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Study at Imperial Valley College

Imperial Valley College is a college located in Imperial County, California. It was founded in the year 1962. The college currently enrolls more than 6, 500 students per year. The main campus of Imperial Valley is spread across an area of 160 acres. The extended campuses are located in El Centro, Brawley, and Calexico. The college offers a wide variety of programs and degrees in diverse fields of study. The athletic department of the college boasts of more than 8 sports teams (men and women). They participate in various sports like soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball. The sports teams of Imperial Valley are known as the Arabs.

Profile of Imperial Valley CollegeThe campus of Imperial Valley College is in Imperial, California. which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Imperial Valley College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Imperial Valley College is known for its programs in family and social work, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Imperial Valley College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Imperial Valley College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 8, 682 students enrolled (6, 076 full-time equivalent). Imperial Valley College has a large minority student population.

Imperial Valley College Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community. "

Imperial Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts197liberal arts and sciences, social services, library assistant, English, Spanish language, French language, speech and rhetoric, anthropology, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79registered nursing, EMT paramedic, home health aide, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management57business management, retail, sales and marketing, business and related services, banking
Security and Law Enforcement46criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, corrections
Family and Social Work35child development, human services
Therapy and Counselling23psychology, substance abuse Counselling, psychology courses
Medical Support and Technology13medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Engineering Technician9water quality and recycling tech, HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech
Mechanics and Repair9automobile mechanics, industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, electrical installation and repair
Science8biological and physical sciences, biology, physical sciences
Law2legal secretary
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1information technology, computer and info science
Education and Teaching1special ed
Construction Trades1electrician
office and Administration0administrative assistant
Production Trades0welding
Engineering0engineering, archeology
Agricultural Science and Management0crop production, agricultural operations, agriculture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Contact: Imperial Valley CollegeImperial Valley College

380 E. Aten Road

Imperial, California 92251-0158

General Phone: (760) 352-8320


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