Citing outdated classroom and student services areas, the Antelope Valley Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to put a $350 million bond measure on the November 8, 2016, general election ballot.
Many of the classroom and student service facilities at AVC have not been updated in more than 50 years. Academic facilities need safety upgrades, roof repairs and other improvements to meet modern job-training, technological and safety standards – and keep AVC in good condition for years to come.
The district plans for the Lancaster campus include updates to campus infrastructure, construction of new academic commons, career and technical education facilities, a student services building, gymnasium renovations, three instructional buildings and a fine arts complex. A local bond qualifies the District for millions in state-matching funds that would otherwise be lost to other communities in the state.
Currently, the district serves 18,000 students annually at the Lancaster campus, Fox Field, Palmdale Center and other locations throughout the 1,945 square mile service area. To better serve south valley residents, in 2017, the district opened a new facility at 2301 East Palmdale Blvd. This space includes expanded classroom and lab facilities in addition to counseling, assessment and library resources.
For more information on AVC and the bond measure, please contact the AVC Office of Marketing and Public Information at (661) 722-6300 ext. 6696.