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​College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1926 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus in Visalia in 1940.

In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

The Sequoias District opened The Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture programs.

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Mission Statement

College of the Sequoias is a comprehensive community college district focused on student learning that leads to productive work, lifelong learning and community involvement.

College of the Sequoias affirms that our mission is to help our diverse student population achieve its transfer and/or occupational objectives and to advance the economic growth and global competitiveness of business and industry within our region.

College of the Sequoias is committed to supporting students' mastery of basic skills and to providing access to programs and services that foster student success.

Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees on January 12, 2015 ​Vision Statement

Vision Statement

​The entire College of the Sequoias community works in an environment of mutual respect to realize the following vision:

COS students achieve their full educational potential. The college strives to provide an educational pathway for every student with regard to background, disability, location, culture, learning modality, and preconceived time frames.

COS promotes an environment that creates a positive attitude among COS employees that carries over to the students and into the community.

COS is a community leader whose contributions positively impact the lives of the population it serves. ​

Educational programs at COS are aligned to meet the constantly emerging economic and workforce development needs of the community through partnerships with business, government, industry and labor.​​​​​