Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

At KCTCS, it is our mission to enhance the quality of life and the employability of the citizens of the Commonwealth by serving as the primary provider of:

Our students dream of creating a better life, and we want to help. More than half of them dream of completing an associate degree and transferring to a four-year institution, others want to earn a credential that will lead to a good paying job and a few thousand more dream of getting customized training that will help them advance in their field. No matter the path they choose it is our mission to help them succeed. 

Our vision

We have a vision of being the nation's premier community and technical college system. With nearly half of the state's undergraduates beginning their college journey at KCTCS, we are the best and most affordable option in the state, but there's still more to do. 

Our values

When we say "Higher Education Begins Here," we take it seriously. We have a responsibility to the people of Kentucky, and we want them to succeed. With that responsibility, we value:

  • Communication
  • Positive Attitudes 
  • Customer Service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Competency
  • Professional Work Ethics
  • Diversity and Inclusion