Apply Now for ACTC Summer II
June 8 is the deadline to apply for Summer Session II classes at Ashland Community and Technical College.
Summer classes give recent high school graduates a chance to experience college level work before starting fall courses. Continuing students can complete their college program in a shorter time, and adults seeking new skills and knowledge for work advancement can complete a course in just five weeks.
Summer II classes are offered in general education subjects required for nearly every associate and bachelor degree. These classes include communications, math, science, social science and heritage/humanities subjects, and they provide basic knowledge and skills required for any major area of study.
Online general education courses are Intro to Art, Intro to Biology, Intro to Communications, Intro to Intercultural Communication, History of the US Through 1865, History of the US Since 1865, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Intro to Religious Studies, Intro to Sociology, Modern Social Problems, Writing I and Writing II.
Also online are Digital Literacy, Pre-Algebra, Basic Algebra, Criminal Justice courses in Law Enforcement and Criminal Procedures, and Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education classes in Literacy / Language and Science / Math.
Classes held at the College Drive Campus include General College Chemistry II and Lab, Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Improved College Reading, Reading for College Classroom and Writing II. A Welding Undercarriage Lab course is offered at the Technology Drive Campus.
Summer session II classes start June 22 and end July 23. In-state tuition and fees are $151 per credit hour, and residents of neighboring Ohio and West Virginia counties qualify for in-state tuition.
Admission forms and class schedules are on the web at: ashland.kctcs.edu. For more information, call the Admissions Office, 606-326-2000.
Financial Aid is available for summer classes to those who qualify. After filling out the ACTC admission form, new students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at: www.fafsa.gov.
For help with the FAFSA or to predetermine your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant or other aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 1-855-246-2282.
Honors Society Receives Awards
ACTC’s Alpha Omega Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been named a Five-State Chapter for the 18th consecutive year. The award was presented at the Kentucky Regional Convention held in April in San Antonio, Texas.
The ACTC Chapter also received a Distinguished Chapter, Honors in Action Project, Honors in Action Theme and College Project Awards. Distinguished Chapter Officer Awards went to Chapter President John C. Chapman, a Catlettsburg resident, and Vice President for the College Project Rachel M. Pennington, an Ashland resident. A Distinguished Chapter Member award went to Ashland resident Katlyn M. Hunt.
Associate Professor John M. Davis received a Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award. Professor Dan G. Bailey received both Kentucky and International Continued Excellence Awards for Advisors. He also received a plaque in recognition of his six years as the Advisor Representative on the Phi Theta Kappa International Board of Directors.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. There are over 2.5 million members in 1,285 chapters worldwide. The Kentucky Region has 22 chapters.
ACTC Honor Society Induction
Two ACTC students from Louisa, Amanda L. Bartley and Charles E. Devaney III, have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges.
The Induction Ceremony for the Alpha Omega Gamma Chapter on May 1 included a welcome by ACTC President Kay Adkins. Steve Woodburn, Dean of Student Success & Enrollment Services, gave the keynote address.
To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 18 hours of coursework that can be applied toward an associate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
Chapter members participate in scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship projects and are eligible to apply for Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to four-year colleges and universities. The advisors are Professor Danny Bailey and Associate Professor John Davis.
Free Healthcare Career Camp
Middle school and high school students can come to a Career Craze Healthcare Camp at ACTC in June to explore their career choices in healthcare fields.
“Healthcare is a logical choice for careers in the Ashland area because of the many job opportunities available and because healthcare continues to be a strong field of the future,” said Karen Coburn, ACTC Community Education Coordinator.
The hands-on camp for students aged 12 to 16 will be held June 16 and 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus.
Students will explore different aspects of healthcare as they work with ACTC faculty, meet healthcare professionals from different fields and visit a medical helicopter and fire truck.
Health care programs at ACTC include Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing (LPN), Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic, Health Care Technology and Respiratory Care-Advanced Practitioner. Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA), State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) and Phlebotomy certificates are also available.
ACTC also offers an Associate in Science Degree for students who want to transfer to four-year colleges or universities for bachelor’s degree programs in pre-medical or other health fields.
Enrollment is limited to 20 on a first-come basis. To enroll or receive more information, contact ACTC External Education, 606-326-2072 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, go to ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions and click non-credit classes.
The free career camp is offered through a grant from Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson’s office.
Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing Continuing Education
ACTC will hold two recertification classes for Kentucky electrical and HVAC professionals on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Technology Drive Campus. The classes are approved for continuing education by the KY Department of Housing, Building and Construction.
Analysis of NEC Upgrades is approved for Kentucky master electricians and electricians. Instructor Harold Henry will cover updates to the National Electrical Code.
Green Energy Management is approved for Kentucky Electrical Contractors and HVAC Journeymen and Masters. Instructor Kenneth Botts will cover topics such as Green Energy trends, techniques and tips.
The fee for each class is $80, and enrollment is through ACTC Workforce Solutions, 606.326.2130, 800.928.4256 ext. 62130 or email: email@example.com.