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Faculty Orientation: Home

For new instructors or any instructor with a question


Distance Learning

Professional Development


Welcome to Tri-County Community College!  As a faculty member you are a valuable part of this institution.  Whether this is the first time you have taught for Tri-County or you are an “old-timer” we appreciate you and hope your experience here will be an enjoyable one. 

This Faculty Orientation guide is not intended to cover every question you may have or every situation that may arise.  It is intended to serve as a reference and hopefully will guide you through most situations. 

All questions should be directed to Dr. Steve Wood using the contact information below:



Dr. Steve Wood

Main Campus

Chief of Staff / Vice President for Teaching and Learning

Description of Tri-County Community College

About TCCC-

Tri-County Community College is an accredited, comprehensive, public-supported, two-year, post-secondary institution, which operates in accordance with North Carolina Law and the administrative Policies of the North Carolina Community College System. Located in the westernmost tip of North Carolina, the College serves commuter students in a remote, rural area consisting of Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties by providing college transfer, vocational, technical, and adult education programs.

Tri-County Community College is an equal employment opportunity college. It operates in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Act, as amended by the Comprehensive Health Manpower Act of 1971; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246, and thus recognizes its responsibility for the development and practice of equal employment opportunities and educational services that do not discriminate against employee, student or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Specific complaints of alleged discrimination under Title IX (sex) and Section 504 (handicap) should be referred to: Vice President for Instructional Services at 828-835-4254 or the Affirmative Action Officer at 828-835-4202.

Mission Statement


The mission of Tri-County Community College is to engage students in learning, help students succeed, and enrich the communities we serve. This mission is accomplished through:

  • Innovative and effective teaching.
  • Supportive and efficient learning environments.
  • Strong local and regional partnerships.

Approved by Board of Trustees – June 8, 2011


Tri-County Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at: 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tri-County Community College. The College is also approved by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts, the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, and the  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.