Learn More. Do More.
Oak Valley College equips students to live, learn, and grow in their faith, service, and calling through a rigorous, practical, and debt-free liberal arts business education framed by a Christian worldview.
At Oak Valley College, you are challenged to learn more so you are prepared to do more. The comprehensive curriculum plan at Oak Valley College is not merely a series of courses, but a holistic immersion to prepare you for the real world.
Like other colleges, students complete a mix of general education and major courses, but this is where the comparison ends. Oak Valley College provides you with a model curriculum where you are taught how to reason, write, speak, and express yourself in exceptional ways.
Transformation means a lot. What that means to you is different than what it may mean to other students. It is a personal journey, and one that involves learning, developing, and acting on what you learn.
One of the most important things you learn is not what to think, but how to think. We recognize that each student comes from a different place - academically, economically, socially, and spirituality. If we are successful, you will experience life-changing success in all of these areas. Simply put at Oak Valley College - you live, learn, and grow.
Oak Valley College professors are doers. They are exceptional teachers with expertise in their field. You will never see a large lecture hall. You will never be taught by a graduate student or teaching assistnt. You learn from dedicated Christians providing a comprehensive personal classroom experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
Oak Valley College achieves its mission when students master the following disciplines.
Critical thinking - Identify, analyze, and evaluate alternative solutions to a wide range of common problems by presenting reliable, valid, and logical arguments
Creative problem solving - Develop entrepreneurial solutions recognizing varying points of view to create innovative approaches to common challenges
Communications - Present arguments in a professional manner and collaborate with others and in teams, using relevant research, quantitative and qualitative data, and sound reasoning in oral and written work
Theological and spiritual growth - Articulate biblical themes, applications, and historical perspectives that support and reflect a Christian worldview. Adopt Christian principles and the application of those principles to act ethically and morally in the workplace and community
Lifelong learning and liberal arts - Pursue scholarly excellence and translate that discipline to support career, community, and family decisions