On behalf of the entire Puma family, welcome to Paradise Valley Community College. Our school is more than just an educational hub; it’s a pivotal place where members of the community can come to enrich their lives by increasing their learning capacity for personal growth and positive social change. Whether your goals are to pursue a degree or enhance your skills, find mental and physical clarity at our fitness center, or simply enjoy the arts and entertainment, we’re glad you’re here.
We are proud of our enduring history and are passionate about continuing to bring quality educational programs to the community in which we live and work. As a Learning Centered College, our staff and faculty are committed to providing innovative higher education opportunities in order to increase student success, retention and persistence of learning. Our dedication to learning has even garnered the praise of the Aspen Institute, ranking PVCC in the Top 150 community colleges nationwide.
For more than 30 years, PVCC has made its home in north Phoenix, serving residents as far as northern Maricopa county, Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. In 2009, we opened our second campus – Black Mountain – serving residents in the northern outskirts of the valley. We offer both an associate degree or certificate program and understand that today’s hectic schedules require ingenuity and flexibility. Therefore, we offer not only traditional face-to-face classes, but also online and hybrid classes (a combination of the two). To make learning even more accessible, students can Start Almost Anytime, choosing from multiple starting dates each semester. PVCC also proudly presents classes promoting civic responsibility, global engagement, honors education and workforce development, in addition to traditional classes.
It is my hope that you find your time at PVCC welcoming, supportive, inspiring, but above all, successful. The Puma family is rooting for your success.
Paul A. Dale