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SJVC: An Accredited, Family-Run Junior College

San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college that provides accelerated, career-focused curriculum and instruction to its students. The College has prepared more than 25,000 graduates for professional success in their chosen careers. Learn about Admissions at SJVC.

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Founded in 1977, SJVC has 13 campuses located throughout California — plus an online division — and offers more than 20 accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.

Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.


Ask our graduates about their SJVC experience and they’ll describe it as a life change — not just a step forward in their career development. When we get that type of positive feedback, we know we’re doing things right. There are many reasons to choose SJVC, below are a few…

  • • Small classes
  • • Family-like atmosphere
  • • Flexible class schedules
  • • Short-term programs
  • • Hands-on training
  • • A.S. degree programs
  • • Financial aid available
  • • Job placement assistance

SJVC is committed to your personal and professional success. Our curriculum is designed from the ground up to equip you with the skills that matter most to today’s employers. The quality of our career education programs — from course development to interactive instruction — is validated by our accreditation and approvals.

Accelerated Career Training

SJVC courses are offered year-round to best serve the professional needs of our students. Classes are available in the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate working students. Most Associate of Science degree programs can be completed in as few as 14 months and certificate programs in as few as 7 months. All general education, theoretical coursework and practical experience (including externships and clinical time requirements) are included in this accelerated system.

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