Eight key features of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) which, taken together, are game changing:
- 24/7/365 admission, registration and course starts
- Choice of delivery mode – in class, online by term and online on-demand
- Choice of credit length – from .25 through increments based on competency to 3 credit hours per course
- Competency-based modular online structure
- Systematic quality assurance of programs and courses
- Certification of faculty for online instruction
- 24/7 help desk support
- Kentucky-wide transferability
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) was created in 1996, and now has 16 colleges offering facilities on 68 campuses. The KCTCS offers certificates and diplomas as well as two-year associate degrees in over 600 credit program offerings. The most popular area of study is the baccalaureate transfer program, which allows a student to earn an associate degree at a KCTCS college and transfer to a Kentucky university. By law, all courses must be transferable within the post-secondary education system, including General Education Courses. The KCTCS is funded by the based on a block grant linked to agreed objectives and an approved business plan rather than a model based on enrollment. Income is also derived from student fees.
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