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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

Sequoias Community College District provides excellent higher education in a spirit of equity for our diverse student population. We believe in students achieving their full educational potential and support student success in attaining a variety of degrees and certificates, from basic skills to transfer education and workforce development. 

Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees on March 8, 2021​ Mission Statement​

 Vision Statement

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

COS students will achieve their full educational potential regardless of race, ethnicity, age, ​gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability, culture, religion, and learning modality. 

The COS environment will create a positive attitude among COS employees that carries over to the students and into the community. 

COS will remain a community leader whose high standards positively impact the lives of the population it serves. 

COS will align educational programs for higher education transfer, as well as to meet the constantly emerging economic and workforce development needs of the community through partnerships with business, government, industry and labor.