Learning College Manual
Isothermal Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a comprehensive, two-year, public institution that serves the individuals of Rutherford and Polk Counties. The College offers individual courses and certificate, diploma and degree programs that enable students to transfer to four-year institutions or to acquire skills for new or continued employment, as well as to function effectively as citizens of our society. In addition, the College provides training for our area business and industry, personal enrichment courses, remedial and developmental courses and community service activities.
College Mission, Values and Vision
The mission of the College is to improve life through learning. In support of its mission, the College embraces the following values:
- a commitment to excellence
- nurturing an organizational climate of integrity, care and respect for individuals
- innovation, evaluation and informed change
- elimination of barriers to learning
- self-directed learning and critical thinking
- the preservation and perpetuation of our diverse cultural heritage
- serving as a catalyst for positive community growth
College Vision Statement: To transform Isothermal Community College into a preeminent center recognized nationally for excellence in learning and services.
Learning outcomes will be monitored and documented for student credentials.
Learning facilitators will remove barriers and guide learners as they connect with resources, experts and learning experiences.
Options for learners will accommodate varying needs and abilities and will provide choices in support services and a variety of delivery methods any time, any place.
All employees will be involved in ongoing professional development in support of the College mission.