West Valley Joint Community College District was established in January 1963. In early 1964, a 143-acre site in Saratoga
was purchased for what would become the permanent campus for West Valley College and the District offices. The second campus
in the College District, Mission College, began with the acquisition of twelve acres in Santa Clara and eventually grew to
be a 164-acre site. Mission College was temporarily located at Jefferson Intermediate School from 1975 to 1979. With the
completion of the first building phase in the fall of 1979, the new Mission College campus opened its doors to students. In
September 1985, the name of the District was changed from the West Valley Joint Community College District to West Valley-Mission
Community College District (WVMCCD) to reflect the status of Mission College.