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Our Strategic Plan Mission and Vision

We are the Best Choice, Period!

Our Mission

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a comprehensive, open-access, public two-year degree granting institution, responding to and serving the needs of our diverse communities. Through a progressive teaching and learning environment, the college provides opportunities for students to prepare to live and work in a dynamic world.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College accomplishes its mission by providing:

  • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs which provide students with the opportunity to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  • Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma, and certificate programs as well as courses to prepare students to excel in a competitive, global work force.
  • Continuing and life-long education, short-term customized training for business and industry, designed to proactively strengthen the work force and expand the skill sets, knowledge, and cultural enrichment of the community.
  • Developmental education courses designed to enhance the probability of success in academic and technical courses.
  • Associated services that support student development and success such as academic advising, library services, individualized tutoring, assessment, career counseling, and activities which provide opportunities for enrichment of student life. 

Our Vision

ECTC will be the provider of choice for transfer, technical, workforce and lifelong education among those we serve and will be recognized as one of the best community and technical colleges in the nation.

We Value:

  • Our institutional mission and strive to fulfill that mission through strategic goals and objectives.
  • Quality 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.
  • A caring and committed college environment leading to success and lifelong learning and demonstrate this through our commitment to those we serve.
  • An environment that recognizes and respects cultural diversity by recognizing and being responsive to individual needs.

2010-2016 Strategic Plan Goals

Goal One:

  • Advance excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and service

    • Increase credential offerings relevant to individuals and communities
    • Promote/expand centers for excellence in teaching and learning
    • Increase use of technology, hire/train off-campus experts
    • Mentor new faculty

    Goal Two:

    • Increase student access, transfer and success.

      • Increase transfer rate
      • Expand access
      • Develop strategies to assist student development and achievement of goals
      • Reduce time to degree
      • Expand transfer/articulation with state supported schools
      • Provide safe and attractive learning environment for students and staff

      Goal Three:

      • Cultivate diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion

        • Continue minority outreach to youth groups through camps
        • Aggressively recruit and hire minority faculty and staff
        • Expand cultural opportunities

        Goal Four:

        • Enhance the economic and workforce development of the Commonwealth

          • Pursue non credit bundles
          • Promote KCTCS Online
          • Continue workforce competitiveness initiative
          • Explore expansion of CEU’s
          • Support economic development
          • Blend non credit/credit
          • Add credit objectives

          Goal Five:

          • Promote the recognition and value of ECTC/KCTCS

            • Plan and launch advocacy campaign for awareness
            • Establish opportunity councils
            • Create advocacy website

            Goal Six:

            • Invest in faculty and staff development

            • Support the professional development, personal growth and enrichment of faculty and staff
            • Coordinate and distribute internal and external communications that address the institution’s policies and procedures
            • Provide financial resources to support professional development of faculty and staff




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