Jan 31, 2023  
2021-2022 CATALOG 

Mission Statement


Chattanooga State Community College
Mission Statement

Mission Vision Values 


We support and empower everyone in our community to learn without limits.


We cultivate an inclusive environment.

We care about the well-being of each other.

We instill trust through integrity and transparency.

We encourage fearless innovation and resilience.

We collaborate to build a better future.


We are Chattanooga State, a dedicated team that delivers accessible, innovative learning opportunities that surpass expectations.

Together, we enrich the lives of students and their families; develop a talented workforce; and partner with our community to lead boldly into the future.

We ARE Chattanooga State!
  1. 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