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AMERICAN SAMOA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The American Samoa Community College is an accredited, open admissions, coeducational post-secondary Land Grant institution that provides two-year transfer programs in general education, vocational training as well as programs in Samoan and Pacific studies and Adult Education and Literacy.

ASCC's primary missionis to offer, within the limits of its resources, the highest quality in its programs and services that meet the educational needs of its students and American Samoa. The College is committed to maintaining a workplace that promotes quality-of-life values.

The College further recognizes its uniqueness as an institution representing one of the few Polynesian cultures which has retained its traditional linguistic and cultural integrity while adapting to the changes necessary for cooperative existence in a modern world. Because it subscribes to the democratic idea that a free society functions best with an informed participating citizenry, ASCC is committed to the preservation and sustenance of Samoan values, arts and institutions which will further that ideal and contribute to the personal growth of each student. (ASCC Mission Statement, 27 August 1998)

The Board of Higher Education envisions the American Samoa Community College as the leading U.S. accredited education institution of higher learning in American Samoa and the South Pacific Region providing quality courses, programs and services for its students to enable them to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. ASCC will adequately prepare its students who which to matriculate to colleges and universitites off-island or join the labor market by being proactive in identifying and meeting community values and needs.

The College will welcome appropriate changes in technology and methods of teaching and learning in its pursuit of continuous improvements in its courses, programs and services.

The Samoan culture and language are important and unique characteristics of the students, and people of the community. As the primary institution of higher learning in American Samoa, it is appropriate for the College to take a leading role in researching and teaching the traditional role and status of the Samoan culture and language.

The College must realize its potential by acquiring adequate resources to become an accredited four year institution of higher education. With visionary and committed leadership, the College must develop ways to forge ahead in harmony with society and the world. (ASCC Vision Statement, 27 August 1998)

HERE ARE SOME SCENES OF THE CAMPUS ON THE ISLAND OF TUTUILA IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.





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