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Study at Valencia Community College

Valencia Community College, or VCC, is a multi-campus college located in Orlando, Florida, United States. It was established in 1967 as Valencia Junior College and was renamed Valencia Community College in 1971. The college has several campuses in Orlando. More than 50, 000 students enroll at this college every year.

VCC is ranked second in the country for the number of associate degrees awarded. The college offers AA Pre-Majors and certificate programs that lead to immediate entry into the workforce.

The sports teams of VCC participate in intramural sports and are unofficially nicknamed the Matadors. The Matadors have won several national community college championships at the NAQT and Six State championships.

Profile of Valencia Community College

The campus of Valencia Community College is in Orlando, FL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Valencia Community 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. Valencia Community College is known for its programs in photography and commercial art and liberal arts.

Valencia Community 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.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Valencia Community College had 32, 870 students enrolled (20, 511 full-time equivalent).

Valencia Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts3, 239liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management965business management, entrepreneurship, MIS, accounting technology, accounting and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine641EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement400corrections, criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Engineering Technician343computer systems tech, drafting, construction engineering tech, architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, civil engineering tech
Photography and Commercial Art216commercial art, cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering207systems analyst, computer applications programming, computer services management
Hospitality172hotel management, restaurant and food services management, hospitality management
office and Administration162executive secretary
Medical Support and Technology64dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, radiation therapist, cardiovascular tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts54chef training, restaurant and catering management, pastry
Music39various music studies
Drama and Performing Arts35various performing arts
Law33legal assistant
Medical administration30medical records tech
Landscaping and Horticulture15landscaping

Contact: Valencia Community College

Valencia Community College

190 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

General Phone: (407) 299-2187

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