Glendale Community College is a public community college granting certificates and associate degrees. The college serves people from a variety of geographical areas but primarily serves a diverse population of the Greater Los Angeles region that is capable of benefiting from instruction in credit, noncredit, and community education programs.
Glendale Community College exists to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the following broad educational areas:
- Basic skills education to achieve basic foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, English as a Second Language, and learning and study skills which are necessary for students to succeed in college-level work.
- Lower division post-secondary education to achieve transfer to and success in obtaining a degree at a college or university.
- Career and technical education to achieve employment or enhanced career skills for job advancement.
- General education to achieve knowledge, skills and attitudes for postsecondary education success, personal enrichment, self-development, and a purposeful and meaningful life as a member of a global community.
Glendale Community College is the Greater Los Angeles Region’s premier learning community where all students achieve their informed educational goals through outstanding instructional and student services, a comprehensive community college curriculum, and educational opportunities found in few community colleges.
- The college's primary focus is to address students’ needs, augmented by its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- The college ensures wide participation in governance and decision making
- The college promotes rigor, educational quality, and innovation by constantly evaluating and improving its operations, programs, and outcomes.
- The college responsibly seeks funding and allocates its budgets with transparency to support its educational mission.
- As part of its mission, Glendale Community College is committed to student success by promoting:
- communication, critical thinking, information competency, quantitative reasoning, global awareness, and personal responsibility;
- collaboration among disciplines and openness to the diversity of the human experience;
- student services, learning support, and state of the art technology, including distance education modalities, that enable students to reach their educational goals in an efficient and timely manner.