The College District shall be a two-year institution primarily serving its local taxing district and service area and offering vocational, technical, and academic courses for certification or associate degrees. Continuing education, remedial and compensatory education consistent with open-admission policies, and programs of counseling and guidance shall be provided. The College District shall insist on excellence in all academic areas – instruction, research, and public service. Faculty research, using the facilities provided for and consistent with the primary function of the College District is encouraged. Funding for research should be from private sources, competitively acquired sources, local taxes, and other local revenue.


Navarro College provides educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic and career goals and that promote life-long learning for all communities served.

Adopted March 27, 2014


The purpose of the College District shall be to provide: 

  1. Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates.
  2. Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations.
  3. Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences.
  4. Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading.
  5. Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students.
  6. A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals.
  7. Work force development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs.
  8. Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults.
  9. Other purposes as may be prescribed by the Coordinating Board, or the College District’s Board.

Education Code 130.003(e)

Date Issued: January 22, 2015