About VWCC

Mission, Vision, Values & Goals


Virginia Western Community College provides affordable, accessible, and quality educational opportunities and workforce training to meet individual, community and global needs.


As a student-oriented center for lifelong learning, Virginia Western Community College will meet the needs of our diverse community by providing comprehensive educational programs and workforce development.

Core Values


  • Maintain the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and ethical conduct.


  • Encourage our students, faculty, and staff to strive for academic, professional, and personal excellence.
  • Pursue continuous improvement and high quality in staffing, facilities, programs, and services.


  • Foster a community that demonstrates care and support for students, faculty, staff, and the citizens of our service region.
  • Promote service to others.


  • Respect and appreciate all cultures, learning styles, and ideas that reflect the community we serve.
  • Provide access to services and programs for all students who may benefit.
  • Promote a safe and secure environment that facilitates student learning.

Institutional Goals

In striving to fulfill its mission in the most effective way possible, the College established four institutional goals.

Goal 1

Promote effective teaching and learning through quality instruction, programs, and services designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

Goal 2

Cultivate relationships and partnerships with the educational community, business, industry, and government to create educational and workforce development opportunities to support economic vitality.

Goal 3

Practice sound stewardship of financial, physical, and technological resources to support high quality programs and services.

Goal 4

Foster a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to learning.

Reviewed by the Virginia Western Community College Local Board on September 18, 2013.


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