Mission & Vision

A world-class leader in innovative learning


Hazard Community and Technical College empowers students by providing educational opportunities that lead to student success, rewarding careers, and community enhancement.

Hazard Community and Technical College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System serving the needs of Southeastern Kentucky. 


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

Strategic Planning

HCTC ensures that all its strategic initiatives align and work toward the mission and vision of the college. The STRATEGIC PLANNING GOALS MEASURMENTS AND HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER DOCUMENT shows how the Strategic Plan, Diversity Plan, KCTCS Business Plan, Quality Enhancement Plan and Strategic Enrollment Management Plan fit together as well as indicate the committees that monitor this work. 

Mission Statement Approved by HCTC Board of Directors, August 14, 2008, February 16, 2012, November 12, 2015
Mission Statement Approved by KCTCS Board of Regents, September 26, 2008, June 15, 2012, December 4, 2015, June 15, 2018