Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Colorado Northwestern Community College is to enhance people’s lives through education.
To this end, CNCC will:
  • Provide accessible, affordable, quality education in safe, rural, small-town environments
  • Prepare our students to achieve their educational, workplace, and personal goals
  • Offer educational programs that respond to evolving workforce environments, to include workforce training, occupational certificates, and Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees
  • Offer excellent, two-year general education transfer degrees
  • Provide unique learning, leadership, and recreational experiences in the diverse natural environments of Northwest Colorado
  • Value and promote life-long learning
  • Value and promote diversity, including cultural and ethnic diversity, and diversity of thought and opinion
  • Provide holistic and broadly-based student support
  • Manage fiscal and overall resources to best serve institutional goals and responsibilities
  • Provide campuses and facilities with innovative technology
  • Continue to reach out to the Northwest Colorado community and beyond in order to create meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships

Our Vision

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be the college of choice for students seeking place-based education in Colorado. We will take full advantage of the surrounding rivers, deserts, and mountains to enhance our curriculum and provide unique learning opportunities. Our recreational, cultural, and athletic activities will engage students and complement our classroom goals. Innovative teaching, outreach education, and continual assessment will ensure that our students have the skills to further their education, succeed at meaningful careers, and prosper in a complex and increasingly diverse world. Our partnerships with local business, industry, and government will serve as the engine for the economic and cultural development of Northwest Colorado.