Welcome! Pathfinder Day was Friday, August 5, 2022, at 9 AM (last name A-J) and 11 AM (last name K-Z) at the OCTC Main Campus. Students were able to pick sessions, learn their way around, and meet new people! If you were unable to attend, do not fear! We recorded the sessions for you; please, see the links to the recordings below!
Check in electronically with the KCTCS app at the Welcome tent by the Administration building 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!
Water Station 9 AM-1 PM Campus Mall
Lunch Station Opens 10:30 AM
9AM, 11AM in ATC 107 | View the Welcome Session recording here!
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.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
9:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 12PM in LRE 226 | View the Show Me the Money recording here!
Have questions about your financial aid? This session will offer you information on how your scholarships, grants, and loans help support your financial needs while attending school.
Planning to Transfer
9:30AM, 11:30AM in ATC 202 | Addington Seminar Room | View the Planning to Transfer recording here!
Get a checklist of “what” to do and “when” to prepare for transferring. Learn about transfer scholarships and receive details on transferring for all program areas!
Students, Safety, & Security
10AM, 12PM in ATC 107 | View the Safety & Security recording here!
Jeff Hendricks, Director of Public Safety, will present services provided by OCTC Public Safety and general safety tips.
10:30AM, 12:30PM in ATC 202 | Addington Seminar Room | View the Career Planning recording here!
NOt 100% sure of a career? The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) can help! Explore different fields and identify which may be best for you. Already decided on a career? The ELC can help you land that dream job! Come see us and get started today!
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.
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.
Mall Area Tent
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. Membership eligibility requirements: first generation college student OR income eligible OR documented disability.
Access the Campus Bookstore in the Campus Center through the elevator (2R, upper level). 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 5.
Ready to Work
Mall Area Tent
Ready to Work helps students who are single parents find employment, assist in finding childcare, and more! Accessibility Services staff will be on hand for students with disabilities requesting class accommodations.
Where’s My Class?
Visit Student Records and print a copy of your class schedule and bill, 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!
Experiential Learning Center (ELC)
Mall Area Tent
Want to explore careers, intern, or job shadow? Whether it's deciding on a career, resume help, interview practice, or finding experiential learning opportunities, the ELC Team is here to help! Stop by the learn more!
Thanks for choosing OCTC and for attending Pathfnder Day 2022!
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