Get Real Get Ready Initiative

Get Real-Get Ready: 2-Year College / Technical Degree Option


  •     Benefits of earning a 2-Year College / Technical Degree
  •     Specialization in a Field
  •     Earn a certification without having to take general education classes
  •     Specialize in a field in which you are interested
  •     Shorter and Less Expensive Programs than the Typical 4-Year Degree Program
  •     Technical Programs typically take 2-years or less
  •     Technical Degree cost students on average $33,000 while the average 4-Year Degree costs students on average $127.000.
  •     Smaller School Environment and Close to Home
  •     Technical Colleges usually have smaller classes for students which means more one-on-one time with teachers/professors.
  •     Over 20 2-Year / Technical College Campuses in the Hopkinsville / Clarksville Area (Hopkinsville Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Queen City Beauty College)
  •     Careers in High Demand
  •     Most Technical Colleges help with job placement
  •     Technical Colleges design programs based on the demands of the economy
  •     No Waiting for Admission Dates
  •     Classes are more flexible, and there are multiple start dates.



Admission Requirements

2-Year College

1.    Academic Requirements

  •     Must be a High School Graduate or Pass GED
  •     ACT Range for 2-Year College w/ Scholarship: 18-Eng.; 22-Math; 22-Reading
  •     ACT Range for 2-Year College w/o Scholarship: 18-Eng; 19-Math; 20-Reading
  •     GPA Range: 2.5+ for Rotary Scholarship

 2.   Next Steps

  •     Visit the Campus and Decide where to apply
  •     Set next year's class schedule so that you are on track to meet the ACT benchmarks (as listed above)
  •     Submit your FASFA senior year
  •     Fill out and submit your online application


Technical College / Specialized Certification

1.     Academic Requirements

  •     Must be a High School Graduate or Pass GED
  •     Most Technical Schools do not have an ACT Minimum, but that depends on the demands of the program.

2.      Next Steps

  •     Decide a field in which you are interested
  •     Visit that campus and talk to an admissions advisor
  •     Set next year's class schedule so that you will be able to do an internship or a Co-op experience your senior year in that technical / career field.


Get Real - Get Ready: 4-Year College or University Option

Benefits of Earning a 4-Year College Degree (Bachelors, Masters, PHD)

1. Make more money
    Bachelors-Average salary $50,000
    Masters, PHD-Average Salary $70,000
2. Benefits for you and your family
    Health Care, retirement investment, travel, etc.
    Next generation of college graduates are more likely to attend college
3. Better Career Opportunities
4. Job Security and Satisfaction
    No guarantees, but with a college degree you are less likely to suffer long-term unemployment
5. An investment in your Future
    Down Payment on successful future

Choosing a College

It begins when you walk in the door at CCHS!

1. GPA matters! -do your best in EVERY class
ACT/SAT-take the ACT/SAT a minimum of three times before your SR year
Pathway-take courses now that will prepare you for college and your field of study in college
2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Subject major in college
Undecided-take the first year to discover your interest
3. Select a college
Does college/university offer courses for your degree?
Check admission requirements
4. Costs
The average tuition and fees of the top college in Kentucky is $10,227
Compare Costs for All Colleges
5. College Visits
Contact college/university to set visit here. You can also get a virtual tour of most colleges
Meet with representatives here at CCHS (most local universities have representative come to CCHS-take advantage and meet with that person when they are here)
6. Money for college. Do a scholarship search here.
7. Complete a FAFSA.

CCHS provides personal meeting with FASFA representative