IdentityOur Identity
We strive for a place where ...

Every individual is supported and engaged in lifelong learning.
(Our vision)

We do this by ...

Transforming lives through integrated education in a learning-centered community.
(Our mission)

We stand for ...

a caring community, pluralism & cultural richness, collaboration, access, success, innovation, environmental sustainability, global     
awareness, responsiveness, creativity
(Our values)

We teach students how to ...

think creatively, critically, and reflectively
learn actively
interact in complex and diverse environments,
communicate with clarity and originality.
(Our learning outcomes)

We are committed to ...

increasing opportunities for academic-transfer education,
strengthening collaborations to enhance professional-technical programs,
being a national model for community college best practices,
helping students complete their education.*
(Our Strategic Directions 2012-17)

*"complete" meaning to transfer, earn a degree or certificate, find a job, or complete an educational goal.

 As a measuring stick for quality, we use the college's core themes, strategic directions, and learning outcomes.