Mission and Values
Portland Community College advances the region's long-term vitality by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the diverse students and communities we serve.
To achieve its mission, Portland Community College offers accessible and affordable education to the residents of its 1500 square mile district and to the residents of its service districts. As a public, comprehensive, post-secondary institution, this multi-campus college offers lower division college transfer programs, occupational and technical programs, basic skill education, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, labor, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. Through effective teaching and supportive student services, Portland Community College prepares students for success as individuals, members of a democratic society, and citizens of a rapidly changing world.
We believe that certain fundamental values characterize the institution in which we work and guide us in the accomplishment of our mission and goals. As a college community, we value:
- The dignity and worth of each individual
- Effective teaching
- Open and honest communication
- Teamwork and cooperation
- An environment that encourages the expression of original ideas and creative solutions
- Effective and ethical use of public funds