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West Valley College

West Valley College, or WVC, is a public Community College located on the west side of Silicon Valley in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco, California. It was founded in the year 1963. The college offers more than 15 career programs, professional certificates, and degree programs with excellent preparation for transfers to four-year colleges and universities. The campus is spread across an area of 143 acres. WVC offers a variety of events and activities for the overall development of the students. The college also has athletic teams that participate in various sports. Some graduates have gone on to become famous personalities such as Doug Capilla, Major League Baseball player; H. Paul Shuch, SETI scientist; and Cung Le, ELITE XC fighter.

Profile of West Valley CollegeWest Valley College is located in a large suburb, in Saratoga, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at West Valley College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study design and liberal arts.

West Valley College Selectivity

West Valley College maintains an open-admission policy.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, West Valley College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 11, 210 students (6, 005 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at West Valley College.

Student Life
Students sports include formal participation in Other competitions.

West Valley College Tuition and AffordabilityTuition is fairly low at West Valley College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"West Valley 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 and to promote lifelong learning, intellectual rigor, aesthetic appreciation, respect for individual and world views, and responsible citizenship both locally and globally. the college is also committed to fulfill its mission to advance California's economic development by creating economic opportunities in the communities it serves. " West Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts622liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language, social services, geography courses, sociology, political science, women's studies, . . .
Design73interior design, fashion design
Business and Management64business management, accounting, business, sales, retail, business and related services, small business management, electronic commerce, . . .
Law41legal assistant, legal secretary, court reporting
Medical Support and Technology37medical assistant, orthotist/prosthetist
Science28biology, physics, geology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counselling14psychology, massage therapy
Engineering Technician12drafting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11parks and recreation management, health and physical Education
Family and Social Work10child development
Art Studies7visual and performing arts, art studies
Photography and Commercial Art7photography, commercial photography, film studies, cinematography
Media6animation and special effects, digital communications, communication and journalism, advertising, radio and television, desktop publishing and imaging
Architecture and Planning6landscape architecture, architectural tech
Drama and Performing Arts6theatre design, drama
Computer Science and Engineering5web design, webmastering, computer science, computer programming, computer networking
office and Administration4data entry, administrative assistant, office management
Construction Trades1apparel and textile manufacture
Medical administration0medical secretary
Mechanics and Repair0communications install and repair
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Contact: West Valley CollegeWest Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave

Saratoga, California 95070-5698

General Phone: (408) 867-2200


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