Mission & Values


Columbia West College (CWC) is committed to providing outstanding English as a Second Language and test preparation instruction that equips students with the English language and test-taking skills necessary to achieve their academic, professional/vocational or personal goals.

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Core Values

Columbia West College will:

Provide rigorous, outcome-based, context-specific instruction that exceeds students’ expectations and is relevant and applicable to their goals

Enhance students’ self-esteem in their practice of English language skills to allow the confident application of their newly-acquired skills in varied settings

Create a supportive, positive environment that enables students to acquire English language skills in an efficient and timely manner

Promote excellence in teaching by hiring duly qualified instructors and providing faculty with opportunities for continued professional development