Yavapai College is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The main campus is in Prescott, with locations in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona.
Yavapai College was established in 1965 by means of a countywide election. In the four years that followed, a board was appointed, a bond was passed, college personnel were hired, and curricula were established. The first classes were held in fall of 1969. In February 1970, the college district dedicated its first buildings in Prescott on a 100-acre (0.40ï¿½km2) site that was once part of Fort Whipple, the military base constructed in 1864 to provide security and protection for the territorial capital.
The mission of Yavapai College is to provide quality higher learning and cultural resources for the diverse populations of Yavapai County.
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