Mission Statement

 

Vision

Greenville Technical College is recognized as a world-class learning institution where students from all backgrounds and life stages find flexible career and educational opportunities of the highest quality and value. By collaborating with community and business leaders, the college is a primary driver of economic growth through workforce development.

Mission

Greenville Technical College transforms students’ lives and helps our community thrive by providing a world-class, affordable education to students and building an educated, engaged workforce committed to life-long learning.

Role and Scope

Greenville Technical College is one of the largest public two-year colleges in South Carolina. The college provides exceptional learning opportunities primarily to the residents of Greenville County.

Curricular offerings include (1) certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in business, computer technology, health sciences, engineering technologies, industrial technologies, and public service; and (2) university transfer courses and associate degrees.

The college also provides an extensive offering of continuing education courses for occupational advancement and personal interest, as well as economic development services that encourage business and industrial growth in a diverse economic community.

In addition, transitional courses serve under-prepared students seeking to enter a program of study. Upon completion of their educational goals, the majority of graduates either are employed in fields related to their programs of study or transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Since the college is an open admission institution, students come from diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Affordable education is provided through traditional and electronic means at times and locations convenient to students. Faculty and staff are student-centered, flexible, and recognized in their fields. Various educational support services are provided to facilitate the teaching/learning process and to enhance the academic and personal development of the student, including an emphasis on articulation with local high schools and other colleges and universities.

Values

Greenville Technical College is committed to the following values:

Learning: We are committed to providing transformative learning opportunities that enable individual and community achievement and that are affordable and accessible for all members of our community and promote a culture of life-long learning.

Integrity: We believe trust is an essential element in a safe and effective learning environment, so we promote and foster openness, honesty, respect, and fairness.

Diversity: We recognize and celebrate diversity, so we value and support considerate, meaningful communication and inclusiveness in collaborative decision-making processes.

Cooperation: We value collaboration and teamwork, so we foster caring, professional relationships among students, employees, and our community in an effort to expand partnerships.

Excellence: We value continuous improvement, so we encourage innovation, creative problem-solving and responsible risk-taking as we act courageously, deliberately, and systematically to enhance and enrich our learning environment and our community.

Accountability: We value students, faculty, and staff, so we recognize their contributions, encourage their professional development, and regularly evaluate performance to improve learning outcomes, programs, processes, and services.

Strategic Imperatives

Greenville Technical College has identified the following strategic imperatives as critical to our future success:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Access & Success  
  • Employee Development
  • Operational Excellence & Accountability
  • Community Engagement

Service Excellence Vision

Greenville Technical College creates economic security by transforming lives through access to services that consistently surpass student and business expectations. Good service is an expectation. GREAT service creates loyal customers who recommend GTC to their family and friends. Service that SURPASSES expectations is what we strive to achieve at GTC.

Service Excellence Expectations (PDF)