Mission, Vision, Values, and Essential Qualities | WKCTC

Mission, Vision, Values, and Essential Qualities


West Kentucky Community and Technical College promotes equity as we champion student success, provide excellence in teaching and learning, and advance economic development within a diverse and inclusive campus community. 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.


  • Flexibility and innovation
  • Quality and excellence
  • Openness and accountability
  • Continuous improvement
  • Data-informed and outcomes-driven decision-making
  • Inclusion, equity, respect, and global diversity
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Economic, social, and environmental sustainability


West Kentucky Community and Technical College, a nationally preeminent college, will have a significant regional economic footprint by empowering individuals to achieve excellence through innovative and equitable learning opportunities.

Essential Qualities

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is nationally ranked and recognized for being a student-centered, equity-minded institution committed to a culture of excellence. Within our college community that values communication, respect, flexibility, and inclusion, we are guided by three overarching expectations of our students, faculty, and staff:

  • Driven to learn and succeed through a growth mindset along their chosen path of transfer, career/technical education, or personal/professional enrichment.
  • Prepared to be actively engaged within and outside of the classroom.
  • Committed to open-mindedness, respect, and understanding within the college and the community in which they live.
  • Knowledgeable, passionate, and committed to innovative teaching to meet the needs of their students. This encompasses an ongoing dedication to professional development in their field and to the art of teaching.
  • Focused on the student success of all populations. This includes expressing empathy, compassion, and support.
  • Committed to teamwork, peer collaboration, and timely communication as guiding principles. Faculty work with colleagues, students, and the community as a whole to meet the needs of our students and our region.
  • Dedicated to customer service and serving as champions of student success for all populations. Each staff member is essential in creating a welcoming and friendly environment.
  • Professionals who possess expertise in their specific areas and express a willingness to learn about all aspects of the college to better serve our students.
  • Committed to a team mindset expressed through communication and collaboration.