Students

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 and San Jose City College both provide an expansive variety of degrees and certificates to meet your academic needs.

Evergreen Valley College

Whether you're preparing to transfer to a university, enter the workforce, or pursue a course of lifelong learning, we have programs that will help you achieve your goals. EVC offers 36 Associate Degrees and 30 Certificates.

Explore all of the Degrees & Certificates EVC offers.

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
Associate in Arts / Science for Transfer Degrees
These degrees are for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university. When you earn an AA-T or AS-T degree, it guarantees your admission as a junior into the California State University System! To get this degree, you need to successfully complete 60 transferrable units and all approved general education requirements. See your academic counselor or visit the Transfer Center for more information.
Certificates
There are designated occupational programs where qualified students will be awarded a certificate. The College will identify 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)
  • Certificate of Course Completion - this may be given to students who complete 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.


Certificates

The certificates we offer 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. This is also known as stackable certificates. 

  • The Certificate of Achievement - Level 1 requires 12 - 17.5 units

  • The Certificate of Achievement - Level 2 requires 18 - 29.5 units

  • The Certificate of Achievement - Level 3 requires 30 or more units

  • The Certificate of Specialization require 5 - 11.5 units, however they are not state-approved and will not appear on your transcript

Many of our certificates build towards an Associate of Science degree with the completion of the general education and graduation requirements.

Associate in Arts Degrees

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. You should be aware that our graduation requirements are slightly different from a four-year college or university's admission requirements. You will need to take special care and plan to make sure that specific courses are completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to transferring. The AA degree requires a minimum of 60 units - 39 units are in general education and 21 units are required coursework in the major and / or electives.

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science (AS) degree is for students who want to have a degree primarily designed for a career in the trades or vocational areas of the labor market. This degree is not designed to transfer to four-year colleges or universities, including UC, CSU, or independent colleges. The AS degree has 24 units of general education and 36 units of required coursework in the major and / or elective credits to meet the minimum of 60 total units.

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


accreditation status

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


Between 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 have maintained their full accreditation status.


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