Jun 14, 2024  
2017-2018 CATALOG 

Mission Statement


Chattanooga State Community College
Mission Statement 2015-2025

Mission Vision Values  

  1. Mission

Chattanooga State is an educationally purposeful community where faculty, staff, and students share academic goals and strive for high standards that lead to the attainment of degrees and certificates, meaningful careers, and a committed citizenry of lifelong learners. 

  1. Vision

Every student will succeed. Each day, we…empower our students; inspire them to achieve; energize their passion and purpose; sharpen the focus of their vision; navigate their challenges together; encourage exploration and self-discovery. Create a community of learners.

We ARE Chattanooga State!
  1. Values
    1. Competence
    2. Professionalism
    3. Innovation
    4. Collaboration
    5. Excellence
    6. Resilience
    7. Integrity
    8. Compassion
    9. Respect
  2. We are:
    1. A comprehensive, regionally accredited community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, offering associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees.  The College is distinguished by a diverse service area population; high market penetration; breadth of curriculum; and impact on the business-industrial-professional community of southeast Tennessee.
    2. Chattanooga State serves a six-county area of southeast Tennessee and bordering counties of north Georgia and Alabama (and a larger service area for emergency tech and related subjects) as an open-entry post-secondary institution offering over 50 majors of study toward these degrees and certificates:
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificates
  • Institutional Certificates
  • Chattanooga State delivers its programs and services at many sites in its Service Area as well as globally via distance learning technologies.
  • Chattanooga State maintains national accreditation in all its eligible programs. The institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  1. We provide:

a wide array of programs and services including:

  • Degree and certificate study for career preparation and advancement
  • University parallel (transfer) studies leading to associate degrees
  • Partnerships with secondary schools, state and community agencies, and the private sector
  • Non-credit coursework (including CEU study)
  • Transitional Studies (reading, writing and basic math)
  • Adult education/GED preparation/English as second language
  • Technological and occupational training
  • Cultural diversity and environmental health initiatives
  • Mentoring, advising, counseling, tutoring, strengths-based planning