Our college strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives through accessible and excellent educational programs and services.
- We provide a caring, open-door teaching and learning environment.
- We provide excellent teaching, counseling, and support services.
- We reach out to people who have limited income or other barriers to success.
- We enable people to progress in their academic and career pursuits.
- We work in partnership with the communities we serve.
For more information on our Mission, please visit the Board Policy 1050 - Mission Statement.
Teaching and Learning: We embrace teaching and learning as our central purpose.
Support: We make every effort to help learners achieve success.
Diversity: We respect differences in people and in ideas.
Partnerships: We plan and work together with respect, trust, and honesty within the College and with the communities we serve.
Innovation: We seek the best possible ways to conduct our work.
WCC is a learner-centered, open-door college dedicated to student, community, and staff success. We offer a wide spectrum of community college services with an emphasis on premier technical and career educational programs. The College staff continuously learns to improve learning.
Student Success: Our students come first. We are committed to their learning, success, and satisfaction. We strive to serve every student in an effective, caring, and supportive way. In order to enhance student learning outcomes, we engage in continuous improvement of teaching, programs, processes, and structures. We increase our accessibility by reaching learners where, when, and how they need instruction through the use of learning technologies, workplace learning experiences, and flexible scheduling of classes.
Community Success: We are committed to community learning, success, and satisfaction. WCC’s primary contribution to community success is the development of a highly skilled workforce. A strong partnership with area employers emphasizes customized employee training and rapid adaptation of WCC programs to changing job training needs. Through strategic alliances with business, government, labor, and other educational institutions, WCC increases its emphasis on applied technology education, joint technical education programs with the public schools, and basic job-training services to underserved and at-risk groups.
Staff Success: We are committed to staff learning, success, and satisfaction. As a staff, we emphasize teamwork within College units and between the units. We support our colleagues and help them to be successful. We learn to improve learning; that is, we continuously increase our capacity to meet the educational requirements of the students, employers, and communities we serve. Through staff learning, we continuously improve services at each stage of the flow of students through WCC. All staff members align their work to contribute to improved teaching and increased student and community learning.