A College for the Community
De Anza College plays an essential role in Silicon Valley, by educating the talented and diverse workforce that makes this region an economic powerhouse and a desirable place to live. In addition to our programs for academic credit and technical training, De Anza offers an array of courses especially designed for for adults and kids in the community.
The college is also home to galleries, performance spaces and other resources that are open to the community. De Anza's campus is a regional landmark, with buildings and grounds that are both beautiful and environmentally sustainable.
As a local resident or alumni, you are welcome to take a class, browse the Flea Market or enroll your child in De Anza's year-round child care program. You might make a donation to support De Anza students. You can also rent an event venue or find partners and volunteers for your community service organization. De Anza is truly a community college.
Here are some facilities and programs of particular interest.
Along with textbooks and school supplies, the Bookstore sells art supplies, computers, De Anza apparel and other items. It's located in the Registration & Student Services building.
California History Center
A registered national landmark, the California History Center offers credit classes, changing exhibits and an archive of material related to regional history.
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center offers child care to the community for ages 3 to 5 years, in conjunction with De Anza's Child Development and Education Department.
Environmental Studies Area
The Cheeseman Environmental Studies Area is an idyllic, 1.5-acre natural reserve, containing hundreds of species of plants that represent 12 California native plant communities.
Euphrat Museum of Art
You'll find visual works by students and community artists, curated around thoughtful themes, at the Euphrat Museum of Art. The museum also provides art education in local schools.
Held the first Saturday of every month – rain or shine – the De Anza Associated Student Body Flea Market raises funds for student activities and programs.
Explore the stars inside De Anza's world-class Planetarium, which hosts weekly astronomy shows, laser entertainment and day-time field trips for students from K-12 schools.
De Anza's Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) partners with community programs to provide opportunities for
students to volunteer and engage in Community Service Learning.
Visual & Performing Arts Center
This 400-seat theater, known as the VPAC, hosts student and community events in an intimate atmosphere – enhanced by a state-of-the-art sound and projection system.