2014-2015 Catalog


Competent Citizenry

Develop an engaged competent citizenry, possessing skills necessary for personal and academic achievement, and promote workforce training opportunities that meet employer needs and propel regional economic growth.

Student Potential

Nurture and develop the potential of every student through innovative and diverse learning strategies, exceptional advising, mentoring, and individualized student services.

Safe, Supportive Environment

Maintain a safe, supportive environment that aggressively promotes lifelong learning and professional development by integrating ideas and concepts that guide goal setting, remove barriers and empower students for success.

Professional Development & Compensation

Create an environment where faculty and staff (part-time & full-time) are encouraged to excel by providing professional development opportunities as well as competitive salaries and benefits.


Increase the diversity of students, faculty and staff to reflect that of the community while creating a campus environment that values global education and acknowledges the perspectives and contributions of all people.

Distance Learning

Explore and implement new avenues of distance learning opportunities to promote access and ensure students are exposed to advanced instructional technologies.


Develop a comprehensive, technology-based infrastructure that will enable the college to respond to evolving opportunities and exceed student support services expectations.

Data-Driven Decisions

Use data and a comprehensive, college-wide planning and evaluation system to ensure excellence and continuous improvement in all programs and services.

External Funding

Institute a fully integrated, far-reaching system for identification and procurement of external funding that supports the continued pursuit of quality educational programming and services.


Plan future construction and renovations to effectively meet the needs of student population and program growth.