A member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Big Sandy Community and Technical College
(BSCTC) was founded in 2003 with the consolidation of Prestonsburg Community College and Mayo Technical
College. Today, BSCTC is a public, comprehensive educational institution that provides paths to more than 25
associate degrees as well as certificates and diplomas on four campuses in Prestonsburg, Pikeville, Paintsville and
Guided by the institution of “Empowerment through Learning,” BSCTC is led by Dr. Charles Chrestman, who became the institution’s interim president in January 2015. A seasoned community college president, Chrestman leads BSCTC’s 164 faculty members and 180 staff members in providing quality learning experiences for more than 3,000 students through the use of diverse methods of instructional delivery and associated services. The college seeks to provide an environment that encourages learning; individualism; diversity, cultural and global awareness; civic engagement; professional and intellectual growth; effective communication; and analytical, critical and ethical thinking.