Transforming lives for a better future.
Palomar College respects each of our students' experiences and supports them to achieve academic success. As a community college, we encourage our students to embrace the best version of themselves and prepare them to engage with our local and global communities.
In creating the learning and cultural experience that fulfill our mission, we are committed to serving our community, including historically and currently marginalized and racially minoritized populations. In doing so, we are guided by the core values of:
We make education possible for everyone.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.
We provide quality programs and robust course offerings to support students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education.
We offer a caring and supportive environment that addresses the holistic and distinct needs of our students.
We are an integral part of our region and strive to foster meaningful relationships within our college and local communities.
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
Integrated Planning Update 2021:
PRP and Institutional Planning Resource Requests 2021
Palomar College's master planning is shaped by the College's Vision, Mission, and Values and reflects the College's top priority of student success.
The Educational Master Plan (EMP) establishes long-range goals of the College and drives all other College plans. The Facilities Master Plan supports the EMP. Each is completed on a 12-year cycle with a comprehensive update in year six.
Three-year strategic plans, action plans, progress and summary reports, and supporting data.
Plan that promotes success of and provide support to students with disproportionate impact.
Annual reports to the Governing Board on student enrollments, demographics, achievement, etc.
Goals for student access, retention, completion, and community engagement/fiscal stability.
Systematic identification and prioritization of the District's staffing needs over a six-year period.
Broad technology goals designed to support the District's strategic goals and sustain ongoing operations.
Institutional Resource Allocation Outcomes 2020-2021
Program Review - Comprehensive and annual review of instructional programs and non-instructional departments
Comprehensive and annual review of instructional programs and non-instructional departments