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Vision, Mission and Goals


Central Arizona College is the leader of innovative learner success and the center for educational opportunities in our diverse communities.


Central Arizona College engages our diverse communities in quality learning experiences for lifelong success by providing accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities.


  • Accountability
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • People
  • Respect
  • Student Learning

Our Directions:

  • Students
  • Quality Programs
  • Academic Involvement K-12
  • Facilities that Foster Learning
  • Advanced Degrees
  • Responsibility to Community
  • Employee Development

Strategic Goals:

  • Ensure broad access to high-quality innovative educational programs, services and training opportunities for Pinal County residents
  • Improve student retention, persistence, completion and job placement
  • Ensure a safe, sustainable environment that promotes learning, communication, diversity and satisfaction among students, faculty and staff
  • Enhance our physical and technological infrastructure to support changes in the learning and work environment
  • Expand partnerships with Universities to provide advanced degrees to Pinal County residents
  • Obtain approval from the state and regional accreditation body to offer baccalaureate degrees at CAC
  • Optimize fiscal resources that support the needs and expectations of students and the community
  • Contribute to the economic vitality, workforce development, and job training needs of Pinal County and surrounding region

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Common Student Learning Outcomes:

Central Arizona College supports student success and academic achievement by providing a high quality education which integrates continuous improvement strategies in teaching and learning. CAC’s graduates possess academic knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an educated citizen, including competency in our Common Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs).

The four Common Student Learning Outcomes are:

Cultural and Civic Engagement
Participate in diverse environments while demonstrating global citizenship and social consciousness

Integrative Knowledge
Identify, comprehend, apply and synthesize facts, concepts, theories and practices across broad and specialized knowledge areas

Personal and Professional Skills
Demonstrate skills which enhance personal and professional development

Reasoning Skills
Inquire and analyze to solve problems, draw logical conclusions, or create innovative ideas

The CSLOs were approved by the Pinal County Community College Governing Board on September 18, 2012.