What Accreditation Is and Why It Matters
Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions.
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.
Questions or requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation should be directed to:
Crystal G. VanderTuig, Accreditation Liaison Officer
San Joaquin Valley College
3828 West Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
WSCUC Action Letters and Reports
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ACCJC (06/1995 – 08/2021)
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- 8/30/2021: ACCJC Notifies SJVC For Approval To Withdraw Membership
- 6/28/2019: ACCJC Notifies SJVC of Reaffirmation of Accreditation
- 7/3/2013: ACCJC Notifies SJVC of Reaffirmation of Accreditation
- 6/29/2007: ACCJC Notifies SJVC of Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Requiring Progress Reports
- 6/15/2001: ACCJC Notifies SJVC of Reaffirmation of Accreditation
- 6/19/1995: ACCJC Granting of Initial Accreditation
SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.ca.gov).
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- SJVC’s 2017 BPPE Annual Report
- SJVC’s 2016 BPPE Annual Report
- SJVC’s 2015 BPPE Annual Report
- SJVC Locations Approved by the BPPE
- SJVC Programs Approved by the BPPE
- Additional State Approvals for SJVC
Programmatic Accreditation and Approvals
Aviation Maintenance Technology
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Flight Standards District Office
4955 E. Anderson Ave., Ste. 110
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 454-0286 | http://www.faa.gov
The SJVC Dental Assisting program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California.
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 1550
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2300 | http://www.dbc.ca.gov
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The SJVC Dental Hygiene program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Board of California.
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500 | http://www.ada.org/en/home-ada/coda
Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC)
2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 2050
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-1978 Fax: (916) 263-2688 | https://dhbc.ca.gov/
The SJVC Electrical Technology program on the Bakersfield, Fresno Trades Education Center (TEC), Modesto (Salida), Ontario, Temecula and Victor Valley (Hesperia) campuses is approved by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Attn: Electrician Certification Unit
1515 Clay Street, Ste. 1302
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 286-3900 |
San Joaquin Valley College’s RN program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Blvd., Ste. 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 322-3350 | http://www.rn.ca.gov/
The Respiratory Therapy program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
777 Cannon Drive
P.O. Box 54876
Hurst, TX 76054-4876
(817) 283-2835 | http://www.coarc.com
The Surgical Technology program on the Bakersfield, Fresno, Rancho Cordova, and Temecula campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 110
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 694-9262 | http://www.arcstsa.org/
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210 2350 | http://www.caahep.org
The Veterinary Technology program at the Fresno campus is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians, https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/programs/pages/default.aspx.
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
2535 Capital Oaks Dr., Ste. 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-7800 | http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov