Excellence in teaching, student success and strengthening communities are cherished traditions at Cedar Valley College, reflected by the many graduates who have achieved recognition in their professions and communities. Cedar Valley College is committed to providing students with the tools and support they need to ambitiously pursue and successfully realize their goals and dreams.
Cedar Valley College is located in southern Dallas County, just south of I-20. It's one of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). More than 6,800 students benefit from its comprehensive curriculum, which includes for credit academic transfer career programs and non-credit continuing education courses such as real estate, computer technology, foreign language and music.
The District was formed in May 1965; the same year El Centro College began operation in downtown Dallas. Eastfield College and Mountain View College enrolled their first students in 1970 and Richland College became the District's fourth college in 1972. Cedar Valley College and North Lake College opened in 1977. Brookhaven, the final college in the seven-college master plan, opened in 1978.
Cedar Valley's award winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given the college a reputation for being one of the most scenic business sites in the Dallas area. The campus plan takes advantage of the site's natural beauty, which includes a gazebo and a pedestrian walk along two sides of a 17-acre lake. Cedar Valley has a 350-seat performance hall, gymnasium, baseball field, and a GOLD LEED certified Veterinary Technology Building.
Cedar Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the Associate Degree.