Paradise Valley Community College is a two-year community college located in Phoenix, Ariz., in a desert landscape with mountain views. Founded in 1985, Paradise Valley is one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges and has an annual enrollment of more than 14,195 students, with an additional 6,000 students enrolled in non-credit and continuing education programs.
A satellite campus, the Black Mountain Campus, is a multi-generational learning facility providing lifelong learning, community services, wellness programs and physical fitness.
Paradise Valley will benefit from a $951,359,000 bond referendum approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004, for new classroom construction, renovation, technology, parking, security and land purchases to meet growth needs. Nearly 85% of the funds are being used for construction and renovation of classroom and laboratory space at all 10 colleges in the consortium, with funding being almost evenly split between the four quadrants of the county. In addition, the Maricopa County Community College District is purchasing