ECTC now enrolling for eight-week classes that begin Oct. 18 | ECTC

ECTC now enrolling for eight-week classes that begin Oct. 18

Published on Aug 26, 2021

For those who have been thinking about starting college — or getting back to college — in 2021, it’s not too late. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now enrolling for eight-week classes that begin Oct. 18.

At the start of the fall semester, ECTC introduced 8-Week Advantage, a schedule format that reorganizes the academic calendar into five eight-week terms. The fall and spring semesters have two eight-week terms, and one eight-week term will be offered in the summer.

“8-Week Advantage allows students to focus on fewer classes at a time, which leads to improved engagement, better grades and higher graduation rates,” said ECTC Interim Chief Academic Officer Darrin Powell. “It also allows students more flexibility and a better way to fit college into their lives.”

Students can pick up one class or take as many as 10 credit hours during an eight-week term.

“We know the traditional August start date doesn’t always work for everyone,” said ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate. “Whether you’re a recent high school grad still weighing your college options, an employee who couldn’t find the time for classes until now, or a parent who needed to get your children back to school before you could focus on yourself, I encourage you to find out how eight-week classes at ECTC can work for you.”

ECTC’s per credit hour tuition of $179 — the lowest tuition in the state — applies to eight-week classes, and financial aid is still available. ECTC’s financial aid experts are ready to answer any questions and assist with financial aid forms.

For more information, call 270-769-2371, or to start the free ECTC’s admissions application, visit