Cerro Coso Community College

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Our Mission and Guiding Principles

Mission

The mission of Cerro Coso Community College is to provide tailored programs and equitable services to the students in the communities and rural areas we serve. We demonstrate a conscious effort to produce and support student success and achievement through traditional and distance delivery.

To accomplish this mission we will provide:

  • degrees and certificates in transfer and career technical education,
  • remedial instruction,
  • comprehensive support services,
  • learning opportunities that develop ethical and effective citizenry, and
  • continuing education that is compatible with the institution's primary mission

Vision

Cerro Coso Community College will be recognized as a leader in higher education, a source of programs and services for tomorrow’s workforce, a model for student learning, and a partner with its diverse clientele and communities.

Values

The Values at Cerro Coso Community College provide the foundation for all student, academic, and community activities.

Educate

  • We are committed to student’s learning and achievement;

Innovate

  • We encourage individual and collective creativity in a rapidly changing world:
  • We implement best practices that facilitate and encourage innovation and success;

Inspire

  • We model a culture of life-long learning;

Serve

  • We celebrate the diversity of each individual: student, staff, and faculty;
  • We strive to deliver equitable services to all students at all sites; and
  • We foster community partnerships and the relationships we build with them.

Strategic Goals

The Cerro Coso Community College Strategic Plan for 2012-2015 focuses on five strategic goals. These goals are:

  • Strategic Goal #1: Student Success
    1. Increase Completion
    2. Improve Milestone Achievements
    3. Increase Student Engagement
  • Strategic Goal #2: Equity
    1. Close Achievement Gaps
  • Strategic Goal #3: Access
    1. Optimize Student Enrollment
    2. Be the Higher Education Option of First Choice
  • Strategic Goal #4: Community Connections
    1. Provide Workforce and Economic Development Programs that Respond to Local Industry
    2. Reflect the Communities We Serve
  • Strategic Goal #5: Organization Effectiveness
    1. Provide Effective Professional Development
    2. Meet and Exceed Internal and External Standards and Requirements
    3. Increase Trust and Create a Collaborative Culture
    4. Improve Facilities and Maintenance
    5. Improve Institutional Effectiveness
    6. Generate Revenue

Institutional Set Standards

Student Achievement Rates

Metrics Standards Set in 2015 2015 Results 2016 Results 2017 Results
Successful course completion 64% 71.0% 70.2% 74.2%
Degrees 175 343 307 381
Certificates 55 183 145 149
Transfer 150 185 158 pending
Basic skills course success 50% 56.2% 55.8% 53.7%
Online course success 57% 61.7% 62.0% 66.4%

Examination Pass Rates

Metrics Standards Set in 2015 2015 Results 2016 Results 2017 Results
Licensed Vocational Nurse 65% 78% 84% 88%
Emergency Med Technician 65% 86% 63% 77%

Job Placement Rates

Metrics Standards Set in 2015 2015 Results 2016 Results 2017 Results
Administration of Justice 50% 77.3% 78.7% 93.3%
Business 50% 45.8% 50.0% 60%
Business Office Technology 50% 36.4% 38.5% **
Child Development 50% 61.0% 56.8% 67.5%
Computer Information Systems 50% 28.6% 0% 58.3%
Emergency Med. Technician 50% 50.0% 46.2% 81.3%
Human Services 50% 60.0% 43.8% 72.7%
Licensed Vocational Nurse 50% 72.7% 63.6% 88.6%
Medical Assisting 50% 66.7% 0% **
Paralegal 50% 50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Web Design 50% 42.9% 38.5% 63.6%
Welding Technology 50% 65.0% 52.0% 65.5%

** Cohort too small, numbers withheld for privacy reasons

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