Our Mission. . .
Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Our Core Themes:
• Educational Achievement
• Support for Learning
• Responsiveness to Local Needs
• Diversity and Cultural Enrichment
The Area We Serve. . .
The Wenatchee Valley College district is the size of Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined, covering more than 10,000 square miles of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The Wenatchee campus is located near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, midway between Seattle and Spokane. The WVC at Omak campus is located near the Canadian border in Omak, about 100 miles north of Wenatchee.
Wenatchee Valley College is a sound investment for students, taxpayers and society as a whole. Review the Wenatchee Valley College Economic Impact study here.
Our Accreditation. . .
Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about
the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: 425.558.4224. Web: www.nwccu.org
The associate degree nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Contact: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404.975.5000. Web: www.acenursing.org
The medical assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
The medical laboratory technology program at Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of
Education. Contact: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 773.714.8880. Web: www.naacls.org
The automotive technology program at Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), certifying that the program meets standards established by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Contact: 101 National Technicians Education Foundation, 101 Blue Seal Drive SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703.669.6650. Web: www.natef.org
Institutional Accreditation for Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee Valley College is approved to grant the following degrees:
- Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree
- Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree
- Associate of Science-Transfer Degree
- Associate of Technical Science Degree
- Associate of Business-Transfer Degree
- Associate of General Studies Degree
- Certificate of Completion
WVC is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the Veterans Administration's State Approving Agency.
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