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Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Mission Statement/Status of Accreditation

Big Sandy Community and Technical College provides accessible quality educational opportunities for student success, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life of its constituents.  Big Sandy Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, is a public associate degree granting institution serving Eastern Kentucky.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Big Sandy Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Academic Programs

Transfer Curricula

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science

Occupational/Technical Curricula

Occupational/Technical Curricula: The program listing represents broad groups of instructional programs offered by the college. Individual certificate (C), diploma (D), and Associate in Applied Science (A) degree curricula in each group are noted by C, D, and A in parenthesis.

  • Agriculture (C)
  • Air Conditioning Technology (C, D, A)
  • Applied Engineering Technology (C)
  • Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology (C, D)
  • Automotive Technology (C, A)
  • Broadband Technology (C, A)
  • Business Communications (C)
  • Business Foundations (C)
  • Business Studies:
    • Administrative Office Technology (C, D)
    • Business Administration (C, D, A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C, D, A)
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (C, D, A)
  • Computer and Information Technologies (C, A)
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (C, D, A)
  • Construction Technology (C, D)
  • Criminal Justice (C, A)
  • Culinary Arts (C, D)
  • Cybersecurity (C, A)
  • Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene (C, D, A)
  • Diesel Technology (C, D)
  • Digital Printing Technology (C)
  • Education (C, A)
  • Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic (C)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (C)
  • Energy Technologies (C)
  • Engineering and Electronics Technology (C, D, A)
  • Fire Science Technology (C, D, A)
  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (A)
  • Health Science Technology (A)
  • Human Services (C, A)
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (C)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (C)
  • Manufacturing Industrial Technology:
    • Electrical Technology (C, D, A)
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology (C, D, A)
  • Masonry (C, D)
  • Medical Information Technology (C, D, A)
  • Mining Technology (C, A)
  • Nursing (A)
  • Nursing – Academic/Career Mobility (A,D)
  • Nursing Assistant –Advanced (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Practical Nursing (C, D)
  • Plumbing (C)
  • Respiratory Care (C, A)
  • Surgical Technology (D, A)
  • Truck Driver Training (C)
  • Visual Communication
    • Design and Technology (C, D, A)
    • Multimedia (C)
    • Printing (C, D)
  • Welding Technology (C, D, A)

Contact Information

Prestonsburg Campus
1 Bert T. Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Pikeville Campus
120 South Riverfill Drive
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-2060
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Mayo Campus
513 Third Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-5321
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Hager Hill Campus
150 Industrial Park Road
Hager Hill, KY 41222
(606) 789-5321
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

General Information

606-886-3863 or 1-888-641-4132
(Toll free – outside of Floyd, Johnson & Pike counties)

Office Phone number
Academic Center for Excellence (606) 889-4834
Academic Services (Program Information) (606) 889-4794
Admissions & Records Office (606) 886-3863 Option 2
Adult Education (606) 788-2887
Advising Center (606) 889-4775
Business Services 1-855-G0-BSCTC (1-855-462-7282)
Career Education & Workforce Development (606) 218-1276
Disability Services (606) 886-7391
Financial Aid 1-855-GO-BSCTC (1-855-462-7282)
Library (606) 889-4834
President’s Office (606) 886-7371
Public Relations (606) 889-4734
Registrar (606) 889-4827
Security (606) 886-7335
Student Services (606) 886-7364
Website (606) 886-7395

Administration

Position Name Phone Number
President Dr. Sherry Zylka
Chief Financial Officer Michelle Meek
Provost/Chief Academic Officer Dr. Denise King
Dean of Strategic Initiatives Myra Elliott
Dean of Information Technology & Facilities Mgmt John Herald
Chief Student Affairs Officer Jimmy Wright
Director of Business/Industry Development Vacant (606) 788-2812
Director of Community Education & Workforce Development Rachelle Burchett
Director of Recruitment Vacant (606) 889-4808
Director of East KY Science Ctr and Planetarium Chrysta Ghent (606) 889-4809
Director of Financial Aid Cathy Hurd-Crank 1-855-GO-BSCTC
Director of Grants Development Connie Estep (606) 789-4739
Director of Human Resources Vacant (606) 889-4724
Director of Information Technology Casey Music (606) 788-2809
Director of Institutional Effectiveness Denise Atkinson (606) 886-7342
Director of Library Services Judy Howell (606) 889-4750
Director of Performing Arts/Executive Director of the Mountain Arts Center Joe Campbell (606) 889-9125
Director of Safety & Security Randell Haney (606) 788-2817
Director of Strategic Communications Greta Slone (606) 889-4734

Faculty

This page reflects faculty names and their degree/credential as of July 1, 2021.  This information is updated annually.

Adam, Kelly J, Professor, MS, Southern Connecticut State University, 1993
Allen, Collista, Associate Professor, MSN, University of Phoenix, 2013
Baldridge, Harold, Associate  Professor, BS, University of Kentucky, 1968
Ball, Tammy, Professor, MSSW, University of Louisville, 1996
Bays, Leslie M, Associate  Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2010
Bell, Daniel E, Professor, MA, Northern Illinois University, 1986
Bennin, Hope E, Professor, MA, University of Wisconsin, 1987
Briggs, Angela D, Instructor, BS, Western Kentucky University, 2019
Brooks, Michael Aaron, Associate Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2017
Carmen, John, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2007
Carroll, Charlene, Associate  Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 1996
Cole, Elizabeth M, Professor, MA, University of Iowa, 1989
Compton, Joseph L, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2013
Conn, Stephania, Associate  Professor, MAE, Western Kentucky University, 2016
Connors, Kimberly, Instructor, MSN, Walden University, 2017
Davis, Brandie L, Instructor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2006
Dempsey, Jeremy, Professor, MA, Marshall University, 2005
Dickerson, Cindy, Associate Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2008
Durham, Roberta, Associate  Professor, BSN, Morehead State University, 2009
Elliott, Myra T, Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 1993
Fields, Carmen, Associate Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2021
Fields, Michelle, Professor, MA, Marshall University, 1995
Fitzpatrick, John J, Lecturer, MS, Morehead State University, 2019
Gambill, Jessica, Associate  Professor, MA, Union College, 2004
Gillis, Bill R, Professor, PhD, Florida State University, 1990
Hackney, Randal Clinton, Associate  Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2007
Haney, Randell O, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2018
Harless, Irma Kay, Associate Professor, MSN, Northern Kentucky University, 2020
Hicks, Jeffrey T, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2000
Howard, Jerry, Professor, MA, Union College, 2006
Howell, Judy K, Professor/Library Services Director, MSLS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Jackson, Patsy R, Professor, EdD, Eastern Kentucky University, 2019
Jacobs, Sabra P, Professor, MA, Bowling Green State University, 1989
Keathley, Heath, Associate Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2013
Keaton, Jill E, Assistant Professor, DMD, University of Kentucky, 1990
Kinner, DeWayne, Instructor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2020
Lafferty, Natasha F, Instructor, AS, Pikeville College, 1998
LeBrun, Terri E, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2009
Lewis, Lori Deanne, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2011
Linkous, Scotty W, Instructor, Diploma, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 1994
Little, Conda G, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2001
Madden, Darrell E, Associate Professor, MBA, University of Kentucky, 1980
Matijasic, Thomas D, Professor, PhD, Miami University, 1982
Maynard Jr, John L, Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2008
McClure, Jimmy, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2011
McGinnis, Leslie Adam, Instructor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2018
McKenzie, Cynthia L, Professor, MBA, Morehead State University, 2001
McKenzie, Keithen Douglas, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2003
McKenzie, Marsha, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2012
Meade, Leigh-Anna, Instructor, MSN, Walden University, 2018
Miller, Kathryn L, Professor, EdD, Morehead State University, 2015
Moore, Charles K, Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2007
Mullins, Rebecca Ann, Professor, DA, Murray State University, 2019
Music, Lisa J, Professor, PhD, University of Louisville, 2013
Ousley, Tina Lee, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2004
Pack, Diana L, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2003
Pimienta, Gloria, Assistant Professor, PhD, Iowa State University, 2010
Profitt, Alan David, Professor, DMin, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2014
Ratliff, Teddie, Associate Professor, MSN, Kaplan University, 2012
Ray, Pamela, Associate Professor, BS, Western Kentucky University, 2013
Redmiles, Lisa P, Assistant Professor, MAE, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
Rosita, Gina, Instructor, MS, Mississippi State University, 2010
Saad, Sandra, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1987
Saad, Toufic, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1988
Shell, James, Instructor, Diploma, Mayo State Vocational Technical School, 1986
Skeens, Melissa B, Professor, BA, Morehead State University, 2010
Slone, Greta, Professor, MA, Trinity College, 2003
Smallwood, Patsy, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2016
Smith, Dwight P, Professor, MA, Bowling Green State University, 1979
Smith, Hubertien, Instructor/Librarian IV, MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
Smith, Matthew, Associate Professor, MA, East Tennessee State University, 2009
Smith, Timothy, Professor, MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993
Sofyan, Agus, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2004
Sykes, Pamela J, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2002
Thacker, Joshua, Associate Professor, MAT, Morehead State University, 2008
Thompson, Paula B, Professor, MBE, Morehead State University, 1992
Trador, Chadwick, Instructor, AAS, University of Kentucky, 1993
Turner, Garrison, Assistant Professor, MS, Ball State University, 2011
VanHoose II, Charles W., Associate Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2012
Varney, Lesley Dean, Associate Professor, BS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1980
Vierheller, Chenzhao, Professor, PhD, Ohio University, 1991
Vierheller, Thomas L, Professor, PhD, Ohio University, 1990
Wallen, Mary Stepp, Professor, DA, Murray State University, 2021
Watts, Randall L, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1991
Wells, Mark A, Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997
Williams, Robyn J, Instructor/Librarian IV, MS, University of Tennessee, 2000
Wright, Randall Keith, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2015