Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission Statement

During Academic Year 2017-18, the College Board, together with the faculty and staff of Clatsop Community College, reviewed and updated the College’s Mission statement to concisely describe the College’s continued commitment to serving Clatsop County.

CCC Mission Statement

Enriching Lives, Inspiring Learning, Creating Opportunities

Vision Statement

The College continues to be guided by the vision statement and core values.

As a leader in education, CCC will partner with the community in creating gateways for transformation.

Core Values

As a community and as individuals, we are committed to upholding these Core Values as we work together in service to the Vision and Mission of Clatsop Community College.

Core Values


Respect individuals and their contributions; be constructive with words and actions; provide constant encouragement in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; exhibit interpersonal trust; find virtue in work.


Seek truth and feedback; listen; have open, transparent communication; pursue common goals; encourage universal participation; strive for a “just society.”


Maintain a sense of humor while remaining serious about our mission; emphasize self-expression; show initiative; have faith in new beginnings; be open to change.


Encourage global citizenship; affirm and respect individual human potential; appreciate differences; be inclusive.


Provide a safe and reliable learning environment in which we strive to be ethical, honest, and disciplined; have and demonstrate pride.

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to the Affirmative Action/Gender Equity Officer in the Lower Level Library (503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468). The Section 504 Coordinator is located in Student Services Center (503-338-2474).

CCC Land Acknowledgement Statement

We recognize the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Native peoples and their traditional territories. We respectfully acknowledge that Astoria and the Lower Columbia River estuary rest on the traditional lands of the Chinook Indian Nation who have cared for these lands and waters since time immemorial, and continue to do so today.