West Kentucky Community And Technical College

West Kentucky Community And Technical College

West Kentucky Community and Technical College was established in 2003 after the consolidation of West Kentucky Technical College and Paducah Community College. The college is administered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and divided into the following academic departments:

  • Allied Health & Personal Services
  • Business & Computer Related Technologies
  • Humanities, Fine Arts, & Social Science
  • Nursing
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Technical & Industrial

WKCTC offers many scholarship programs such as the Presidential Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship and National Science Foundation Scholarships.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah , KY 42002-7380

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WKCTC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine588EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts325liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Office and Administration314executive secretary
Construction Trades288carpentry, electrician
Mechanics and Repair208HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, diesel mechanics
Business and Management169business management, accounting technology
Production Trades158machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Support and Technology109dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech
Landscaping and Horticulture71applied horticulture
Media54communications tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts41chef training
Engineering Technician29engineering technology, drafting
Transportation28truck and bus driver
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science
Beauty and Cosmetology24cosmetology, barber, aesthetician and skin care
Family and Social Work17child care provider
Therapy and Counseling12physical therapist assistant
Security and Law Enforcement3fire-fighting
Medicine3medical physics

Number of programs and degrees for WKCTC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,66330
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years28223
Associate's degree52316

WKCTC Student Body

In 2007-2008, WKCTC had a total enrollment of 7,090 students (3,123 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 18%
20-21 12%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 9%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


WKCTC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 55 %

WKCTC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Paducah, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

WKCTC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,904
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,360
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
WKCTC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 197900)

WKCTC Faculty

WKCTC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track62
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3348

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$74,0773$70,366
Associate professorcalendar year5$55,6005$54,332
Assistant professorcalendar year3$53,2492*
Instructorcalendar year3$45,2983$40,979
All faculty totalcalendar year14$56,84813$55,149

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$61,86431$58,000
Associate professoracademic year16$47,66212$45,561
Assistant professoracademic year6$42,44011$40,977
Instructoracademic year8$38,75410$36,137
All faculty totalacademic year41$48,97064$49,325

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

WKCTC Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Communications Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health/Medical Physics

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets WKCTC Apart:

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Top 11%WKCTC Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%WKCTC Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 11%WKCTC % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in construction trades
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Top 12%WKCTC % of degrees in construction trades
% students 40 years or older
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Top 12%WKCTC % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%WKCTC % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%WKCTC Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Male % of student body
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Top 19%WKCTC Male % of student body
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 20%WKCTC % of degrees in production trades

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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