Dual Credit Orientation | SKYCTC

Dual Credit Orientation

Welcome to SKYCTC Dual Credit! Here’s everything you need to know to successfully complete your courses.

Mypath

MyPath is your gateway to Student Self- Service, Blackboard, and KCTCS email. From the SKYCTC homepage, click MyPath in the upper left-hand corner

  • Remember to login using your KCTCS email address which is your username@kctcs.edu and your password
  • To pay your bill online
  • To verify your class schedule and view class meeting days, times, and locations
    • Click Manage Classes Tile > from the left side panel select View My Classes
  • To change personal information (like address and phone number)
  • To view your unofficial SKYCTC transcript and final grades
  • Click the link that says "Courses" to see your "Current Courses"
  • View the course syllabus for each of your classes (usually posted by the first day of the semester)
  • Complete assignments for your classes
  • Access online textbooks and materials for your classes
  • Check your in-progress grade throughout the semester
  • Keep in mind that course content will not be available until the instructor has opened the course
  • For Blackboard help access Student Help and Reference
  • To communicate with your SKYCTC instructors and staff as needed
  • To stay up-to-date with important class and SKYCTC information (such as cancelled classes, inclement weather closings, etc.)
  • We recommend that you check your SKYCTC email daily or at least set it up to forward to your primary email account

Class Information

Workplace Ethics Agreement

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is committed to student success and improving employability of the students. Based on feedback from educators, community leaders, and business and industry partners, workplace ethics practices promoting success in the classroom are incorporated into course expectations. In addition to course and program competencies, student success will be measured by:

  • Being present and punctual
  • Participating in academic activities
  • Maintaining professional behavior

Present and Punctual

Students are expected to demonstrate a strong work ethic by being present and punctual for all class sessions. Students will be considered absent if they are tardy or leave before class is dismissed. If a student is absent for more than 15% of scheduled class sessions, the student will be withdrawn from the course. For this course, no more than five days may be missed. If the absences occur prior to the mid-point of the term, the student will be withdrawn from the course and a “W” issued on their transcript. After the mid-point of the term, the student will be issued a failing grade “E” on their transcript.

*Note: Due to programmatic requirements, some programs may require students to be present for a higher percentage of classes (more than 85 percent).

Participation

Students are expected to demonstrate strong work ethics by actively participating in all class sessions and completing academic activities. Participation includes but is not limited to:

  • engaging in and completing activities
  • putting forth full effort for the entire class session
  • seeking assistance when needed
  • maintaining clean and orderly work areas

If at any time a student does not participate in a class session, laboratory, clinical or other scheduled academic activity, it is the student’s responsibility to make satisfactory arrangements for any make-up work, if permitted by the instructor.

Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally, as outlined in KCTCS Student Code of Conduct. Professional conduct includes but is not limited to:

  • dressing appropriately
  • engaging instructors, college employees, and students with respect
  • utilizing technology appropriately
  • refraining from disruptive behavior
  • modeling behavior appropriate to his/her chosen profession

Any conduct within a course that disrupts the learning environment will result in the student being dismissed, counted absent, and may result in disciplinary action.

Online Workplace Ethics Agreement

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is committed to student success and improving the employability of the students. Based on feedback from educators, community leaders, and business and industry partners, workplace ethics practices promoting success in the classroom are incorporated into course expectations. In addition to course and program competencies, student success will be measured by:

  • Being present and punctual
  • Participating in academic activities
  • Maintaining professional behavior

Present, Punctual, and Participating

Students are expected to demonstrate a strong work ethic by being present regularly in their online courses, punctual in submitting work and responding to communication, and participating per course expectations. Regular presence and participation in an online course consists of more than logging into Blackboard and/or linked third-party software; students must complete learning activities, assignments, and/or demonstrate progress toward completion of the course goals. Refer to the Instructor Guidelines in this syllabus for the participation measurement used for this course as defined by the course instructor.

If students do not demonstrate active participation or timely completion of coursework according to the guidelines specified by the instructor, the student will be withdrawn from the course. Generally, these parameters consist of a specified number of consecutive days of non-participation that is equivalent to 15% of the term. Students who are withdrawn for inactivity prior to the mid-point of the term will earn a “W” for the course. After the mid-point of the term, students will earn a failing grade and an “E” will be issued on their transcript.

*Note: Due to programmatic requirements, some programs may require students to be present and participate for a higher percentage of coursework (more than 85 percent).

Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally, as outlined in KCTCS Student Code of Conduct. Professional conduct includes but is not limited to:

  • engaging instructors, college employees, and students with respect;
  • using appropriate online etiquette;
  • utilizing technology appropriately; and
  • modeling behavior appropriate to their chosen profession.

*Note: Any conduct within a course that disrupts the learning environment will result in the student being dismissed and may result in further disciplinary action.

 

  • Check the start date in Student Self-Service.
    • Log into your online course(s) in Blackboard on the first day of class and complete any first day assignments to avoid being dropped from the class as a "no-show".
  • Continue logging into Blackboard daily and follow the course schedule regarding assignment deadlines.
  • Check the start date and class location in Student Self-Service.
    • Attend class the first day to avoid being dropped as a "no-show."
  • Follow the course syllabus and scheduled class meetings.
    • For a planned absence, communicate with your instructor in advance and offer to submit assignments prior to the deadline.
    • Be conscientious of the Workplace Ethics Agreement when planning absences.
  • Complete all Blackboard assignments

SKYCTC wants to provide an optimal opportunity for success for students with disabilities without compromising the quality of instruction or the self-confidence of the learner. Students with a disability requiring accommodations must request such services through the Office of Student Services.

Questions should be directed to Heather Daffron at (270) 901-1088 located on Main Campus in Building J Room 112.

Many SKYCTC classes have online textbooks and materials. The estimated cost ranges between $50 to $160. These are automatically charged to your SKYCTC bill and made available through Blackboard; your instructor will provide more information during the first class meeting or in Blackboard.

To check and see if additional or alternate books and materials are required, please visit the SKYCTC Bookstore website.

To use the online textbook look-up, you will need the course and section number for each of your classes. These can be found by viewing your class schedule in Student Self-Service.

  1. Select Southcentral CTC from the drop down menu for Campus
  2. Enter DEPARTMENT – Example: ART for ART 100
  3. Enter COURSE – Example: 100 for ART 100
  4. Enter SECTION – Example: 10D1

If your course has a required hard copy textbook, it will be your responsibility to purchase the required textbook.

Check the Academic Calendar for important dates.
For all dual credit schedule changes including dropping or withdrawing from a course, please contact SKY-DualCredit@kctcs.edu

Tuition, Payment, and Scholarship

  • You will be billed for the tuition and any digital textbook charges associated with the chosen course(s).
  • The Dual Credit tuition rate for the 2023-24 Academic Year is $93 per credit hour, which is 1/2 (or 50%) of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) hourly tuition rate.
  • Student bills will be available online as soon as registration is complete, however dual credit waivers and scholarships are applied throughout the semester when applicable.
  • You are welcome to pay at any point throughout the semester, but the final payment deadline will be November 15th for the fall semester and April 15th for the spring semester.
  • Should you overpay, a refund will be issued.

Pay Online

  • Login to Student Self-Service> Click Account Balance Tile> from the left hand panel select Make a Payment.
  • You can pay online with a debit or credit card.

Mail Check/Money Order

  • Make payable to SKYCTC (include your 9-digit KCTCS ID number)
  • Mail to:
    SKYCTC Business Office
    1845 Loop Drive
    Bowling Green, KY 42101

Pay by Phone

  • Call (270) 901-1120.
  • You can make payment with a credit or debit card.
  • You must provide the cashier with your 9-digit KCTCS ID.
  • KHEAA Scholarships
    • KHEAA Work Ready Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship
      Public/Private High School Students enrolled in technical dual credit courses, may be eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, which can cover tuition for up to two courses in an academic year. This scholarship does not cover textbooks or digital resources.
    • KHEAA Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship
      Public/Private and Home School Juniors and Seniors may also be eligible for the Dual Credit Scholarship provided by House Bill 206, which can cover tuition for up to two dual credit courses over the secondary school career. This scholarship does not cover textbooks or digital resources.
    • Both scholarships cover tuition ONLY. Please visit www.kheaa.com for more information, or contact your guidance counselor.
  • Local Scholarships by High School
    • Depending on your school district, local scholarships may be available. Check with your guidance counselor to see if this applies to you.

If you have questions contact us at SKY-DualCredit@kctcs.edu or (270) 715-1643.

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