As a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a public, comprehensive educational institution that provides access to educational, cultural, and social opportunities for residents of the Big Sandy Region, which includes Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike counties.
The College is a dynamic learning centered institution dedicated to a belief in the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual and a person's right to achieve his or her fullest potential. Based on this belief, the College maintains a living and learning environment that promotes diversity and global awareness, fosters open educational opportunities, and ensures the efficient operation of the College.
Utilizing diverse methods of instructional delivery, the College provides learning experiences for those preparing for immediate entry into the workforce upon graduation, for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution, and for community members seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The College offers programs and courses of study in general, developmental, technical, and career education; student development; community and public service; and lifelong learning. Through these programs and courses, the College awards continuing education units, diplomas, certificates, and associate degrees consistent with the comprehensive nature of the institution.
The College provides an environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community that encourages effective communication; freedom of expression; cultural awareness and enrichment; professional and intellectual growth; personal assessment; informed decision-making; problem solving; environmental awareness; and analytical, critical, and ethical thinking.
Mayo Technical College (MTC) was established in 1938 to educate residents of eastern Kentucky in technical careers.
In 1962, the Kentucky General Assembly changed the face of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by authorizing the formation of the University of Kentucky Community College System. In 1964 the system became a reality and Prestonsburg Community College (PCC) began offering its first classes.
Twenty three years later, the General Assembly passed House Bill 1, the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997, which established the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to govern the community and technical colleges.
Mayo Technical College and Prestonsburg Community College were placed under KCTCS governance in 1999 and joined as one to become Big Sandy Community and Technical College in August 2003. In January, 2004, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved the consolidation of the two colleges.
- Year established:2003
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
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