2021-2022 College Catalog

Institutional Mission

Purpose

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is a public, comprehensive post-secondary institution whose primary service area is Caldwell and Watauga counties. Operating under the legal framework of the State of North Carolina and in partnership with the North Carolina Community College System, we are an open-door institution that values the diversity of its constituencies and offers equal opportunities.

Philosophy

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is committed to providing an environment conducive to student success through institutional integrity, ethical practices, and an expectation of excellence. The institution provides leadership during social, economic, and cultural transitions through teaching, promoting lifelong learning, improving the quality of life, and fostering academic and civic enrichment. We are dedicated to educating a workforce prepared for a rapidly changing global economy.

Mission

The mission of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is to:

  • provide accessible, quality instruction to enhance student learning,
  • support economic development through comprehensive resources to business, industry, and agencies, and
  • offer diverse services and opportunities which improve the quality of life.

Institutional Vision

As an institution of the community and for the community, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is committed to creating a supportive learning-centered environment that encourages innovation and creativity and acts as a catalyst for growth in the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of the community. We are responsive to the educational needs of a diverse population and are dedicated to student success by opening doors to educational potential. As we look to the future, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will continue to build and maintain academic excellence and economic vitality in the region it serves.

Vision Statement

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will continue to be a state, national, and global community college model for student-centered higher learning. Toward these ends, CCC&TI will:

  • provide services and resources that empower students to succeed;
  • sustain, enhance, develop, and deliver relevant and innovative educational programs and services that prepare graduates for significant careers and meaningful lives;
  • foster an institutional culture that promotes commitment to excellence and accountability through equity, inclusion, and diversity; 
  • elevate the college's presence in the community it serves; 
  • enhance facilities, upgrade technologies, and advance operations to create an environment of excellence; and
  • develop and maintain programs ad services to enrich and advance the workforce of our communities.

Amended and approved by the CCC&TI Board of Trustees, August 19, 2020