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How did the AVC Honors program enhance your learning experience?
What type of degree are you seeking/completed?
What awards/scholarships did you earn/receive?


Honors Flyer - Spring 2018 Courses.pdf


Approved Honors Faculty for Honors Option_NOV2017.pdf


The Honors Transfer Alliance Program offers the opportunity for priority admission to many major universities throughout the state. A seminar-like atmosphere stems from the small class size (maximum of 21), 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 are designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year university. We offer the services of an honors counselor to assist students in planning their courses.

Honors Coordinator
John Vento
661.722.6300, extension 6494

Honors Awards

Visit the Awards page for more award listings.

Important Dates

The Honors program has rolling admissions, which means students can join anytime; however, completed Honors applications must be received by the following dates for priority registration for the following terms:

  • Fall Term: March 15
  • Spring Term: September 1
  • Summer Term: March 15




Honors Program Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are honors classes more difficult?
    Students actually tell us they believe honors classes are better rather than harder- they are more fulfilling because of the close interaction among faculty and students.

  • Will my grade point average go down if I take honors classes?
    The opportunities for writing, for discussion, for help and feedback can make it easier to do well. And as your writing, research, and thinking skills improve, you'll see the benefits in your other classes as well.

  • What other advantages are there to being a member of the Honors Program?
    See the benefits page for more information.

Last updated: January 19, 2018