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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 honored Appalachian traditions with diverse global innovations.


Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) strives to be a premier 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
Approved by KCTCS Board of Regents, September 26, 2008, June 15, 2012