2023-24 Catalog

Statements of Institutional Purpose


Valencia is a premier learning college that transforms lives, strengthens community, and inspires individuals to excellence.


Valencia provides opportunities for academic, technical, and life-long learning in a collaborative culture dedicated to inquiry, results, and excellence.


We value:

Learning by committing to Valencia’s core competencies–Think, Value, Communicate, and Act–and the potential of each person to learn at the highest levels of achievement for personal and professional success.

People by creating a caring, inclusive, and safe environment that inspires all people to achieve their goals, share their successes, and encourage others.

Diversity by fostering the understanding it builds in learning relationships and appreciating the dimensions it adds to our quality of life.

Access by reaching out to our communities, and inviting and supporting all learners and partners to achieve their goals.

Integrity by respecting the ideals of freedom, civic responsibility, academic honesty, personal ethics, and courage to act.

Statutory Purpose

Valencia is a publicly supported, comprehensive college that continually identifies and addresses the changing learning needs of the communities it serves. The College provides:

  • Associate degree programs that prepare learners to succeed in university studies.
  • Courses and services that provide learners with the right start in their college careers.
  • Associate degree, certificate and continuing professional education programs that prepare learners for entering and progressing in the workforce.
  • Bachelor's degree programs that prepare learners for specialized careers.

Florida statute 1004.65 provides the definition, mission, and responsibilities of Florida’s colleges.