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Lived Values, Shared Purpose.
For 45 years we have helped countless students gain the real-world skills they need to step into a new career, so that they can support themselves and their families, while serving their community with integrity.
Shirley & Bob Perry

The Story of Our Founders

SJVC was founded by Shirley and Bob Perry, a passionate and hardworking couple who overcame the challenges of getting an education while working and raising a family. They founded SJVC to empower others who also wish to grow, evolve, and unlock new opportunities. Learn about their journey and SJVC’s beginnings here!
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Our Programs

We offer over 20 exciting degree and certificate programs. With classes in healthcare, business, and industrial fields, we have something to spark the passion of every student — the sky's the limit at SJVC!

Made for Everyone

We welcome students from all walks of life. Our variety of classes, and combination of classroom, online, and hands-on learning are designed to support your priorities, not ours.

We have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advisory committee that works to give all students a voice and help them feel safe and included. This committee works with leadership to consider the impact of important issues on minority groups and educate our students about them.
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Nothing Shines Brighter than the Stories from Our Students

SJVC About Students Say Drake
“Start as soon as you can. I don’t want to leave because I keep learning”
Drake Y.
Electrical Technology 2022 Grad
SJVC About Students Say Denise
“I wasted a lot of time thinking I couldn’t juggle my life and school. SJVC works with your schedule.”
Denise R.
Medical Office Administration 2022 Grad
SJVC About Students Say Fransisco
“Career services go out of their way to help you. They’ll help you make your resume and search for jobs”
Fransisco H.
Maintenance Technician 2022 Grad

Discover Careers at SJVC!

Our Core Values

We do what’s right.
We are a caring and supportive team.
We are accountable and take ownership in all we do.
We cultivate transparent communication with mutual respect.
We seek inclusivity, fairness, and embrace differences.
We commit to personal, professional and academic success.

Explore Our 2023 Impact Report

We have changed thousands of lives since 1977. See how we make California’s future brighter by sparking social, educational, and economic progress throughout the state.