To be consistently recognized as a national leader in student success and workforce development.


People. Pathways. Partnerships.


  • We empower every student to achieve their educational and/or career goals in a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • We enable every employee to do great work and engage in a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive environment.


  • We continuously improve the student experience and success through enhanced guidance, communication, and support.


  • We promote economic development by providing a highly skilled workforce for new and existing employers.
  • We partner with K-12 schools and four-year institutions to increase students’ success and progression towards their educational and career goals.


  • Collaboration – Working together with all constituents to fulfill the College’s mission
  • Learning – Providing quality educational experiences across all programs and services
  • Accessibility – Identifying and eliminating barriers to successful educational outcomes
  • Excellence – Striving for distinction in everything we do
  • Integrity – Ensuring that our words and actions work together for the betterment of society
  • Inclusion – Promoting respect and equity and recognizing differences as strengths

Institutional Goals Of GTCC

Goal 1: Improve and measure student access, success, progress, and completion

  • Serve an increasing number of citizens of Guilford County to positively impact educational attainment and economic development
  • Provide clear pathways that lead to workforce credentials and job placement
  • Provide clear pathways that lead to successful college transfer student performance
  • Develop and expand pathways and strategies to attract, enroll and graduate students in high demand programs that provide a sustainable income and match local and regional workforce needs
  • Expand or enhance multiple learning models to meet the needs of a diverse learning population and reduce achievement gaps
  • Expand or enhance academic support strategies to meet the needs of a diverse learning population and reduce achievement gaps
  • Simplify college processes to mitigate obstacles to access and completion
  • Expand strategies and practices that support student financial stability

Goal 2: Employ technology effectively to enhance the student, faculty, and staff experience

  • Develop and implement a visionary technology planning process with procedures and tools that provides for and supports the college’s technology requirements and use of technology by students, faculty, and staff
  • Support innovation by providing meaningful professional development that promotes technology integration in classroom and instructional support practices and best practices in IT operations
  • Support innovation by providing and leveraging instructional technology that leads to greater student learning and outcomes

Goal 3:  Secure additional funding through strategic pursuit of grants, gifts, and entrepreneurial endeavors

  • Pursue grant funding that aligns with our strategic plan
  • Collaborate with the GTCC Foundation to promote advocacy and financial support from alumni, individuals, and institutional donors
  • Expand or develop alternative streams of funding

Goal 4: Identify and meet employer and community needs in the region

  • Provide effective workforce training in support of regional industry clusters
  • Expand job opportunities and aspire to ensure job placement meets workforce needs in collaboration with local economic development initiatives
  • Provide cultural, personal, and professional enrichment programs for the community

Goal 5:  Provide learning opportunities in a safe, convenient, and inviting atmosphere

  • Provide an infrastructure that oversees, supports, sustains, and monitors college regulatory compliance and other needs for emergency preparedness and campus safety
  • Assess facility assets to enhance strategic redeployment of existing space, program access, and future growth
  • Foster student / employee engagement in sustainable facilities, campus beautification, college pride
  • Promote a campus culture of inclusion and belonging

Goal 6: Cultivate a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees

  • Foster a college culture that supports employee diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention
  • Foster a college culture that supports employee morale and performance
  • Provide best-in-class professional development for all employees
  • Develop institutional leaders who serve as liaisons with our diverse community

Goal 7: Enhance a culture of evaluation and continuous improvement using data, proven practices, measurement, and evaluative decision-making

  • Improve data fidelity, collection, and analyses
  • Provide broad access to student and institutional data through improved inquiry tools and training
  • Promote the use of data across the institution to improve policies and practices

Download a version of our strategic plan.

Learn more about the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Initiative.