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.
- Respect for the Individual
- Community Focus
- Commitment to Learning
- Building Dreams (Access)
- Transforming Lives (Education)
- Strengthen Our Communities (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—BECOME A HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION BY 2020
Strategic Goal #1: Increase Enrollment of Underserved Students (Hispanic and/or 1st Generation and/or Pell Eligible)
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.