To fulfill its stated mission, the College has established specific goals that are modified as needed to meet changing circumstances. These goals are as follows:
- To provide appropriate academic courses in the arts and sciences for those pursuing associate degrees or planning to transfer to a senior institution.
- To provide one- and two-year technical programs that prepare graduates to enter business or industry with marketable skills.
- To provide programs that assist students to master skills that are fundamental to academic and career achievement.
- To provide continuing education programs that incorporate current and new technical courses, training partnerships with business and industry, and other opportunities for individuals to acquire and upgrade skills or seek personal enrichment.
- To provide an environment that supports and encourages students in their academic advancement and assists them in their personal and social development.
- To provide for the systematic measurement of academic excellence and institutional effectiveness and evaluate the progress of the institution's achievement of its strategic objectives.
- To provide opportunities for collaboration, cooperation, and/or articulation with area schools, community colleges, universities, industries, and local government.
- To maintain a commitment to educational excellence through intensive efforts to recruit, retain, develop, and support an outstanding faculty and staff.
- To provide a cost-effective use of human, physical, and fiscal resources.
- To maintain a safe and inviting campus environment.
- To recruit, retain, and educate students to their selected level of educational success.
In addition to the goals described above, Alvin Community College subscribes to the purpose of the public community college as outlined in Section 130.003 of the Texas Education Code.
- Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;
- Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations;
- Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences;
- Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading;
- Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
- A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
- Work force development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;
- Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and
- Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas.
Wendy Del Bello, Assistant to the President
Building B, Room B208