Important Notice

Owensboro Community and Technical College will be closed beginning December 20th, 2014 for the holiday break. We will re-open January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. During the institutional closing interested students may apply online at by clicking APPLY NOW. Any questions during the closing will be handled through the KCTCS Student Service Center at 1-855-5GO-OCTC.

Mission and Vision


Student working on a paperInspire and empower individuals to enhance their lives through progressive educational experiences


  • Accessibility and Responsiveness
  • Civic Engagement and Outreach
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Creative Thinking, Innovation, and Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Cultural Diversity and Global Awareness
  • Excellence in Liberal Arts, Technical, and Community Education
  • Individual and Community Success
  • Integrity and High Expectations
  • Learner-Focused Faculty and Staff
  • Learning for All Ages
  • Safe Learning Environment

Mission Statement

To cultivate lifelong learning opportunities through career degree programs, workforce and community development, and transfer-to-baccalaureate degree programs.

Approved and adopted by the College Assembly, Owensboro Community and Technical College Board of Directors, and the KCTCS Board of Regents in 2009 (reviewed and reaffirmed Spring 2013).

OCTC First Year Philosophy

Create supportive, challenging, and flexible learning environments that build confidence, cultivate an appreciation for diversity, provide a competitive edge in an increasingly global workforce, and inspire students to achieve their full potential.

Approved February 2014

OCTC Transfer Philosophy

Owensboro Community and Technical College provides students a high-quality education and empowers them to actively plan for transfer, resulting in superior academic performance at four-year institutions.

Approved November 2012