Mission

College of the Canyons delivers an accessible, holistic education for students to earn associate degrees, certificates, and credentials, to prepare for transfer, and to attain workforce skills.  The College champions diversity, equity, inclusion, and global responsibility, while providing clear pathways in an engaging, supportive environment where all students can successfully achieve their educational goals.


Vision

College of the Canyons is dedicated to being a leading two-year college, recognized locally, regionally, statewide and nationally for technical advancement, institutional effectiveness, student support, model academic and professional programs, excellence in teaching and learning, fostering a broad range of community partnerships, maximizing student access, and for the sense of community that we provide to our students and staff.


Philosophy

We believe in the following values:

Teaching and Learning

We honor and reward high performance in teaching and learning.

Respect for All People

We foster a climate characterized by civility, collegiality and acceptance. We expect honesty, integrity, social responsibility and ethical behavior.

Partnership with Community

We create relationships providing the foundation of success for chosen current and future partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities, businesses, government, and social agencies. These partnerships advance the educational, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations of our surrounding community.

Excellence

We set the highest standards for ourselves and support the professional development of faculty, staff and administrators.

Creativity and Innovation

We are an innovative and creative community college. We encourage members of the college community to be entrepreneurial, forward thinking, creative, persistent, spontaneous and welcome changes that will enhance the college’s ability to fulfill its mission.


Strategic Goals: Access, Engagement and Success

Foundational Institutional Commitments

Teaching and Learning

College of the Canyons will provide a positive environment and necessary resources to support excellent teaching, student learning, and the completion of students’ goals including attaining degrees and certificates and transfer.

Student Support

College of the Canyons will provide student support to facilitate equitable student success and maximize opportunity for all students.

Cultural Diversity

College of the Canyons will promote, encourage, and celebrate the diversity of students and staff in our campus community.

Human Resources

College of the Canyons will select and develop high-quality staff.

Institutional Advancement

College of the Canyons will generate support, resources, networks and information to enhance the college’s success.

Institutional Effectiveness

College of the Canyons will use outcomes data on progress being made towards college goals – including student learning outcomes, administrative unit outcomes, and other accountability measures – on a regular basis to inform planning and decisions.

Financial Stability

College of the Canyons will provide support, direction and oversight for all district financial resources to ensure fiscal compliance, proper accounting and positive audits and develop financial resources to maintain and improve programs and services consistent with institutional commitments (mission, goals, and objectives) and in alignment with our enrollment management plans.

Technological Advancement

College of the Canyons will utilize state-of-the-art technologies to enhance programs, services and operations.

Physical Resources

College of the Canyons will provide facilities that are clean, efficient, safe, and aesthetically pleasing to support College programs and services.

Innovation

College of the Canyons will dare to dream and make it happen!

Campus Climate

College of the Canyons will enhance and support a sense of community and cooperation on campus.

Leadership

College of the Canyons will assert its leadership to increase educational, economic, and cultural opportunities for the community including businesses, industry, arts groups, and community-based organizations in the region.


Updated May 12, 2021