Bluegrass Community and Technical
College (BCTC), located in Lexington,
Kentucky, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of
Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).
formed from the consolidation of two separate institutions:
Lexington Community College and Central Kentucky Technical College.
Lexington Community College was the last remaining college in the
University of Kentucky Community College System, until a vote by
the trustees transferred governance to KCTCS in 2004. Central
Kentucky Technical College was part of the Workforce Development
Cabinet of Kentucky State Government until the creation of KCTCS in
1997. KCTCS was formed in 1997 by the state legislature through
House Bill 1 that combined the technical colleges of the Workforce
Development Cabinet and the community colleges previously with the
University of Kentucky. BCTC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
Cooper Campus is located next to the University of
Kentucky campus and dorms, in the shadow of Commonwealth
Stadium. Interestingly, BCTC has a large international
student base with students attending from Europe, Jordan, Turkey and many
The primary service area of BCTC includes:
BCTC maintains seven campus locations:
Cooper Campus in Lexington consists of three buildings.
Building is the main building, consisting of classrooms, the
Learning Resource Center (Library), administrative offices, as well
as a cafeteria and a bookstore. The Academic Technical building is
mostly classrooms, and the Moloney Building contains more
classrooms as well as several computer labs.
BCTC's Leestown Campus consists of four buildings. Building C
contains a variety of programs including Automotive Technology,
Welding, Autobody, Cosmotology, a community day care center,
Corporate & Community Development, and Administrative offices.
The Manufacturing Building includes classrooms, offices, a library
and labs. Building A has a variety of classrooms and programs
including Nursing. Building B houses the Carpentry program and
Adult Basic Education.
BCTC has a robust online education program, offering a wide variety
of general education courses and technical courses. The online
course tuition is an affordable flat-rate for in-state and
out-of-state students alike. Online students come from all over the
world. A significant online student group, enrolled in the Library
Information Technology certificate program, comes from The
Relationship with University of Kentucky
BCTC Cooper Campus students are still very connected to UK,
depending upon it for parking passes as well as having access to
residence halls and student tickets for athletic events..