Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate's Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor's a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor's degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

Staff Development

Developing systems to provide for continuous improvement of our institution to accomplish its mission by improving the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and performance of people within our Colleges and District.
Administrative Service Council

To support the participatory governance process, the District Administrative Services Council was formed to facilitate the coordination of administrative services units and activities as well as cooperation with the colleges. The Council is the counterpart to the highest level participatory governance councils at the colleges.
District Staff Development Committee

The purpose of the District Staff Development Committee is to develop and plan professional and organizational development initiatives and activities that support the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the District and Colleges.


The District Council (DC) functions as the highest level District-wide participatory governance body with regard to policy and planning. The District Council or a subgroup thereof, serves as the Steering Committee for Staff Development. It is the official conduit for communication between the College and District Administrative Services councils, the Chancellor, and the Board of Trustees. Opportunity is provided through the District Council for input from all District constituencies. Read More >>

Operating and Infrastructure Committee

OIC serves to coordinate technology issues that have district-wide implications. Read More >>

District Budget Advisory Committee

DBAC functions as the highest level District-wide shared governance body with regard to budget and fiscal planning. It is the conduit for communication between the College Councils, the Chancellor, and the Board of Trustees. Opportunity is provided through DBAC for input from all District constituencies. DBAC encourages open communication and respects the needs and expectations of faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Read More >>