Comparing historical events (National and Local-PVCC)

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  • Joliet Community College, nations first junior college added fifth and sixth year of courses to high school curriculum

    Joliet Community College, nations first junior college added fifth and sixth year of courses to high school curriculum
  • Baby boomers began reaching college age

  • MCCCD was formed

    MCCCD was formed
  • Student enrollment 1million

  • Student enrollment increased from 1million to 2.2 million

  • Student enrollment almost doubled from 2.2 million to 4.3

  • Call for creation of Paradise Valley Community College

    Call for creation of Paradise Valley Community College
    The need for a college at the current Paradise Valley Community College site was established in Nov, 1982 when representatives of the Greater Paradise Valley Community Council presented a report to the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board calling for the creation of a community college in the northeast valley to serve the needs of more than 180,000 residents in the area.
  • Construction of PVCC at present site completed

    Construction of the college was completed during the summer of 1987. The college moved into its permanent site at 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive, and opened its doors to 4,000 students in August 1987.
  • Nationawide Commission recommendation for community colleges to make facilities for workforce training

    Nationwide commission on the Future of Community Colleges recommended that these colleges create partnerships with employers and make facilities available for workforce development.
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    Rise in short-term certificates

    The number of short term certificates awarded by community coleges rose from 46,447 to 85,941, an increase of 85 % . The maximum number of certificates were awarded in computer related fields.
  • PVCC granted independent accreditation

    Prior to 1990, PVCC was accredited with its parent institution, Scottsdale Community College, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and operated as an extension of that institution. Following a comprehensive self-study and evaluation in 1989-1990, PVCC was granted independent accreditation with the next comprehensive evaluation scheduled for 1995. At this next evaluation, the North Central Association Team gave PVCC its maximum accreditation recommendation of 10 years.
  • PVCC receive DOE grant for business and international education

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded PVCC a grant for $150,000 to develop a regional international studies center for business and international education. PVCC also received $28.1 million from a Maricopa County bond issue that were used for the construction of an expanded Learning Resource Complex, student services, faculty offices, and classroom buildings.
  • Student enrollment increased 413%

    Student enrollment increased from 1 million in 1965 to 5.3 million in 1999
  • PVCC's new performing arts center

    PVCC received $1.65 million to fund the new performing arts center, and to pay for additional faculty and new class offerings. These funds came from the June 2000 property tax increase and a small increase in tuition. Fall 2000 enrollment was at 7,170 students.
  • $55.8 million for construction projects at PVCC

    Buildings for fire science, nursing, life science, and general education
  • PVCC added number of new programs

    In 2006, Paradise Valley Community College added a number of new programs to its curriculum. PVCC in partnership with Scottsdale Community College and Scottsdale Healthcare, had a grant to add 80 students to our 18-month, fast-track nursing program.
  • Establishment of Early College Program at PVCC

    Beginning Fall 2008, PVCC Learning Connections worked with Paradise Valley Unified School District to establish an Early College Program. “College-ready” high school juniors could take their high school courses in the morning and then attend PVCC in the afternoon. When they graduate from high school, they would have their high school diploma and a 35-hour Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) certificate. These students would automatically admitted to any of the state universities.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for PVCC Health Sciences Building

    The Health Sciences Building will facilitate the training of students in nursing, EMT and paramedic programs.