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Our Mission and Vision

BCTC Mission

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is transforming the Bluegrass Region—one student at a time, one employer at a time, one community at a time.

With students at the heart of our mission, BCTC sustains strong partnerships to provide a skilled workforce, prepare students to transfer for baccalaureate degrees, support economic vitality, and improve quality of life. We are committed to fostering excellence in teaching and learning with comprehensive and responsive programs and services, at campuses and centers across the region, and through distance learning.

BCTC provides general education and transfer programs, career and technical programs, transitional education and literacy skills development, workforce training, and continuing education. We strive to create intellectual and physical environments that promote diversity and inclusion, cultural and global awareness, critical thinking, civic responsibility, professional competence, and sustainability.

BCTC is a public college and member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

  • Endorsed by BCTC’s Board of Directors - June 1, 2011
  • KCTCS Board of Regents Approval - September 16, 2011

BCTC’s Goals Focus On

  • Student Access and Success
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Economic Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Diversity and Global Awareness
  • Technology and Communication
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Student and Customer Service

BCTC Vision

Bluegrass Community and Technical college aspires to teaching and learning excellence, student success, and creative solutions for educational, economic, and community challenges.

BCTC Values

As an organization that serves and learns, made up of students, faculty, and staff, and supported by boards, councils, and advisors, BCTC is guided by these core values:

Building Respect

  • Authenticity - We act with integrity and uphold our commitments.
  • Inclusion - We empower students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive culture through open access, shared experience, and mutual respect.


  • Meaningful Interaction - We value considerate and productive communication, empowered listening, and diversity of thought and expression.
  • Focus on Learning - We support lifelong learning through teaching and service that nurture emotional and intellectual growth to foster meaningful lives.


  • Innovation - We embrace challenges using new, creative, and flexible ideas and actions that seek improvements and support educational excellence.
  • Responsiveness - We assess needs, create partnerships, and take initiative to support the economic and cultural development of the communities we serve.

Creating Community

  • Positive Environment - We embrace joy and celebration in our learning and working environment.
  • Collaboration - We cooperate toward common goals, striving to create positive results by being helpful, courteous, and kind.