While many subjects can be learned in different ways (e.g. online), the tried and true standard of classroom teaching done over a long period of time (e.g. semester by semester) is still the preferred method of teaching and learning. Why is that?
Applied learning is about putting into practice what you learn. We say it frequently, and we mean it, at Oak Valley College you learn it today...apply it tomorrow. In a typical class, you will discuss best practices in the classroom and then put those lessons into practice in the workplace.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government's scorekeeper on employment, released new figures yesterday, April 5. The unemployment rate for college graduates is 2.5% vs. 5.6% for high school graduates.
Check out our scholarship offer, $6,800 per semester, available to everyone who applies and enrolls by June 1. 2016. Some restrictions apply...but not many.
Business is often viewed as a purely capitalist enterprise - the goal to create products or services and maximize profits. However, there are plenty of businesspeople who pursue business for the challenge and freedom it allows.
Nehemiah is a great character in the Bible. We learn a lot about leadership, ethics, and courage from his example. He knew the people around him lacked the skills that only he seemed to possess.
Oak Valley College features applied coursework designed around the idea that creativity is within you once you see the world through an unclouded lens.
We celebrate that Christ overcame death 2000 years ago.
Good Friday, "It is finished." Easter Sunday, "He is risen!" But what about Saturday?
Faith and business are key components of what we do at Oak Valley College. We do not believe in compartmentalizing things.
Starting from ideation and moving through development to implementation, students learn the steps they need to launch something new.
Our three-year degree option means you complete your bachelor's degree a year earlier than your peers.
At Oak Valley College, we believe creativity, passion, and purpose are within you, and we will teach you how to apply it.
You want to change the world, we want to help. In three years, you can earn your bachelor's...
This is the time when many people and "experts" highlight the newest fads. How 'bout exploring something ancient, something that has stood the test of time? Start with the Psalms and Proverbs.
Anxious, optimistic, excited, confident, unsure - What emotion controls your future? Carrying some balance of these emotions is healthy. Too much of any one of them and you may experience disappointment, or in some cases, depression.
Like so much of what we encounter in life - balance is important to a healthy outlook. If you are overly anxious or unsure about your future, you can suffer from a paralysis and burden yourself with worries about things that may be out of your control. Conversely, if you are overly confident, optimistic, or excited, you can misread opportunities and end up with unrealistic expectations.
Be purposeful. There is nothing wrong with reaching for the stars, but be reasonable and realistic about which stars...traveling to a "galaxy far far away" may not be in your future. May the Force be with you....Too much? Sorry, could not resist. Happy holidays from your friends at Oak Valley College.
Income inequality is a major issue around the US and most of the industrialized world. While lots of people expect governments to address the issue, higher education can bridge the gap for a large number of people. But...
Many students are anxious to start their future, but lack direction and purpose in finding their way. Oak Valley College students will be guided through a purposeful process to help them build a positive future for their careers, family, and community.
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” - Aristotle. May your friendships be renewed this holiday season, and may you be surrounded by warm memories. Also, remember those for whom the holidays are a challenging time. Be patient, kind, and thoughtful.
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