Accelerated Programs for Veterans

KCTCS has identified and developed several accelerated pathways to licensed civilian occupations for veterans who served in targeted military occupations.  Click below to review the full descriptions for each program.  KCTCS continues to work with the colleges to find additional pathways so be sure to check back regularly as new ones are added.  

ACCELERATED PATHWAYS TO LICENSED OCCUPATIONS

Veterans with 18 months of practical experience with either power plants or airframes (or 30 months for both) may be eligible to earn credit through prior learning assessments for coursework required for the Aviation Maintenance programs at Jefferson Community & Technical College and Somerset Community College.

Veterans who served as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B) in the Army may be eligible* to receive up to 20 credit hours of coursework required for the Diesel Technology program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. 

  • For additional information about the program, visit Diesel Technology
  • Questions about the credit for military training can be directed to Aaron Harlow, Program Coordinator, at 859-246-6774 or aaron.harlow@kctcs.edu
  • To learn how to apply to BCTC or find information about VA educational benefits, visit BCTC's Military & Veterans site

Veterans who served as an Army Dental Assistant (68E) may be eligible* to receive 6 credit hours of coursework required for the Dental Hygiene program at Big Sandy Community & Technical College.

  • For additional information about the program (including selective admissions criteria), visit Dental Hygiene
  • Questions about the credit for military training can be directed to Dr. Jill Keaton, Program Director, at 606-889-4726 or jkeaton0008@kctcs.edu.
  • To learn how to apply to BSCTC or find information about VA educational benefits, visit BSCTC's Military & Veterans site.

Veterans who served as a Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C) in the Army may be eligible* to receive up to 15 credit hours of coursework required for the HVAC program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

Veterans who served as an Army Medic (68W) may be eligible* to receive 5 credit hours of coursework required for the Associate Degree Nursing Program at any of the following colleges: 

This program will be offered beginning in Spring 2021. 

Your Veterans Services Coordinator can assist you with your application for admission and VA educational benefits or answer any questions you may have. 

Veterans who served as an Allied Trade Specialist (91E) in the Army may be eligible* to receive 19 credit hours of coursework required for the Welding Technology program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. 

  • For additional information about the program, visit Welding Technology
  • Questions about the credit for military training can be directed to Shawn Gannon,
    Program Coordinator, at 859-246-6777 or shawn.gannon@kctcs.edu.
  • To learn how to apply to BCTC or find information about VA educational benefits, visit BCTC's Military & Veterans site.   

*Candidates must otherwise meet all of the required standards of the program to be eligible.