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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED:   All in-person classes, activities and events are postponed until April 5. Online/distance classes continue to be held as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.
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Vision and Values

At Paradise Valley Community College, you will experience hands-on learning and thought-provoking encounters to help you develop meaningful, lifelong educational relationships that both inspire and help you reach your full potential. Part of this is building and sustaining strong relationships within the community we live and work. We nurture our community partnerships and consistently practice social, economic and environmental responsibility; all of which better our community.

Naturally, learning is at the core of our value system here at PVCC. Our faculty and staff guide our students’ learning with integrity and excellence, embracing diversity and innovation. Together, we explore our capacity to grow and succeed, not just in school, but in life.


PVCC’s mission is to educate the whole person, developing strong leaders that maintain a lasting positive impact on our community. We offer a broad range of diverse learning programs and classes including:

  • University transfer education
  • General education
  • Developmental education
  • Continuing Education
  • Community Education
  • Workforce development
  • Student development
  • Honors education
  • Global engagement
  • Civic responsibility

As one of Maricopa Counties’ 10 community colleges, PVCC embraces continuous quality improvement, annually assessing and publishing reports concerning the effectiveness of our programs and services.