Jefferson awards about 2,900 credentials at its 2012 spring graduation ceremonies

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On Monday, May 7, Jefferson Community and Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony at the Kentucky International Convention Center. In all, the college awarded more than 2,900 credentials, including associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, to 2,952 individuals. About 600 students participated in the ceremony.

JCTC’s graduating class includes 1,264 individuals who earned more than one credential; representatives of 45 countries, including the United States, and range in age from 17 to 74.

“It’s an excitingly diverse class,” said Tony Newberry, Ph.d., president of JCTC. “We have students just beginning their academic careers with their first certificate, and graduates who are ready to transfer to four-year programs or enter the workforce.”

Certificates are awarded in certain technical fields such as information technology, automotive technology and business, and are short-term programs that certify a specific skill or knowledge base. They build into associate’s degrees. Diplomas are awarded in longer-term programs such as Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology. Associate Degrees require two or more years of full-time study and are offered in technical and academic/transfer programs.

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the largest college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, enrolling more than 15,000 students on six campuses in Jefferson, Bullitt, Carroll and Shelby counties, and online. Jefferson prepares students to enter the workforce in high demand, high wage fields and/or to transfer into four-year programs

Dean’s list

JCTC would like to announce the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.

Students who maintained full-time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are Freda Borges, Jodie Bramer, Ethan Brown, Erin Calhoun, Roy Canine, Christopher Creighton, Keith Dews, David Foster, Jay Fox, Kera Frontz, Stephanie Garvey, Deborah Geisler, Belinda Goecke, Audriana Harsin, Alexander Johnson, Staci McArter, Charlene Moore, Donald Poe, Reba Pollard, Jordan Reardon, Joshua Satchwell and Aaron Wright.

Closing early

On Fridays during May, June and July, the Carrollton Campus will close at noon. 

The college will resume normal operating hours on July 30.

Admissions deadlines 

The admission deadline for first-time freshmen to apply for the summer 2012 semester has passed. It was June 6.

The deadline for the fall 2012 semester is July 20.


Heather Yocum is Student Affairs Specialist at JCTC Carrollton.