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Cerro Coso Community College

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Our Mission and Guiding Principles

Mission

The mission of Cerro Coso Community College is to improve the life of every student it serves. Through traditional and distance delivery, Cerro Coso Community College brings transfer preparation, workforce education, remedial instruction, and learning opportunities that develop ethical and effective citizenry to the rural communities and unincorporated areas of the Eastern Sierra. In doing so, we promise clarity of educational pathways, comprehensive and equitable support services, and a commitment to equity.

Vision

Cerro Coso Community College will be the first choice in higher education for the Eastern Sierra region, a source of programs and services for tomorrow’s workforce, a model for student learning, and a valued partner with education and business in its communities.

Values

The values at Cerro Coso Community College provide the foundation for all academic, student support, and administrative services:

Educate

  • We are committed to student learning and achievement
  • We pledge to safeguard equal educational opportunities and promote student success for all students
  • We provide students with a clear set of course-taking patterns and provide integrated and equitable support services to help students choose a path and stay on the path

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 celebrate the diversity of each individual student, staff, and faculty
  • We foster community partnerships and the relationships we build with them

Serve

  • We model a culture of lifelong learning
  • We support local economic and workforce development in our communities

Strategic Goals

  1. Maximize Student Success
  2. Advance Student Equity Measures
  3. Ensure Student Access
  4. Enhance Community Connections
  5. Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness

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 150 185 158 176
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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