Mission, Goals and Vision

Mission Statement

With a "students first" philosophy, Moorpark College empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career technical education. Moorpark College integrates instruction and student services, collaborates with industry and educational partners, and promotes a global perspective.


Values Statement

We value a learning environment that embraces innovative thinking, a culture of creativity and excellence through:

  • Community: Embrace a shared commitment to the development of relationships among internal and external constituents to foster a culture of student success
  • Integrity: Commit to transparency, civility, collegiality, and collaboration in all relationships
  • Equity: Recognize and respect individuals and perspectives through equitable access and participation in the campus community
  • Dialogue: Foster open and productive communication between all campus and community constituents in evidence-based decision-making
  • Access: Create an environment in which the institution responds to the evolving needs of all while using its constituents and technology to enhance human development and connection
  • Responsibility: Live a commitment to the well-being of self, others and promoting a culture of service
  • Citizenship: Promote purposeful and proactive involvement in a local and global society

College Vision

At Moorpark College, we encourage quality and believe our strengths have  been  and  will continue  to  be  people–their  flexibility,  their responsiveness, and their willingness to meet the needs of our students and community. We believe that building on these strengths provides an educational experience appropriate to the students' needs and within the College's mission.

Specifically, our actions and decisions are based on the following beliefs:

•    We will provide the best services, programs and opportunities for students.
•    We encourage creativity and innovation and we will try new ideas and new things.
•    All students attending Moorpark College will receive the support they need to meet their individual educational goals.
•    Students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions will receive up-to-date and accurate information to facilitate transfer.
•    We will increase our responsiveness to business and industry in changing economic climates.
•    We are an integral part of the community.

To  best  implement  our  actions  and  decisions,  our  internal  working environment is based on the following beliefs:

•    Shared governance is an accepted part of our decision-making process.
•    We will strive to build greater trust, understanding, and cooperation between the other segments of the Ventura County Community College District and Moorpark College.
•    We will provide all staff with support for professional development.