Napa Valley College Catalog 2019-2020

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa CA 94558



Napa Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), which is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The contact information of the ACCJC is provided below:

Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, California 94949
Phone: (415) 506-0234


The following Napa Valley College programs are accredited or approved by programmatic accrediting or certification bodies, which are responsible to determine license/certification eligibility.

Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Suite 205
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Phone: (817) 283-2835

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 227-3909

Board of State and Community Corrections
(Standardized Training for Corrections)
2590 Venture Oaks Way Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 445-5073


Napa Valley College publishes a new catalog every year. The information published in this catalog is effective for the academic year beginning Fall 2019 through Summer 2020.

Catalog Rights

Students have two options regarding the requirements for the Associate Degree (graduation requirements):

  1. They are eligible to graduate under the catalog in effect at the time they petition to graduate, whether or not they maintain continuous enrollment at the college; or
  2. Students may elect to graduate under the catalog in effect during their initial enrollment at Napa Valley College if they maintain continuous enrollment (by taking at least one course each academic year—fall or spring semester).

Catalog rights do not apply to modifications to entrance requirements for programs (e.g., ADN, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) or program prerequisites.

Statement of Assurance

Every effort is made to ensure that the course information, applicable policies, and other materials presented in the Napa Valley College Catalog are accurate and current. In the event a correction or update is warranted, a catalog addendum will be published electronically and will be available for download on the Academic Affairs website.