Napa Valley College Mission, Values and SLOs


Napa Valley College prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world.  The college is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved.  The college serves students and the community in the following areas:  transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes.

Approved by the Board of Trustees November 15, 2012


Napa Valley College is a community of people excited about learning, where students are first and foremost in everything we do.  We value, model, and encourage:

  • student success
  • honesty
  • creativity
  • integrity
  • adaptability
  • inclusivity
  • responsibility
  • openness to new ideas
  • respect for others
  • health and wellness

Approved by the Board of Trustees, November 13, 2008

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Students who receive a degree from Napa Valley College will demonstrate the following:

  1. Communication & Collaboration
  2. Critical Thinking & Information Competency
  3. Global Awareness & Civic Responsibility
  4. Personal Responsibility
For additional information on ILO Assessment, visit Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Approved by the Board of Trustees, September 12, 2013

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