Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support all students in achieving their full educational potential in an environment of academic excellence. Specifically, the College is committed to providing quality education, services, and workforce training so that students become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, global society. The College pledges to prepare students for lifelong learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of associate degrees and certificates, and the completion of career and transfer pathways. The College will carry out this commitment by providing an engaging and supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. The College is dedicated to serving our community through improving economic achievement, advancing civic engagement, enhancing personal well-being, promoting critical thinking, and enriching aesthetic and cultural experiences.

Vision

Mt. SAC strives to be regarded as one of the premier community colleges in the nation. We will be viewed as a leader in community college teaching, programs, and services.

As a premier community college, we will provide access to quality, focusing on student success within a climate of integrity and respect. We will earn this reputation by consistently exceeding the expectations of our students, our staff, and our community.

Core Values

  • Integrity: We treat each other honestly, ethically, and responsibly in an
    atmosphere of trust.
 
  • Diversity and Equity: We respect and welcome all differences, and we foster equal
    participation throughout the campus community.
 
  • Community Building: We work in responsible partnerships through open communication,
    caring, and a cooperative spirit.
 
  • Student Focus: We address the needs of students and the community in our planning
    and actions.
 
  • Lifelong Learning: We promote the continuing pursuit of high educational goals through
    equal access to excellence in both teaching and support services.
 
  • Positive Spirit: We work harmoniously, show compassion, and take pride in our work.
 
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