Mission & Vision | OCTC

Mission & Vision


Transforming the quality of life in our community by inspiring and empowering individuals to enhance their lives and careers.


  • Accessibility and Affordability
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Critical Thinking, Innovation, and Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Global Awareness
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity and High Expectations
  • Student-Centered Faculty and Staff
  • Relevancy and Responsiveness

Mission Statement

To improve our community’s economic development and competitive advantage by providing high-quality, world-class learning experiences through career degree programs, workforce 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 December 2019.

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