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Vision, Mission, Statement of Values and Learning Outcomes

for Student Enrichment and Process Improvement

ACC Vision 

To be the leader in community college education for the State of Colorado.

ACC Mission Statement

To provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees and the community.

ACC’s Values

Life-Long Learning — We uphold the highest academic standards and support the growth and success of each individual.

Integrity — We encourage the free exchange of ideas in an open environment that embraces honesty, respect and personal responsibility.

Community — We foster trusting relationships and respectful communication through collaboration with our students, employees and community partners.

Learning Outcomes for Student Enrichment and Process Improvement

Preparing learners for life success is an important commitment at Arapahoe Community College. These learning outcomes address the knowledge, skills and values that are fundamental to the personal and professional growth of our students, employees and community.

Communication — Construct, deliver, and engage in effective, knowledgeable communication for a variety of audiences and purposes.

Information Management — Identify, retrieve and synthesize information in order to think critically, reason creatively and make informed judgments.

Personal Development — Identify and continually develop one’s aptitudes and abilities in pursuit of goals.

Responsibility and Accountability — Employ personal and social accountability, recognize ethical issues, practice ethical behavior, and balance personal freedom with the interest of the community.

Quantitative Reasoning — Retrieve, interpret and evaluate information and numerical concepts to determine trends, make predictions, and develop informed opinions.

Cultural Awareness — Identify, distinguish, or express a diversity of aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives.