Our Mission


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.