Our History

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.

Founded in 1977, SJVC has 14 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.

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 about 14 months, and certificate programs in approximately 7 months. All general education, theoretical coursework and practical experience (including externships and clinical time requirements) are included in this accelerated system.

Our Mission Statement

San Joaquin Valley College prepares graduates for professional success in the business, medical and technical career fields.

The College serves a diverse student population with a common interest in professional development through career-focused higher education.

The College is committed to student development through the achievement of measurable learning outcomes, emphasizing a balance of hands-on training and academic instruction.

The College identifies and responds to the educational and employment needs of the communities it serves. The College is committed to the success of every student.

Our Core Values

The College Community is committed to the personal, academic and professional success of its students, employees and graduates by providing high-quality education programs, instruction, professional development opportunities, support services and guidance.

The College Community expects personal and professional integrity in the fulfillment of its mission.

The College Community sets excellence as a standard in all areas of operation.

The College Community celebrates and embraces diversity, emphasizing inclusion and open dialogue.

Community Involvement
The College Community encourages and supports student and employee involvement in their respective communities to mutually enhance civic, personal and intellectual development.

Lifelong Learning
The College Community fosters an environment where students and employees actively pursue lifelong learning.