About Valencia College
Valencia Junior College was founded in February 1967 by the Orange County Board of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education under authority granted by the 1961 session of the Florida Legislature.
一道本不卡免费高清In Fall 1967, the charter class, limited to freshmen, began classes in temporary facilities on West Oak Ridge Road in Orlando.
一道本不卡免费高清In July 1967, the College Advisory Committee became the Valencia Junior College Board of Trustees and replaced the Orange County Board of Public Instruction as the governing body of the College.
In 2011, Valencia College won the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the only national competitive award recognizing top achievement in student academic performance and workforce preparedness.
一道本不卡免费高清The following have been landmark events in the history of the College:
- Being granted full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969
- Changing its name from Valencia Junior College to Valencia Community College in 1971
- Moving to a first permanent campus (West Campus) in 1971
- Adding Osceola County to the college district in 1974
- Opening East Campus in 1975
- Opening Osceola Campus in 1997
- Opening Winter Park Campus in 1998
- Opening Sand Lake Center in 2004
- Changing its name from Valencia Community College to Valencia College in 2011
- Opening the Lake Nona Campus and going smoke-free collegewide in 2012
In response to a burgeoning student population, the college anticipates opening two additional campuses during the next decade.Safety