• Mission, Vision, Core Themes and Values


    Transforming Lives | Building Communities


    Mt. Hood Community College is nationally recognized as the choice for life-long education and is a leader in state-of-the-art learning environments and innovation; the college is celebrated by residents for its economic, social, cultural and recreational contributions to the district.



    The College provides the necessary state-of-the-art tools so that anyone committed to learning may establish, make progress towards and ultimately accomplish the goals that define their individual success.


    The College continually seeks out educational, economic and cultural opportunities to engage and partner with its surrounding populations in an effort to be a responsive, responsible neighbor, and a college that the community can proudly and confidently support.


    The College works closely with businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to proactively reassess current and future trends so that it may provide relevant skills and educational training while eliminating barriers and maximizing efficiencies and service quality.


    • Staying abreast of educational and technological challenges, trends and innovations and transforming the college to meet the changing needs of our
      community. We are decisive, intentional and forward thinking.
    • Cultivating an environment that celebrates and supports diverse communities, peoples, backgrounds and points of view. We are inclusive and respectful.
    • Creating an active, friendly, welcoming and open environment for our staff, students and community. We are accessible, positive and responsive

    • Providing innovative educational programs, methods and assistive technologies while also building strong community and business partnerships. We are
      collaborative, focused and purposeful.
    • Being responsible stewards of the physical and financial resources entrusted to us by the residents of the district. We are accountable, transparent and
    • Exceeding expectations in all customer service interactions. We are reliable, dedicated and empathetic.