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West Valley College is a community college in northern California, founded in 1964. The 143 acre (579,000 m²) campus is located in the city of Saratoga. In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a junior college, is an educational institution providing post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Saratoga (IPA: ) is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

In 2004, the school had a total enrollment of 10,719 students, and its faculty has 198 full-time 270 associate members. As of 2005, West Valley College offered 61 associate's degree programs and 94 certificate programs. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An associates degree is a degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ...

Aside from traditional programs, West Valley College offers degrees in Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Fashion Design, Park Management, Heath Care Technologies, Paralegal, Child Studies, Engineering, and Drafting.

Notable alumni

Douglas Edmund Capilla, born January 7, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a Major League Baseball player drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1970. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...

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Colleges and Universities of Santa Clara County
Four-year colleges and universities:  Cogswell Polytechnical CollegeNational Hispanic UniversitySan José State UniversitySanta Clara UniversityStanford University
Two-year and community colleges:  De Anza College • Evergreen College • Foothill CollegeMission CollegeSan Jose City CollegeWest Valley College

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This course focuses on the planning, drawing, gathering information and resources, and preparation process of digital media development.
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