West Valley College is a community of learners open to those seeking advanced educational opportunities. Our faculty, staff, and students have a passionate commitment to learning, fueled by the spirit of inquiry. The College embraces innovation and change characterized by trust, confidence, and accountability. Through open communication, support and acceptance for one another, shared decision making through collaboration and teamwork, and a respect for diversity, West Valley College affirms its commitment to people.
"The West Valley College Community supports students
along their pathways to reach transfer and career goals
in an environment of academic excellence."
Courses and programs which provide comprehensive lower division instruction with full transferability through articulation agreements and transfer guarantees for students who have educational goals beyond the associate degree.
Courses and career programs which provide skills and knowledge responsive to current needs of business, technology, and the allied professional fields.
Courses and programs which contribute to the education of an individual, including the development of critical thinking, written and oral communication skills, understanding of and the ability to use quantitative analysis; appreciation of the arts and humanities; and awareness of physical, social and behavioral sciences as they affect the individual and interaction with the community and the global society.
Courses and programs which prepare students for college level reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics.
Courses and programs which advance California's economic growth and global competitiveness and contribute to the region's continuous work force improvement.
Counseling programs and additional services which:
Community Education meets identified community interests and needs by offering state funded and fee-supported non-credit classes in areas including education for older adults, health and safety, short term vocational programs, basic skills, College for Kids, parenting, and drug and alcohol education programs.
We will shape a learning community which blends the traditional focus on content with the development of additional skills that learners need to contribute successfully to our contemporary, multi-cultural society by:
We will continue to support student success by:
We will promote ongoing professional and personal growth by:
We will foster an increasingly diverse and inclusive learning community by:
We will work collaboratively, as active partners in the learning community, on behalf of the common good of the College and District. We will take responsibility, both individually and collectively, to engage in shared decision-making by:
We will pro actively and innovatively support the learning community with physical resources (buildings, grounds, learning stations, instructional space, and equipment) by:
We will proactively and innovatively fund our learning community by:
West Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (3402 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 569-9177) an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.