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Our Mission and Vision

Create learning. Inspire equity. Celebrate success.

Education is a Partnership

TCC makes a firm promise to every student that no matter where you start or what you hope to achieve, we will:

  • Educate you.
  • Support you.
  • Provide you with opportunities.


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Our Mission

TCC creates meaningful and relevant learning, inspires greater equity, and celebrates success in our lives and our communities.

Our Vision

Tacoma Community College is recognized as a spirited leader in emphasizing and documenting student learning. We are known for our commitment to innovation and excellence, our inclusive community, and our technology integration. We achieve this through the collective dedication and recognition of our college family and the generous support of our community.

Our Culture

TCC is built on the gifts, resources, talents and successes of our students and employees. We believe that seeking out and celebrating these assets both sustains and energizes our community, helping us contribute to our society.

Explore Our Strategic Plan

TCC is constantly working to give our students the best education and opportunities. The 2014-2018 strategic plan and commitment to success is based on four solid concepts:

How You Know We’re Keeping Our Promise

The TCC faculty identified six learning outcomes for all students who complete their degrees.

Core of Knowledge
Basic knowledge of Written Communication, Humanities, Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

Ability to listen, speak, read, and write effectively, and use nonverbal and technological means to communicate.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Compare, analyze and evaluate information and ideas to solve problems.

Information & Information Technology
Locate, evaluate, retrieve and ethically use relevant and current information for academic or professional/ technical applications.

Intercultural Collaboration & Diversity

Apply an interdependent, diverse, and multicultural worldview through collaborative engagement.

Responsibility & Ethics
Understand what is responsible and ethical behavior toward individuals, the community, and the environment.

Program Outcomes

When you finish the curriculum in your chosen program at TCC, you will be able to:

  • Master the central concepts of your areas of study
  • Apply knowledge and skills presented in your courses to occupational, social and personal contexts
  • Understand the purpose and value of general education
  • Integrate knowledge across disciplines.


Annual Report 

Read about our commitment to student success in our 2018 Annual Report.