Southwest Campus


The Southwest Campus began in 1972 as Jefferson Community College Southwest with 600 students in six classrooms, rented from Stuart High School on Valley Station Road. Part of the University of Kentucky Community College System, the campus would be the second community college campus in Jefferson County.

Amid considerable community, support, ground was broken on 65 acres in October, 1977, for the $8 million campus, it opened in Fall 1980 to 1,200 students. The campus was planned to accommodate 2,500 students, but currently enrolls more than 3,000. 

The Southwest Campus is home to the college’s Technology and Related Sciences division, which includes Information Technology, Mechatronics, and Engineering Technology. Students also can earn the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science transfer degrees.

Some resources on the Southwest Campus include the following: 

Access*Ability Resource Center:

  • The Access*Ability Resource Center serves students with documented disabilities (learning or physical) with accommodations for the classroom.
    • Location: Student Center, room 103
    • Phone: 502-213-7120


  • The first step to enrolling at Jefferson Community and Technical College is to fill out an application.
  • If you're a returning student who has been not been enrolled for one or more semesters, you'll need to fill out an application as well.
  • After your application is accepted, you may be admitted to Jefferson as a freshman, as a student with advanced standing from other institutions, as a visiting student, or as a non-degree student. 
    • Location: Administration Building, room 153


  • Advising at Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) has a mission of serving prospective and current students in need of advisement  for academics, career and life.
  • The goals of advisement will allow students to progress successfully from admissions to graduation, while experiencing the excitement and challenge of a college curriculum.
    • Location: Student Center, room 106
    • Phone: 502-213-7377

Assessment/Placement Test:

  • Students take the three-part COMPASS assessment to help academic advisors determine skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics. 
  • The COMPASS is used to place students into appropriate courses and not to determine whether a student is admitted to the college.
  • The COMPASS is taken after a student is admitted to the college.
    • Location: Student Center, room 100-A
    • Phone: 502-213-7390


  • Online students should order their books from  to expedite their book orders.
  • Students with Financial Aid are able to order books through
    • Location: Student Center
    • Phone: 502-935-9814 or 502-213-7212


  • Please note that once you enroll in courses, you become financially obligated.
  • If you do not plan to attend classes, you must officially withdraw from classes following the withdrawal schedule in the Academic Calendar.
    • Location: Administration Building, room 157
    • Phone: 855-246-5282


  • Counselors provide various services to assist students with achieving academic success, improving personal well-being, acquiring self-management and problem solving skills 
  • Cynthia Dean – 502-213-7238 - Science Building
  • Michelle Giese – 502-213-7277 - Social Science Building

EES (Educational Enrichment Services):

  • EES provides – at no cost – a review of fundamentals in math, writing, or reading skills for students whose COMPASS scores are too low for enrollment in regular JCTC classes.
  • Besides a review of fundamentals, EES instructors also teach basic computer skills, discuss study strategies, and provide information about campus resources
    • Location: Humanities Building, room 105
    • Phone: 502-213-7298

Financial Aid Assistance:

  • Jefferson’s Financial Aid office helps students and families navigate the complexities of student financial assistance.
  • Many types of financial assistance are available to students, but each has rules and regulations surrounding their administration.
    • Location: Administration Building, room 155
    • Phone: 855-246-5282


  • Currently there is no food service located on the SW Campus however; there are numerous beverage and food vending areas located throughout the campus as well as food items sold inside the Campus Bookstore. 
  • The campus is also located near numerous fast food and other restaurants located on Dixie Highway which is within a mile of the campus.

Learning Lab:

  • Location:  Science Building, room202


  • The library is more than just printed books and computers; it is alive with social and cultural awareness and events. 
  • Computers are available for word processing, e-mail, and Internet research.
    •  Location:  Library
    • Hours: check website for hours of operation
    • Phone: 502-213-7222


  • A parking permit is required each semester — it is good for all Jefferson campuses. 
  • Pick up your parking permit from the Cashiers Office when you pay or confirm your tuition. 
    • Location: Administration Building

Records Office:

  • The Records Office will help you with numerous services both during your time at Jefferson and after graduation.
    • Location: Administration Building


  • Registration dates and times are posted on our website.
    • Phone: 502-213-4000
    • Location: Administration Building, room

Security - Campus Security: 

  • JCTC cares about the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. 
  • For life threatening emergencies call 911 then call campus security.
    • Location: Student Center
    • Phone: 502-213-7301
    • Cell Phone: 502-418-9221

Student Affairs:

  • Here you can get assistance with Admissions, Transcripts and many more services.
    • Location: Administration Building, room 151 
    • Phone:  502-213-4000

Student Info/Answer Center:

  • The Student Information Center is your one stop for admissions and records information. 
  • A Student Information Center is located on the Downtown and Southwest campus, providing information and services for students, visitors and potential students.
    • Location: Administration Building, room
    • Phone: 502-213-4000

Student Organizations:

  • JCTC offers many organizations to our students.
  • You will also find contact information on this list.

Writing - The Smither Writing Center:

  • The Smither Writing Center provides help with writing to all Southwest students. 
  • You can come to the Writing Center for an in-person consultation with an English faculty member or student tutor, or you can receive help by phone or email.