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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 Associate in Arts – Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science – Transfer (AS-T) degrees.

Academic Divisions

BCSED Faculty with Student Business, Computer Studies, and Economic Development
Preparation for careers in a variety of business-related fields starts with a two-prong approach in Antelope Valley College's Business and Computer Studies Division. Students get the hands-on training needed for certification while learning the fundamentals required for people to be well educated in a particular discipline.

Nursing Students Working Health Sciences
The Health Sciences Division is geared toward preparing students for a professional role in health related fields including registered nursing, licensed vocational nursing, respiratory care, radiologic technology, emergency medical technician, nutrition and foods, and medical assisting.

IRES Faculty with Student Instructional Resources and Extended Services
The Instructional and Extended Services (IR/ES) Division of Antelope Valley College promotes a culture of academic success and lifelong learning by providing instruction, information resources, and support services to students, faculty, and staff.

Men's Basketball Team Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance
Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance provides a service program designed to accommodate all students through physical activity courses, health education courses, intramural sports, and intercollegiate athletics. The division also provides a program of professional preparation courses for those students who are majoring in PE.

LA Faculty with Student Language Arts
Language Arts includes many of the core areas of the humanities, including Chinese, communication, composition, creative writing, deaf studies, English, English as a second language (ESL), forensics, French, German, journalism, Latin, reading and Spanish.

MS Student working in lab Math, Science, and Engineering
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.

Students Studying Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social sciences encompasses the study of subjects leading to a better understanding of ourselves and of the world in which we live.

TE Instructor and Student Technical Education
Preparation for entry-level positions in a number of exciting careers is available through the Technical Education Division at Antelope Valley College.

Barnum Circus Visual and Performing Arts
Whether students are interested in performing on the stage or creating graphics and animations on the computer, the Visual and Performing Arts has great programs available.

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.