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.
Message from the Coordinator
All classes will be taught by credentialed and/or highly trained instructors on the West Valley College campus in Saratoga. Students will have the benefit of attending classes on a college campus where they can become acquainted with the college experience.
Our staff and instructors provide a well-supervised and safe environment in which to learn. We look forward to an exciting and enjoyable summer and hope you will join us for an enriching experience.Connect with us through our social media page on Facebook!