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Study at Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College is a 2-year community college in Phoenix, Arizona. It was set up by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in the year 1985. PVCC was established in 1986. The college offers degrees in liberal arts, technical and vocational programs. PVCC is situated some distance from the actual town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. The mascot of Paradise Valley Community College is the Puma and the official colors are sand and turquoise. The women's cross-country team won the national NJCAA championships in many consecutive seasons, while the men's team won a national title in 2004. Tennis, handball, soccer and golf are offered by PVCC.

Profile of Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College is located in a large city, in Phoenix, AZ. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Paradise Valley Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study art studies.

Paradise Valley Community College Selectivity

Paradise Valley Community College maintains an open-admission policy.


By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Paradise Valley Community College offers classes to 8, 574 students (4, 414 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to provide life-long learning opportunities through effective and accessible instructional programs and student services. These programs and services are continuously evaluated and improved to meet the needs of students, businesses, and the community. "

Paradise Valley Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts484liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Art Studies481art studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine293EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Business and Management56business, accounting technology, international business, business management, business administration, organizational behavior
Security and Law Enforcement45fire-fighting, criminal justice and safety
Science36physical sciences, natural sciences
Education and Teaching29early childhood education, elementary school teaching, Education
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science, systems analyst, computer networking, computer applications programming, computer services management, computer support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietetic technician
Music3music, music management
Medicine3health professions
Family and Social Work2social work
Therapy and Counselling1psychology
Engineering Technician1environmental control tech
office and Administration0office data entry
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Mechanics and Repair0computer repair

Contact: Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N 32nd St

Phoenix, AZ 85032

General Phone: (602) 787-6500

http://www.pvc. maricopa.edu

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