Fullerton College advances student learning and achievement by developing flexible pathways for students from our diverse communities who seek educational and career growth, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. We foster a supportive and inclusive environment for students to be successful learners, responsible leaders, and engaged community members.


Fullerton College will transform lives and inspire positive change in the world.

Core Values

Community – We promote a sense of community that enhances the well-being of our campus and surrounding areas.

Diversity – We embrace and value the diversity of our entire community.

Equity – We commit to equity for all we serve.

Excellence – We honor and build upon our tradition of excellence.

Growth – We expect everyone to continue growing and learning.

Inclusivity – We support the involvement of all in the decision-making process.

Innovation – We support innovation in teaching and learning.

Integrity – We act in accordance with personal integrity and high ethical standards.

Partnership – We work together with our educational and community partners.

Respect – We support an environment of mutual respect and trust that embraces the individuality of all.

Responsibility – We accept our responsibility for the betterment of the world around us.


Goal 1: Promote Success for Every Student

Fullerton College will prepare students for success through the development and support of exemplary programs and services.

Objective 1:  Create a clear pathway for every student

Objective 2:  Enhance workforce training opportunities

Objective 3:  Improve student critical thinking skills

Objective 4:  Increase completion of courses, certificate and degree programs, and transfer-readiness

Objective 5:  Encourage completion of degrees for students enrolled in Career Technical programs

Goal 2: Cultivate a Culture of Equity

Fullerton College will strengthen and support a diverse and inclusive campus culture.

Objective 1:  Remove institutional barriers to student equity and success

Objective 2:  Increase equity in hiring and training

Objective 3:  Increase outreach to and recruitment of students from underserved populations

Objective 4:  Foster a sense of belonging where all are welcome and student basic needs are addressed

Goal 3: Strengthen Connections with Our Community

Fullerton College will develop and strengthen collaborative projects and partnerships with educational institutions, civic organizations, and businesses in North Orange County and beyond.

Objective 1:  Create and expand partnerships with local K-12 and higher education institutions

Objective 2:  Create and expand relationships with local businesses and civic organizations

Objective 3:  Be a cultural hub for the local community

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Goal 4: Commit to Accountability and Continuous Quality Improvement

Fullerton College will continually improve operational efficiency and effectiveness to ensure delivery of high quality instructional and support programs.

Objective 1:  Promote transparency in the shared governance structure and decision-making processes

Objective 2:  Ensure financial, physical, and technological resources are available to maintain necessary services and programs

Objective 3:  Provide professional and career development opportunities for students, faculty and staff

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes


Communicate clearly and appropriately for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Critical Thinking and Information Competency

Analyze and synthesize data/information in a variety of forms (numerical, textual, graphic) for the purpose of interpretation, problemsolving, and decision-making.

Global Systems Awareness and Ethical Citizenship

Analyze the interconnectedness of racial, cultural, political, social, economic, and environmental issues from multiple perspectives and recognize the individual agency and collective responsibility necessary for positively influencing those systems.

Aesthetic Appreciation and Production

Interpret, appreciate, and create artistic forms of knowledge and expression.

Personal Responsibility and Professional Development

Articulate personal values and goals as well as explain the skills, mindsets, and behaviors necessary to achieve well-being and professional success.

Statement of Ethics

As representatives of Fullerton College, we all share the responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, and to act in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner. We recognize the need for openness and reliability in what we say and do. We are committed to addressing issues in a forthright and professional manner, and to engaging people without prejudice. As members of an educational community, we are committed to excellence in all that we do, and to adhering to the principles of ethical behavior established in this statement.

The conduct of each member of Fullerton College is expected to be consistent with and to comply with the principles contained in this statement. All members of the campus community are expected to engage in the following:

  • Trustworthy conduct — including dependability, loyalty, and honesty in communications and actions.
  • Respectful behavior — treating everyone with civility, courtesy, tolerance, and acceptance, and recognizing the worth, dignity and unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Accountability — taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions and decisions.
  • Fair and just actions — utilizing equitable processes in decision making.
  • Compassion — caring for others, both within and apart from the campus community, and providing services to others in a manner that reflects our commitment to them and to their well being.