Institutional Planning


Become the first option of choice for education and training services in the communities we serve.


Columbia Gorge Community College builds dreams and transforms lives by providing lifelong educational programs that strengthen our community.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Service

Core Themes

  • Building Dreams (Access)
  • Transforming Lives (Education)
  • Strengthen Our Community (Partnerships)

Institutional Master Plan Introduction

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Institutional Master Plan, 2016-1019, provides a roadmap for the continued development of the College in order to meet the needs of a changing student population, as well as the needs of our community and business partners. The plan will be reviewed annually, updated as needed, and re-written every three to five years in order to be responsive to the needs of students and our service area.

CGCC provides instruction in the core areas of academic transfer, workforce education, college preparation, and continuing education. Within this context, CGCC is committed to maintaining community colleges’ traditional mission of offering broad access to learning. It is important that community colleges continue to offer two-year transfer degree programs, but that they are also responsive to the labor market in offering training options to help students access good jobs that do not require four-year degrees.

The Institutional Master Plan represents the guiding architecture for strategic planning and mission assessment at CGCC. In conjunction with the MP, the Facilities Master Plan and the Strategic Enrollment Plan outline goals and outcomes for those specific areas of the college.

ASPIRATIONAL GOAL — To better serve the students in our region by becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2021

Strategic Goal #1: Increase Enrollment of Underserved Students (Hispanic, 1st Generation, Low-income)

Strategic Goal #2: Increase Retention and Completion Rates

Strategic Goal #3 — Provide Curriculum and Programs that are Relevant and Diverse

Strategic Goal #4 —Expand Collaborations with Business, Industry and Educational Partners

Strategic Goal #5: Stable, Flexible Funding that Maintains Quality Programs, Faculty and Staff.

Related Documents & Links

CGCC Master Plan 2016 - 19 1.32 MB
Strategic Work Plan 2016 - 18
Strategic Work Plan 2018-19 February update
Planning Graphic
Facility Master Plan Update 2012 1.02 MB
Core Theme Assessment