Tutoring & Testing Mission Goals

COCC Tutoring Center Mission statement:

COCC's Tutoring services promote student success by empowering learners to build skills, confidence and autonomy.


Goal #1: To foster collaborative, curriculum-based learning for students by providing access to trained peer tutors, study groups, online tutoring, technology and resources

Goal #2: To help students develop self-awareness, self-direction and self-confidence, so they succeed and graduate

Goal #3: To maintain excellent student support by requiring tutor and staff training and professional development

Learning Outcomes

Students who regularly use the Writing Center will develop and practice essential college reading, writing, and study skills.

Students who participate in Tutoring persist to the next term/to graduation/in their community college education at a rate equal to or better than the general population.

Students in Tutoring acquire/apply study skills in subject specific areas. Measuring secondary learning outcomes with TutorTrac/local surveys/student & faculty reviews. SENSE & CCSSE

COCC Testing Center Mission Statement

The Testing Center at Central Oregon Community College provides testing programs, services, and resources that promote academic and professional excellence in a secure, accessible and reliable manner. 


Goal #1: Proctors provide secure academic testing for students with accommodations or a need to make up a course exam.

Goal #2: The Testing Center provides students access to a variety of standardized evaluations that align with their program goals.

Goal #3: The Testing Center provides members of the community local, secure access for professional certifications that promote lifelong learning and professional advancement.

Learning Outcomes

Faculty will be able to entrust their classroom testing with a .01% margin of error for return.

Qualified students will test with limited distractions in an accessible environment.

 GED Testing will be conducted in Bend and Redmond in a secure and professional manner.

 Responsive ADA accommodated testing will be available on four campuses.

Students will access make-up testing and professional certifications, six days a week.

 As a community service, the Testing Center will be a secure and reliable vendor of high-stakes, professional certifications.