Pulaski Technical College has an ongoing process of strategic planning that involves evaluating environmental trends (economic and demographic), evaluating the needs of our customers (students, employers, public schools, government, and community organizations) and planning College programs and services to meet those needs.
In 1997, the College adopted its first strategic plan for 1998-2005. The plan set forth a mission for the two-year college and provided goals in the areas of (1) workforce development, (2) access to higher education, (3) student success, (4) creation of a quality learning environment, (5) development of educational partnerships with school districts and other higher education institutions, (6) continuing education and community service, and (7) institutional resource development. In 2002, Pulaski Technical College revised the strategic plan so that a goal of providing university transfer studies was separated from the overlapping goals of workforce development and access to higher education.
During 2008-2011, the College embarked on another strategic planning process. For a copy of the strategic plan, click here. The current mission and purposes for the College are as follows:
Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through technical programs, a university-transfer program, and specialized programs for business and industry. The College’s mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential, and to support the economic development of the state.
To provide technical programs for students who wish to develop competencies in specific career areas or to upgrade their skills.
To provide a university-transfer program of high academic quality for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution.
To support economic development in central Arkansas by providing specialized job-specific programs for business, industry, and other organizations.
To provide developmental education courses for students who need basic academic skills.
To provide opportunities for adult and continuing education through credit and non-credit courses designed to meet the academic, occupational, and avocational needs of the community.
To provide academic advice, library services, learning assistance, counseling, financial aid, and other services to students.
To expand access to higher education through distance learning and delivery of instruction at sites accessible to students.
Operational Planning at Pulaski Technical College
Pulaski Technical College also creates an annual operating plan that outlines short-term strategies for achieving the goals in the strategic plan and for evaluating progress toward the goals. For a copy of the current operating plan, click here.
Minority Retention Planning at Pulaski Technical College
Arkansas Act 1091 of 1999 (A.C.A. section 6-61-122) requires that state supported colleges and universities have action plans for the retention of minority students, faculty and staff. Pulaski Technical College complies with this law and annually prepares a report on minority retention efforts. Click here to view the most recent minority retention plan and status report.