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Our Strategic Plan Mission and Vision

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Mission Statement

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is a comprehensive, open-access, public associate degree granting institution, responding to and serving the needs of our diverse communities. ECTC prepares people to live and work in a constantly changing world through dynamic teaching and learning environments.

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

Mission Accomplished by providing:

  • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs which provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma and certificate programs as well as courses to prepare individuals to excel in a complex workforce.
  • Continuing and life-long education, short-term customized training for business and industry designed to strengthen the workforce and expand the life skills, knowledge, and the cultural enrichment of the community.
  • Developmental Education courses to prepare individuals for success in transfer and technical courses.
  • Associated services that support student development and success such as academic advising, library services, learning labs, assessment, career counseling, and cultural enrichment activities, among others.

The ECTC Vision

ECTC will be the provider of choice for transfer, technical, workforce and lifelong education among those we serve and will be recognized as a premier community and technical college, preparing Kentucky’s globally competitive workforce.

We Value:

  • Our institutional mission and strive to fulfill that mission through strategic goals and objectives;
  • Relevant educational programs and services that we promote through continuous quality improvement;
  • Excellence in teaching and learning that we deliver during the college experience and enhance through diversity, inclusiveness, integrity, and collegiality;
  • A positive culture that fosters mutual respect and trust for those who use college programs and services and promote this atmosphere through open communication;
  • Open access to education and pursue this through responsive delivery of educational programs and services; to meet all stakeholder needs.
  • A caring and committed college environment leading to success and lifelong learning and demonstrate this through our commitment to those we serve, and,
  • An environment that recognized and respects diversity by being responsive to internal and external communities.

Strategic Planning Goals 2016-2022

  • Goal One: Raise the level of educational attainment in the Commonwealth by positioning ECTC as the accessible, affordable, and relevant postsecondary education choice for Kentuckians residing in the college's service region. 
  • Goal Two: Increase access and success for ECTC students, particularly among traditionally underserved populations. 
  • Goal Three: Develop clear pathways through all levels of postsecondary education with an emphasis on experiential learning that lead to successful employment outcomes for ECTC graduates. 
  • Goal Four: Improve student engagement, support, experiences, and success by utilizing best practices in academic and student services. 
  • Goal Five: Align programs and curricula with needs of employers that enhance the employability, job placement, and career development of ECTC graduates.




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