Mission Statement: Pierce College is a student-centered learning institution that offers opportunities for access and success in a diverse college community. The college dedicates its resources to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational, career, and personal goals. Our comprehensive curriculum and support services enable students to earn associate degrees and certificates, prepare for transfer, gain career and technical proficiency, and develop basic skills. We serve our community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, economic and workforce development, and a variety of enrichment activities.

Pierce College Goals:

Goal 1: Pierce College will offer excellent, responsive instructional programs to facilitate and improve student learning.
Goal 2: Pierce College will increase opportunities for student access, readiness, retention, and success.
Goal 3: Pierce College will enhance the learning environment to be culturally and pedagogically diverse.
Goal 4: Pierce College will expand the effective use of technology in all areas of the college.
Goal 5: Pierce College will enhance its relationships with the community at large.
Goal 6: Pierce College will establish and maintain fiscal stability.
Goal 7: Pierce College will implement a campus facilities master plan that fully integrates programs, services and budget in support of student learning.
Goal 8: Pierce College will continually refine both its governance and decision processes and its interaction with the district to increase effectiveness and inclusion.

Pierce College Values:

  • Student success and engagement
  • An environment conducive to learning
  • Access and opportunity
  • Service to our communities
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Enrichment through diversity
  • Freedom to think, dialogue, and collaborate