Vision, Mission, and Values

Visions 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 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. By inspiring and helping students reach their full potential through hands-on learning and thought-provoking encounters, we help develop meaningful educational relationships in our future leaders.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainability - We practice organizational, social, economic, and environmental responsibility.

Wellness - We champion a campus culture that recognizes health and wellness as an integral part of learning by fostering an environment supporting the emotional, mental, physical, and social well-being of all.

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