President's Welcome

Dr. Paul Dale


On behalf of the faculty and staff, I extend a warm welcome to Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). We have been providing quality higher education experiences for the residents of north Phoenix and the greater northern Maricopa county community for over 30 years.

Our motto – The Power of Learning – reflects our focus as a learning-centered college. In recognition of the college’s exemplary student success and degree/certificate completion rates, I am pleased to share that PVCC was recognized in 2013, 2015, and 2017 by the Aspen Institute as ranking in the "Top 150" of all community colleges nationwide.

Whether your goals are to transfer to a four-year university, prepare for a career, or enhance your skills, PVCC offers an associate degree or certificate program that is right for you – at the right time and in the right format.

We offer courses that meet the busy schedules of our students – in traditional face-to-face format, online, and hybrid (combined online and face-to-face). At PVCC, students have the opportunity to Start Almost Anytime, as we offer multiple starting dates each semester.

PVCC offers courses at two locations – in north Phoenix (32nd Street and Union Hills) and at our Black Mountain Campus (60th Street and Carefree Highway), serving the residents in the far north valley

I invite you to discover The Power of Learning at PVCC. I would also like to invite you to visit my President's blog What's on my Mind. We wish you success in the attainment of your goals and welcome you to Paradise Valley Community College!


Dr. Paul Dale

Paul A. Dale