SFCC is an educational leader and partner with the community and region in
providing flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality. Our faculty
and staff are dedicated to student success, cultural enrichment and lifelong
learning in a student-centered environment that encourages personal and
SFCC fosters student achievement and scholarship by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible learning opportunities.
We fulfill our mission through five core themes:
Core Theme 1: Excellent Instruction/Learning
SFCC has cultivated a climate in which faculty and students commit to excellence in instruction and learning.
Core Theme 2: Student Achievement
Student achievement encompasses students' experiences while at SFCC and those that prepare them for success after leaving SFCC. SFCC provides
students with the tools and opportunities to make connections with others, meet their goals, and transition successfully, whether into the
workforce or onto further learning.
Core Theme 3: Broad Access
The Washington State community college system was founded to "Offer an open door to every citizen regardless of his or her academic background
or experience, at a cost normally within his or her economic means." The SFCC mission supports this principle, stating "SFCC fosters student
achievement and scholarship by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible learning opportunities."
Core Theme 4: Diversity, Equity, Global Awareness
Advance diversity, promote equity, and to prepare students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization. The theme supports our
core value of diversity.
Core Theme 5: Responsiveness to Community Needs
We are committed to meeting the changing needs of our community stakeholders through collaboration and innovation.