Student Success is Our Top Priority

Whether you are a current student or a future student, our faculty and staff are committed to your success not only in terms of your career and educational goals but also our shared partnership in building the best community for us all to live, work, and learn in, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us and achieve greater success.

Current Students - Evergreen Valley College

Current Students - San Jose City College

Future Students - Evergreen Valley College

Future ​Students - San Jose City College

We are proud of the fact that, Districtwide, our students consistently achieved a higher number of degrees for each of the past four years, from 750 degrees in 2010 to 1,071 degrees in 2013 (a 43% increase).  The increase in degree achievement was 15% for 2011 and 20% for 2012.

Of the approximately 20,000 students each semester, 66% (two out of three) of our students are part-time, and 67% are underprepared for college courses. 

As most of our students are part-time, our focus is to design curriculum, create schedules, and manage enrollment to meet the needs of part-time students in addition to full-time students. 

​Degrees & Certificates

Evergreen Valley College

Whether you're preparing to transfer to a university, enter the workforce or pursing a course of lifelong learning, we have programs that will help you achieve your goals.
EVC offers 33 Associate Degrees and 23 Certificates.

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Associate Degree
The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees are offered to meet the needs of three groups of students:

Students who seek general knowledge

Students wanting to prepare for employment after the equivalent of two years of college training

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS)​ 


Certificates will be awarded to qualified students in designated occupational programs. The College will specify the standards to be met and the courses required for each certificate.​

Evergreen Valley College offers three types of certificates:

  • Certificate of Achievement (12 units or more)
  • Certificate of Specialization (0.5-11.5 units)
  • Certificates of Course Completion – may be issued to students upon completion of a course with a grade of "C" or above.


San Jose City College

We can help you earn the following:
Associate in Arts Degree (AA)
Associate in Science Degree (AS)
Associate in Arts/Science for Transfer Degree (AA-T/AS-T)
Certificate of Achievement

All degrees and certificates requiring 12 or more units have been approved by the California Community College Chancellor's Office prior to being offered and awarded.

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The certificates offered in our wide range of programs have been developed as either individual certificates or as building blocks to give students entry-level skills with higher-level growth opportunities as additional certificates are completed. The Certificate of Achievement – Level 1 requires 12-17.5 units, the Certificate of Achievement – Level 2 requires 18-29.5 units and the Certificate of Achievement – Level 3 requires 30 or more units. We also offer Certificates of Specialization which require .5 – 11.5 units, however, they are not state approved and will not appear on a student’s transcripts. Many of our certificates build toward an Associate of Science degree, with the completion of the general education and graduation requirements.

Associate in Science Degree
The Associate of Science degree is intended for students wanting to earn a degree primarily designed for a career in the vocational or trades areas of the labor market. This degree is not designed to transfer to the CSU, UC or Independent colleges. The AS degree has a 24 unit general education pattern, and 36 units of required course work in the major and/or elective credits to meet the minimum of 60 total units for the degree.

Associate in Arts Degrees
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year university such as CSU, UC and Independent college and/or university systems. Students need to be aware that our graduation requirements are slightly different from the universities admissions requirements and will need to take special care and planning to make sure that specific courses are completed with grade of a "C" or better prior to transferring. The AA degree requires a minimum of 60 units, 39 units of the general education pattern, and 21 units of required course work in the major and/or electives.

Associate in Arts/Science for Transfer Degrees
This is a degree intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university. Earning an AA-T or AS-T degree guarantees your admission with junior standing to the California State University System! To achieve this degree you need to successfully complete 60 transferrable units and all approved general education requirements.

accreditation status

Congratulations to Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College for maintaining full accreditation status!

At its June 3 - 5, 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, reviewed the Follow-Up Reports submitted in March 2015 by
Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and ​San Jose City College (SJCC).
As a result, both EVC and SJCC have been removed from probation and maintained their full accreditation status.

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