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​​​​The Kentucky Department of Corrections (KDOC), Division of Education provides education and technical training opportunities for justice involved individuals.

The Division of Education seeks to provide the best possible learning experience and opportunities to support achievement in obtaining a high school equivalency credential (GED) or furthering education to earn a degree.

Career and technical education programs in adult institutions are designed to teach students work ready employment skills to meet job and industry demands. The overarching goal is to teach marketable skills that can be used to find and retain employment for successful reentry.

Catalogue Purpose

The purpose of the Education Catalogue is to provide information regarding approved educational courses offered to the offender population in accordance with CPP 20.1 Educational Courses and Educational Good Time.


The Division of Education provides individualized and group instruction to residents so that they may acquire or improve basic general education skills, and pass the GED® examination. Each individual is a learner with potential. It is the duty and challenge of each instructor to determine the learner's needs and to motivate the individual to achieve their full potential. Each facility's Education Center assists every offender to define and then realize their goals through excellence in academic subjects while simultaneously enhancing the offender's value system, attitudes, and their consequent success. 

It is the purpose of the Division of Education and its individual schools to identify and place offenders in their appropriate grade level, then guide them to the upper limits of their capabilities. Modules or components of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) are variously graded upon completion by percentage correct, satisfactory, and unsatisfactory. Progress is also measured on such standardized instruments as the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) 11/12, which is administered upon entry and after 40 hours of instruction. The GED Ready® test is given on a pre-arranged schedule to those offenders reaching Level 2 and deemed ready by the instructor.


The Kentucky Department of Corrections provides this directory as a means of describing programs offered throughout the Department. This list contains information, which is updated quarterly, but programming offered is subject to change over time. Offenders shall not be able to complete the same program or course twice unless authorized staff have approved. Programs not listed in this course catalogue are not eligible for sentence credit. Faith Based/Religious program shall not receive sentence credit.

Applicable Corrections Policies and Procedures
See 20.1  Educational Courses a​nd Educational Good Time​

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