Our Mission, Vision and Values
Mission - to ensure each learner's personal and professional success, and influence lives in ways that are local, global, traditional, and innovative.
Vision - be a powerful force for improving the quality of life in our community.
Values - Our campus community expects an environment of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, inclusion, and innovation that fosters personal growth, academic excellence, and accountability.
Strategic Plan: Learn about LCC's Strategic Initiatives.
We invite the community to participate in the programs and services at Lower Columbia College.
We offer programs that prepare students to pursue upper division college and university programs.
We prepare and educate students for immediate employment into the workplace.
We provide avenues to higher education and careers for learners who aren't prepared for college-level coursework, who haven't completed high school, or who don't speak English as their first language.
We custom-fit training and education services to business and industry needs.
We recognize the critical role the College plays in promoting cultural awareness and appreciation in our community.
We are committed to integrity, stewardship, and excellence in meeting the educational, cultural, and service needs of the community.
College Outcomes: Learn how LCC tracks performance through Key Performance Indicators.
In 2007, Lower Columbia College faculty developed the following set of Global Skills for all LCC students. This list describes the knowledge, skills and abilities expected of all students earning a credential from LCC. The College regularly evaluates student progress in these areas to help plan improvements and ensure quality across the institution.
Express ideas and information in writing and speaking in a manner that is clear and appropriate to the audience, and read and listen effectively.
Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem-solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions.
Interact effectively with individuals and/or within groups.
Achieve competency with numbers and graphical skills to interpret and communicate quantifiable information, and apply mathematical and statistical skills in practical and abstract contexts.
Global Skills: Learn how Global Skills are evaluated.