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Academics

Antelope Valley College is dedicated to providing educational programs and services as expressed in the California Master Plan for High Education. AVC is committed to equal education opportunities and reinforces commitment through a program of active affirmation of diversity.

Learn more about the new transfer degrees.

Academic Divisions

Career Technical Education
Preparation for entry-level positions in a number of exciting careers is available through the Career Technical Education division at Antelope Valley College. Disciplines include Health Sciences, Engineering and Industrial Technolog, Public Safety, Business, and Computers.

Kinesiology and Athletics & Visual & Performing Arts
The Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance & Visual and Performing Arts division provides a service program designed to accommodate all students through physical activity courses, health education courses, intramural sports, and intercollegiate athletics. Visual and Performing Arts has programs for students interested in performing on the stage or creating graphics and animations on the computer.

Language Arts and Academic Development
The Language Arts and Academic Development division includes many of the core areas of the humanities. Disciplines include foreign languages (Chinese, French, German, Latin and Chinese), communication, composition, creative writing, deaf studies, English, English as a second language, forensics, journalism, and reading.

Math and Sciences
The Math, Science and Engineering division provides students with a broad selection of courses in the sciences and mathematics to serve as a foundation for transfer to four-year universities and increasing one’s own understanding. Disciplines include Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Life and Natural Sciences.

Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social sciences encompasses the study of subjects leading to a better understanding of ourselves and of the world in which we live. Disciplines include Social Science, Behavioral Science, Economic Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Other Academic Programs

AV SOAR High School
SOAR (Students on the Academic Rise) High School is a specialized high school located on the Antelope Valley College campus but it is part of the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School District.

Community College Pathway to Law School
The AVC Law Scholars program is designed to prepare community college students for admission to law school in California.

Corporate and Community Services
Antelope Valley College Corporate and Community Services offers a wide range of educational seminars and professional development programs. These programs provide educational and personal services to the community, and professional development seminars to the businesses in our community.

Honors Program
The Honors Transfer Alliance Program offers the opportunity for priority admission to many major universities throughout the state. A seminar-like atmosphere sterns from the small class size (maximum of 15), leading to lively discussions between students and professors. Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty to pursue creative and/or independent projects. The program also stresses writing, research and critical thinking skills. The course offerings arc designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year university, and we offer the services of an honors counselor to assist students in planning their courses.

Title V
Hispanic Serving Institution Grants funded by the US Department of Education.

Title V includes programs such as:

SB70
The overall goal of the Governor’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Initiative (SB 70/SB 1133) is to strengthen California’s workforce development efforts by linking the State’s investment in economic development with its investment in public instruction and other significant public investments. Funds are used for projects that: bring together economic development initiatives and consortia composed of community colleges, high schools, and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs); develop regional articulation councils to create seamless, non-redundant education and training in California that corresponds to economic demand; strengthen existing CTE sectors; increase career exploration for middle school and high school students by improving linkages between industry and education through the application of classroom learning in real-world settings (e.g., as interns and apprentices); and meet critical professional development and capacity building needs.