General Education

Take Your Prereqs at SJVC

Do you need to complete prerequisites to enroll in an SJVC program? SJVC’s Ontario and Visalia campuses are now offering select 10-week science classes to meet prerequisite needs. SJVC also offers additional general education courses that can be completed online and at our Modesto campus.

Questions about prerequisites? Visit our Prereq Course FAQ page.

General Education Program Details

Science Courses

SJVC Ontario and Visalia offer the following courses, varying by campus:

  • CHE 3: General Chemistry
  • CHE 4: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
  • BIOL 10: Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 14: Microbiology
  • BIOL 45: Human Physiology

Other General Education Courses

The following SJVC general education courses can be taken online and at the Modesto campus:

  • ENG 121: Composition and Reading – Part A
  • ENG 122: Composition and Reading – Part B
  • MTH 121: College Algebra – Part A
  • MTH 122: College Algebra – Part B
  • NSC 1: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • PHIL 1C: Ethics
  • PSY 1: General Psychology
  • SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology

Contact SJVC Online at (855) 667-9557 or SJVC Modesto at (209) 543-8800 to learn more.

Ontario Course Schedule

Ontario Winter 2019 Session: 1/28/19 – 4/7/19

Course Name Units Earned
Human Anatomy (with lab) 4 Units
Microbiology (with lab) 4 Units
Human Physiology (with lab) 5 Units
General Chemistry 4 Units

Visalia Course Schedule

Visalia Winter 2019 Session: 1/30/19 – 4/7/19

Course Name Units Earned
Human Anatomy (with lab) 4 Units
General Chemistry 4 Units

How to Enroll

Reserve your seat by contacting the admissions department in Ontario at (909) 948-7582, Visalia at (559) 651-2500, Modesto at (209) 543-8800 or Online at (855) 667-9557.

Note: Completion of the program’s general education requirements at SJVC does not guarantee entry into an SJVC program. If you intend to transfer SJVC courses to another institution, you must contact that institution directly to determine transferability of units. Accepting transfer credits is always and only up to the receiving institution. View a complete list of SJVC articulation agreements.

Accreditation and Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

State Approvals

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 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


View additional State Approvals for SJVC.