Mission & Vision of NVC Foundation






Napa Valley College Foundation is an independent, community-based non-profit organization that develops resources to benefit Napa Valley College student learning.


Napa Valley College Foundation is a recognized leader in providing financial support for the educational success of our community.

Approved by the NVC Foundation Board May 22, 2013. 







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.


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

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an organized program of study, students will be able to

  1. Communicate ideas clearly and concisely in written, oral, and other forms, using a variety of complementary media.
  2. Acquire and critically evaluate information, solve complex problems, and make informed decisions.
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal skills by collaborating and working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds while respecting their viewpoints.
  4. Set goals and develop a plan to achieve those goals.
  5. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are specific to a discipline or career and adapt to an ever-changing workforce by managing their own learning.
  6. Act responsibly and ethically as community members, with an understanding of local, national, and global issues.

Approved by the NVC Board of Trustees November 15, 2012

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