As an integral community partner, Isothermal Community College exists to improve life through learning by providing innovative, affordable educational programs and inclusive opportunities for personal, professional, economic, and cultural development.
To be the benchmark for excellence in learning, innovation, service, and economic development.
In improving life through learning, we recognize and accept our pivotal leadership role by valuing:
Isothermal Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System is a comprehensive, two-year, public institution that serves the individuals in 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 in our society. In addition, the college provides training for area business and industry, personal enrichment courses, remedial and developmental courses and community service activities.
Isothermal Community College shall be open to all eligible individuals who can benefit regardless of veteran status, race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. The essence of the college’s efforts shall be to contribute, in cooperation with other local educational systems and institutions, to a higher quality of life in the community it serves.
Policy Number: 101-01-00BP
Adopted: April 1965
Amended: May 1984; November 1986; November 1989; July 1993; February 10, 2004; August 2005; February 16, 2010; April 22, 2014; December 5, 2019; March 31, 2021