Mission, Vision, Strategic Directions and Values Statement

Mission Statement

Delaware Technical Community College - Students are at the center of everything we do. We empower students to change their lives through comprehensive educational opportunities and holistic support services that promote equitable outcomes. As the state’s only community college, we provide quality education that responds to workforce and community needs, leverages partnerships, and strengthens Delaware’s economy. We embrace the diversity of all individuals by nurturing an inclusive culture that institutionalizes access and equity for student success.

Mission Goals

To fulfill the Mission, Delaware Tech will:

  1. Prepare students for transition to employment and/or continued academic opportunities through comprehensive educational offerings.
  2. Cultivate learning, equitable outcomes, and student success through programs and holistic services.
  3. Strengthen programs and services through community engagement.
  4. Promote an inclusive culture that advances diversity and equity.
  5. Expand and utilize public and private resources to support student success.

Effective July 1, 2023

Vision Statement (2020-2024)

Delaware Technical Community College will be:

  • An institution dedicated to providing innovative, flexible instructional practices, high-impact engagement strategies, and holistic services to ensure equity and support student success.
  • An institution that fuels the economic success of the State and well-being of Delawareans through programs that respond to increasingly rigorous and evolving industry requirements and workforce needs.
  • An educational leader in creating and facilitating innovative pathways that advance career and transfer opportunities for students.
  • An institution that cultivates and leverages industry, government, donor, and individual partnerships to advance the College's immediate and long-term priorities.
  • An institution committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce supported and retained through equitable policies, professional development opportunities, and competitive benefits packages and compensation structures.
  • An institution that effectively harnesses traditional and new media to elevate its reputation for program excellence, value, job-ready graduates, and putting students first.
  • An institution driven by a culture of inquiry and innovative, accessible data analysis to inform decision-making.
  • An institution in which the organizational, governance, fiscal, and technological structures support flexibility and responsiveness to adapt to changing educational and economic environments.

Strategic Directions (2021-2025)

Strategic Directions respond to trends in the external environment that will impact accomplishment of the College mission and vision. The Strategic Directions position the College to successfully address opportunities and obstacles presented by external trends. The Strategic Directions serve as the foundation for developing strategic goals in the College and Campus Plans.

The 2021-2025 Strategic Directions are:

  1. Augment innovative and flexible program offerings that reflect best practices, address workforce needs, and advance student success.
  2. Strengthen the framework for holistic student supports to expand delivery and outreach to all students.
  3. Institutionalize the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Foster employee development and retention.
  5. Invest in technology and facilities to advance flexible, innovative, and secure learning and work opportunities.
  6. Optimize strategic partnerships to respond to economic change, innovations in technology, and shifting workforce demands.

2021-2025 College Strategic Directions Booklet (PDF)

Values Statement

Delaware Technical Community College values the One College philosophy, our collective commitment by all employees to create a consistent student experience throughout the entire College, across all locations - an experience that reflects our proud legacy of providing Delawareans with access, opportunity, excellence, and hope to achieve their dreams through education. We believe that student success is paramount; that open, honest and respectful communication is essential; and that a strong sense of team spirit is the key to "getting it right" for the communities we serve.