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Mission, Vision, Values and Goals


Wor-Wic is a comprehensive community college that enhances local economic growth by addressing the educational, training and workforce development requirements of the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The college serves the unique needs of a diverse student body through its educational offerings and comprehensive support services designed to facilitate student goal completion. The college provides affordable, high quality instruction for postsecondary credit programs and continuing education in a technology-driven environment. Wor-Wic ensures academic excellence and institutional effectiveness through assessment and continuous improvement.


Wor-Wic will be a leader in enhancing the quality of life on the Lower Eastern Shore by developing a world-class workforce and providing excellence in education and training.


Accessibility is the availability of educational services for all members of the community regardless of geographic, physical or economic limitations.

Community is the result of collaboration and cooperation among employees, students and stakeholders to meet the needs of the service area.

Diversity is embracing all people, ideas and experiences by providing an inclusive and supportive environment.

Integrity is honest and ethical behavior that allows for mutual respect, responsibility and accountability among employees, students and the community.

Innovation is the adoption of new or creative ideas and technologies to enhance learning and institutional performance.

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge and skills that lead to intellectual and personal growth.

Excellence is the highest level of performance, professionalism and standards.


In support of its mission, vision and values, Wor-Wic has identified the following college goals:

  1. Provide service area residents with access to quality education and training at a reasonable cost.
  2. Offer courses and programs to prepare students for entry into the workforce, career advancement, licensure, certification, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and personal development.
  3. Promote economic development by providing innovative programs and services that address the needs of business, government, nonprofits and other community groups.
  4. Provide students with educational experiences and support services that help them achieve their goals through college completion and workforce preparation.
  5. Partner with local high schools and universities to facilitate seamless transitions through the levels of education.
  6. Attract and retain a diversity of students and employees.
  7. Acquire appropriate human, financial and technological resources to meet institutional needs.
  8. Ensure the highest quality of student learning, support services and insti-tutional effectiveness through the assessment process.
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