Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

Cañada College provides our community with a learning-centered environment, ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals by providing transfer, career/technical, and basic skills programs, and lifelong learning. The college cultivates in its students the ability to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, reason quantitatively to make analytical judgments, and understand and appreciate different points of view within a diverse community.

Vision

Cañada College is committed to being a preeminent institution of learning, renowned for its quality of academic life, its diverse culture and practice of personal support and development, extraordinary student success, and its dynamic, innovative programs that prepare students for the university, the modern workplace, and the global community.

Values

  • Transforming Lives
  • High Academic Standards
  • Diverse and Inclusive Environment
  • Student Success in Achieving Educational Goals
  • Community, Education, and Industry Partnerships
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Engaging Student Life
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability
  • Transparency

College Goals

  1. Student Completion/Success
    Provide educational and student services programs that highlight inclusivity, diversity, and equity in their mission to help students meet their unique educational goals and minimize logistical and financial barriers to success.
  2. Community Connections
    Build and strengthen collaborative relationships and partnerships that support the needs of, reflect, and enrich our diverse and vibrant local community.
  3. Organizational Development
    Focus institutional resources on the structures, processes, and practices that invest in a diverse student population and prioritize and promote equitable, inclusive, and transformative learning.