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Our Mission

Guiding Your Success


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

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Everything we do starts with our people.

We are here to help our people flourish. We bring together students, staff, and faculty with a variety of talents, lived experiences, and passions to create a harmonious environment where everyone can thrive. No matter who you are, you are welcome at SJVC!

This purpose defines not just our own expectations of ourselves, but our behavior toward one another. We invite everyone at SJVC to live and embody our core values every day so we can make sure that our community is strong, supportive, and successful.

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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.
Values only matter when they’re shared — when we as a community agree to embody them, together. When everyone at SJVC stands side-by-side, living these values the way we speak, act, and behave each day.

We invite you to stand with us.

SJVC Mission Graduates

The way the program was laid out, they had all the classes I wanted; everything in construction such as reading blueprints, estimating, financial analysis, and all the key points in how to run a company. I never checked out another school.

– Isaiah M.2018 Construction Management Graduate

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