Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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Mission, Vision, & Core Values

FY 2015-2020 Strategic Plan


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is dedicated to providing a diverse student population with collaborative programs and support services to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in its service area. Its quality academic programs are learner-centered and focus on career entry, university transfer, developmental education, and workforce development.


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College curriculum is integrated directly with the economic and workforce needs of the region. Programs of study are designed to meet the needs expressed by community members, advisory boards, employers, and workforce as reflected in an ongoing needs analysis of the region. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College faculty and staff continuously analyze and modify the curricula and programs to meet the educational needs of an increasingly complex and technological society. The College intends to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century and to provide quality educational experiences for the population of the Eastern Panhandle.

Core Values

With student learning as our ultimate priority, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College supports:

Access to Higher Education
Blue Ridge CTC provides both traditional and nontraditional methods of instruction.

High Quality Programs and Services
Blue Ridge CTC emphasizes instructional excellence, faculty and staff competency, ongoing curriculum development and improvement, and continuous quality assessment.

Institutional Effectiveness
Blue Ridge CTC focuses on accountability, assessment, employability of graduates, and comprehensive planning and improvement.

Academic Freedom
Blue Ridge CTC believes that all faculty and students have the freedom to learn, the freedom to inquire, and the freedom to associate.

Advancement and Enhancement of Current Workforce
Blue Ridge CTC is dedicated to increasing skills and competencies to allow for upward mobility and increased opportunities in the employment market.

Community Centeredness
Blue Ridge CTC’s close relationship with the community is reflected in comprehensive programming, partnerships with other organizations, community outreach efforts, and responsiveness to community needs.

Blue Ridge CTC believes in equal opportunity for all persons.

Efficient and Accessible Transfer of Credit
Blue Ridge CTC strives for ease of transfer among community colleges and four-year institutions as well as supports the development of transfer or bridge classes that allow mobility from accredited post-secondary schools to the College.