CCC Purpose, Mission, Core Themes and Code of Ethics

Established in 1966 in Oregon City, Oregon, the goal of Clackamas Community College's has always been to provide quality education and training to people in our service district within Clackamas County. We're proud to say we've been accomplishing that goal for more than 50 years. Read more to learn more about the mission and values that guide our decision making.

CCC's Purpose

Creating lifetime opportunities for success through responsive education.


To serve the people of the college district with high-quality education and training opportunities that are accessible to all students, adaptable to changing needs and accountable to the community we serve.

Core Themes

Our core themes describe the essential elements of our mission fulfillment.

  • Academic Transfer - We prepare learners to transition to a four year institutions and attain their goals for further education.
  • Career and Technical Education - We prepare learners to attain their career goals through programs that reflect the labor market needs of business and industry.
  • Essential Skills - We prepare learners to attain high school completion, to achieve English language proficiency and to gain college and career readiness skills in mathematics, reading and writing.
  • Lifelong Learning - We create opportunities for the lifelong professional, cultural and personal development of our community members.

Code of Ethics

To perform our jobs in a way that fosters personal growth and academic excellence, recognizes the inherent goodness of all people, models personal and academic integrity, respects diversity, and shows concern for the needs and feelings of others.