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CEI Core Themes

CEI Mission Statement
To provide open-access to affordable, quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community.

Core Themes

Learning for Work and Life
CEI is a place of learning where students prepare for transfer, careers, and effective citizenship. The college embraces active learning, and provides instruction that is not only academically rigorous, but tailored to the needs of the student and the community. Learning for work and life takes place in all areas of campus through transfer degrees, career-technical education, college and career readiness, and workforce training.

CEI faculty and staff throughout the college are committed to students and their success. Well-functioning student support areas are critical to our students' success because they help model outstanding professional behaviors, and they provide comprehensive student support from first contact through degree and/or employment.

Community Engagement
CEI's focus on community is evident in a safe and inviting campus, which fosters communication, professional growth and adult enrichment through broad, collaborative relationships within academic and employer communities throughout the region.

Mission Definitions

  • "Open access" — Open access refers to the notion that all who enter CEI will have a place to learn that which is appropriate to his/her goals. In addition to more traditional college degree programs, CEI open access includes College & Career Readiness (CCR), GED completion, English as a second language, and customized workforce training.
  • "Affordable" — CEI strives to reduce cost barriers to education, making the community college education cost effective.
  • "Quality education" — CEI provides a quality educational experience with highly qualified instructors who utilize best practices and state of the art educational equipment and technologies.
  • "Needs of student" — CEI provides an environment of service that supports student goals across all functions of the college.
  • "Needs of regional employers" — Connections with regional employers ensure a prepared workforce and a talent pipeline for business and industry.
  • "Needs of the community" — Commitment to the community is evident in the collegiality of faculty and staff, and in the broader collaborative relationships, CEI has forged within the local, regional, state and academic communities.


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