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Vision, Mission, and Goals


Educating tomorrow's workforce.


Strengthening our community through responsive education and services.


  • Access
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Respect

Core Themes and Strategies

Workforce Preparation

Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to access employment in their chosen industry.

  • We will refine our method of tracking and measuring graduate employment.
  • Each program’s alignment with industry expectations will be reviewed collaboratively with industry partners.
  • Programs will actively assess student learning at the course, program, and college level.

Student Success

Our students will complete their program at equitable rates and on time.

  • We will implement high-impact, high-touch retention measures.
  • Pre-college English and math sequences will be eliminated and faculty will be trained in innovative practices.
  • We will recruit diverse faculty and staff to strengthen our inclusive campus and focus on measuring and improving equity in student outcomes.

Institutional Sustainability

CPTC will operate in a sustainable manner that enables us to prepare an educated workforce for the South Puget Sound.

  • We will expand and diversify our revenue streams by implementing new programs and services in response to local needs.
  • We will expand outreach efforts to diverse student populations, including international students, Running Start students, and recent high school graduates.
  • We will seek national recognition for the excellent work our faculty and staff do in helping students achieve their goals.