Graduation | JCTC




Congratulations!! You did it! We are so excited to celebrate your accomplishment! Your hard work has paid off and now it's time to celebrate. Below you will find more information about Jefferson's Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony and applying for Graduation. 

Credential Information

Your official credentials will not be handed out at the ceremony, but will be given to you at a later date.

If you live in Jefferson County, Anchorage, Buckner, Clarksville, Crestwood, Goshen, Jeffersonville, LaGrange, Louisville, Mount Washington, New Albany, Pewee Valley, Prospect and Shepherdsville, you will need to pick up your credentials from the Records Office on the Downtown Campus. The Record's Office will notify you when your credential is available for pick up.

Residents of all other counties will have their credentials mailed to them to the address used on their graduation application.

Getting your credential is a big deal! No matter how you receive them, pick up or mailed, make sure you celebrate! Credentials held in our offices, either for pickup or returned by USPS, may be destroyed after two years. Reprints are always available for $20 plus a ten week shipping time.  Contacts us with questions!


If you move, make sure to contact the Records Office to update your address.


All students who earned a diploma or AA/AS/AAS during Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 are eligible.

Details about Commencement will be released in mid-January 2024.

Graduates will receive a notification in their KCTCS .edu email in March to RSVP for the event along with all updated event information. 


Which ceremony do I attend? Find your program from the list below.


Administrative Office Technology

Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)

Applied Process Technology

Apprenticeship Studies

Associate Degree Nursing

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Business Technology

Communication Arts Technology

Computer & Information Technologies

Computerized Manufacturing & Machining

Construction Technology (Carpentry)


Culinary Arts


Engineering & Electronics Technology

Fire & Rescue Technology

General Occupational/Technical Studies

Geospatial Technology

Health Information Technology

Health Science Technology

Maintenance Technology

Insurance & Risk Management


Medicaid Nurse Aide

Medical Assisting

Medical Coding and Reimbursement

Laboratory Technician

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Paramedic Technology

Pharmacy Technology

Physical Therapy Assisting

Plumbing Technology

Practical Nursing

Respiratory Care

Surgical Technology

Unmanned Systems Technology

Welding Technology

African American Studies



Associate in Arts

Associate in Science





Criminal Justice



English as a Second Language

Freshman Year Experience

Geology, Geography, & Sustainability

Global Studies

History & Political Science

Human Services

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education


Modern Languages






Religious Studies




Women & Gender Studies

Cap and Gown:

Cap & Gowns will be available in Spring 2024!

Please contact the College's Bookstore for additional information.

Graduation Deadlines:

  • SPRING 2024: 
    The last day to submit a graduation application for the Spring 2024 term is March 15.
    Spring graduates will be awarded at around the end of May and
    Spring credentials be available in mid-July.
  • SUMMER 2024: 
    The last day to submit a graduation application for the Summer 2024 term is July 5.
    Summer graduates will be awarded at end of August and Summer credentials be available in mid-October.
  • FALL 2023: 
    The last day to submit an application for Fall 2023 graduation is October 13.
    Fall graduates will be officially awarded around the end of December/early January.
    Credentials will be available at the beginning of March.

Applying for Graduation:

What happens after I apply?

  • Once your application is received, the Records Office staff will review all documentation. You will be notified by mail if there are any issues with the status of your graduation. Graduation applications are finalized after grades are posted at the end of the semester.
  • Some students will receive notification that their credential is ready for pick up.  For others, their credentials will be mailed within 10-12 weeks from the end of the semester. Make sure your home address is up to date.
    • If you must change your address, send an e-mail  from your KCTCS email account to indicating that you need to update your address for graduation and provide your new mailing address for graduation.