Pathfinder Day | OCTC

Pathfinder Day

Pathfinder Day is Friday, August 6, 2021, at 9 AM (last name A-J) and 11 AM (last name K-Z) at the OCTC Main Campus. Take part in sessions about the services and programs available to help students succeed. Lunch is provided from 10:15 AM-12:30 PM **See full schedule below.

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What's Next?

Check in at the Welcome Tent in the campus mall area and pick your sessions--we recommend starting with the Welcome session if you can! Select additional sessions of interest, learn your way around, and meet new people! Check out the map on the reverse side. 

Water Station 9AM-1PM Campus Mall

Lunch Station Opens 10:30AM


@ 9AM, 11AM in ATC 107

A welcome to campus from Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President, an introduction to the day’s activities from Dr. Veena Sallan, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and expectations at OCTC by Dr. Kevin Beardmore, Vice President of Student Afairs.

Setup Your Online Account


Head over to the Learning Resource Center
(LRE) and visit the CyberCenter. Learn how to
set up your KCTCS account and how to access important applications such as MyPath, Email, Blackboard, Student Self-Service (PeopleSoft), Microsoft Office, and more.

Campus Bookstore

Stop by and check out OCTC gear, purchase or rent new and used textbooks, or opt for the e-version when available. Please bring a printed copy of your schedule and a photo ID! Financial aid charges begin on August 6.

some sessions may be streamed and recorded

Library/Student IDs

Stop by anytime and visit the Learning Resource Center. Check in at the front desk and to get your student ID. Please bring a copy of your schedule and a government issued photo ID.

TRiO Opportunities

Students who join TRiO have higher GPAs
AND are more likely to graduate and transfer. Find out more about all the services and FUN opportunities you will have as a member. Eligibility considerations include frst generation college student OR income OR documented disability.

Ready to Work

Tent by Campus Center

Ready to Work helps students who are single parents find employment, assist in finding childcare, and more!

Planning to Transfer

9:30AM, 11:30AM in ATC 202

Addington Seminar Room
Get a checklist of “what” to do and “when” to prepare for transferring. Learn about transfer scholarships and receive details on transferring for technical degrees!


9:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 12PM
in LRE 226

Have questions about your financial aid? This session will ofer you information on how your scholarships, grants, and loans help support your financial needs while attending school.

Students, Safety, & Security

10AM, 12PM in ATC 107

Jef Hendricks, Director of Public Safety, will present details on the Healthy at OCTC’s Plan, services provided by OCTC Public Safety, the Healthy Ambassadors,and general safety tips.

Career Planning

10:30AM, 12:30PM in ATC 202

Addington Seminar Room

Free career planning resources are provided by OCTC to all students. Don’t put it of – it afects your classes now. Learn about career options in our area (or anywhere!), including required skills and pay scales.

Where’s My Class?

ATC area

Visit Student Records and print a copy of your class schedule, OR download the KCTCS app (available for iOS and Android) and select Owensboro as your campus. You can access your schedule from your phone and learn the other features that may make your life easier! OCTC Team members will be on hand to direct you to the correct locations and answer any questions, look for the OCTC shirts!


10AM , 12PM in LRE 221 

Meet the new Experiential Learning Center (ELC) Team! We ofer opportunities for students including job shadowing, mentorships, and internships. Join us and learn about all the great options to make it REAL at OCTC.

Thanks for choosing OCTC and for 
attending Pathfnder Day 2021!


Some sessions may be streamed and recorded.

OCTC is an equal opportunity employer and education institution 7/2020