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 2023 Commencement Ceremony.

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.

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

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 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 are eligible.

WHEN: Monday, May 15
General Education Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.
Technical Education Ceremony, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Kentucky International Convention Center
             221 South 4th Street
             Louisville, KY 40202

Graduates will receive a notification in their KCTCS .edu email in March to RSVP for the event


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:

  • You may pick up your regalia at the Jefferson Bookstore on the Downtown and Southwest campuses or order online at JCTC.ME/Regalia
  • Please contact the College's Bookstore for additional information.

Graduation Deadlines:

  • SPRING 2023: 
    The last day to submit a graduation application for the Spring 2023 term is March 17.
    Spring graduates will be awarded at around the end of May and
    Spring credentials be available in mid-July.
  • SUMMER 2023: 
    The last day to submit a graduation application for the Summer 2023 term is July 7.
    Summer graduates will be awarded at end of August and Summer credentials be available in mid-October.
  • FALL 2022: 
    The last day to submit an application for Fall 2022 graduation is October 14.
    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.