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.


 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:  
·      Anti-Harassment & Discrimination
·      Counseling Center 
·      Disability Services
·      Military and Veterans
·      Multicultural Association
·      Office of Diversity Programs
·      SAFE LGBTQ 
·      Title IX
·      *TRIO
*The TRIO program offers academic and personal support for students with disabilities, those who are first-generation college students (meaning neither parent graduated with a 4-year degree), or individuals who are income eligible. 

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