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Our Mission and Vision

Living up to the highest standards

The vision of Henderson Community College is:

To be the area's educational leader providing opportunities for personal growth, professional training, and cultural enrichment.

The mission of Henderson Community College is:

To enhance the quality of life and employability of the citizens of our community by serving as the primary provider of

  • College and Workforce Readiness
  • Transfer Education
  • Technical Education and Training
  • Lifelong Learning and Cultural Enrichment

Henderson Community College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a public associate degree granting institution serving Northwest Kentucky.

The values of Henderson Community College (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Academic Freedom
  • Access and Opportunity
  • Accountability
  • Community
  • Cultural Appreciation
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Partnerships
  • Quality
  • Student and Employee Success

Institutional Goals:

To fulfill its mission, the college has adopted five institutional goals to coincide with the KCTCS goals.  The goals of HCC are as follows:

  • Raise the level of educational attainment in HCC’s service area by positioning the College as the most accessible, affordable, and relevant postsecondary education choice.
  • Increase access and success for HCC’s students, particularly among traditionally under-represented populations.
  • Develop clear pathways through postsecondary education with an emphasis on experiential learning that leads to successful employment outcomes for HCC’s graduates.
  • Improve student learning, engagement, support, experiences, and success with exceptional academic and student services.
  • Align programs and curricula with needs of employers that enhance the employability, job placement, and career development of HCC’s graduates.
  • Promote the recognition and value of HCC.