Mission, Vision & Core Values
The principles that Guide Central Penn.
Central Penn College focuses on foundation documents to build a framework for career success. By focusing on foundation documents that speak to professionalism and positive work habits, we are able to provide a pathway that enables students to unlock their potential and transform dreams into reality. The challenge comes in accepting a commitment to change and grow and ultimately overcome barriers to success.
Integrity. Integrity indicates that we deliver on what we say and who we appear to be. This value represents our aspirations both as individuals and as an institution. Integrity is the foundation upon which our lives are lived and our college carries out its mission.
Professionalism. This attribute refers to personal conduct, attitude and appearance. The faculty and staff model it. Professors prepare students to enter the workforce by teaching both hard and soft skills. Through human interaction, written and verbal communication, and practice of professionalism in courses, it is easy for students to learn professionalism in their everyday lives. The policies at Central Penn, such as attendance and an alcohol- and drug-free environment, reinforce the concept of holding yourself to a professional standard.
Service. Our goal is to provide a service to students, each other, and our community. We are customer-service driven at all levels, from the classroom to staff offices to the administration. Our students are encouraged to provide service to the community, reminding them that the end purpose of education is to make this world a better place for others.
Diversity. We want Central Penn to be representative of the world around us. That means including people from different cultures, nationalities, religions and genders. We want this to be an institution where everyone can find new opportunities to grow. By embracing multiple perspectives, we expand our own knowledge base, as well as those around us. The college not only embraces diversity, but promotes it in our recruitment and hiring practices.
Quality. In order to build a quality workforce, we must first provide a quality education for our students. We ensure a quality education by fostering a faculty with the highest credentials and experiences, being committed to professional development and continual improvement, and regularly reviewing curriculum for academic rigor and relevance. However, quality doesn’t stop at the classroom. It extends to the resources we offer students, including technology, housing, food, and the support of faculty and staff. We strive to make our educational product the highest quality, therefore ensuring our graduates also are of the highest quality.
Central Penn College will provide a quality education that prepares its graduates for employment or advancement in their field, and/or the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Central Penn College strives to provide a dynamic and innovative student experience, expand our role in workforce development through increased community partnerships, promote global access to our quality education, increase diversity among our members, and ensure that program offerings are progressive and relevant.
Central Penn's Community Involvement
At Central Penn College, giving back takes on a whole new role. Every term, students, faculty and staff commit one day to give back to the community.