Mission, Vision and History

Mission, Vision, Statement of Role and Scope, and Statement of Values

MTC Mission Statement

Midlands Technical College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year public college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, quality education that prepares a diverse student population to succeed in the job market, to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals. The college equitably provides higher education opportunities that stimulate the local economy by generating a world-class workforce and enhancing the social vitality of the community.

MTC Vision Statement

(Approved By MTC Commission - July 18, 2018)
(Approved By CHE - August 6, 2018)

Midlands Technical College, as the premier higher education partner, creates innovative learning environments, promotes individual and business success, drives economic vitality, and enhances quality of life.

Statement of Role and Scope

(Approved By MTC Commission - July 18, 2018)
(Approved By CHE - August 6, 2018)

The college implements its mission through a clearly defined set of programs, services and partnerships that include:

Academic Programs. MTC serves approximately 14,500 credit students annually through courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates in Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Technology, Information Systems Technology, Nursing, and Public Service.

Corporate and Continuing Education Programs. MTC provides professional and career training and development through open enrollment and customized courses with approximately 13,500 students annually. The college serves individuals, businesses and the community. The college also offers self-supporting, non-credit activities for personal enrichment.

Student Development Programs and Services. MTC offers programs and services to current and prospective students and alumni to increase their success and enhance their potential for personal, educational and professional growth. The college increases student access to higher education and careers through recruitment, developmental education, financial services, counseling and career services, evaluation, and support services.

College Administrative Support Services. MTC, through an array of comprehensive administrative services, ensures an effective and fiscally sustainable institution.

Economic Development Programs. MTC proactively promotes business growth and regional prosperity. The college enhances the economic vitality and quality of life of the region by providing a world-class workforce and opportunities for business and community engagement.

Collaboration and Partnerships. MTC initiates and expands collaborative interaction with the higher education and K-12 education sectors, and promotes business relationships through advisory board participation and business outreach activities. Business Solutions works with potential and existing business customers to identify needs and provide specific education and training for their potential and current employees.

Statement of Values

Midlands Technical College contributes to the community by helping individuals reach their full potential through affirmation of the following values: 

Commitment to Students - Belief in providing a learner-centered environment offering quality instruction, resources and services and presenting challenging opportunities for the continued growth and development of students. Midlands Technical College transforms lives by proactively working with each student so that he or she can achieve career and lifelong learning objectives. The college assists students in clarifying their lifelong goals, navigating career pathways, fostering entrepreneurship, embracing social responsibility, developing life skills, and maximizing their potential.

Commitment to Excellence in Education - Belief in offering the highest quality programs and services through a variety of delivery methods that reflect the relevant education required for future success. The college builds a community of life-long learners and prepares students for the work environment, further education, and responsible citizenship.

Commitment to Service Excellence - Belief in providing welcoming, professional, respectful, responsive, and flexible service to all constituents.

Commitment to Integrity - Belief in ethical behavior by all members of the college community. The college fosters and promotes integrity, honesty, fairness and mutual respect among faculty, staff, students and all others associated with the college.

Commitment to Economic Vitality and Quality of Life - Belief in preparing students for successful careers by providing a seamless curriculum bridging secondary education, higher education and lifelong learning. The college serves as a resource for community engagement and partners with business, education and government to enhance the growth and prosperity of the region.

Commitment to Access, Diversity and Inclusiveness - Belief in providing access to programs and services while embracing the dignity and uniqueness of each individual who collectively represents the cultural, economic and demographic diversity of the community.

Commitment to Faculty and Staff - Belief in the importance of attracting and retaining an excellent and diverse faculty and staff who collectively create a positive learning environment. The college provides professional development opportunities and demonstrates its commitment to the college community by providing resources to carry out the mission of the college.

Commitment to a Quality Campus Environment - Belief in the importance of creating an inviting and secure environment for the college community. The college values clear communications, open exchange of ideas, involvement in decision-making, and respect for all individuals.

Commitment to the Management and Diversification of Resources - Belief in the effective and efficient use of college resources to provide quality education and services for the students and community and in being accountable to constituents. The college seeks to diversify its financial support through pursuing new and innovative resources and developing a culture of philanthropy.

Commitment to Innovation and Renewal - Belief in the spirit of creativity and discovery in all college endeavors. The college is open to innovation, adaptation and positive change for the benefit of all its constituencies.

MTC Facts & Figures

One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College enrolls approximately 28,000+ students annually seeking to develop career-skills or transfer to a four-year institution. Learn about the history and values of MTC. And explore our enrollment, graduate, and faculty and staff data over the years.  

MTC Fact Book

History of MTC

The present-day Midlands Technical College is the product of a rich and unique history. In 1974, three separate career-oriented institutions merged to form Midlands Technical College (MTC), a comprehensive two-year college providing career and transfer education. MTC is now part of the South Carolina Technical College System. One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College enrolls approximately 28,000+ students annually seeking to develop career-skills or transfer to a four-year institution. With the latest technology and a diverse learning environment, the college makes higher education affordable, convenient and readily accessible. Midlands Technical College prides itself on excellence in curriculum, staffing, equipment and service to its student body and the Midlands.

Midlands Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs of study, and an estimated 70 percent of the courses are in the career program area. A strong college transfer program has evolved to allow students the opportunity to take the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and transfer to one of the state’s four-year institutions. Midlands Technical College is currently the largest source of transfer students to the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

MTC is comprised of six campuses, including the Beltline, Airport, Harbison, Batesburg-Leesville, Fairfield, and the Northeast Campus located adjacent to the Carolina Research Park. The more than 100 acre Enterprise Campus at Midlands Technical College, part of the MTC Northeast property, presents an innovative opportunity for enhancing economic vitality by recruiting and retaining regional business expansions through public-private partnerships. The campus consists of more than 100 developable acres adjacent to the MTC Center of Excellence for Technology that will benefit growing new companies by accelerating their development. The MTC Center of Excellence for Technology is the anchor facility on the Enterprise Campus. This 50,000-square-foot facility is one of the Southeast’s largest and most advanced metalworking training facilities. The college also has a location at Fort Jackson.

The college currently provides a variety of educational opportunities that support its mission of human resource development in support of economic growth in its service region. The Continuing Education Division provides continuing education opportunities to more than 14,000 individuals annually and is one of the largest providers of noncredit professional upgrade training of any two-year college in the state. Midlands Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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