Philosophy and Purpose

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Mission Statement

The mission of Herkimer County Community College is to serve our learners by providing high quality, accessible educational opportunities and services in response to the needs of the local and regional communities.

Vision Statement

Herkimer County Community College will continue to be a highly respected teaching and learning institution whose academic excellence will be complemented by a rich offering of co-curricular programming, quality student services and distinction in athletics.

The College will continue to serve the post-secondary education needs of the community and be a key driver in regional economics, capitalizing on the potential of its partnerships and programs in current and emerging fields.

HCCC students will exceed expectations in programmatic outcomes, educational core competencies, and critical thinking skills in order to become productive citizens engaged in a global society.

Core Values

1. Community

To foster a collaborative campus environment that promotes civility, creativity, diversity, open communication, social responsibility, and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the public.

2. Excellence

To encourage all constituencies of the college community to pursue the highest standards of performance in their academic and professional work.

3. Integrity

To embrace the values of honesty, respect, consistency, diversity, and responsibility, in order to provide fair and equal treatment for all.

4. Opportunity

To provide access to quality, affordable lifelong learning opportunities and to maintain an environment that fosters individual growth and development for all.