Mission + Vision


Contra Costa College is a public community college serving the diverse communities of West Contra Costa County and all others seeking a quality education. The College fosters transformational educational experiences and responsive services that ensure effective student learning and institutional effectiveness by committing its resources using equitable, inclusive and integrated decision-making processes. Contra Costa College offers associate degrees, certificates, transfer preparation, lifelong learning, and career educational opportunities aimed at helping students achieve their economic and educational goals, as well as courses designed to support lifelong learning.


Contra Costa College strives to provide a high-quality education that transforms student lives in an atmosphere that celebrates academic achievement, diversity, community, and innovation.


Contra Costa College’s commitment to its mission derives strength and guidance from institutional values. As a community of educators, the college values: 

  • GROWTH to help students learn and to improve the economic and social vitality of communities through education;
  • INCLUSION of diverse opinions, ideas, peoples, and traditions;
  • FREEDOM to pursue and fulfill educational goals in an environment that is safe and respectful for all students, all faculty, all classified professionals, and all managers alike; and
  • INTEGRITY in all facets of our college interactions and operations.

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes – Support an environment that encourages and enables the members of our community to gain: 

  • Critical thinking skills and abilities, including evaluating, analyzing, and applying information.
  • Communication skills using verbal, auditory, written, numerical, and visual forms.
  • Awareness of themselves, their community, and the world around them, leading to personal responsibility, ethics, and civic engagement.

Institutional Goals:

Goal 1.1. Strengthen connection and representation of the college community in decision- making process and participatory governance.

Action Area 1.1.1.   Update decision-making process and participatory governance structure

Action Area 1.1.2.   Develop a centralized, easily accessible location illustrating the decision-making process and participatory governance structure

Action Area 1.1.3.   Ensure that participatory governance records are easy to access and reference

Action Area 1.1.4.    Ensure regular training for all employees on decision-making and participatory governance processes

Action Area 1.1.5.    Foster a culture in which participatory governance involvement is encouraged and admired

Goal 1.2. Steward College Resources in alignment with the Strategic Plan utilizing a clear, transparent, data-based decision-making processes for the College Budget.

Action Area 1.2.1.   Develop and implement a comprehensive process to holistically evaluate the program review process

Action Area 1.2.2.   Conduct a comprehensive review of programs and services, resulting in a prioritization that is widely communicated

Action Area 1.2.3.   Develop a comprehensive and transparent budget setting and projecting process aligned with the Strategic Plan

Action Area 1.2.4.   Develop strategies to increase external funding sources

Action Area 1.2.5.   Understand the impacts of the Student-Centered Funding Formula at CCC, and respond accordingly

Goal 1.3. Develop a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Strategy.

Action Area 1.3.1.   Actively manage and track enrollment

Action Area 1.3.2.   Institute a SEM committee within the participatory governance structure

Action Area 1.3.3.   Develop trainings to assure shared understanding of the comprehensive definition of SEM, which includes efforts to identify, recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate students in alignment with our mission and strategic goals while maintaining fiscal sustainability

Action Area 1.3.4.   Develop a strong recruitment and retention program

Action Area 1.3.5.   Develop a course schedule that meets our diverse student needs

Action Area 1.3.6.   Strengthen the Marketing program

Action Area 1.3.7.   Redevelop and strengthen the integrated support structure required to improve student retention, progress to degree, and graduation

Goal 1.4. Increase faculty, staff, and student morale, and build a strong sense of community cohesion so that the CCC community works well together

Action Area 1.4.1.   Clarify expectations for each role on campus, and the connection between daily work and the mission of the college

Action Area 1.4.2.   Recognize and support colleagues on campus

Action Area 1.4.3.   Embrace cultural humility and equity to create safety, collaboration, and wellness spaces

Action Area 1.4.4.   Ensure that students are pro-actively included in assessment and development of our campus culture so that it is student-centered

Action Area 1.4.5.   Develop, implement, and assess a program of activities and events that bring college constituents together, developing and growing community within and across communities, as well as within and across administrative boundaries

Action Area 1.4.6.   Identify and employ strategies towards having the demographics of the employee base mirror that of the students

Action Area 1.4.7.   Work to support holistic health amongst CCC students, faculty, and staff

Goal 1.5. Provide a campus that furthers and celebrates learning and the rich culture of our community

Action Area 1.5.1.   Display (or install or provide) art on campus to celebrate diversity

Action Area 1.5.2.   Provide inclusive spaces for students to celebrate and be supported in their uniqueness

Action Area 1.5.3.   Develop professional development opportunities that support the college in implementing culturally relevant practices across all work