About DCC

President's Welcome

Michael J. Simon, President

Welcome to the Dawson Community College website. DCC is committed to providing open access to affordable, high quality, teaching and learning. Whether you are just leaving high school, preparing for advancement in your career, seeking new skills, or developing your workforce as an employer, you will find dedicated staff, committed professors, top-notch facilities, and a commitment to service that will help you achieve your goals.

Dawson Community College offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees for students who intend to transfer to four-year institutions, and Associate of Applied Science degrees for students who plan to enter the workforce directly after graduating from DCC. For those students who need help transitioning to college-level learning, DCC offers effective developmental courses and professional academic support.

Dawson Community College provides the total college experience including a vibrant and supportive learning community; excellent laboratory, classroom, technical training facilities, and library resources; comfortable residence halls with an environment that supports healthy living and learning; competitive intercollegiate athletics programs; and staff members who are committed to your success.

DCC is also a committed partner in addressing the workforce development and training needs in our region. The College collaborates with  business and industry to develop timely, affordable, relevant, and effective training. I think you will be impressed with our ability to quickly develop and deliver training tailored to the needs of your business.

If you are looking for the best value and the best results from your educational investment, look no further. Dawson Community College is prepared to help you Learn Today and Lead Tomorrow.


Michael J. Simon, Ed.D

Mission & Core Themes


Dawson Community College provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.


College Transfer Education: Provide programs and services that prepare learners for transition to and success in further degree programs

Career & Technical Education: Provide programs and services that prepare learners for vocational and technical career entry, transition, and advancement

College Readiness Education: Provide pre-college programs and services that prepare learners for successful transition to college

Continuing Education & Community Service: Provide programs and services that help address the professional, social, and personal enrichment needs of the region

Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities

Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest  Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224

Dawson Community College Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Dawson Community College Balanced Scorecard

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