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Study at Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College or IVC is a community college located in Irvine, California. It is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The college offers its students various programs ranging from the traditional liberal arts and sciences to advanced technologies. The IVC Athletics department sponsors intercollegiate athletics competition in 12 sports. The Irvine Valley men's soccer team has twice been named National Champions among small colleges (1993 and 2003), while IVC athletic teams have won a total of 11 state titles since the program's inception in 1993.

Profile of Irvine Valley CollegeThe main campus of Irvine Valley is in Irvine, California (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. Irvine Valley offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to business and management, real estate and construction management, and liberal arts.

Irvine Valley Selectivity

Irvine Valley admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

Faculty
The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Irvine Valley are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 9, 805 enrolled students.

Irvine Valley Tuition and AffordabilityIrvine Valley offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Irvine Valley College is an accredited, comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence and committed to meeting the current and future learning needs of the diverse communities it serves. As an educational institution within the South Orange County Community College District, the College provides a broad range of programs and courses. Student learning outcomes and student success are the measure of quality for all offerings. The College serves students seeking to transfer, enhance career skills, obtain a degree or certificate, or improve basic skills. The College also provides student support services, community education, opportunities for lifelong learning, cultural experiences, and activities promoting economic development and partnerships with the community. The central purpose of these programs and services is the education of students to think critically and act responsibly within the global community. [. . . ]"

Irvine Valley Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts246liberal arts and sciences, sociology, Spanish language, geography, speech and rhetoric, women's studies, history, Japanese language, . . .
Business and Management73business management, accounting, retail
Family and Social Work19child development
Computer Science and Engineering15systems analyst, computer programming, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, database administration
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
office and Administration11data entry, administrative assistant, office management
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Design7graphic design
Science7chemistry, physical sciences, biology, geology
Therapy and Counselling4psychology
Art Studies3art studies, visual and performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Medicine3medical preparatory
Mathematics2mathematics
Mechanics and Repair2electrical installation and repair
Engineering Technician1mechanical drafting, drafting, manufacturing tech
Photography and Commercial Art0photography
Media0desktop publishing and imaging
Music0music
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design, dance, dance courses, drama
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Contact: Irvine ValleyIrvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, California 92618-0301

General Phone: (949) 451-5100

http://www.ivc.edu

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