(a) The mission of each community and technical college includes the following programs which may be offered on or off campus, at the work site, in the public schools and at other locations and at times that are convenient for the intended population:
(1) Career and technical education skill sets, certificates, associate of applied science and selected associate of science degree programs for students seeking immediate employment, individual entrepreneurship skills, occupational development, skill enhancement and career mobility;
(2) Transfer education associate of arts and associate of science degree programs for students whose education goal is to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program;
(3) Developmental/remedial education courses, literacy education, tutorials, skills development labs and other services for students who need to improve their skills in mathematics, English, reading, study skills, computers and other basic skill areas;
(4) Workforce training and retraining and contract education with business and industry to train or retrain employees;
(5) Continuing development assistance and education credit and noncredit courses for professional and self-development, certification and licensure and literacy training;
(6) Community service workshops, lectures, seminars, clinics, concerts, theatrical performances and other noncredit activities to meet the cultural, civic and personal interests and needs of the community; and
(7) Cooperative arrangements with the public school system for the seamless progression of students through programs of study which are calculated to begin at the secondary level and conclude at the community and technical college level.
(b) All administrative, programmatic and budgetary control over community and technical college education within the institution is vested in the president, subject to rules adopted by the council. The president with the institutional board of Governors or institutional board of advisors, as appropriate, is responsible for the regular review, revision, elimination and establishment of programs within the institution to assure that the needs of the community and technical college consortia district are met. It is the intent of the Legislature that the program review and approval process for community and technical college education be separate and distinct from baccalaureate education and subject to the provisions of section nine of this article.
(c) Independently accredited community and technical colleges shall serve as higher education centers for their regions by brokering with colleges, universities and other providers, in state and out of state, to ensure the coordinated access of students, employers and other clients to needed programs and services.