CCS Mission Statements

Community Colleges of Spokane

Values

Excellence | Access | Achievement | Stewardship | Respect

Mission

To develop human potential through quality, relevant and affordable learning opportunities that result in improved social and economic well-being for our students and our state.

Vision

Community Colleges of Spokane transforms lives and uplifts humanity, inspiring students to lead communities, build the nation and enrich the world.

Spokane Community College

Mission

Spokane Community College offers educational opportunities in college readiness, workforce training, and university transfer that meets the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to student success through active learning, dynamic relationships, and supportive environments.

Core Themes

The college has identified four core themes to further define the mission which are used evaluate mission fulfillment.

Workforce Development
SCC's professional technical certificate and degree programs are industry standard, preparing students for entry level positions in their discipline.

Academic Transfer
Students enrolled in Academic Transfer courses are well prepared and successful as they transfer their coursework and/or Associate degrees in pursuit of the next step in their education plan.

College Readiness
College Readiness programs meet the needs of students and prepare them for college-level courses while empowering them to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

Student Success
Students are provided with the opportunity to succeed in a supported environment that enhances individual and professional growth through academic, personal and professional development.

Vision

Spokane Community College is where students transform their lives and attain their goals, enriching our communities.

Core Values

Student Success, Excellence, Accessibility, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Mutual Respect, Responsiveness, Life-long Learning

Spokane Falls Community College

Mission

Spokane Falls Community College meets the needs of our community by advancing student achievement through quality, accessible learning opportunities that embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness.

Core Themes

We fulfill our mission through five core themes:

Excellent Instruction/Learning
SFCC faculty, students, and administration commit to excellence in instruction and learning.

Student Achievement
SFCC provides students with the tools and opportunities to achieve their goals.

Broad Access
SFCC opens access to all students through a variety of teaching methods, modalities of instruction and services, and locations.

Diversity, Equity, Global Awareness
SFCC advances diversity, promotes equity, and prepares students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.

Responsiveness to Community Needs
SFCC meets the changing needs of our community stakeholders through collaboration and innovation.

Vision

SFCC is an educational leader and partner with the community and region in providing flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success, cultural enrichment and lifelong learning in a student-centered environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

Core Values

  1. Academic Excellence in which both the learner and teacher are responsible for the learning that reflects intellectual vitality, curiosity, creativity, and rigor.
  2. Academic Freedom in which we recognize freedom of speech, expression and ideas as well as the rights of students, faculty, and staff involved in intellectual inquiry in the development of knowledge.
  3. Collaboration in governance and working collegially in partnerships which recognize the synergy resulting from broad participation and valuing all voices.
  4. Diversity in our students, faculty, staff and community in the belief that it enriches our learning and growth.
  5. Personal Excellence which reflects integrity and caring in the entire work of the college.
  6. Respect for each other in recognition of diverse life experiences and the promotion of collegiality based on the belief in human rights and the dignity of each individual.
  7. Student Success enhanced by our comprehensive support services designed to help students succeed.
  8. Environmental Stewardship through which we demonstrate our respect and responsibility for the natural environment.