Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES:   Summer 2020 courses are being conducted in an online or remote education format. Please check for specifics regarding your classes, or contact the course instructor for information about the online or remote education opportunities. Updated - July 16, 2020

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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.


Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) aspires to be the higher learning organization of choice by creating engaging lifelong educational relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change. 


The Mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to educate the whole person and to serve our students and our community by providing learning opportunities that are designed to help them achieve their goals.

Our Values


We uphold ethical behavior and all that we do; we value accountability, transparency, fairness and honesty.


We honor all individuals and their different viewpoints to promote an inclusive campus environment.


We encourage informed risk-taking that enhances student, employee, and organizational learning.


We are committed to building and sustaining internal and external relationships that enhance learning.


We expect greatness in all that we do to advance student, employee, and organizational success.


We practice organizational, social, economic, and environmental 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.