Mission, Vision, and Values
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Community Connections
Build and strengthen collaborative relationships and partnerships that support the
needs of, reflect, and enrich our diverse and vibrant local community.
- 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