Vision

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will be the premier institution for technical and adult education with a global commitment to personal, professional, and community transformation.

Mission Statement

Georgia Piedmont Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, promotes a student-centered environment for lifelong learning and development, encompassing academic and technical education for employment in a global community.

Strategic Goals

The college’s focus on creating a student-centered environment and strategic emphasis on four pillars of excellence—educational excellence, management excellence, engagement excellence, communications excellence—serve as guiding principles for Georgia Piedmont’s continued growth and development.

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Goal I: Educational Excellence

  • Create a data-driven environment that supports student development and student success and enhances the social and economic well-being of the student.
  • Provide opportunities for personal success through a quality education that leads to employment and continuing education.
  • Provide adults with literacy and pathways to lifelong learning.

Goal II: Engagement Excellence

  • Create a responsive, student-centered culture that recognizes the uniqueness of each student as central to the learning process.
  • Strengthen the college’s involvement and relationship in the community through credit and non-credit program development, partnerships and community awareness.
  • Improve the economic condition of communities served.

Goal III: Management Excellence

  • Foster management excellence by ensuring the use of best practices leading to optimal efficiencies and employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Attract visionary leaders, support open communications, and implement data-driven changes.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility through aligning the budget with the strategic plan.

Goal IV: Communication Excellence

  • Establish and promote internal and external communications that advance the college’s mission.
  • Elevate the image of the college in the community through mutually beneficial partnerships and programs that contribute to the economic growth of the college’s service area.
  • Communicate with external and internal constituencies as well as stakeholders efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner.

Student Growth & Development

Georgia Piedmont Technical College prides itself on helping students grow, mature and achieve their professional goals. A part of this mission is to help students develop certain skill sets that will not only enhance their academic learning, but will serve them well in the job market and in life. These skills include effective communication and learning to analyze information among other things. We call these “Core Competencies”.

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College has identified College-level Core Competencies expected of graduates. These Core Competencies are embedded and assessed throughout and within programs of study and courses in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Effective Communication

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and listen with comprehension
  • Speak and write clearly using Standard English
  • Interact cooperatively with others using both verbal and non-verbal means
  • Demonstrate information processing through basic computer skills and multimedia

Analytical Competencies

  • Organize and analyze information and/or data into systematic parts
  • Identify relationships between concepts and put them in logical and/or sequential order
  • Demonstrate an ability to organize, analyze and integrate information from different sources
  • Make inference from insufficient data to trigger further investigation
  • Draw logical conclusions based on analysis of data and information
  • Make connections and logical conclusions in learning across disciplines

Independent Learning

  • Use appropriate search strategies and resources to find, evaluate, and use information
  • Apply learning in academic, public, and personal situations

Informational Literacy

  • Identify and refine information for investigation and query
  • Evaluate information from different possible sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, and appropriateness for needs
  • Extract relevant information from a source

Sociocultural and International Awareness

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of the individual to the biological and physical environment
  • Demonstrate an awareness of self as an individual member of a multicultural global community
  • Recognize the diversity of the local and global community, including cultural, social, political, and economic differences
  • Participate in projects requiring productive interaction with culturally-diverse people, ideas, and values
  • Evaluate information and draw conclusions based upon awareness of ethics/work ethics employability criteria