The ECC Mission »

Vision and Core Values


El Centro College aspires to be the college of choice for students, employers, the community, and a leader in higher education.

Core Values


We encourage our students, employees, and community to achieve their potential.


We will ensure honesty and fairness in all that we do


Embrace flexible ways of learning through personalization
Deliver programs that answer the economic needs of the community
Be willing to take informed risks to advance learning
Thoughtfully design programs and services that are sustainable and scalable


Provide an environment that encourages the diversity of individual and world views while embracing collaboration
Meet the needs of the community through the elimination of barriers and the broadening of access


Lead by example, assist students to translate their learning into responsible citizenship

Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority I. Student Successthe success of our students is always the primary focus of El Centro College.
Strategic Priority II. Employee Developmentcommitment to hiring, retaining, and developing successful employees is a key to positive impacts we have on our students and communities.
Strategic Priority III. Community Impactwe add value to lives and build communities by continually strengthening and expanding our connections with civic, community, and educational organizations.
Strategic Priority IV. Workforce Developmentwe positively and significantly impact economic and workforce development initiatives key to the prosperity of Dallas County (with an emphasis on the Southern Sector), North Texas, the state, and the nation.
Strategic Priority V. Institutional Effectiveness we meet our strategic goals based on continual evaluation and improvement of programs and services in relation to student and community needs.
Strategic Priority VI. Leader Collegewe serve as an example to our students, our colleagues, and our community.


Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiative 1:

Be a leader in innovative and effective college readiness process which provide students with a guided pathway from basic skills to workforce readiness and/or academic transfer.

Strategic Initiative 2:

Be a leader in personalized guided pathways that employ flexible delivery methods shortening the time to completion.

Strategic Initiative 3:

Establish a culture of excellence through personalized guided pathways for employee development, helping everyone reach their potential.

Strategic Initiative 4:

Be a leader in community transformation through innovative partnerships with community, business, and industry.

Strategic Initiative 5:

Be an effective institution through continuous assessment of programs, processes, and practices that maximize resources for improving student and employee success.