Victor Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). 

The purposes of regional accreditation include encouraging institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and, ultimately, student success. The ACCJC focuses on community colleges, career and technical colleges, and junior colleges, through the creation and application of standards of accreditation and related policies, and through a process of review by higher education professionals and public members. ACCJC evaluation of institutions assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; and appears in fact to be accomplishing them; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so.

Each institution affiliated with the ACCJC accepts the obligation to participate in a cycle of periodic evaluation through institutional self-evaluation and review by teams of peer reviewers. Teams conduct an evaluation review following completion of institutional self-evaluation in order to determine the extent to which an institution meets the Commission’s Standards. Team members, selected for their expertise, make recommendations to meet the Commission’s Standards, make recommendations for improvement, commend exemplary practices, and provide both the college and the Commission with a report of their findings.   

Third Party Comments:
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. Following is the Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints against Institutions which will explains the issues the Commission can address through its complaint process and the procedures for filing a complaint.

Policy on Student and Public Complaints against Institutions   
Complaint Form

Should your complaint fall outside of the scope of our policy, other agencies may be able to assist you:

  • The California Community College Chancellor’s Office offers a complaint process for those with concerns about California public community colleges.

Visiting Team Members:

Mr. Michael Gutierrez

Superintendent/President of  Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue, 
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-755-6900   

Dr. Lennor Johnson,
Vice Chair

Superintendent/President of Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Rd., 
Imperial, CA 92251 
Phone: 760-352-8320  Email: