Vision, Mission, & Values
WEST: A gateway to success for every student
West Los Angeles College provides a transformative educational experience.
West fosters a diverse learning community dedicated to student success.
Through quality instruction and supportive services, the College develops leaders who encourage excellence in others.
A West education enriches students with the knowledge and skills needed to earn certificates and undergraduate degrees, to transfer, to build careers, and to pursue life-long learning.
West envisions each student and employee striving for excellence in and out of classes, laboratories, libraries, studios, playing fields and offices.
We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards in personal as well as intellectual responsibilities. This informs relationships among students, staff, faculty and administration.
At West, everyone--students, staff, faculty, administration--is empowered by high expectations, respect and acknowledgement in all pursuits, from single lessons to completed degrees, from daily encounters to formal policy deliberations.
To be fully engaged-academically, locally and globally – is to embrace learning with passion, commitment and energy.