Florida Keys Community College | 2006-07 Catalog

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Mission and Goals

Mission Statement : Goals : Diversity Statement : Equity Statement : Accreditation

Mission Statement

Florida Keys Community College is a comprehensive community college responding to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County. The college offers quality education and activities that are innovative, accessible and affordable in the areas of university transfer, workforce development, college preparatory, continuing education, distance learning and cultural enrichment.  The college provides a student-centered atmosphere conducive to scholarly inquiry, critical thinking, and personal growth.

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  1. Provide quality educational programs and services.
  2. Actively recruit and successfully retain students by maintaining a strong focus on student learning and goal achievement.
  3. Enhance the College’s image, visibility, and distinction as an institution of quality education and life-enhancing opportunities.
  4. Provide facilities, technology and support services to meet the educational and cultural needs of our students and community.
  5. Facilitate an organizational frame work and environment that supports employee development, innovation, and productivity.
  6. Seek alternative funding sources and prioritize resource allocations with regards to funding.
  7. Uphold an on-going institutional commitment to programs and services assessment with the objective of continuous improvement.

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Diversity Statement

Florida Keys Community College is committed to assisting students in understanding the contemporary context in which they live and work, a world characterized by a rich diversity of cultures and experiences. Most Florida universities and many universities in other states have implemented a Diversity requirement. Students should see their Counselors for further information and guidance regarding this requirement. Diversity courses offered by FKCC have been identified in the Associate in Arts Degree curriculum on pages 55-56. Courses marked with an (M) have an International or Multicultural emphasis.  Courses marked with a (D) emphasize Diversity within the United States or, more generally, within the Western experience.

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Equity Statement

Florida Keys Community College is committed to providing  equal access/equal opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, or disability in admission to, or employment in, its education programs or activities. FKCC complies with the Florida Educational Equity Act and with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Inquires concerning application and implementing regulations may be referred to the College’s Equity Coordinator, Lisa Weinshank, Office 1512, Human Resources, 5901 College Road, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 809-3248 or to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Florida Keys Community College complies with Federal and State laws on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you anticipate the need for any special assistance or accommodation in any aspect of college life, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (305) 809-3248 or 809-3504, or in the Human Resource Office at 5901 College Road, Key West, FL 33040.

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Florida Keys Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, Telephone (404) 679-4501, to award the associate degree.

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