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Taking the blood pressure of a preschool student!
Sparks fly while grinding.
Welding at Ballard, Inc.


Established in 1966 and formerly known as Nelson County Vocational School, NCATC is a secondary educational institution which serves all interested Nelson County residents.

NCATC offers the following program areas: Air Conditioning Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, Construction Carpentry Technology, Electrical Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, and Welding.


The mission of the Nelson County Area Technical Center is to provide every student with a quality education that meets the diverse needs of students while preparing them with skills that allow for a successful transition into post-secondary education or the workforce.


With high expectations and strong partnerships, Kentucky Tech will actively engage all students in the mastery of academic and technical skills needed to be ready for college and a career.


  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Students learn best when our staff maintains high expectations for learning.
  • Students are motivated to learn when classroom instruction is related to real-world applications.
  • All students in our school need to have an equal opportunity to learn.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Students learn best when instruction incorporates both academic and technical skills.
  • Effective school leaders engage in practices that support the ongoing improvement of teaching and student performance.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for helping students learn.


Creating Productive Citizens!