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Mt. SAC Mission Statement


The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support all students in achieving their educational goals in an environment of academic excellence. Specifically, the College is committed to providing quality education, services, and workforce training so that students become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, global society. The College pledges to prepare students for lifelong learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of associate degrees and certificates, and the completion of career and transfer pathways.  The College will carry out this commitment by providing an engaging and supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals.  The College is dedicated to serving our community through improving economic achievement, advancing civic engagement, enhancing personal well-being, promoting critical thinking, and enriching aesthetic and cultural experiences.

Institutional Level Outcomes

Institutional Level Outcomes are statements about the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of the college, including courses, programs, departments, and services.

COMMUNICATION
Students effectively communicate with and respond to varied audiences in written, spoken or signed, and artistic forms.
  • Comprehending, analyzing, and responding appropriately to oral, written, and visual information.
  • Reading and understanding the content and purpose of written material.
  • Speaking or signing to increase knowledge, foster understanding, or promote change.
  • Developing and expressing ideas in writing with clarity and fluency.
CRITICAL THINKING
Students apply creative, computational, and analytical skills to identify and solve problems, analyze information, synthesize and evaluate ideas, and transform existing ideas into new forms.
  • Analyzing content, meaning, and purpose from a variety of texts or materials.
  • Developing informed conclusions based upon the collection, examination, and synthesis of evidence.
  • Computing and analyzing multiple representations of quantitative information and/or data, including graphical, formulaic, numerical, verbal, and visual.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to answer questions or achieve goals.
INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY
Students will use resources and technologies to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information in various formats.
  • Interpreting the social, legal and ethical uses of information.
  • Researching data and drawing conclusions based on an analysis of that data.
  • Using technologies to communicate, solve problems, and complete tasks.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL, CIVIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Students demonstrate awareness and respect for personal, social, civic, and environmental responsibilities.
  • Setting, evaluating, and monitoring, academic, career, financial, and personal goals.
  • Interpreting, and managing physical and mental health needs.
  • Developing self-awareness in the areas of personal development, learning styles, and decision-making strategies.
  • Recognizing and respecting the beliefs, opinions, and values of other individuals and cultures.
  • Being informed about and participating in local, state, national, and global communities.
  • Evaluating environmental conservation and sustainability.