About West Valley

West Valley College is a community college in northern California.  Founded in 1963, the campus is located on 143 acres on the west side of Silicon Valley in the city of Saratoga.  West Valley College is part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District.  The district serves the cities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Santa Clara, and San Jose.  The college has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development.

West Valley currently serves over 11,000 students.  The college is committed to the broad educational mission of the California Community College system, which is in part, to offer lower division academic instruction and career preparation to promote lifelong learning, intellectual rigor, aesthetic appreciation, respect for individual and world views, and responsible citizenship both locally and globally.

Today, the college is a leader in the delivery of education in a variety of modes to a broad range of students in Silicon Valley and beyond.  Flexible course options including online and distance learning combined with many levels of support such as financial assistance, educational planning, personal counseling, child care and learning skills programs provide every student the opportunity for the highest academic and personal success.

About The Program

West Valley College’s Community Education provides not for credit classes to the communities of Silicon Valley. With a wide array of offerings for all age groups, WVC Community Education strives to serve the interests of local residents and meet the needs of non-traditional college students. All new class offerings are being prepared for Spring and Summer 2018. To keep up with our evolution, visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/WestValleyCE.


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