Mission Vision Values

Mission Statement

Golden West College provides an intellectually and culturally stimulating learning environment for its diverse student population. The College provides enriching and innovative programs that help students: transfer to four-year institutions, earn associate degrees, complete certificates in career and technical education, advance their careers, and demonstrate college readiness. The College is committed to continuous assessment and improvement of student learning and institutional effectiveness.


GWC welcomes you. Be inspired. Be empowered. Be transformed.


Our values are the ideals that guide us in our commitment to student learning and to the vitality of our community.
Welcoming Campus Environment Access, Equity, and Inclusiveness Excellence in Teaching and Learning Innovation and Technology Leadership Guided by Collaboration Stewardship and Sustainability

College Goals


GWC will increase credit and noncredit enrollment while providing efficient academic programs and student services.

Equity and Success

GWC will support, enhance, and develop equity-minded services and academic programs that lead to student success.


GWC will ensure students' timely completion of degrees and certificates by providing high quality academic programs and student services.

Workforce Preparation

GWC will support student success by developing and offering academic programs and student services that maximize career opportunities.


GWC will provide flexible, accessible, and sustainable learning environments that support the success of students, faculty, staff, and communities. 

Professional Development

GWC will support the success of all employees by providing professional development opportunities that focus on the achievement of College Goals.


GWC will effectively communicate and collaborate within the College and its communities.