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Mission and Vision

A world-class leader in innovative learning


HCTC is a comprehensive, public community and technical college that empowers diverse learners, building self-confidence and leadership capacity for lifelong personal success and community enhancement.

A member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCTC primarily serves Eastern Kentucky as a collaborative catalyst for blending Appalachian traditions with diverse global innovations.


Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) strives to be a world-class learning institution that inspires hope and transforms lives through progressive, learner-focused opportunities.


  • Commitment  
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Excellence 
  • Heritage
  • Hope
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Teaching

Approved by HCTC Board of Directors, August 14, 2008, February 16, 2012, November 12, 2015
Approved by KCTCS Board of Regents, September 26, 2008, June 15, 2012, December 4, 2015