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Mission, Vision, Strategic Directions and Values Statement


Delaware Technical Community College is a statewide multi-campus community college committed to providing affordable, open admission, post-secondary education that is relevant and responsive to labor market and community needs. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities that contribute to the economic vitality of the State, including career, general, developmental, and transfer education; workforce development; and lifelong learning. The College respects its students as individuals and as members of diverse groups and is committed to fostering student success in higher education as a means to economic and personal advancement.

Effective October 13, 2015


The College will achieve its mission through the goals listed below:

  1. Academic programs will prepare students with knowledge and skills needed for employment in their career field of study and/or for transfer to a senior institution.
  2. Developmental education will prepare students in mathematics, reading, and writing to be successful in entry-level College courses and workforce development programs.
  3. Academic and workforce development programs will prepare and support a competitive workforce across a range of occupational levels.
  4. Personal enrichment programs and events will support lifelong learning in the community.
  5. The College will provide an inclusive environment that promotes respect for diverse cultures, abilities, and points of view.
  6. Programs, activities, and services will cultivate student learning and success.
  7. Public and private resources and partnerships will be identified, obtained, and utilized to advance the College Mission and Goals.

Effective October 13, 2015


Delaware Technical Community College will be:

  • An institution dedicated to providing innovative instructional practices and high-impact engagement strategies to support student success.
  • An institution that fuels the economic success of the State and well-being of Delawareans through programs that respond to increasingly rigorous and evolving industry requirements and workforce needs.
  • An educational leader in creating and facilitating innovative pathways that advance career and transfer opportunities for students.
  • An institution that cultivates and leverages industry, government, donor, and individual partnerships to advance the College’s immediate and long-term priorities.
  • An institution that effectively harnesses traditional and new media to elevate its reputation for program excellence, value, and job-ready graduates.
  • An institution driven by a culture of inquiry and innovative data analysis to inform decision-making.
  • An institution in which the organizational and governance structures support flexibility and responsiveness to adapt to changing educational and economic environments.


Strategic Directions respond to trends in the external environment that will impact accomplishment of the College mission and vision. The Strategic Directions position the College to successfully address opportunities and obstacles presented by external trends. The Strategic Directions serve as the foundation for developing strategic goals in the College and Campus Plans.

The 2012 - 2016 Strategic Directions are:

  • Strengthen services, programs and procedures to demonstrate a strong student-centered focus and to foster student success and degree completion
  • Expand and leverage financial, operational and partnership resources to improve efficiency and meet increased demand
  • Provide innovative leadership and programming that fuels economic development initiatives for the State and prepares competitive graduates for Delaware’s business and industry
  • Promote transparency and awareness of institutional outcomes to demonstrate commitment to continual improvement
  • Enhance communication strategies with all stakeholders to increase their engagement and promote the College’s value
  • Augment institutional structures and systems to attract and retain qualified employees and optimize their talents and contributions
  • Integrate principles of sustainability in College operations and instructional programs

2012 - 2016 College Strategic Directions Booklet


Delaware Technical Community College values the One College philosophy, our collective commitment by all employees to create a consistent student experience throughout the entire College, across all locations - an experience that reflects our proud legacy of providing Delawareans with access, opportunity, excellence, and hope to achieve their dreams through education. We believe that student success is paramount; that open, honest and respectful communication is essential; and that a strong sense of team spirit is the key to "getting it right" for the communities we serve.