Finding aid for the West Valley College Accreditation Reports

Pam Parker and Jeanie Schwab
West Valley College Library
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2021
Fax: (408) 867-5033
© 2009
West valley College Library. All rights reserved.

Finding aid for the West Valley College Accreditation Reports

Collection number:

West Valley College Library

Saratoga, California
Processed by:
Pam Parker and Jeanie Schwab
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
John Farley
© 2009 West Valley College Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: West Valley College accreditation reports
Dates: 1966-
Creator: West Valley College
Collection Size: 2 linear feet.
Repository: West Valley College Library
Saratoga, CA 95070
Abstract: This collection consists of Applications for Accreditation and associated reports for West Valley College.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

West Valley College accreditation reports, Courtesy of the West Valley College Library.

Biography / Administrative History

The West Valley Joint Community College District was formed in January of 1963 when voters approved creation of the district after a countywide master plan for community college education had been designed in 1962. At that time it was comprised of the Campbell Union, Los Gatos-Saratoga high school districts and the Santa Clara Unified School District. Doors opened for classes in fall 1964 at the Campbell campus. In early 1966, a 143-acre site in Saratoga was purchased for what would become the permanent campus for West Valley College and the District offices. Grandbreaking for the first campus building began in June 1967. The second campus in the College District, Mission College, began with the acquisition of 12 acres in Santa Clara and eventually grew to be a 164-acre site. Mission College was temporarily located at Jefferson Intermediate School from 1975 to 1979. With the completion of the first building phase in the fall of 1979, the new Mission College campus opened its doors to students. In September 1985, the name of the District was changed from the West Valley Joint Community College District to West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD).

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of Application for Accreditation reports including the Self Study reports and some Midterm reports and other documentation relating to accreditation.


The accreditation reports are arranged in a chronological order.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
West Valley College
West Valley College--Accreditation
Community colleges--Accreditation--California
Universities and colleges--Accreditation--California