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Mission Statement

San José City College's mission is to serve our students and the community by offering high quality, relevant, and innovative instruction for basic skills, career pathways, university transfer, and life-long learning. 

We strive to accomplish this by awarding certificates and associate degrees to eligible students taught in a multicultural environment where student achievement, successful learning, and social justice are highly valued, supported, and continually assessed.

Vision Statement

The Vision of San José City College is to be an educational institution of excellence through:

  • The guiding principles of opportunity, equity, and open, equitable access for student success and achievement.
  • An exceptional learning environment that challenges and empowers students through teaching excellence, robust student support programs, innovation, and state-of-the-art technologies prepares students with the knowledge, relevant transferable skills, creativity, ethics, and values to succeed and thrive in a dynamic, healthy global environment.
  • A culture of inquiry and evidence that is characterized by the commitment of faculty, staff, and students to be accountable for learning excellence by assessing measurable and meaningful learning outcomes that lead to improved learning and inform data-driven decisions that foster adaptability in programs and services.

The College Advisory Council adopted the Mission Statement on April 01, 2016, and by the Board of Trustees on May 10, 2016.  

The College Advisory Council reviews the College Mission Statement and ensures that all aspects of the College Mission Statement are being fulfilled. The College Advisory Council meetings are open to all for the opportunity to provide feedback and input.