Rich Mountain Community College exists to provide all residents of the Ouachita Mountain Region with exemplary educational and enrichment opportunities to improve the quality of life and standard of living.
Rich Mountain Community College is committed to being an institution of distinction where an exceptional faculty and staff serve to awaken students to a love of learning. The college is dedicated to empowering each individual to pursue a higher quality of life by providing access to dynamic, lifelong learning opportunities.
The collegeâ€™s caring approach to teaching and learning allows individuals to enhance and expand their knowledge base and to enrich their lives through intellectual challenge and self-discovery with the support of skilled human resources and of emergent technologies. The college demonstrates respect for the worth and dignity of each person, and recognizes the uniqueness of each individual. In addition, the College encourages personal growth by offering affordable, high quality, accessible education in preparation for transfer and technical degrees, workforce development, career advancement, and personal enrichment.
Rich Mountain Community College, as a leader in a growing community, and a vibrant contributor to the quality of life of the Ouachita Mountain Region, continues to develop an exemplary learning environment. Success in this endeavor hinges on turning the following values into action:
All who choose to use Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s resources are treated with dignity and are challenged to maximize their potential.
All students are given the opportunity and are encouraged to accept responsibility for learning and growing as individuals and citizens.
All College personnel are committed to providing an atmosphere of respect and cooperation where ideas, inquiry, and the continued pursuit for self-development are valued as means towards learning and growth.
All College personnel are dedicated to responsible stewardship and continued sustainability of human, fiscal, and natural resources with which we have been entrusted.
Philosphy and Scope
Rich Mountain Community College recognizes the worth and dignity of the individual, as exemplified by its commitment to serving the multi-dimensional educational needs of its constituency.
Toward that end, Rich Mountain Community College endeavors to provide academic, vocational, and personal enrichment opportunities and dedicates itself to quality programs in each of these areas. Guided by these principles the scope of the college is as follows:
To offer associate degrees, technical degrees and certificates of proficiency in occupational education for students who wish to gain competence in specific skill areas or to upgrade their skills.
To provide the first two years of university parallel course work of high academic quality for students who transfer to senior institutions.
To provide foundational based educational programs for students who need basic academic skills.
To provide services for students who desire academic, vocational, financial, and personal guidance.
To offer the facilities and resources of the College to promote educational, civic, and cultural endeavors within the community.
To provide programs and services that support and enhance the social, civic, and economic development of our community and state.
To offer a variety of programs and courses designed to meet academic, vocational, and personal enrichment needs.