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Focused Mission Statement

Massasoit Community College provides quality programs designed for immediate entry into the workforce or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The College also presents a wide exposure to the liberal arts and sciences as a key element in its mission to help students attain their personal and educational goals. Massasoit is committed to academic excellence, challenging its students to develop college level competencies in computer skills, critical thinking, oral communication, mathematics, reading, and writing; it does so by integrating these competencies into courses throughout the curriculum. Accordingly, the College also challenges and supports its faculty in creating education outcomes based upon these competencies. Massasoit Community College promotes a supportive, student-center; cross-cultural learning environment with respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people.

Massasoit offers a range of services dedicated to students success, including the Academic Resource Center, the Freshman Seminar Program, an Early Support System, ESL instruction, the Latch developmental education program, and the Children's Center. With campuses in Brockton and Canton, the College's focus is to provide the people of the Metro South and Greater Boston regions with state of the art programs in applied technologies, human and public services, and health sciences. In close association with the leaders of local businesses and industry, the College has developed and offers a broad range of degree and certificate programs such as Art and Graphic Design, Electronic Technology, Culinary Arts, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems. Law Enforcement, Nurse Education, and a number of allied health sciences, including Physical Therapy Assistant and Dental Assistant. Its Diesel Technology program is the center for diesel instruction in the New England region.

Massasoit Community College is committed to providing its community with relevant and meaningful educational opportunities through a variety of instructional delivery systems, many of which increasingly integrate teaching with advanced technology. Central to these new delivery systems are the newly acquired Conference Center in Brockton, the Professional Development Center on the Canton Campus, satellite-and-cable-linked professional TV/Radio studios, and teleconferencing rooms on both Canton and Brockton campuses. In addition, community educational needs are met through formal partnerships with K-12 public schools systems, other higher educational institutions, adult basic education programs, business, and industry. The Workforce Development Advisory Board maintains on-going needs assessment and communication links with the business/public community, allowing the College to respond rapidly to the need for training instituties and programs for companies and organizations as well as basic skills and work-readiness training for the community workforce.

(Accepted by Board of Trustees on December 15, 1998, to satisfy requirement of the Board of Higher Education)

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