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Study at Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley Community College began its journey as a department of the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School, in 1929. The college has subsequently grown to encompass a large 135 acres campus, and is the main institution of higher education in Lancaster, California. It offers 2 year degree courses for Associate of Arts and Science in more than 60 areas, and certificate programs for more than 50 vocational fields. Some of the distinguished alumni of AVC include Jim Slaton, who has been associated with Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners, Sharon Runner who is a member of the California State Assembly, and Kevin Appier who was a pitcher with Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Profile of Antelope Valley CollegeAntelope Valley is in a large suburb, in Lancaster, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Antelope Valley earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics and liberal arts.

Antelope Valley Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Antelope Valley offers open admission. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Some professors at Antelope Valley are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Antelope Valley, in 2007, had 13, 312 students (7, 391 full-time equivalent).

Antelope Valley Tuition and AffordabilityDegree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Antelope Valley Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts517liberal arts and sciences, American Sign Language, sign language translation, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine141registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, home health aide, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement98criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management64business management, business, accounting, sales and marketing, small business management
Mechanics and Repair62autobody repair, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering39computer graphics, computer networking, computer programming, information technology
Family and Social Work34child development, family and consumer science
office and Administration22administrative assistant, data entry
Science22biology, physical sciences
Engineering Technician18industrial production tech, drafting, HVAC tech, engineering technology
Media16digital communications, animation and special effects, desktop publishing and imaging
Medical Support and Technology15medical assistant, respiratory care tech
Construction Trades12electrician, apparel and textiles
Education and Teaching11teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical Education
Photography and Commercial Art8photography
Design7interior design
Real Estate and Construction Management5real estate
Music2music, music management
Production Trades1welding
Landscaping and Horticulture1landscaping, applied horticulture
Medical administration0medical records tech
Contact: Antelope ValleyAntelope Valley College

3041 W Ave K

Lancaster, California 93536-5426

General Phone: (661) 722-6300


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