Bridgemont Community and Technical College

  • Builds tomorrow’s leaders through excellence in teaching, learning, and service
  • Bridges the gap between today’s students and the workforce of tomorrow
  • Broadens the path to lifelong educational goals

As the college developed historically in association with the state’s only institute of technology, Bridgemont continues to focus on technical programming. Fulfillment of the college mission is accomplished by:

  • Offering academic programs in engineering technology, printing technology, information technology, dental hygiene, business and office technology, allied health, occupational development, technical studies and applied technology;
  • Offering general studies programs for students desiring to a flexible curriculum to allow for career options including but not limited to transfer to baccalaureate programs;
  • Providing developmental education and support services designed to enhance student academic skills and to prepare students for success in their chosen degree programs;
  • Responding to community needs for credit and non-credit education;
  • Responding to business and industry by providing workforce training and development and creating skill sets and academic programs based on demand;
  • Partnering with area high schools, career and technical centers, and other community and technical colleges to increase the integration of secondary and post-secondary curricula and to enhance career awareness and career development among the citizens of West Virginia.

Vision

Bridgemont Community and Technical College will be a leader engaged in education, workforce development, and lifelong learning. We will be an accessible, inclusive learning environment that provides leading edge technology and dynamic service to a diverse student body on campus, in our communities, and at a distance.

Value Statements

Bridgemont Community and Technical College values:

Excellence in Education. We are dedicated to excellence by providing a highly competent, innovative, and supportive faculty and staff; facilities equipped with current technology; and quality academic and occupational programs.

Respect for Diversity. We value intellectual and cultural diversity. We believe that all individuals should have an opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the community.

Student Learning. We are dedicated to providing support, respect, and encouragement, thereby enabling students to achieve their educational goals and develop skills for lifelong learning.

Contribution to the Community. We strive to serve the academic, occupational, and enrichment needs of the community; enhance its quality of life; and support economic development.

Quality of Work Environment. We value each member of our community; foster respect, trust, and support among faculty, staff, and students through shared governance; encourage ethical risk-taking and innovation; reward exceptional performance and integrity of faculty and staff to remain current within their area of responsibility, and recognize that everyone contributes to a dynamic learning environment.

Commitment to the Future. We are dedicated to continuous evaluation of the institution in order to address the needs of the present and to meet the challenges of the future.

 

Goals and Priorities

Goal One:  Student Success

  • Increasing student retention and graduation rates
  • Preparing students to become successful and independent contributors to society
  • Broadening student knowledge base
  • Providing transfer skills for future technical innovations

Goal Two:  Faculty and Staff Success

  • Promoting faculty and staff excellence
  • Encouraging lifelong learning

Goal Three:  Institutional Success

  • Increasing enrollment annually
  • Increasing resources
  • Maintaining appropriate learning/working environment and infrastructure

Goal Four:  Community and Industry Engagement

  • Building relationships with community, schools, alumni, and industry
  • Bridging workforce/industry to stay current with technology and regional demands

Goal Five:  Sustainable Practice

  • Promoting environmental awareness and social responsibility
  • Increasing efficiencies and effectiveness