About Us

Kirksville Area Technical Center MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC) is to prepare students for continuous learning and workforce success. In keeping with this mission, the following goals have been established:

1.   To enable students to demonstrate personal and job-specific competencies needed for success in a career.
2.   To expose students to the technologies necessary to perform successfully in their chosen careers.
3.   To assist students in securing rewarding employment in their chosen career areas.
4.   To demonstrate to students the importance of a successful career to their overall personal satisfaction.

Kirksville Area Technical Center VISION STATEMENT

KATC will be recognized as Northeast Missouri’s state-of-the-art career training center meeting the needs of today and the future with innovation and excellence.

Why choose a Career & Technical Education? Career and Technical education, CTE, provides what is needed to succeed for life: technical skills, academic skills and employability skills. Regardless of whether students are headed for college or the workforce, this type of education will help prepare them for the future. (SkillsUSA, 2020). 

Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC) credit is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and becomes a part of the secondary student’s permanent high school record. Credit received from the Kirksville Area Technical Center counts toward high school graduation and college entrance requirements. KATC courses are designed to prepare you for continuing education and workforce success which means you are doing, making, creating, fixing, building, painting, designing, repairing, planting, growing, analyzing, interacting, experimenting, solving, and researching!