Trinidad State Junior College enriches the academic, technical, and cultural life of our diverse community.
We are committed to offering traditional and alternative approaches to education, providing quality instruction, and promoting lifelong learning.
Vision Statement and Goals
This will be accomplished through the following goals and objectives:
Goal 1 - Student Access
a) To create, market, and implement innovative educational programs, including programs delivered via distance learning and other alternative approaches, in order to meet the needs of all segments of our service area.
b) To encourage and value diversity in our student population.
Goal 2 - Student Success
a) To educate and qualify students for careers in technical fields and to assist them in securing employment in these fields.
b) To prepare students to transfer and succeed in their baccalaureate studies.
c) To provide supportive learning opportunities – English as a Second Language, GED, and developmental studies – which prepare students for college-level work.
d) To foster an atmosphere of friendliness, civility, and respect and to provide support programs which promote student learning and success.
e) To hire faculty and staff that are of the highest quality and reflective of our diverse community, to treat them with integrity and respect, to have their pay reflective of their experience and education within the community college system, and to provide ample opportunities for their professional development.
Goal 3 - Operational Excellence
a) To ensure that the college is run efficiently and safely, using modern technology appropriately.
b) To monitor the college’s performance in all areas and to use the data gathered to improve the college’s overall effectiveness.
c) To provide shared governance opportunities by which college faculty and staff participate in significant institutional decisions.
Goal 4 - Community Relationships
a) To provide training and education that will enhance workforce skills for businesses in our community.
b) To present opportunities for cultural enrichment and life-long learning for our community.
c) To provide opportunities for students to interact positively and appropriately in the community.