About DCC

Mission & Core Themes


Dawson Community College fosters a culture of excellence in education, providing all students quality learning and opportunities for growth and partnership in local and global communities.


Excellence through Academics: This objective provides quality curriculum and instruction through multiple learning pathways expanding opportunities in education adaptive to the needs of a changing student body. 

Excellence through Student Engagement: This objective provides a student-centered focus through student and academic support services, quality faculty and staff, residence life, clubs and organizations. 

Excellence through Community: This objective provides the greater community lifelong learning opportunities through open access to the College. 

Excellence through Outreach: This objective provides opportunities for workforce development, apprenticeships and internships, continuing education, personal enrichment, and youth programming. 

Excellence through Recruiting: This objective provides opportunities to invite all learners to be a part of DCC, maintain sustained growth with not only more applicants, but also better prepared students equipped with tools for success. 

Excellence through Financial Practices: This objective provides budget oversight and expanded opportunities in education for both transfer and career and technical education and workforce development, as well as personal enrichment for our faculty, staff, students, and community. 

Excellence through Property and Learning Facilities: This objective provides the management of all grounds and facilities to help provide the best learning environment possible. 

Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities

Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest  Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224

Dawson Community College Strategic Plan 2015-2018

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