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MISSION STATEMENT

 

NUMBER:  2-18-0          APPROVED DATE:  10-08-2000

LEGAL AUTHORITY:  S.C. CODE ANN. §§59-53-410 to -440 (1997); 1996 S.C. ACTS 359

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission

Trident Technical College serves as a catalyst for personal, community, and economic development by empowering individuals through education and training.

Vision

Educate the individual.  Accelerate the economy.  Inspire the future.

Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Student achievement
  • Academic excellence
  • Accessibility and affordability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Expertise
  • Academic freedom
  • Accountability
  • Global competitiveness

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 15,000 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, aeronautical studies, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, hospitality, 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, TTC’s flexible course offerings and alternative delivery methods, including online instruction, enable more members of the community to pursue higher education.


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
Approved by TTC Area Commission March 24, 2015
Approved by TTC Area Commission May 26, 2015
Approved by TTC Area Commission August 2, 2016
Approved by TTC Area Commission March 27, 2017
Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 18, 2017