Isothermal Community College

Customized Training and Development

Mission, Capabilities and Success

Our Mission

As an integral community partner, Isothermal Community College exists to improve life through learning by providing innovative, affordable educational programs and offering opportunities for personal, professional, economic, and cultural development.   

The Isothermal Community College team of professionals is dedicated to serving the businesses and industries of Rutherford and Polk Counties.

We Offer

  • Classroom training or training at your site
  • Standard curriculum or training customized to your needs
  • Implementation on the shop floor

Our Business Model:  From Training, to Implementation, to Measurable Results

Skills learned in the classroom are not always applied in the workplace. Our business model aims at implementing for results. To do this, measurement is part of our training model.

Our Team

Mark Franklin                                                                                    Dee Spurlin
Director                                                                                                Secretary
Customized Training and Development

Our Facilities at Isothermal

Our campus reflects the environmental beauty of our location in Western North Carolina. The state-of-the-art facilities here include both small group and traditional classroom training areas, computer labs, the Small Business Center, and the Performing Arts Center. Beyond traditional training, the facilities can be used for business meetings and multimedia presentations. One of the meeting room in The Performing Arts Center may be the perfect location for your organization’s off-site meeting or retreat.

Contact Mark Franklin at (828) 395-1677, or via e-mail at
or Dee Spurlin, Secretary @