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SJVC Mission

Our Mission Statement

San Joaquin Valley College prepares graduates for professional success by offering Baccalaureate and Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates of Completion in 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.

Approved by the Board of Governors, July 2008
Revised May 2017

Our Purpose

Everything we do starts with our people – the people we serve, and the people who work side by side with us, every day. There’s quite simply no college community quite like ours. When it comes to defining and embodying our Core Values, that all starts with our people too. Values only matter when they’re shared – when they define not just our own expectations of ourselves, but our behavior toward one another.

A value is a promise made among people with a shared purpose.

When we say that we value Integrity, we promise to keep our word to one another, to collaborate and be open to one another’s ideas.

When we say that we value Family, we are making a promise to treat every single member of our community with respect.

When we say that we value Professionalism, that’s our promise to take ownership of our actions and offer accountability to one another.

When we say that we value Communication, that’s our promise to be genuine and authentic in our words, and transparent in our intentions.

When we say that we value Diversity, that’s our promise to uplift our differences as our strengths.

And when we say that we value Success, we are promising to act as one team in our relentless pursuit of new goals, higher standards, and the greater good of the college.

The act of living these Core Values is best pursued as a cohesive team. Our promises come from all of us, and they can only be realized by all of us together, standing side by side as one community. We invite you to stand with us.