Academics

With more than 80 programs from which to choose, and hundreds of classes taught by distinguished and dedicated faculty members, Treasure Valley Community College has the academic variety and excellence to match your goals and interests. Pursue your education here as a full-time or part-time student, or earn your degree online. It's all about access to the high-quality education you need and want.

Academic Departments

Information about Degrees & Certificates

The College offers four degrees, the Oregon Transfer Module and a variety of certificate programs of study. Students are encouraged to review and carefully consider which degree or certificate will help them reach their education goals.  The following degrees, based on a prescribed program of study, are awarded by the college:

  • Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Oregon Transfer Module (One Year Transfer Curriculum)

Information about Academic Programs

From English to Welding, Nursing to Math, TVCC has a wide variety of programs to fit your needs. We have teachers and professors ready to help you inside the classroom and out. No matter what department you are in, everyone is ready to lend a helping hand. With small class sizes - and faculty who are dedicated to student success, TVCC is a great place to get started.

  • Associated of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) with discipline emphasis
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate (Cert)
  • Industry Certifications (IC)

High School Equivalency (GED) & Dual Credit Programs

Adults who have not received a high school diploma may enroll in the General Education Development (GED) program. This program is designed to prepare students to pass the GED test, which is composed of five subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in the program, and students under the age of 18 need special permission from their parents and/or educational facilities.

TVCC participates in a dual credit program with local high schools in Oregon and Idaho. Classes are taught on the high school campus by qualified high school instructors. Students can earn college credits at a reduced cost without leaving their high school. Interested students should contact the Col-Cred coordinator at (541) 881-5806 or check with their local high school counselor for further information about this program.

  • COL-CRED
  • COLLEGE CHOICE
  • TECH-PREP 2+2

Online & Distance Education Options

Distance education is a method for delivering classes to students who are separated from an instructor by time and/or place. Distance education is a convenient option for all students and particular benefits those whose work or life schedules prevent them from regularly attending classes on campus, who live outside commuting distance, or are home bound.

Online education makes it possible to attend class at any time of day, in any place students choose as long as they are connected to the World Wide Web. Because students communicate with their class online, they can complete most classes for an AAOT transfer degree without setting foot in a classroom, with the exception of a few on-campus science and speech lab meetings, scheduled to meet the needs of distant students. Alternatives to the on-campus labs may be possible with instructor permission. A variety of degree and certificate programs are available or currently being developed for online delivery. Students outside the TVCC service areas need to setup proctors the first week of the quarter by calling (541) 881-5799

Career Pathways

Pathways assist students interested in transitioning from school to the workforce and back to school, as they continue their education. Career Pathways provide students a track to higher learning through professional and technical certificate, degrees, and skills in high-demand occupations.

Career Pathways offers short-term certificates (12-44 credits) and technical training designed to upgrade skills and increase earning potential. Certificates are designed and developed in partnership with industry and allow students to "step in and out" of their education with no loss of earned credits.