NVCC 1996-1997 Catalog

Mission and Goals

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Northern Virginia Community College believes that education is the cornerstone of a free society.

In keeping with the mission of the Virginia Community College System, the mission of NVCC is to respond to the educational needs of a changing community and its institutions, ensuring that all individuals in the Northern Virginia area have an opportunity to develop and enhance their values, skills and knowledge. To achieve this mission, the following goals are established:

  1. To provide programs and courses of instruction, through the associate degree level, encompassing occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, training for business and government, continuing education and community services, and experience in the work environment.

  2. To provide a comprehensive program of student development services.

  3. To provide a broad range of instructional methods, materials, facilities, and instructional support services that accommodate students of varied backgrounds, interests and abilities.

  4. To create an educational environment that encourages and supports the highest level of performance.

  5. To enhance economic, cultural and educational partnerships between the College and the community.

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