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Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Mission Statement/Status of Accreditation

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) transforms the Bluegrass Region—one student, one employer, and one community at a time.  With students at the heart of our mission, BCTC supports student access, success, and completion of educational goals through comprehensive services, high-quality career and technical education for workforce skills, transfer education for baccalaureate degrees, and life skills development.   

BCTC promotes cultural awareness and inclusion, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.  Through excellence in teaching and learning and strong partnerships, BCTC supports regional economic vitality and quality of life as a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. 

Bluegrass 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 Bluegrass 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

Transfer Curricula/Art Related

An Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed to transfer into a Baccalaureate of Fine Arts (BFA) program at a four-year institution. Individual Associate in Fine Arts (A) degree curricula in each group is noted by an A in parenthesis.

  • Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts (C, A)
  • Theatre (A)

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.

  • Air Conditioning Technology (C, D, A)
  • Apprenticeship Studies (A)
  • Architectural Technology (A)
  • Automotive Technology (C, D, A)
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician (C, A)
  • Business Studies:
    • Administrative Office Technology (C, D, A)
    • Business Administration (C, A)
    • Supply Chain Management (C, A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C, A)
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (C, D, A)
  • Computer and Information Technologies (C, A)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (A)
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (C, D, A)
  • Construction Technology (C, D, A)
  • Cosmetology (C, D)
  • Criminal Justice (C, A)
  • Cybersecurity (C, A) Opens Spring 2022
  • Dental Hygiene (C,A)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A)
  • Diesel Technology (C, D, A)
  • Education (A)
  • Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic (C, A)
  • Energy Technologies (C)
  • Engineering and Electronics Technology (C, D, A)
  • Environmental Science Technology (A)
  • Equine Studies (C, D, A)
  • Fire Science Technology (C, D, A)
  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (A)
  • Graphic Design and Library Technologies (C, A)
  • Health Science Technology (A)
  • Human Services (C, A)
  • Integrated Engineering Technology (C, A)
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (C, D, A)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (C)
  • Manufacturing Industrial Technology:
    • Electrical Technology (C, D, A)
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology (C, D, A)
  • Medical Assisting (C, D, A)
  • Medical Information Technology (C, D, A)
  • Nursing (A)
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics Technology (A)
  • Pharmacy Technology (C, D)
  • Radiography (A)
  • Respiratory Care (C, A)
  • Surgical Technology (A)
  • Welding Technology (C, D, A)

Contact Information

Cooper Campus
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
(859) 246-6200
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Leestown Campus
164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511- 2623
(859) 246-6200
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Newtown Campus
500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508-1207
(859) 246-6200
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Danville Campus
59 Corporate Drive
Danville, KY 40422-9690
(859) 239-7030
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Lawrenceburg Campus
1500 Bypass North US 127
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-9465
(502) 839-8488
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Winchester - Clark County Campus
2020 Rolling Hills Lane
Winchester, KY 40391-6078
(859) 737-3098
bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Additional Sites

Newtown North Campus
Adult Education Building
690 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508-1207
(859) 246-6611
BCTCAdultEd.Fayette@kctcs.edu

Georgetown Advanced Manufacturing Center
PSC/NA-K
1001 Cherry Blossom Way
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 570-6357

North American Racing Academy
Thoroughbred Training Center
3380 Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 293-0209

Phone Numbers

Office Phone number
General Information (859) 246-6200
Admission 1-855-246-BGRS (1-855- 246-2477)
Adult Education (859) 246-6611
Student Billing 1-855-246-BGRS (1-855-246-2477)
Advising and Assessment (859) 246-6220
Disability Support Services (859) 246-6534
Financial Aid 1-855-246-BGRS (1-855-246-2477)
Human Resources (859) 246-6643
Learning Resource Center (859) 246-6380
Office of Communications (859) 246-6507
Records and Registration 1-855-246-BGRS (1-855-246-2477)
Transfer Center (859) 246-4620
Workforce Solutions (859) 246-6666

Administration

Position Name
President/CEO Dr. Koffi C. Akakpo
Provost Dr. Greg Feeney
Associate Vice President, Academics and Workforce Development Dr. Karen Mayo
Dean of Academics Tammy Liles
Dean, Workforce Development Pam Hatcher
Dean, Academic Support Dr. Rebecca Simms
Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Management Dr. Palisa Williams-Rushin
Vice President Advancement and Organizational Development Mark Manuel
Vice President, Finance and Operations Lisa Bell
Chief Officer, Public Information and Marketing Mark Manuel
Chief Development Officer Dr. Laurel Martin
Associate Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taran McZee
Associate Vice President for Instutional Development Deborrah Catlett
Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications Michelle Sjogren

Faculty

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

Adair, Gerald M, Associate Professor, MA, Florida Atlantic University, 2000
Adams, Mary B, Instructor, Cosmetology instructor certificate, Somerset Community College, 2016
Adkins, Justin, Assistant Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2014
Akins, Marilyn, Professor, PhD, Cornell University, 1993
Anderson, Stephanie A, Associate Professor, BA, University of Kentucky, 1987
Baker, Lucinda, Associate Professor, MA, Ohio University, 1997
Baker, Melinda, Assistant Professor, DNP, University of Kentucky, 2013
Ball, Andrew Barrett, Associate Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1988
Barber, Antonio, Instructor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013
Bell, Mark, Professor, M.S. University of Baltimore, 1994
Bell, Teresa, Instructor, BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2017
Benton, Michael D, Associate Professor, MA, Bowling Green State University, 2000
Biega, Robert J, Associate Professor, MAEd, Eastern Kentucky University, 1998
Binzer, Michael A, Associate Professor, BS, University of Cincinnati, 1987
Birch, Timothy E, Associate Professor, MFA, University of Kentucky, 2012
Blaydes, Mary, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2002
Boes, Don, Associate Professor, MFA, Indiana University, 1985
Bond, Sarah, Assistant Professor, MSN, Northern Kentucky University, 2016
Bradley, James W, Associate Professor, MS, University of South Carolina, 1999
Breeding, Sharon K, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 1983
Breitmayer, Beth J, Professor, MEd, University of Minnesota, 1996
Brock, Audrey D, Instructor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2007
Brown, Dana, Associate Professor, BS, Murray State University, 2002
Buckner, Terry, Professor, MSLS, University of Kentucky, 2001
Campbell, Lauren, Assistant Professor, MBA, Eastern Kentucky University, May 2013
Casey, Crystal, Assistant Professor, AS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2003
Cavallo, Morgan, Instructor, BS, Spencerian College, 2016
Chandler, Hunter R, Instructor, MS, Morehead State University, 2019
Chirwa, Robert M, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1990
Christiansen, John, Assistant Professor, AAS, Gateway Community & Technical College, 2016 
Clark, Jamie, Associate Professor, BBA, Morehead State University, 2002
Clay, Britteni, Instructor, Master of Biotechnology, Texas A&M University, 2006
Clifford, Holly, Assistant Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2015
Coats, Ethan, Instructor, MS, Kentucky State University, 2019
Coffey, Bobby J, Associate Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2006
Congleton, Yasemin K, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2005
Connors, Pamela D, Instructor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1999
Craycraft, Kevin, Professor, AAS, Central Kentucky Technical College, 2005
Cropper, Maureen Elizabeth Tobin, Professor, MSIS, Louisiana State University, 2004
Davis, James Scott, MS, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2015
Davis, Timothy J, Professor, MFA, University of Southern Mississippi, 1997
Dean, Tina, Instructor, MSN, University of Phoenix, 2015
Dietel, Brian C, Assistant Professor, PhD, Oregon State University, 2009
Disco-Boggs, Tamarra, Associate Professor, BS, University of Kentucky, 1981
Druggan, Judy, Associate Professor, MS, University of Florida, 1982
DuKate, Amy, Instructor, MEd, William Woods University, 2019
Dunn, Kevin R, Professor, EdD, University of Kentucky, 2017
Earlywine, Marly G, Assistant Professor, AAS, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2016
Edelmann, Stephanie, Lecturer, MS, University of Kentucky, 1994 & 2020
Eldridge, Brent A, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2014
Elzey, Barbara, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1997
Embry-Bailey, Nolen, Professor, MA, University of North Alabama, 1979
Fairchild, Virginia R, Professor, MBA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1993
Farrell, Carla, Assistant Professor, MSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2016
Farrington, Joshua D, Instructor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2013
Fenton, James P, Associate Professor, PhD, Columbia University, 1991
Fisher, Shelby, Instructor, BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2014
Fitch, Stephanie, Associate Professor, MA, Communication, Regent University, 2003
Foltz, Rebecca, Instructor, MS, Neuroscience, Tulane University, 2004
Franklin, William, Assistant Professor, BS, University of Kentucky, 1992
Galvin, Sarah J, Professor, MA, Murray State University, 2005
Gannon, Shawn, Assistant Professor, AAS, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2010
Garg, Aarti, Instructor, MA, University of Delhi, 2003
Gauthier, Karen, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2012
Golden, Patricia, Instructor, MA, Western Kentucky University, 1996
Grigsby, Adam, Instructor, A.A.S. Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2008
Hagan, Kelly, Professor, MA, Ball State University, 1992
Haggerty, Robin, Professor, MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Halcomb, Don Anthony, Associate Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2005
Haley, Rebecca J, Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2002
Hardin, Michael, Associate Professor, BS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1993
Harlow, Aaron, Instructor, AAS, Parkland College, 2009
Harrison, Travis S, BA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013
Hayes, Dixie, Instructor, BA, Midway College, 2008
Hedgecock, Susan, Assistant Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 2004
Heitzman, Amy, Assistant Professor, MEd, William Woods University, 2019
Herrin, Jeffrey, Associate Professor, MAT, Eastern Kentucky University, 2002
Herschleb, Matthew, Associate Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 2011
Hinkle, Robert R, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 2000
Hoekstra, Joshua M, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2019
Hopper, Kevin R, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 1998
Houghton, Lori, Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1995
Huddleston, Angela, Associate Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010
Hunt, Andrew Franklin, Associate Professor, MSEd, University of Kentucky, 2006
Husted, Alicia, Instructor, MSN, Eastern Kentucky University, 2018
Jakober, Ashby, Instructor, BS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
Jensen, Kevin, Assistant Professor, BA, Brigham Young University, 1987
Jent, Ashley, Associate Professor, BS, Midway University, 2019
Johnson, Tanya R, Assistant Professor, BA, University of Kentucky, 1992
Jones, Jenny, Associate Professor, PhD, Capella University, 2018
Jones, Mary W, Associate Professor, MPH, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013
Jors, John, BS, Southern Illinois University, 2009
Kalala, Nkongolo, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 1995
Kelly, Ryan S, Professor, MS, Florida State University, 1995
Kendall, Dixie, Associate Professor, BA, Midway College, 2008
King, Angella M, Professor, MA, University of South Carolina, 2000
King, Richard N, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Klosterman, Lesley, Assistant Professor, MSRS, Northwestern State University, 2017
Knight, Brandon, Professor, MA, Texas Tech University, 1998
Knowles, Tracy Lyn, Professor, MS, University of Indiana, 1998
Kolasa, James Reid, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Lane Jr, Leon, Associate Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1993
Lanier, Rebecca A, Associate Professor, MSEd, University of Kentucky, 1992
Larrabee, Shelley, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2008
Leon, Ana E, Professor, MS, Jacksonville State University, 1987
Liles, Tammy Jo, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Livingston, Daniel, Lecturer, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2016
Long, Jarvis, Instructor, BBA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1974
Lynch, Laura, Assistant Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2006
Madden, Michael, Instructor, BS, Oklahoma State University, 2014
Magee, David A, Professor, MBA, University of Cincinnati, 1981
Martin, Bambi, Instructor, AAS, Ashland Community and Technical College, 2000
Matchuny, James K, Associate Professor, BS, University of Indiana, 1987
Matthews, Holly, Instructor, MSN, Walden University, 2016
Mayer, Danny, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2007
Mayo, Karen, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2015
McCane, Rebecca, Associate Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 1988
Merrill, Colleen, Associate Professor, MFA, University of Kentucky, 2013
Miller, Adam, Instructor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2014
Miller, Kausha C, Professor, MNS, Southeast Missouri State University, 2000
Miller, Patricia P, Professor, MAEd, University of Kentucky, 1994
Miriti, Landrea A, Professor, PhD, University of Louisville, 2014
Moran, Lisa, Assistant Professor, M.S., Trident University, 2010
Motamedi, Hossein, Associate Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1986
Mottas, Peter M, Instructor, MA Walsh University, 1993
Muffly, Milly, Instructor, MSN, Duke University, 2020
Murphy, Donna LJ, Professor, MHE, Morehead State University, 1982
Murphy, William Kevin, Professor, MBA, University of Kentucky, 1991
Otieno, Iddah Aoko, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2012
Palmer, Sara E, Instructor, BS, Northwood University, 2019
Papanicolaou, Thomas, Associate Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Partin, Vicki D, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1981
Pelfrey, DeAnna S, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2005
Perry Jr, Clovis C, Associate Professor, MA, Western Kentucky University, 1985
Pevley, Jennifer, Professor, MAEd, Eastern Kentucky University, 2007
Potter, William “Ralph”, Assistant Professor, BS, Western Kentucky University, 2014
Quintos, Danni, Instructor, MFA, Indiana University, 2016
Rashid, Ollie B., Instructor, MA, University of Memphis, 2016
Ray, Stacey, Instructor, MA, California State University, 1991
Richardson, Kathleen E, Professor, MALIS, Rosary College, 1983
Richey, Stacy, Instructor, DNP, University of Kentucky, 2016
Rickert, Gregory W, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1992
Riehn, Stephanie, Instructor, PhD, Western Kentucky University, 2018
Riggs, Martin, Instructor, Instructor, AAS, Somerset Community and Technical College, 2014
Rigney, Leif E, Associate Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2001
Richey, Stacy, Instructor, DNP, University of Kentucky, 2016
Roberts, Danny D, Instructor, AAS, Central Kentucky Technical College, 2004
Robertson, Allan S, Associate Professor, MS, University of Louisville, 2008
Rogers, Thomas Foster, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 2007
Ross-Brown, Kimberly, Associate Professor, MA, University of Nebraska, 1996
Rutherford, Maria, Professor, PhD Capella University, 2020
Saladin, Todd, Instructor, BS, University of Kentucky, 1993
Sallee, Melanie D, Professor, DNP, Eastern Kentucky University, 2017
Schmidt, Brandon M, Instructor, M.A, University of Louisville, 2019
Schuman, Daniel B, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2002
Scott Jr, John C, Associate Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1990
Sharpe, Sheldon, Instructor, DC, Palmer University, 2001
Shelton, Becky, Assistant Professor, MA, Murray State University, 2020
Simms, Ruth A, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1995
Simpson, Zachary, Associate Professor, BHSc, University of Kentucky, 2011
Sipple-McGraw, Savannah, Assistant Professor, MFA, Spalding University, 2008
Smith, Virginia Kay, Assistant Professor, MSN, Grand Canyon University, 2017
Smoot, Richard C, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 1988
Snyder, William D, Associate Professor, DMD, University of Kentucky, 1993
Stabb, Sara, Instructor, MSN, Spalding University, 2020
Steele, Brian, Instructor, BA, University of Kentucky, 1990
Stone, Steven A, Associate Professor, MSIS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1991
Story, John E, Associate Professor, PsyD, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 1991
Strobel, Norman E, Professor, PhD, Cornell University, 1989
Sturdivant, Ty, Associate Professor, MBA, University of Kentucky, 1992
Sturgill, David, Assistant Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2018
Sullivan-Davis, Deborah, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2003
Swango, Kathleen, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 1982
Sword, Erza, Instructor, MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
Thompson, Victoria, Instructor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2018
Thrower, Jon, Assistant Professor, MA, Southeast Missouri State University, 2006
Todd, Adrienne H, Assistant Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997
Travis, Rebekah, Instructor, AAS, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2012
Turner, Paul A, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2008
Waits, Elizabeth, Instructor, MSN, Eastern Kentucky University, 2014
Webb, Dixie, Assistant Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 1977
Webster-Little, Stacy, Associate Professor, MA, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1996
Wells, Richard L, Instructor, AAS, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2019
Wheeler, Yules, Professor, MA, Campbellsville College, 2008
White, Steven J, Professor, PhD, University of Illinois, 1990
White, Tanya, Associate Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1971
Williams, Laura A, Associate Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997
Williamson, Melanie Gail, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 2005
Willis, Savannah, Instructor, MSN, Western Governors University, 2018
Wiseman, Jackie, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1988
Zeps, Valdis J, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Washington, 1989