Founded in 1964 as part of the North Carolina Community College System, Southeastern Community College is a public, comprehensive community college providing individuals in Columbus County with accessible educational, cultural, and social opportunities designed to improve the quality of their lives. Utilizing multiple and alternate methods of instructional delivery, the college provides learning experiences for those preparing for an occupation upon completion, for those in the work force seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills, and for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution. The college offers programs leading to the awarding of continuing education units, certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.
The college seeks to further serve the community at large by offering basic skills and literacy education for adults, by supporting economic development through services to business and industry, and by providing programs and services that improve the quality of life.
Committed to excellence and dedicated to belief in the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual and the fundamental right of each person to realize his or her fullest potential, Southeastern Community College encourages student success by maintaining a learning environment that fosters effective communication, freedom of expression, cultural awareness and enrichment, professional and intellectual growth, personal assessment, and decision-making skills.
The college provides a physical and intellectual environment for the faculty, staff, and student body that promotes cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. Further, the college offers services and supports practices and programs that embody the ideals of an open democratic and global society and which ensure the effective and efficient operation of the college.
Originally approved by the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees, May 2004, amended November 2010.