Lindsay Wilson offers degree programs in Carrollton

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By Heather Yocum

Lindsey Wilson College is coming to Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus.
LWC is offering an accelerated bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling and a master’s degree in mental health counseling and human development at the Carrollton campus.

Interested in more information about these programs? Join us for an information session on Tuesday, June 28. Drop by between 5-7 p.m. to find out more.

Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling is one of a kind in the nation. Its mission is to provide a practitioner-based, community-centered, student-focused mental-health preparation program hallmarked by academic integrity, professional competence and sound ethical principles. The school partners with community colleges and mental health agencies across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It’s a sign of LWC’s commitment to mental health counselor education and especially to our region’s under-served communities.

The community campus program is designed to meet the needs of working adults by offering courses primarily in a convenient weekend format in which instructors and students meet face-to-face in the classroom. The personal and professional attention reflects the faculty’s commitment to student success.
LWC programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP is the highest accrediting affiliation a counseling program can achieve.

For more details about the information session or about Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling, contact Mr. Fall at fallm@lindsey.edu or at (502) 380-7037. We look forward to seeing you there.

Free GED testing

The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that time frame will not have to pay the usual $55 fee. Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will pay the fee.

“We are pleased to offer this incentive because it will help many Kentuckians re-energize their education and career,” said Bob King, Council on Postsecondary Education president.

Free GED classes are available through local adult education programs in all 120 Kentucky counties. To be eligible to take the GED, students must first successfully complete the GED Official Practice Test to make sure they are prepared for the actual test.

GED tests provide adults who did not finish high school with the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills. The GED consists of five parts – reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Completing the entire test battery takes just over seven hours.

The GED tests are currently offered only in a paper-and-pencil format at official GED Testing Centers – the tests cannot be taken online. State GED administrators often receive reports from adults who have spent time and precious resources pursuing what they believe are accredited high school equivalency credentials online.

Consumers find, after spending $200-$1,200, that these dubious credentials are not accepted by employers, colleges or universities. Services through Kentucky Adult Education are grant funded. The only expense associated with the GED is a fee paid to the GED state certified examiner for the GED test and now through June 30 even this is free.

Kentuckians interested in taking advantage of free classes and the time-limited free GED testing should contact the adult education center in their county to discuss how to get started. To find the local adult education center, call (800) 928-7323 or visit www.kentuckyged.org.


Summer classes start June 8 at JCTC-Carrollton Campus.

Heather Yocum is student affairs specialist at Jefferson Community and Technical College's Carrollton, Ky., campus.