2016-17 Course Catalog - 10
The Purpose, Philosophy, and
Programs of Thaddeus Stevens
The Purpose of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology seeks to fulfill its mission
and philosophy by providing the following:
* Technical programs that integrate theory and hands-on
training to prepare students for skilled employment or
transfer to other colleges.
* General education courses that integrate communications,
math, science, technology, humanities, interpersonal skills,
reasoning, and physical health.
* Pre-Major program and services to assist students in meeting
the requirements to enter and succeed in their college-level
* Enriched curriculum opportunities through internships,
community projects, service-learning, and partnerships with
business and industry.
* A dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to student
* Technology and information resources necessary for students
to achieve their educational and career goals.
* Opportunities that contribute to the educational, career,
social, cultural, recreational, and personal development of
* A campus environment that fosters self- development,
citizenship, and democratic ideals.
* Needs-based grants to qualified students.
The Philosophy of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is dedicated to the
principles of its benefactor, Thaddeus Stevens, who believed in
the dignity, civil rights, and value of each human being regardless
of race, sex, religion, or heritage. We believe in the worth and
potential of each student and the importance of each in a
The Core Values of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is committed to
structuring and maintaining its daily functions around the
following core values: Integrity, diversity, respect, teamwork,
learning and growth, and accountability.
Integrity: We value the commitment to high moral/ ethical
standards, honesty, and fairness in teaching and learning, social
engagements, and professional practices.
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Diversity: We value the recognition of the variety of unique
individuals within our world and the interdependence upon
each other, each other's culture, and the natural environment. We
value the differences and respect the qualities and experiences
that are different from our own.
Respect: We value the unbiased consideration, treatment, and
regard for the rights, values, beliefs, and property of all other
Teamwork (Collaboration): We value working cooperatively
and collaboratively as part of a group in which there is a shared
mission and vision aligned toward a goal.
Learning and Growth (Life-Long Learning): We value
the relentless dedication to increasing the knowledge and
competencies of all individuals associated with the College.
We recognize that human resources are the College's only
sustainable competitive advantage.
Accountability: We value the taking of responsibility for
actions and the results of those actions; honoring obligations,
expectations, and requirements; delivering what is promised;
and owning up to shortcomings and mistakes.
Institutional Learning Goals
The Thaddeus Stevens College community stimulates and
measures student achievement through internal and external
evidence-based metrics aligned to and with our institutional
learning goals: Mastery of content, effective communication,
mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and leadership.
Mastery of Content: Students will exhibit career readiness by
demonstrating the critical knowledge and skills required in
professional and/or collegiate endeavors.
Effective communication: Students will read, write, speak, and
listen to achieve literal and/or inferential understanding.
Mathematical reasoning: Students will apply mathematical
methods and concepts to solve problems and make informed
Critical Thinking: Students will build upon acquired
comprehension by employing higher order thinking skills when
questioning current situations, posing an alternative, objectively
resolving problems, and/ or applying prior knowledge and
processes to new situations.