Mission & Vision | OCTC

Mission & Vision


Our vision is to transform our community by inspiring and empowering individuals to enhance their lives and careers.


  • Accessibility and Affordability
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Student-Centered Faculty and Staff
  • Collaborative Community Partnerships
  • Innovative and Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness
  • Life-Long Learning

Mission Statement

To enhance our community’s vitality and economic development by providing high-quality educational opportunities through:

  • Career Degree Pathways
  • Transfer Degree Programs
  • Workforce Development

Approved and adopted by the College Assembly, Owensboro Community and Technical College Board of Directors, and the KCTCS Board of Regents in June 2022.


Owensboro Community and Technical College embraces the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students as well as the region it serves.  All are welcome.
Recognizing that all individuals contribute to a rich, broad education, the college is committed to fostering a learning community where students feel supported and encouraged to explore ideas and share experiences in ways that connect us and challenge us to grow. To that end, the college offers the following services, student organizations, and policies:  

Approved March 2021

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