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Mission Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College offers accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals.
We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities.
Our commitment to student success empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to participate meaningfully in today’s complex world.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on November 13, 2014


Vision Statement

Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.


Values Statement

We value our students and employees. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches, and at times, saves lives. It is for this reason that we value:

Excellence – We challenge students with high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.
Collaboration – We believe that the best results can be achieved through effective communication between employees, students, industry and the communities we serve.
Relationship – We nurture a caring community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.
Innovation – We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.
Relevance – We pursue educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.
Access – We promote a network of support that improves learning opportunities, removes barriers to a quality education and ensures the rights of all students.
Leadership – We empower people throughout the college community to support and facilitate positive change.
Diversity – We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.
Integrity – We believe in being true to our core values by acting honestly and consistently in ways that demonstrate our character and moral commitment to “doing the right thing”.

We commit to create and respond to opportunities that inspire these values in ourselves.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on November 10, 2011  



The 5 institutional priorities at the core of the 2011-14 MSJC Strategic Plan are:

  • Student Success  
  • Fiscally Sound Position
  • Systematic Planning and Assessment
  • Institutional Pride and Organizational Culture
  • Community Partnerships and Service