With our mission centered around student success and providing high-quality education for students from all walks of life, a strategic plan is essential for San Jacinto College. Discover how San Jac’s core values, priorities, and goals contribute to our strategic plan and help our students reach academic and career success.
San Jacinto College holds student success as its foundational goal that informs and guides all aspects of the institution. Our credit and non-credit instructional programs maintain high standards and ensure currency in career and transfer programs that allow students to explore, define, and achieve their goals. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment that provides intentional and comprehensive support services and resources, innovative teaching strategies and delivery methods, and affordable course materials. Our faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to the goal of student success: serving every student in a learning environment dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and excellence.
San Jacinto College will advance area economic prosperity by serving as the hub for local and regional workforce development initiatives. By collaborating with business and industry, we will anticipate, create, and deliver superior experiential training that upskills and equips our region with an agile and adaptable workforce. It is our goal to ensure that each student enters the workforce with the competencies, knowledge, and experience needed for career advancement that supports continuous industry innovation.
San Jacinto College is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining employees who are passionate about our educational mission. To serve the needs of our communities, the College requires highly effective performance, achievement, and teamwork. Our commitment to professional development and learning is supported by a partnership with employees to advance knowledge, creativity, and capabilities. All employees are responsible for their commitment to excellence through a system that clearly defines expectations, responsibilities, accomplishments, and rewards.
San Jacinto College consistently pursues transparent, agile, efficient, and effective operational practices and maintains standards that promote and encourage excellence throughout the College’s operations. Evaluation of current practices is encouraged, new ideas are heard and considered, and all decisions are made in the best interests of our students. Continuous improvement is required to address the College’s current and future challenges and to facilitate ongoing initiatives.
San Jacinto College engages in partnerships with educational institutions, community groups, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, businesses, and industries. By leveraging these partnerships, the College will reach all segments of our communities to provide educational opportunities. Through collaboration, we expand our capacity to meet the needs of our students and partners.
The College strives to achieve access for our students and community. Access calls for a learning culture in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We serve the populations in our community by providing quality education that fosters a sense of belonging and excellence, and that advances our students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. In our decisions, we ask the question: “How does this affect access and opportunity for our students and our community?”
The College will foster open, transparent, and collaborative communication across the College that will support the mission, vision, and strategic initiatives of the College. Effective and active communication is the responsibility of each employee.
The College will ensure that students have the opportunity to complete their educational goals through continuously improving processes, systems, and programs. The College will constantly adapt to remove barriers and create efficiencies to manage opportunities and challenges.
The College operates as a single entity. As such, the College’s campuses, centers, programs, and services demonstrate unity of purpose, standards, and beliefs. All areas and departments of the College are expected to work in a collaborative manner by focusing on providing students with a consistent, quality experience across the entire College. Common policies, procedures, and practices will guide the College as it implements the Strategic Plan.