Feb 20, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Academic Vision


Western Iowa Tech Community College’s scholar-practitioner model of learning is embedded in a culture of innovation, carried out with integrity and evidenced through the success of our learners and our communities.

The best place to start and succeed

  • creating opportunities in an environment of hope for all learners
  • providing meaningful education and training so that learners may successfully pursue careers and/or further their education
  • promoting and transcripting credentialed, lifelong learning
  • engaging communities regionally, nationally, and globally

Learner-centered

  • examining the implications of ethical, historical, economic, and social trends
  • developing, deploying, and assessing curriculum to meet learners’ needs
  • cultivating technical and professional skills for tomorrow’s workforce
  • encouraging excellence in employees
  • providing comprehensive support systems

Innovative

  • encouraging creativity as a means for generating positive change
  • fostering openness and diversity of thought, experience, and culture
  • forging relevant interdisciplinary learning opportunities
  • collaborating globally in regional economic development
  • expanding workforce and industry capability
  • embracing an evolving curriculum architecture process

A model of integrity

  • demanding academic rigor and relevance
  • fostering WITCC’s values and guiding principles
  • accomplishing initiatives through genuine empowerment
  • operating resourcefully, effectively, and efficiently
  • establishing a shared vision through effective internal governance