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West Valley College
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14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-2200

About the college

For over 40 years West Valley College, WVC, has been preparing students for their futures and careers. Success is important to WVC and for that reason the college offers career training programs, professional certificates and degree programs that can be transferred to 4-year universities or colleges. At WVC, they have flexibility with online classes plus financial aid options, academic, career counseling, child care, and learning skill programs for every student.


WVC is located in Saratoga, California. The college can be found on the west side of the Silicon Valley at the foothills of The Santa Cruz Mountains. The city of Saratoga is close enough to the city San Francisco and all of its charm and there are local attractions around every corner of California. On the campus, there is a variety of labs for students to use like a court reporting lab, foreign language lab and a computer assisted writing center.


At West Valley College offers a variety of departments for students to train in. They are applied arts and sciences, business, career programs, fine arts, an honors program, language arts, library skills, physical education, science and mathematics and social science. The career programs include various fields of study in the workforce’s most in demand industries. They include architecture, computer applications, desktop publishing, interior design, paralegal and park management to name a few.

Between the athletic programs and the many career driven courses students at WVC have numerous possibilities for success. Education lasts a lifetime and a degree can take you to places where your skills can shine and be recognized. WVC can be your stepping stone to success rather you spend your entire educational journey at the college or transfer to another.

College Type: 2-year, Public

Offering: Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Associate's degree, Two but less than 4 years certificate

Campus Setting: Suburb, Large

Campus Housing Available: No

Student Population: 11210, 100% undergraduates

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