In order to maximize the opportunity for the development of individuals' personal,
social and intellectual qualities, the college provides:
A. An Instructional program composed of:
Transfer courses equivalent to the lower division curriculum of universities and colleges for students who plan to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution.
Vocational and career education courses to provide technical skills and knowledge for beginning employment, retraining and advancement, respond to local business and industry economic development and workforce training directions.
General education courses to broaden knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, to develop analytical ability and critical thinking, and to foster interest in life-long learning in the educational, scientific, and cultural fields essential for effective participation in a complex society.
Developmental courses to assist inadequately prepared students to succeed in college course work.
B. A student development and services program composed of:
Academic, vocational and personal support services to provide students with sufficient opportunity to achieve educational success.
Co-curricular activities to provide opportunities for personal development and social responsibility.
C. A learning resources support service composed of:
Library collection: A well-rounded collection of print and electronic materials selected to support instructional programs across the curriculum.
Information competency: Library instruction designed to teach students how to locate, evaluate and utilize information resources. Preparing students for lifelong learning is the ultimate goal.
Research guidance: One-on-one instruction to assist students with their course-related and individual research needs.
D. A community education program composed of:
Continuing education non-credit courses which are eligible for state support and are designed to provide education and training in areas of local needs.
Community services courses, workshops, seminars, forums and institutes to provide for the special educational, cultural, a vocational and recreational needs of the community.
E. An economic development program composed of:
Education and training that contributes to continuous workforce improvement of regional business and industry.