Mission Statement

Our Mission

Foothill College offers educational excellence to diverse students seeking transfer, career preparation and enhancement, and basic skills mastery. We are committed to innovation, ongoing improvement, accessibility and serving our community.

Our Vision

Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.

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Our Values

Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Openness, Transparency, Forgiveness, Sustainability

Our Purpose

To provide access to educational opportunity for all with innovation and distinction.

Foothill College offers:
  • an associate in arts or associate in science degree, or specialty certificate;
  • preparation for transfer to another college, university or post secondary institution;
  • career education, training, and services;
  • basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), leadership skills and student development; and
  • student support services to promote student success.

Foothill's success is measured by the following quality indicators:

  • Access: Educational Opportunity for All
  • Student Success: Completion of Student Goals
  • Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Support of Learning
  • Climate for Learning
  • Fiscal and Enrollment Stability
  • Reputation: Innovation and Distinctiveness

Adopted by the College Roundtable, February. 24, 1999;
Revised by the College Roundtable, June 24, 2009


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