​​​​​​​College Mission

YVC enriches and enhances individuals and communities by delivering accessible, student-centered education. YVC addresses the needs of its diverse communities by providing learning opportunities in basic literacy; academic, professional, and technical education; and lifelong learning.

Core Themes


YVC embraces its role as both a provider of higher education and an employer, and actively seeks partnerships to provide opportunities for the economic, social and cultural development of its students, employees, and communities.


YVC provides educational opportunities, enrollment, and support services that facilitate entrance into and success in postsecondary education throughout its service district.


Students achieve educational goals through completion of courses and programs of study and are prepared to further their life goals through employment, transfer, and participation in the community.


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Strategic Plan

(Approved, Board of Trustees, September 2014)