College Web site at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/costs_and_

Security Guard Building

children, step-children, adopted children, spouses, and un-remarried widows and widowers in recognition of military service of certain disabled or deceased Kentucky veterans. Additional information about this program and the application process is available at Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Paducah School of Art (PSA) 409 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001

Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships

Marshall County High School (MHS) 86 High School Road

Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program

Workforce Solutions (KEV) West Kentucky Technology Park 101 Liberty Drive

WKCTC offers the following types of scholarships:

Weaks Center (WEA) 607 Popular Murray, KY 42071

change in a student’s program or schedule must be promptly reported.

6.

upcoming academic year.

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are determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO. Forms may be obtained online at gibill.va.gov or in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 107. Students eligible to receive VA educational

WKCTC recognizes and rewards outstanding scholastic achievements by awarding merit-based scholarships and special awards to deserving students. Scholarship applications are only accepted online. Application and supporting documentation must be received by the

Skilled Craft Training Center (SCTC) 70 Hickory Road

Scholarships

Off-Campus Locations

(Debit card).

Graves County High School (GHS) Mary Ellen Thompson Health 1107 Housman Street Education Center (HEC)

Purchase Training Center (WKP) 234 Pioneer Industrial

PeopleSoft account.

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Financial Aid Checklist

You may contact West Kentucky Community and in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 113.

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Vehicle Registration and Parking Regulations Students must register any vehicle that is driven on campus. Parking tags should be obtained for all vehicles Building, Room 127. Students must bring in the license plate number, the year, make and model of their vehicle. There is no charge for parking tags. Citations are issued for parking in restricted areas – marked with lines on both sides of the parking space. Repeat violators are towed at the expense of the vehicle operator.

Voter Registration

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Students interested in obtaining a voter registration form should visit elect.ky.gov/registertovote .

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

inclement Weather Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in his/her course

It is college policy to remain open and conduct classes according to the regular class schedule except under extreme weather conditions. In the event of extreme weather, classes may be delayed or cancelled. The college president makes the decision when severe weather or other emergencies might require a closing, delayed opening, suspension, or interruption of regularly scheduled work or class hours. The president consults with maintenance and operations, the crisis team, and the president’s leadership team to determine the circumstances of the college closing or other

Decisions regarding inclement weather are made as quickly as possible and with everyone’s best interests in mind. However, while every effort is taken to quickly examine road conditions and weather data for our entire service area, we must also encourage your personal responsibility to keep yourself safe. To that end, if the college remains open or operates on a delayed schedule,

Campus Transportation The Paducah Area Transit System (PATS) operates a Thursday between all buildings on the WKCTC main campus. The shuttle service is free of charge to students.

about whether roads are safe in your area. If road conditions are poor in the early morning but are expected to improve later in the day, the college may delay the beginning of classes. The delayed schedule is detailed below: Regular Class Meeting Starting Between

Times Delayed Schedule Meeting Times

2:00 p.m. or after

Start and end on time

The shuttle picks up and drops off at the following locations: Anderson Technical Building – west end entrance by the bookstore blue canopy Allied Health Building - parking lot near center entrance

Federal regulations mandate that a student receiving

awarded each semester. Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to the satisfactory academic progress policy. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be measured at the end of each term for all students. Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured with the following standards: Qualitative (cumulative Grade Point Average) Quantitative (67% Rule – hours earned divided by hours attempted) Maximum Time Frame hours for program completion) The Federal Regulations specify minimum standards for these measures. KCTCS may set stricter standards in its policy.

Students may appeal their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status To be eligible for Financial Aid funds, a student must make satisfactory academic progress. Students who do aid eligibility suspended. The appeal must include a typed detailed letter explaining the circumstance and resolution supporting documentation and may require submission of a completed Academic Plan of Action. Appeals should be submitted no later than seven days prior to the 30th of each month in order to be considered in that month. Appeals will be considered in the order in which they are received. Every attempt will be made to process the appeals in a timely manner. However, there may be delays near the beginning of each term due to the volume of appeals. More information on the KCTCS SAP Policy can be found at kctcs.edu/Students/Costs_and_Financial_Aid.aspx .

Financial Aid Forms online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Costs_and_ Financial_Aid/Financial_Aid_Forms.aspx .

Qualitative Standard – Grade Point Average (GPA) KCTCS qualitative standard is determined by the student’s earned Grade Point Average (GPA). KCTCS uses a 4-point scale for GPA. Students earning a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 at the end of

Quantitative Percentage Standard – (QPS or 67% Rule) The satisfactory academic progress policy must also include a quantitative measure to determine the number of credit hours attempted and percentage of credit hours completed (passed). The minimum percentage of work a student must successfully complete by the end of each term is 67% of all attempted hours. If a student fails any combination of two (2) consecutive terms of cumulative qualitative and/or cumulative quantitative standards,

Consumer Information about student aid can be located at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Costs_and_Financial_ Aid/Consumer_Information.aspx .

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Financial Aid (continued)

inclement Weather Policy (continued)

Types of Financial Aid Available

How to QUALIFY?

Federal Pell Grant

U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information reported when the student applies. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. The FAFSA contains the number and indicates the student’s eligibility. Information Report (ISIR) and all other required backup documentation must be on

A federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid upon completion of classes. For many students, which other aid may be added.

Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

date the student attended an eligible class or the last day

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional Financial Aid Payments to Students Family Contribution (EFC) are given priority.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for money to help pay educational expenses. Most FWS jobs are on the College’s campus, but there is a possibility organization or public agency, and the work performed would be off campus and in the public interest. The work related to your course of study whenever possible. Application for Student Employment is on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Web site, under Financial Aid.

the student in a Financial Aid Package. The Financial Aid Package will explain the amount of Pell Grant and

college home page. Text messages will also be sent to mobile phones of students, staff, and faculty who have

College Access Program (CAP) The College Access Program (CAP) provides grants to attend eligible programs at the college. CAP Grants are awarded to Kentucky residents enrolled for at least six semester hours (half-time).

Student Loans repayment is required. West Kentucky Community and Technical College participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. WKCTC is required to monitor total loan amounts borrowed and recommend student borrowing accordingly. WKCTC prorates

The information from the FAFSA is automatically submitted to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for consideration of eligibility for the College Access Grant (CAP) program.

Warning:

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is a scholarship designed to encourage and reward high school students for good performance during their high school careers. Grade Point Average (GPA) determines the amounts for each year of study

If a student cannot provide the requested document(s) federal aid.

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If there is inclement weather and no announcement about the college is made, you should assume that classes will meet as scheduled. In the event the college uses a delayed schedule or cancels classes, every reasonable effort will be made to post an announcement

receive for the academic year. The Pell Grant will be

To qualify for a CAP Grant, the total Expected Family Contribution (EFC) toward the student’s educational expenses cannot exceed $4,600.00.

attendance, program, length of program, and time of the term. The average indebtedness for WKCTC students for 2011-12 year was $4,768.00.

In the event that the delayed schedule is in effect and the weather situation worsens, the college reserves the right to change the schedule to a “closed” status. If this change in schedule is deemed necessary, the decision will be posted by as soon as possible. During the delayed schedule, evening classes offered in Paducah and at off-campus sites in Ballard, Graves and Marshall counties will be held as scheduled unless cancellation is announced. The college will make every effort to make announcements on evening class cancellations by 3:00 p.m.

school graduation. Students must be enrolled for at least six semester hours and seeking an eligible educational credential. Awards are available for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.

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at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/Security/Get_ SNAP . The college will also contact local radio and television stations listed below. WPSD-TV, Paducah NBC wpsdtv.com WKYQ, Paducah - 93.3 FM wkyq.com WKYX, Paducah - 94.3 FM wkyx.com WDDJ, Paducah - 96.9 FM electric969.com 1055thecat.com WMOK, Paducah - 920 AM

WCBL, Benton - 99.1 FM wcblradio.com

KCTCS Catalog The KCTCS Catalog serves as the student’s guide to academic programs and student services. Students who requirements as they exist at the time of enrollment. The catalog can be accessed at kctcs.edu/students . Hard copies or copies on CD, if available, may be

Classroom Regulations Smoking and the use of food and drink in WKCTC classrooms are prohibited. Other classroom regulations may be listed in your course syllabus.

Student Complaint Procedures While the college strives to provide the best possible service to all students in every aspect of their academic career. However, we recognize that problems may sometimes occur. WKCTC has developed Student Complaint Procedures to address such issues. For more information, go to westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/ Academic_Policies/Student_Complaint_Procedures .

willieradio.com WKMS, Murray - 91.3 FM or 92.1 FM wkms.org

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Code of Student Conduct (including student rights and responsibilities) The Code of Student Conduct, approved by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents, serves as the student’s responsibilities and rights within our academic community. The Code of Student Conduct governs all aspects of academic offenses and permissible sanctions. Following, please find excerpts from KCTCS’s Code of Student Conduct Articles II and III. A complete copy of the Code of Student Conduct may be accessed at kctcs.edu/student/code.htm . ARTICLE II ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 2.1 Academic Honesty Policy: The KCTCS faculty and students are bound by principles of truth and honesty that are recognized as fundamental for a community of teachers and scholars. The college expects students and faculty to honor, and faculty to enforce, these academic principles. The college affirms that it will not tolerate academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, violation of academic rights of students (section 2.2) and student offenses (section 2.3). A reference to where a student can find information about academic rights and academic offenses and the student’s right to appeal shall be included in the course syllabus. 2.2 Academic Rights of Students: When a student believes any of the following six academic rights have been violated, he/she should refer to section 2.4.1.1 for information on the Student Appeals process. 2.2.1 Information about course content: A student has the right to be informed in reasonable detail in writing by the first or second class session, or in the introductory materials for a distance learning course, about the nature of the course and to expect the course to correspond generally to its official description. 2.2.2 Information about course grading criteria: A student has the right to be informed in writing by the first or second class session, or in the introductory materials for a distance learning course, about the criteria to be used in evaluating the student’s

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Check Student e-mail Account once each week. performance, a course grading system that includes specific expectations with relative weights, and to expect that the grades described in the KCTCS Catalog will be used. 2.2.3 Contrary opinion: A student has the right to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in the classroom and laboratory without being penalized. A student may appeal the fact of guilt for all three faculty sanctions listed in 2.3.2.1. Also, a student may appeal the severity of the sanction of a failing grade for the course. 2.2.4 Academic evaluation. A student has the right to receive a grade based only upon a fair and just evaluation of performance in the course as measured by the standards presented at the first or second class session or in the introductory materials for a distance learning course. Grades determined by anything other than the instructor’s good-faith judgment based on such standards are improper. Among irrelevant considerations are race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or activities outside the classroom that are unrelated to the course work. 2.2.5 Academic records. A student has the right to have academic records kept confidential unless the student consents in writing to have them released. The chief executive officer or designee may disclose the academic record of a student without the student’s consent to authorized college personnel if the information is required for official use, such as advising students, writing recommendations, or selecting candidates for honorary organizations. 2.2.6 Evaluation of student character and ability. A student has the right to have character and ability evaluated only by individuals with a personal knowledge of the student. Records containing information about a student’s character and ability shall indicate when the information was provided, by whom, and the position of the individual providing the information. 2.3 Student Academic Offenses And Academic Sanctions: When a student is believed to be guilty of any of the following four academic offenses, information concerning disposition of the case by the college and responsibilities of college personnel can be found in sections 2.5.2.1 through 2.5.2.3.

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and “Deleted” items folders. Full e-mail accounts prevent users from being able to send and receive e-mail messages. forget your password. Should you need to access your user name and/or password, go to the “User Account Center” at kctcs.edu/students and click on “forgot password” under the Help section.

online Access to “(your name] Student Center” Many online services are available to students through the PeopleSoft Student Center page. After obtaining your KCTCS e-mail account user name and password, go to: westkentucky.kctcs.edu.

Financial Aid Application Priority Dates Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline Dates: For the fall semester, students who apply by

For the spring semester, students who apply by

For the summer semester, students who apply by Click on “Student Self-Service.” The Student Center page will be available after logging in. The following valuable resources are available in the Student Center:

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the beginning of each term. However, since the process takes time, if your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results are not received by the WKCTC to pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Therefore, it is in your best interest to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, and to complete it accurately. You may apply online at fafsa.ed.gov/ from any Anderson Technical Building provides computers for students who wish to complete the FAFSA on campus.

Accreditation Statement West Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Kentucky Community and Technical College. Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that

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Go to webmail.kctcs.edu or access the e-mail from the WKCTC Web site at: westkentucky.kctcs.edu .

2.3.1 KCTCS Academic Offenses: 2.3.1.1 Plagiarism Plagiarism is the act of presenting ideas, words, or organization of a source, published or not, as if they were ones own. All quoted material must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant ideas, and organization must be acknowledged by some form of documentation acceptable to the instructor for the course.

activate the e-mail account as soon as possible and check the account regularly throughout the semester. College information such as grades is only delivered to students through their college e-mail account.

Activate an E-mail Account (Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer) Locate your nine-digit EMPLID on the upper left-hand side of your class schedule. If you do not have a copy of your schedule showing your EMPLID, you may obtain your EMPLID by logging on westkentucky. kctcs.edu/current_students and clicking on “User Account Center.” If you are unable to obtain your EMPLID through the “User Account Center,” go to the

Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual material is completed, it must be done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term “material” refers to work in any form including written, oral, and electronic. All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. In any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student must consult the instructor before submitting the work.

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2.3.1.2 Cheating Cheating includes buying, stealing, or otherwise obtaining unauthorized copies of examinations or assignments for the purpose of improving one’s academic standing. During examinations or in-class work, cheating includes having unauthorized information, and/or referring to unauthorized notes or other written or electronic information. In addition, copying from others, either during examinations or in the preparation of homework assignments, is a form of cheating. 2.3.1.3 Student Co-Responsibility Anyone who knowingly assists in any form of academic dishonesty shall be considered as guilty as the student who accepts such assistance. Students should not allow their work to be copied or otherwise used by fellow students, nor should they sell or give unauthorized copies of examinations to other students.

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2.3.1.4 Misuse or Student Falsification of Academic Records The misuse or actual or attempted falsification, theft, misrepresentation, or other alteration of any official academic record of the college is a serious academic offense. As used in this context, “academic record” includes all paper and electronic versions of the partial or complete academic record. 2.3.2 Academic Sanctions/Penalties of Students (Academic Offenses): Academic penalty shall not be imposed upon the student for non-academic infractions of college regulations. This principle does not compromise the right of the college to suspend or dismiss a student for non-academic reasons. 2.3.2.1 Faculty Academic Sanctions (pertaining to sections 2.3.1.1 to 2.3.1.3) For instances of academic dishonesty related to earning grades (violations 2.3.1.1 – 2.3.1.3), the instructor may implement any of three sanctions: A. a failing grade for the specific assignment; and/or B. a reduced grade for the course; and/or C. a failing grade for the course. The specific sanction depends upon the weight of the assignment in satisfying the requirements for the course. If an instructor chooses the sanction which assigns a failing grade for the course, the instructor shall notify the division dean, the chief executive officer or designee, and the registrar. For more information about the role of college personnel in the process, refer to section 2.5.2. 2.3.2.2 Other Academic Sanctions (pertaining to sections 2.3.1.4 and 2.3.2.1) The instructor may also recommend that the student be suspended for any academic offenses (as defined in sections 2.3.1.1, 2.3.1.2, or 2.3.1.3). Any student found guilty of a second academic violation shall be expelled from the college and shall not be allowed to enroll at any of the other KCTCS colleges for one academic year. The minimum sanction for misuse or falsification of an academic record (violation 2.3.1.4), including the omission of information or attempted falsification or other misuse of academic records as described in section 2.3.1.4, is suspension for one semester.

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must arrive by 2:00 p.m. to begin testing. Students must bring a photo ID to take the test. For more information on the assessment and orientation process or to make an

Cell phones, children, food or drink are not allowed in the test room. COMPASS sample questions and review materials are available online at act.org/compass/sample/index.html . Free COMPASS preparation is available in the Skills Enhancement Center in the Anderson Technical Building,

Advising and Transfer Centers The Advising and Transfer Centers in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 106 are staffed with knowledgeable advisors who are able to help students create an academic plan designed to enable students to reach their educational goals. Advisors help students by reviewing transcripts and other prior educational experiences. Prospective students are encouraged to call (270) avoid waiting, especially during peak enrollment periods. Applicants must complete a college application and take the COMPASS assessment or ACT prior to meeting with

Currently enrolled students need to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to access to their advisor’s name and contact information at

Though not an inclusive list, the offenses as defined below are punishable disciplinary offenses. Lack of intent may be asserted as an affirmative defense by any student charged with an offense listed below. 1. Material disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or any other college activities. Under no circumstances will fighting be tolerated while on college property or at off-campus events sponsored by the college.

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Most academic advisors place a sign-up sheet on appointments one to two weeks prior to early enrollment each semester. As a student, you need to be an active participant in your education and take responsibility for all that you do in your college career. Your advisor looks forward to forming a partnership with you as you work to achieve your goals. In order to work in a collaborative effort and have successful advising sessions, please remember to: Come prepared for your appointment. This means being knowledgeable about your degree plan and program requirements, and having ideas about your future coursework. Keep advising appointments you have made and be punctual. Please notify your advisor as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. Keep your e-mail address current and read all correspondence from your advisor. We will use your KCTCS student e-mail account to notify you of registration information.

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Currently Enrolled Students Currently enrolled students must meet with their assigned academic advisors for self-enroll permission or to register. Students may locate the name of their advisor by logging in to their Student Center in PeopleSoft. Please see registration dates online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Registration_ Dates.aspx .

New Students Students must complete an application for admission and submit required placement assessment scores prior to registration. New student registration is held in the Advising Center located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 106. Hours are Monday through p.m. Please see registration dates online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Registration_ Dates.aspx .

Assessment The Assessment Center is located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 110. The center provides COMPASS placement testing for students prior to enrolling in classes at West Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as testing for students enrolling in other colleges and universities.

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new Student orientation

The computerized COMPASS placement test is an adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate mathematics, reading, and writing classes.

Orientation is meant to acquaint students to WKCTC and the services which will be needed to become a successful student. This orientation is conducted by the Recruitment/Student Activities department.

Students who score lower than 20 in reading, lower than 18 in English, or lower than 19 in math on the ACT are required to take the COMPASS.

There is also an online version of orientation which can be accessed at the following Web address: westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Admissions/Orientation. aspx .

Cost: retesting fee is $7 per section or $20 for all three sections. Retesting fees must be paid in advance in the

it is not completed, a hold is placed on the student’s account. For more information, please contact the

Test Schedule: with an orientation session prior to testing. The session

Room 127 and the receipt presented to retest.

Assessment Center in the Anderson Technical Building, Please see the current calendar online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/Academics/Calendars.aspx for

Friday each hour on the half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will be available at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Late testing is available on Mondays by appointment. For those students who are re-testing or who have already attended an orientation session, testing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Late testing is available on Monday by appointment. Students

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2. Assault and/or battery. 3. Verbal and psychological abuse or harassment. 4. Participating in or inciting a riot or an unauthorized disorderly assembly. 5. Seizing, holding, commandeering, or damaging any property or facilities of the college or threatening to do so, or refusing to depart from any property or facilities of the college upon direction by college officials or other persons authorized by the institution. 6. Sexual assault or harassment. 7. Use of alcoholic beverages, including the purchase, consumption, possession, or sale of such items except where specifically authorized by state law and regulations of the college. 8. Failure to comply with the official and proper order of a duly designated college official. 9. Gambling or holding an unauthorized raffle or lottery. 10. Manufacturing, possessing, using, selling, or distributing any type of controlled substances or illegal drugs. 11. Use or possession of weapons (guns, knives, etc.) on college property, on one’s person, or in one’s motor vehicle. 12. Creating a fire or safety hazard or abusing/ misusing safety equipment, or transmitting false fire alarms. 13. Littering. 14. Defacing, destroying, damaging, removing, or using public or private property without proper authorization. 15. Violating any rule or regulation not contained within the official college publications, but announced as administrative policy by the chief executive officer or his/her designee. 16. Encouraging or assisting others to commit any of the acts that are prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct. 17. Knowingly furnishing false information to the college, including the forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, instruments, or identification. 18. Unauthorized use of computers or word processors or unauthorized efforts to penetrate or modify the computer or word processing security system or any program software. 19. Allowing children under age sixteen (16) to remain unsupervised while on campus.

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20. Offering or passing a worthless check or failing to meet financial obligations of the college. 21. Failing to abide by any terms of any disciplinary sanctions properly imposed by a college official, committee, or agency. 22. Creation of a health hazard. 23. Threats and/or threatening behavior. 3.3 Penalties and Sanctions: The college has the authority to penalize or impose sanctions on students who violate college regulations. In determining possible sanctions, the college shall consider such matters as the nature of the particular offense, the welfare of the student and the college community, and the prior disciplinary record of the student. Usual sanctions are listed and explained in this section. In addition to these sanctions, other sanctions, as appropriate for a particular case, may be imposed. Each level of hearing body may use creative sanctions that are designed to be educational in nature. 1. Reprimand: Official written or oral statement to the student that he or she is guilty of violating a college regulation. A reprimand warns that any further such actions may result in a more severe sanction. 2. Restitution: Compensation to the college for damages to college property. 3. Social Probation: Status given to less serious policy violations, and in some cases, a restriction of privileges for a specified time. 4. College/Community Service: Service to the college or community of up to 16 hours be served within a specified time frame. 5. Educational Sanction: An educational sanction requiring attendance or participation in a prearranged class, program, or activity designed to prevent or deal with high-risk behavior. 6. Counseling: Student may be referred to counseling evaluation on appointment by Counseling Services. 7. Eviction: Forced removal from a classroom or other college property. 8. College Probation: Status that carries a severe warning that any further violation of college regulations that may result in the student going before the College Appeals Board for

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consideration of suspension or expulsion. This may include restrictions of privileges for a specified period of time. 9. Suspension: Forced withdrawal from the college for a specified period of time or until stated conditions have been met as determined by the College Appeals Board. College will place the Student Dean Hold service indicator for no future enrollments at the Home College or other KCTCS college during the specified period of time or until stated conditions had been met. 10. Immediate Suspension: A student may be suspended immediately when: a. In the judgment of the chief executive officer (upon consultation with the chief student affair’s officer), the presence of the student poses a serious threat to persons and/or property provided informal opportunity is first given to the student, except in the case of exigent circumstances, to discuss the matter and possible resolution. b. The student refuses to cease disruptive behavior or conduct in violation of this policy after direct orders from the chief executive officer (upon consultation with the chief student affair’s officer). c. When such suspension is involved, the student must leave the campus immediately. Students refusing to do so will be removed by law enforcement authorities and charged with trespassing.

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Complete the admission application online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu/admissions/apply or mail to: WKCTC Admissions, P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380.

Follow this link for more information about

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Contact the Disability Services Coordinator to schedule an appointment to discuss accommodations for any cognitive, mental and/ or physical improvements.

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Register for classes in the Advising Center,

or GED scores and request that transcripts from any previously attended institutions be mailed to WKCTC Admissions, P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002-7380. _____

Submit ACT test results or take the COMPASS placement test after submitting an application. placement test, please go to westkentucky.kctcs.edu/admissions/ assessment_and_advising to take a practice test or request a practice test from the information desk in the Anderson Technical Building. Sample questions are also available at act.org/compass/sample/index.html .

When a student is placed on immediate suspension, a disciplinary hearing will be held at the earliest reasonable time (see Section 3.6.). 11. Expulsion: Permanent, forced withdrawal from the college as determined by the College Appeals Board.

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Pay tuition by the dates announced on this Web site: westkentucky.kctcs.edu/academics/calendars .

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three years. Students who have not taken the COMPASS in the past three years or who have not yet completed college level math and English must retest.

Technical Building, Room 127 by presenting your WKCTC course schedule and a valid photo ID.

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Contact information Academic Affairs: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 201 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

Online Learning: Crounse Hall, Room 302

Admissions: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 112

Online Testing Center:

Advising and Transfer Centers: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 106

Final exam Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., F 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays

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with more than two examinations scheduled on one day shall be entitled to have an examination rescheduled. All petitions for rescheduling must be made in writing to the instructor no later than one week prior to the last class meeting.

Ready to Work/ Work and Learn: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 130 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

Assessment Center: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 110

Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 101A

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F – 1:30 p.m. (last orientation session) (T-F) – 2:00 p.m. (last test time) (T-F) Monday only - Late testing is available by appointment.

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Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 127

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Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 112

Skills Enhancement Center: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 111 Career Services: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 212A 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

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Community and Technical College, offers studies leading to bachelor’s degrees from UK in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. For more information, click on engr.uky.edu/paducah dbrazzell@engr.uk.edu.

Student Affairs: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 204 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 204 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

TRIO (Student Support Services): Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 126

Disability Services: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 100 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

Tutoring Center: Matheson Learning Center Second Floor

English as a Second Language: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 111 Veterans Affairs: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 113 Financial Aid: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 107

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., T-F

WKCTC Bookstore: Anderson Technical Bldg, Room 128

Matheson Library: Matheson Learning Center Second Floor

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Abbreviations .....................................................................24 Academic Information .......................................................31 Academic Probation, Academic Suspension .....................41

The 10-member West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors is comprised of seven community leaders appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through a local Governor-appointed nominating committee. The additional three members consist of elected representatives from WKCTC faculty, staff and student body. Current board members are:

and Reinstatement Academic Programs ......................................................24-28 Academic Support Services ...............................................42 Accessible College Education Program ............................43 Accessing the E-mail Account ..........................................12 Once the Account is Activated Accreditation Statement .....................................................13 Activating an E-mail Account ............................................12

Bruce P. Brockenborough of Paducah Deborah Edmonds of Paducah Steven Grinnell of Paducah Lee Jones of Grand Rivers Larry Kelley of Wickliffe Dr. Shirley Menendez of Paducah

Admission to Selective Admission Programs ....................31 Admissions Guidelines ......................................................29 Adult Education Services...................................................43 Advising and Transfer Centers........................................... 11

Faculty Representative Shari Gholson of Paducah Staff Representative Tom Butler, Jr., of Paducah *Student Representative * The president of the College’s Student Government Association serves on the Board as the student representative each year.

Alcohol...............................................................................48 Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons.............................................48 Assessment ...................................................................10-11

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Associate in Applied Science Degree ................................36 Associate in Arts ................................................................

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Division Deans

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science........................34 General Education Core

Dr. Barbara Veazey, President/CEO

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts ................................. Associate in Science ..........................................................

Dr. Tena Payne, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Audit ..................................................................................39

Peggy Block, Division of Allied Health and Personnel

Stephanie Milliken, Division of Applied Technologies

Sherry Anderson, Vice President of Learning Initiatives

Bookstore ...........................................................................18 Campus Map .....................................................................49 Campus Safety ...................................................................48

Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, Vice President of Student Affairs

Tammy Potter, Division of Business and Computer

Dr. H. Steve Freeman, Vice President of Institutional Development

Sharla Hutchinson, Division of Humanities, Fine Arts

John Carrico, Vice President of Administrative Services

Shari Gholson, Division of Nursing

Campus Security ................................................................48 Campus Transportation ..................................................... CAP (College Access Program) .........................................14 Career and Placement Services ..........................................42 Career Programs.................................................................32

Susan Graves, Vice President of Business Affairs

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Bridget Canter, Director of Human Resources

Checking Student E-mail Account .....................................13 Classroom Regulations ......................................................

Kay Travis, Director of Advancement (Paducah Junior College, Inc.)

Clemens Fine Arts Center ..................................................46 Code of Student Conduct .............................................

Paul Aho, Director (Interim) Paducah School of Art, (270) 408-4281 Karen Hlinka, Division of Science and Mathematics

Maria Flynn, Division of Transition Education

Janett Blythe, Director of Public Relations

Competency Statements .....................................................34 Computer Labs ...................................................................47

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History of West Kentucky Community and Technical College

index (continued) Contact Information .............................................................8

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a powerful example of what a successful postsecondary institution must be in the 21st century. Our comprehensive college arose from the foundations of two remarkable institutions – Paducah Community College and West Kentucky Technical College.

...............................................................32 Cosmetology Services .......................................................48 Course Withdrawal Procedure ........................................... 22 Credentials .........................................................................34 Credit for External Experience ..........................................32 Credit for Prior Training and Experience...........................16

West Kentucky Technical College was founded in 1909 by Dr. Dennis Henry Anderson as West Kentucky Industrial College - a training

Crime Awareness................................................................48 Cyber Café and Center Café .............................................48 Dental Services ..................................................................48

what is now 1400 H. C. Mathis Drive. West Kentucky Industrial College became a state-supported junior college in 1918.

Diplomas ............................................................................36 Directory Information ........................................................17 Disability Services ............................................................42

In 1932, the citizens of Paducah and McCracken County embarked on a mission to provide quality education in a municipally supported junior college, known as Paducah Junior College (PJC). PJC was founded as a private, non-

Division Deans .....................................................................7 Dropping an Online Class ..................................................19 Drugs (illegal) ...................................................................48 EmpLID .............................................................................23

Meanwhile in 1938, West Kentucky Industrial College’s teaching program merged with West Kentucky State College in Frankfort. The college became known as the West Kentucky Vocational School and more vocational training programs

Employee Waiver ...............................................................21 Federal Pell Grants.............................................................14 Federal Work Study (FWS) ...............................................14 Final Exam Schedule ......................................................... Financial Aid .....................................................................13

In 1967, PJC joined the University of Kentucky community college system becoming a “new” college – Paducah Community College. R. G. “Dean” Matheson retired and Dr. Donald J. Clemens becomes the new PCC president, overseeing the construction of the Learning Resource Center and the Student & Fine Arts Centers.

Financial Aid Application Priority Dates ...........................13 Financial Aid Checklist ......................................................16 Financial Aid Forms........................................................... Foundation Skills ...............................................................37

Over the years, there have been many changes in both colleges, including changes in the focus of academic programs, changes of college names, changes of college campus locations and change of governance. In 1997, the two colleges were united under one system umbrella when they joined the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) as a result of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997.

FSEOG ...............................................................................14 .....................................32 GED Testing .......................................................................43 Grade Point Average (GPA) ............................................... 40 Grading System.............................................................39-40

Collaboration grew among the two colleges until an effort to consolidate into one seamless institution was born. In 2003, West Kentucky Community and Technical College. In

Graduation Information .....................................................17 Graduation Requirements ..................................................33 Happening Hour .................................................................43 History of West Kentucky Community and ........................6

Each year more than 9,000 students come to West Kentucky Community and Technical College seeking traditional two-

Technical College How to Read a Student Schedule .......................................23 Inclement Weather Policy ............................................. International Students ........................................................30 KCTCS Catalog .................................................................

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President’s Welcome

KCTCS General Education Competency ..........................34

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a powerful example of what a successful postsecondary institution must be in the 21st century.

Statements & General Education Requirements for All KCTCS Credentials

West Kentucky Community and Technical College not only offers traditional twoyear transfer Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, but also offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree, Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas, and certificates in several technical fields.

KCTCS Student E-mail Account .......................................12 KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) ....14 Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program .................................... 16 KHEAA..............................................................................16 Leadership Team ..................................................................7

The Emerging Technology Center and accompanying Fred Paxton Engineering Research Center are evidence of the College’s commitment to offering an extensive variety of business and industry training classes and support the expansion of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering—Paducah Campus.

Logging into an Online Class ............................................19 Major and Program Change ..............................................17 Matheson Library ...............................................................47 Mission Statement................................................................ Nail Technology Services .................................................48

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is committed to providing high quality educational experiences, meeting the educational needs of the College community, serving as a full partner in business and workforce development, and contributing to the overall economic and social well-being of the region. As we continue to move toward our vision of the College being recognized as a preeminent community college nationwide, our focus continues to be on access, retention, and student success.

Name and Address Change ................................................17 New Student Checklist ........................................................9 New Student Orientation....................................................10 Off-Campus Locations .......................................................49 ....................8 Online Access to

As a result of offering a variety of programs and course delivery options, and due to the diligent efforts of the faculty and staff, WKCTC was recently named, by the Aspen Institute, as one of the top 5 community colleges in the nation.

“Your Name” Student Center ....................................13 Online Class Information ...................................................19 Ordering Textbooks for Online Classes ............................20 Through Other KCTCS Colleges Parking Regulations ........................................................... Pass/Fail .............................................................................40

U.S. Second Lady Jill Biden and Dr. Veazey

Payment Options ...............................................................21 Payment Plan .....................................................................21 Personal Services ..............................................................48

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the place to be for new students who are taking their first college class, members of the community who may be looking to add to their credentials, or for those interested in taking a personal enrichment class.

Policies Related to Enrollment...........................................38 President’s Welcome ............................................................ Print Management Policy...................................................47

Barbara Veazey, Ph.D. President West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Purchasing Textbooks for Online Classes .........................20 Offered Through WKCTC Ready to Work ...................................................................43 ...................................................................17 Refunds ..............................................................................22

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Registering for Classes ......................................................10 Registering for Online Classes...........................................19

The mission of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning, promote student success and support economic development.

Reinstatement.....................................................................41 Reporting Final Grades ......................................................40 Required Documents for Completion of Admission..........29 Residency ...........................................................................31

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“West Kentucky Community and Technical College works hard to make sure that students learn and are prepared for the workforce, and it shows. The number of students who have completed their programs is climbing. Paducah and the whole state have something to be proud of in West Kentucky Community and Technical College.”

Student Load - Maximum Student Load............................38 Student Loans..................................................................... 14 Student Rights and Responsibilities.............................. Student Schedule................................................................23 Student Support Services (TRIO) ......................................42 Third Party Billing .............................................................21 Transcripts and Grades.......................................................17 Transfer Center .................................................................. 11 Transfer Programs .........................................................31-32 Transfer Students ...............................................................29 Transient (visiting) Students ..............................................29 TRIO (Student Support Services) ......................................42 Tuition and Fees ................................................................21 Tutoring Center ................................................................. 42 Types of Financial Aid Available .......................................14 University of Kentucky College of Engineering .............. (Paducah Campus)

--- Josh Wyner Executive Director The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program

........................................................................ 21 Vehicle Registration .......................................................... ................................................................16 Voter Registration ............................................................. Weapons ............................................................................. 48 Weather Policy .............................................................. WKCTC Board of Directors ................................................7 WKCTC Bookstore............................................................18 Work and Learn..................................................................43 Workforce Solutions ..........................................................46

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Table of Contents Welcome to West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC)! We want your admission process and academic career to go as smoothly as possible. This booklet is designed to provide general information about WKCTC. If you have President’s Welcome ................................. Mission Statement..................................... History of West Kentucky Community .....6 and Technical College WKCTC Board of Directors .....................7 Leadership Team .......................................7 Division Deans ..........................................7 Contact Information ..................................8 Phone Numbers New Student Checklist .............................9 Registering for Classes ...........................10 New Student Orientation.........................10 Assessment ........................................10-11 Advising Center ......................................11 KCTCS Student E-mail Account Activating an E-mail Account .............12 Accessing the E-mail Account Once ..12 the Account is Activated Checking Student E-mail Account ..........13 Online Access to “Your Name”...............13 Student Center Accreditation Statement ..........................13 Financial Aid Application Priority Dates...................13 Types of Financial Aid Available ........14 Federal Pell Grants..............................14 FSEOG ................................................14 Federal Work Study (FWS) ................14 Student Loans......................................14 CAP (College Access Program) ..........14 KEES (Kentucky Educational.............14 Excellence Scholarship) SAP (Satisfactory Academic ............... Progress) Financial Aid Forms................................ Financial Aid Checklist ...........................16 .....................................16 Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program .........16 Credit for Prior Training and Experience ....................................16 Scholarships ............................................16 KHEAA...................................................16 Graduation Information .......................17 Transcripts and Grades.........................17 Name and Address Change ..................17 Major and Program Change ................17 Directory Information ..........................17 WKCTC Bookstore.................................18 ....................18

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Online Class Information Registering for Online Classes.............19 Logging into an Online Class ..............19 Dropping an Online Class ....................19 Purchasing Textbooks for Online .........20 Classes Offered Through WKCTC Ordering Textbooks for Online ............20 Classes Offered Through Other KCTCS Colleges Tuition and Fees .................................... 21 Payment Options ....................................21 Course Withdrawal Procedure ................22 Refunds ...................................................22 Student Schedule How to Read a Student Schedule ........23 Schedule Abbreviation Guide .............24 Academic Programs .......................... 24-28 Admissions Guidelines Required Documents for ....................29 Completion of Admission Admission to Selective ...........................31 Admission Programs Residency ................................................31 Academic Information Transfer Programs .......................... 31-32 Career Programs...................................32 Credit for External Experience ............32 .......32 .................................32 ..........................33 Graduation Requirements ....................33 KCTCS General Education ....................34 Competency Statements & General Education Requirements for All KCTCS Credentials Credentials Associate in Arts and Associate .........34 in Science General Education Core Associate in Arts ................................. Associate in Science ........................... Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts .. Associate in Applied ...........................36 Science Degree Diplomas .............................................36 ..........................................37 Policies Related to Enrollment Student Load - Full-time Status ...........38 Student Load - Maximum ....................38 Student Load Grading System.............................. 39-40 Academic Probation, Academic .............41 Suspension and Reinstatement

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Student and Academic Support Services Tutoring Center ..................................42 Disability Services .............................42 Career and Placement Services ...........42 TRIO (Student Support Services) .......42 Ready to Work/ Work and Learn.........43 Accessible College Education Program .43 Adult Education Services........................43 GED Testing ............................................43 Happening Hour ......................................43 Student Clubs & Organizations......... Clemens Fine Arts Center .......................46 Workforce Solutions ...............................46 Computer Labs ........................................47 Print Management Policy........................47 Matheson Library ....................................47 Cyber Café and Center Café ..................48 Personal Services (Cosmetology/Nail Technology ..........48 and Dental Services) Campus Safety Crime Awareness and Campus ...........48 Security Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons ...............48 .........48 (SNAP) Campus Map ..........................................49 (includes building abbreviations) Off-Campus Locations ........................49 Vehicle Registration and ........................ Parking Regulations Campus Transportation .......................... Voter Registration .................................. Inclement Weather Policy ................. KCTCS Catalog ...................................... Classroom Regulations ........................... Student Complaint Procedures................ Code of Student Conduct ................. (includes Student Rights and Responsibilities) Final Exam Schedule .............................. University of Kentucky College ............ of Engineering (Paducah Campus) Index ................................................. Notes .......................................................62

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