|MISSION STATEMENT (MISSION, VISION, VALUES, ROLE AND SCOPE) OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC GOALS
|S.C. CODE ANN. §§59-53-410 to -440 (1997)|
1996 S.C. ACTS 359
Trident Technical College serves as a catalyst for personal, community, and economic development by empowering individuals through education and training.
Trident Technical Colleges vision is to be the leading force for educational opportunity and economic competitiveness in the communities we serve.
Role and Scope
Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
An open-door institution of higher education, the college serves approximately 17,000 traditional and nontraditional curriculum students who have a wide variety of educational goals, from personal enrichment to career development to university transfer. To help students meet their goals, TTC offers university transfer associate degrees and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The curriculum includes programs in arts and sciences, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, industrial technology, and public service. TTC students draw on knowledge from a broad range of disciplines to develop the communication and critical thinking skills that are fundamental to lifelong learning.
TTC further promotes economic development through continuing education courses; customized education and training for business, industry and government; and a variety of employment training programs.
TTC is committed to being accessible and responsive to community needs. To foster student success, TTC provides developmental education and comprehensive student services. In addition to traditional instruction, TTCs flexible course offerings and alternative delivery methods, including online instruction, enable more members of the community to pursue higher education.
Educational Programs. To provide quality education and promote economic development by offering diverse and innovative credit and continuing education programs.
Student Success. To provide programs and services which promote success and enhance the quality of life for students.
Administration. To continuously improve management systems and organizational structures.
Communication. To communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students as well as with external constituencies, agencies and legislative bodies.
Human Resources. To recruit, employ and retain a diverse, highly qualified faculty and staff, to provide competitive salaries, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and development.
Physical Resources. To acquire, build, renovate and maintain physical facilities; to acquire state of the art equipment and technology; and provide technical support services.
Financial Resources. To acquire adequate financial resources, to allocate them effectively, and to ensure strict accountability.
Students. To enable more students to reach their full potential as scholars, workers and citizens.
Faculty and Staff. To strengthen the TTC workforce to meet the needs of the college and the community it serves.
Community. To strengthen the economy and improve the standard of living in the tri-county region.
College. To secure the resources and develop the infrastructure necessary for the college to fulfill and reach its mission.
Approved by TTC Area Commission October 30, 2001
Approved by TTC Area Commission October 15, 2002
Approved by TTC Area Commission October 21, 2003
Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission October 22, 2004
Approved by TTC Area Commission September 20, 2005
Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission November 14, 2006
Approved by TTC Area Commission May 27, 2008
Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education August 5, 2008
Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission March 24, 2009
Approved by TTC Area Commission March 23, 2010
Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 20, 2010
Approved by TTC Area Commission September 20, 2011
Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education January 13, 2012
Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission January 15, 2013
Approved by TTC Area Commission March 19, 2013
Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission January 21, 2014