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Our vision is to be a gateway to success for every student.

GO WEST. GO FAR.

Vision, Mission, & Values

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OUR VISION

WEST: A pathway to success for every student.

 

OUR MISSION

West Los Angeles College provides a transformative educational experience.

West fosters a diverse learning community committed to student success, racial equity, social justice, and environmental responsibility.

Through quality instruction, programs, supportive services, community partnerships, and career development, the College encourages excellence and develops student leaders.

A West education enriches students with the knowledge and skills needed to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees and certificates; to transfer; to build careers; and to pursue life-long learning.

 

OUR VALUES

Equity

At West, it is our obligation to challenge the foundations of implicit and explicit bias and address historic and persistent inequity.

Excellence

West encourages each student and employee to strive for excellence in classes, laboratories, libraries, studios, playing fields, offices, and communities.

Ethics

We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards in personal as well as intellectual responsibilities. This informs relationships among students, staff, faculty, and administration.

Empowerment

At West, everyone--students, staff, faculty, administration--is empowered by high expectations, respect and acknowledgment in all pursuits, from single lessons to completed degrees, from daily encounters to formal policy deliberations.

Engagement

To be fully engaged-academically, locally and globally – is to embrace learning with passion, commitment, and energy.