State Approvals



SJVC is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, to deliver education in the State of Florida. Additional Information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 141, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.


If a student is unsatisfied by SJVC’s resolution of a complaint or does not wish to file a complaint through the College’s internal processes, they may instead submit a complaint to the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission of the State of Georgia. The procedure is described and the forms provided at this address:


SJVC is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission for its fully online programs. For students residing in Maryland, SJVC is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662/888-743-0823 (toll free)


San Joaquin Valley College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

SJVC has established the General Student Grievance Policy in order to provide for the prompt, effective, and equitable resolution of student grievances not governed by a specific policy of procedure. Under the provisions of the General Student Grievance Policy, students have the right to submit grievances, have their grievances considered by Campus Administration, and be notified of the College’s decision on the grievance. A full description of the General Student Grievance Policy is published in the Student Handbook. Any questions or additional information concerning this policy should be directed to Campus Administration.

Students who are citizens of California can file a complaint with the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, under the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone: (916) 431-6924
Fax: (916) 263-1897

Any student of the college can file a complaint through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Western Associate of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: (415) 506-0234
Fax: (415) 506-0238


San Joaquin Valley College is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes San Joaquin Valley College to offer field placements within the following degree program: Associate of Science in Clinical Medical Assisting. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.