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Manual of Operational Memoranda for Brookhaven College

District Reference: AA, AD No.II - A
Chapter: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Subject: Statement of Purpose

At Brookhaven College, a public, open-door, two-year institution dedicated to student success, we provide quality educational programs by offering a broad range of programs, learning opportunities and experiences. We prepare our students to value the individuals and organizations within our diverse community and to face the challenges as responsible and productive members of society. We achieve our mission through our goals and strategic directions.

The purpose and goals of Texas public community colleges are as set forth in Education Code 130.003, as follow.

a. Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;
b. Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations;
c. Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences;
d. Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading;
e. Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
f. A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
g. Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;
h. Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and
i. Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the Dallas County Community College District Board, in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas, may prescribe other purposes.

Brookhaven College Mission Statement

The Brookhaven College Mission Statement will be reviewed for currency and potential updating at least once every three (3) years. The Mission Statement above was officially approved by the DCCCD Board of Trustees October 5, 2010.

Review Process