1050 - Mission Statement


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.

Occupational and Career Education

We offer certificate and associate degree programs, seminars, workshops, and courses which enable people to pursue employment or advance in a career. We develop and deliver job skills and occupational education programs in partnership with business, industry, government and labor groups.

General and Transfer Education

We offer individual courses and associate degree programs in academic disciplines which transfer to four-year colleges and universities, complement career programs, and enhance personal growth.

Continuing Education and Community Services

We offer credit and non-credit courses and programs at regional centers, at local business and community sites, and via distance learning. We develop and offer programs which respond to the educational needs of specific groups in the community.

Developmental Education

We offer basic courses which strengthen reading, writing, mathematical, computer and study skills. We also offer instruction and services to people who wish to learn English as a second language.

Student Services

We offer orientation, academic skills assessment, assistance with program and course selection, financial aid, university transfer assistance, personal and career counseling, job placement, tutor assistance, child care, special needs services, computer and self-paced instructional laboratories, and library services.

Community Leadership

We cooperate with other community organizations in seeking solutions to local economic and social problems. As a primary educational resource in the community, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Adopted: 1965
Revised: 1983
Revised: February 27, 1990
Administrative Review: May 2002
Revised: May 26, 2009

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