The mission of Capitol College is to provide practical education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business that prepares individuals for professional careers and affords them the opportunity to thrive in a changing world.
Capitol will be esteemed as a premier provider of higher education, career enhancement, and service to our communities and professions, in engineering, information sciences, and business. Academic programs will be grounded in our centers of excellence in: space and related engineering and sciences; information technology development and application; and cyber protection – all through practices of innovation and leadership. Graduates will have perspectives and skills to compete and collaborate in the global environment.
A Capitol education will be affordable and offer access by diverse populations to quality learning outcomes for success as workforce professionals and citizens. Through industry and government partnerships, along with outstanding technology, facilities, and student support, Capitol will be a preferred organization in which to learn and work.
The core values are the characteristics we embrace in working together to fulfill the mission and achieve the vision of the institution.
Quality - always striving for continuous improvement
Growth - expanding and changing to meet new needs of society
Leadership - offering creative, supportive and shared leadership
Balance - maintaining a balance between competing needs
Integrity - being honest, ethical and open
Teamwork - exercising collective effort to support students and staff
Communications - providing timely and useful information
Flexibility - discovering and seizing opportunities
Safety - maintaining awareness and prevention of accidents and threats
Capitol College seeks to prepare graduates who demonstrate four characteristics:
Employability: The ability to enter and advance in technical and managerial careers, appropriate to their level and area of study, immediately upon graduation.
Communications: Mastery of traditional and technological techniques of communicating ideas effectively and persuasively.
Preparation of the Mind: The broad intellectual grounding in technical and general subjects required to embrace future technical and managerial opportunities with success.
Professionalism: Commitment to life long learning, ethical practice and participation in professions and communities.
Academic Quality: The college will support the faculty and students as they pursue the academic excellence in practical education by integrating learning with the applied learning opportunities and practical research applications.
Student Success: The college will support faculty, staff and alumni as they develop an environment that encourages students success by engaging students not only in academic learning but also in co-curricular activities that enhance student success.
College Advancement: The college will support the staff of the college as they work to strengthen resources, reputation and relationships to advance the college.
Financial Resources: The college will enhance its financial resources by increasing current revenue sources, aligning costs with strategic initiatives, and identifying new revenue sources.
Foundation: The college will support the faculty, staff and students by providing the foundation for their work through technology infrastructure, personnel systems and facilities planning.