Learning for Success
Our mission is to provide an engaging teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. As a comprehensive community college, we support and encourage students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, basic skills, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education.
We are committed to helping our students achieve the learning outcomes necessary to contribute as individuals and global citizens living responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and ever-changing world.
Palomar College is dedicated to empowering students to succeed and cultivating an appreciation of learning. Through ongoing planning and self-evaluation we strive for continual improvement in our endeavors. In creating the learning and cultural experiences that fulfill our mission and ensure the public’s trust, we are guided by our core values of
Excellence in teaching, learning, and service
Integrity as the foundation for all we do
Access to our programs and services
Equity and the fair treatment of all in our policies and procedures
Diversity in learning environments, philosophies, cultures, beliefs, and people
Inclusiveness of individual and collective viewpoints in collegial decision-making processes
Mutual respect and trust through transparency, civility, and open communication
Creativity and innovation in engaging students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Physical presence and participation in the community