University Center | ECTC



Contact Information

Megan Stith 

Chief Institutional Advancement Officer

600 College Street Road

RPC / 2nd Floor, Room 200 E

Phone: (270) 706-8721



University Center

rendition of future University Center from hallway perspective

Thanks to the generous support of our community, the vision for a University Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is closer than ever to becoming a reality! The University Center is a consortium of postsecondary partners that provide high-demand bachelor's and master's degree programs to the Central Kentucky region. These programs complement ECTC degree options, allowing students to complete their associate degree through ECTC and transfer to a University Center partner institution to complete their bachelor’s degree.

A renovation of the Student Center will provide a hub for ECTC transfer students and house University Center partners, with services planned to begin in 2023.

WesBanco leadership with ECTC President, Dr. Pate, holding a huge donation check  

“When I learned of the University Center and
understood the benefit to our Region, I
immediately knew the importance of this effort.
Education is so critical to our communities’
overall success.” – Marilyn Ford, WesBanco City
President, Heartland Region/Sr Retail Officer

University Center partners and Programs

Campbellsville University logo Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) logo Lindsey Wilson College logo Western Kentucky University (WKU) logo

We are proud to announce new partnerships that will provide a local pathway to bachelor’s degrees that align with in-demand career fields. ECTC University Center partner institutions and programs include:

  • Campbellsville University is offering a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
    • Including Early Childhood Education with Area of Emphasis in Montessori Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education with Area of Emphasis in Montessori Teacher Education
  • Eastern Kentucky University is offering its nationally recognized bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
  • Lindsey Wilson College will offer a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting and human resource management and a bachelor’s degree in human services/counseling.
  • All programs offered at the Elizabethtown campus of longtime ECTC partner Western Kentucky University now will be offered as part of the University Center, including:
    • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
      • Elementary Education, BS (#527)
      • Interdisciplinary Studies, BIS (#558)
      • Middle Grades Mathematics, BS (#730)
      • Middle Level Education Social Studies/Language Arts, BS (#5001)
      • Psychology, AB (#760)
      • Organizational Leadership, BS (#545)
      • Organizational Leadership, CER (#1721)
      • Special Education/Elementary Education, BS (#5003)
    • Gordon Ford College of Business
      • Management, BS (#723)
    • College of Health and Human Services
      • Health Sciences, BS (#564)
      • Public Health, BS (#521)
      • Social Work, BSW (#594)
    • Potter College of Arts & Letters
      • Criminology, AB (#627)
      • Professional Legal Studies, BA (#6000, previously called Paralegal Studies #5002)
      • Public Administration, MPA (#051)
      • Sociology, AB (#775)
    • Ogden College of Science and Engineering
      • Engineering Technology Management, BS (#5007)

For more information about degree programs offered through the University Center, please contact Darrin Powell at 270-706-8406 or

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the University Center benefit students and employers? How will classes be offered? What services will the University Center provide? Learn more about the innovative University Center collaboration coming to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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