Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Northeast Community College provides comprehensive, lifelong, learning-centered educational opportunities and services to meet the diverse needs of our public.

Our Vision

In our vision of education in the 21st century, we see a network of Communities of Learning:

  • composed of lifelong learners,
  • offering comprehensive and interactive educational programs and services,
  • delivered by a quality faculty and staff, and
  • supported by effective services.

Our Values

We value LIFELONG LEARNING... Northeast Community College values the concept of lifelong learning that:

  • Is conducted in a student-centered institution in a learning environment.
  • Incorporates technology in an interactive environment.
  • Is accessible through delivery of programs, courses, and continuing education offerings throughout its service area by on-site and distance education methods.
  • and appreciates the diversity of its student population.

We value our COLLEGE COMMUNITY ... Northeast Community College values the quality of a college community that:

  • Reflects professionalism exhibited by trust and mutual respect, dedication, and positive attitudes.
  • Possesses a high moral standard and ethical behavior.
  • Encourages professional growth and recognizes excellence.
  • Maintains a college-wide decision-making process and incorporates teamwork.
  • Promotes a friendly, open environment.
  • Encourages thinking outside the paradigm.

We value SERVICE ... Northeast Community College values service to its constituents that:

  • Responds to educational and vocational needs wherever and whenever appropriate at an affordable cost.
  • Is guided by a locally-elected governing board who provides the leadership and support for continued future development and growth.
  • Contributes to the economic development of the region.

Our Purpose

Northeast Community College's purpose is to provide:

  • career education programs that develop knowledge and workforce skills;
  • the first two years of an undergraduate curriculum so students may successfully transfer to and perform at four-year colleges and universities;
  • a general education program that promotes the development of basic knowledge and skills;
  • customized educational programs that meet personal and professional needs of individuals, businesses, and industries;
  • student support services and student life opportunities that promote social, personal, and educational development;
  • transitional learning opportunities that enable students to be successful in subsequent, related college course work;
  • resources and services that contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the community; and
  • assistance to communities in furthering business, industry, community, and economic development.