Mission Statement



Greenville Technical College's vision is to be the best community and technical college for students seeking career and educational opportunities.


Greenville Technical College drives personal and economic growth through 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.


Greenville Technical College is committed to the following values:

Learning: We are committed to providing quality learning opportunities that enable individual and community achievement and that are affordable and accessible for all members of our community.

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.

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

We must commit to seeing that every interaction with a student, a potential student, a member of the community, or another employee results in a positive experience. We recognize the many barriers our students face and the numerous factors outside of our control; however, we value the faith that Greenville County residents have in GTC to overcome these challenges, and we promise to earn our customers' trust every day with support and services that serve as a national model and rival those of any organization.

Service Excellence Expectations (PDF)