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

Core Themes

In the process of refining the College mission, the College Board reconfigured five previous Core Themes into three comprehensive Core Themes that encompass the primary areas of instruction provided by the College.

Clatsop Community College Strategic Plan


Board Approved 5-14-13: 2013-2017 Strategic Plan May 9 2013


Core Themes


Board Approved 7-10-12


Core Theme 1 - Foundational Skills

Prepare students with a foundation of the skills and abilities needed for college study and life-long learning


Core Theme 2 - Transfer

Prepare students to successfully continue their education at a bachelor degree-granting institution


Core Theme 3 - Employment

Prepare students for career employment in a global marketplace


Core Theme 4 - Business Productivity

Improve the knowledge and skills of proprietors and employees of district businesses


Core Theme 5 - Personal Enrichment

Assess the educational interests of the community and provide the resulting educational activities that are within the College's authority to provide


Strategic Goals


Board Approved 7-10-12


Improve College Processes

  1. Schedule programs and courses to maintain an average credit section size of 20 students
  2. Increase job placement rates for career-technical programs by percent
  3. Improve staff and faculty satisfaction with institutional governance and operations

Improve the Vitality and Stability of the College

  1. Increase general fund ending balance to 15 percent of General Fund
  2. Increase non-general fund revenue by 20 percent (exclusive of Financial Aid flow-through)
  3. Increase tuition-paying student enrollment (FTE) by 3 percent each year

Improve Accountability and Transparency

  1. Improve student satisfaction with instruction, advising, and registration services
  2. Regularly evaluate services and instructional programs to document program effectiveness and adjust program operation as indicated

Core Theme 1: Foundational Skills


Core Theme 2: Academic and Student Success


Core Theme 3: Community and Personal Enrichment


Strategic Initiatives (applied to each Core Theme)

  • Strengthen the Academic Environment for Students
  • Cultivate Connections with the Community
  • Commit to Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Advance Institutional Accountability

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.


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).