Live. Learn. grow.
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 curriculum plan at Oak Valley College is not merely a series of courses, but a holistic immersion to prepare you for the real world (curriculum map).
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. Each student comes from a different place - academically, economically, socially, and spirituality. You will experience life-changing success in all of these areas. Simply put at Oak Valley College - you live, learn, and grow.
COHORT - Defined as a “band or group.” At Oak Valley, you journey through your college experience as a group, but it is more than that. Thus far, each entering cohort has developed its own unique defining personality. At the same time, the groups are all similar in the way they have adopted a spirit of collegiality, a family-link bond among and between the individuals that make up the student body of that class. This is powerful - and somewhat difficult to describe - but the cohort is a unique and distinguishing feature that makes Oak Valley a truly unique community.
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 assistant. At Oak Valley, 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 using relevant research, quantitative and qualitative data, and sound reasoning in oral and written work.
Biblical literacy 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.
Computational literacy - Solve quantitative problems to address practical business concerns, including numerical or arithmetic equations, geometric problems, and data representation
Scientific literacy - Analyze data using the scientific method of systematic observation,measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses
Information literacy - Conduct academic research, including evaluating the validity and reliability of sources, and apply research to inform and make persuasive arguments