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Our mission is to prepare students for careers, civic responsibility and life-long learning.


Mountwest Board END Statement:

District residents have the knowledge or skill sets necessary to successfully create or become employed in local enterprises or to proceed to further education at a level of accomplishment worth the total cost.
1. Health, Technical, Service
2. Business skills – Entrepreneurship
3. Success in 4 year colleges

Mountwest Vision Statement (CEO Policy Governance Interpretation)
Mountwest Community and Technical College will become the preeminent provider of highly valued middle-skill employees and transfer students within the region.

Mountwest Institutional Values Statement:

  • Quality Education - We value affordable, high quality programs that are respected, transferable and prepare students for careers that meet labor market demands.
  • Learning Environment - We value an educational environment that places learner needs first, fosters critical thinking and individual responsibility.
  • Continuous Improvement - We value fair and clearly defined policies which are established through sound planning, resulting in continuous improvement, excellence in customer service, professional development, and creativity.
  • Environment - We value effective communication, consistency, teamwork, transparency, streamlined decision-making, and mutual respect.
  • Community - We value a positive community reputation by promoting community involvement, developing partnerships, responding to community needs, and fostering internal and external collaboration.

In order to operationalize and support the Continuous Improvement and Environment values statements of the college, the college has established a set of Guiding Principles. The intent of these Principles is to guide daily behavior and personal interactions:

  • Promote a Culture of Evidence
    We Do – Use data to inform decisions
    We Do Not – Accept opinion as fact
  • Emphasize Personal Accountability
    We Do – Own personal opinions as our own
    We Do Not – Represent personal opinions as those of the group
  • Contribute to a Trusting Environment
    We Do – Emphasize direct, equilateral, and honest communication while following the chain of command
    We Do Not – Engage in triangular communication and/or gossip
  • Use a Disciplined Decision Making Process
    We Do – Describe and analyze before considering solutions
    We Do Not – Build evidence to support a pre-determined solution