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  • AVC Ceramics Mother's Day Sale Fundraiser

    Posted: April 29, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Ceramics Mother's Day Sale Fundraiser happening Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 from 10am - 3:30pm in the Library Plaza. Proceeds will benefit the AVC ceramics program. For more info: http://ow.ly/4nfdsW
  • Arts Equity and Inclusion Town Hall

    Posted: April 28, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is holding an event on Saturday, May 21 from 10 AM - 12 PM  at MOAH to gather information and help shape the future of the arts in Los Angeles County--including the AV, and in regards to county support of VAPA and the AVC Art Gallery. Faculty, students and community members are welcome to attend.
  • Additional information is available on the Arts Equality LA webpage and through the Facebook event link.

  • Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program Now Accepting Applications

    Posted: April 28, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program Application Packet is now available on the AVC Airframe Manufacturing Technology webpage. Enrollment packets will be accepted beginning today, April 28, 2016. The deadline is May 26, 2016.

    AVC’s Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program (AFMT) is designed to meet the need in the aerospace industry for multi-skilled individuals who understand, perform, and serve as first-line leads in the major processes of manufacturing the structural components of an aircraft for civilian and military specifications. The program's curriculum addresses airframe manufacturing, aircraft fabrication (structures and composites), electronics, and welding.

    The AFMT program is geared for students who have completed a two-year program in Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly, who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Manufacturing Technology. Students will enter directly as juniors (3rd Year students).

    To keep up to date on program updates, please visit on the AVC Airframe Manufacturing Technology webpage often for program updates.

  • Fall 2016 Graduation Applicants

    Posted: April 26, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The Graduation Office is currently accepting applications for students completing their requirements by Fall 2016. Applications can be completed online, or students can print the application from the AVC website at https://www.avc.edu/studentservices/graduation. Students with outside coursework must submit official transcripts upon application unless official transcripts have already been submitted. A preliminary evaluation will be sent to the student’s myAVC email account showing the progress toward the degree or certificate. Students awarded a degree or certificate for Fall 2016 should expect to pick up their diploma and/or certificate in February 2017.
  • ASL Club Shows Spirit at Relay for Life

    Posted: April 21, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The ASL@AVC club participated in Relay for Life this month raising over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Pictured are Monica Martinez, one of the group event organizers, and Cameron Caballero, ASL Club President. In addition to student participants, adjunct instructor Cole McCandless walked the entire 24 hours, logging over 60 miles!
  • Non-Resident Tuition Policy

    Posted: April 21, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Beginning summer 2016, the tuition rate charged to students who qualify as nonresidents including out-of-state students and international students will be $211 per semester unit, payable at the time of registration. Nonresidents are also required to pay the $46 enrollment fee and a Capital Outlay fee of $13 per unit for a total of $270 per semester unit. The tuition rate is recalculated each year based on cost per student and is therefore subject to change. Additional information regarding residency requirements may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.
  • AVC Fire Crew Gets Hands-On Experience

    Posted: April 21, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    When the Inyo National Forest required additional staffing, they placed a call to AVC. College Wildland Fire faculty supplied 15-16 student workers that are trained and certified Wildland Firefighters to meet up with fire line leadership. Over a two-week period, they operated as a certified wildland fire hand crew.  The crew is a joint venture through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and is classified as a Type 2 IA hand crew. 

    “The AVC hand crew is one of if not the only college-based hand crews to attain the Initial Attack (IA) status.  This IA status allows us to operate in a wider variety of fire assignments, often they are more technical and more dangerous,” says AVC Fire Technology faculty Michael Hutchison.

    The AVC fire crew is available as a national resource. When working, they work 12-16 hours a day for two weeks periods.  In the summer of 2015, the crew had six assignments totaling about 1,500 hours of fuel treatment and fire suppression work.  When on assignment hand crews perform all the same duties and assignments as agency hand crews including fire line construction, burn out operations, holding, mop up, felling hazard trees, scouting fire line, acting as lookouts, cultural resource protection and burned area rehabilitation.

    This MOU is designed with the intent for students to obtain real world working experience as a wildland fire hand crew, with the ultimate intent of placing students into positions for Federal, State, and Local Fire fighting agencies.  In the last two years, AVC fire crew has placed 32 students into positions all over the western United States.  The next Wildland Fire Academy starts in June with an information session on April 29. For additional information, contact Michael Hutchison at mhutchison@avc.edu or (661) 722-6300, ext. 6712.

  • AVC2CSU Now Accepting Applications

    Posted: April 21, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Students can now earn a transferable associate degree with guaranteed course availability with AVC2CSU. Programs in Business Administration, Sociology, Administration of Justice, and Kinesiology will begin in Fall 2016. Benefits include priority registration, dedicated educational advisors, faculty mentors, workshops, clubs and much more.

    Applications are being accepted now and are available at the Information and Welcome Center (SSV Lobby).  First Tier Application Deadline: April 29th. Application Packets will be reviewed and approved on a first-come first-served basis by the AVC2CSU Pathway Selection Committee. For more info: avc2csu@avc.edu.

  • 2016 Summer and Fall Registration

    Posted: April 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Get the best possible registration appointment for upcoming summer and fall terms! Friday, April 15 is the deadline to complete matriculation steps in order to receive the best possible priority registration appointment.

    New/Returning Students: Apply online and complete all Matriculation steps (Orientation, Assessment, First Semester Workshop: Student Educational Plan). Continuing Students: Log into your myAVC account and click the Student Success tab to verify completed Matriculation steps (Orientation, Assessment, Student Educational Plan).

  • Spectrum Series to be Held at AVC

    Posted: April 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Student Equity invites students, faculty, staff and the community to a free performance full of comedy and poetry on Friday, April 22 starting at 6pm in the Performing Arts Theatre. This series will feature Filipino American writer, performer, scholar and, educator Jason Magabo Perez along with artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong. For more information about this event.
  • CSUN Day

    Posted: April 7, 2016 | Rachel Morgan
  • CSUN Day Tuesday, April 12 from 10am-2pm in the Library Plaza will provide answers about transfer questions. If you are interested in CSUN this is an excellent opportunity to get information from representatives and advisors! For details: http://ow.ly/Zzkw6
  • President's Coffee Chat

    Posted: March 31, 2016 | Rachel Morgan
  • President Ed Knudson will host a coffee chat on Friday, April 1 at 9am in the Student Lounge. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
  • Spring Emergency Drills

    Posted: March 31, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    REMINDER - Please see the following information for the remaining emergency drills for the 2016 Spring Semester:

    Evacuation Drills

    Drill Zones 5 & 7 of Main Campus (DZ 5 = LS1, LS2, ME, OF2, OF3, SS1, TE1, TE2; DZ 7 = HS, HS001) 

    Thursday - April 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Active Shooter Drills immediately followed by Evacuation Drills

    Fox Field Site (all classes)

    Wednesday - May 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM and 4:15 PM.

  • Historically Black Colleges & University College Tour

    Posted: March 31, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Are you interested in attending an Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) tour? Student Equity is sponsoring an HBCU College Tour this summer.
  • To sign up for the HBCU interest list please email student_equity@avc.edu and request to be added to the list. Once further information and the application to attend are posted, you will be emailed an update.
  • For more announcements and activities, stay connected with AVC Student Equity on Facebook.
  • New Research Finds California Community Colleges Fee Wavier Program is Most Effective in the Country at Providing Assistance to Needy Students

    Posted: March 31, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Thirty-year-old program has enhanced college access for historically under-represented students.

    New research comparing community college state financial aid "Promise" programs and other efforts directed at covering tuition around the country shows that the California Community Colleges fee waiver program does the most to provide access to students in need of financial assistance.

    Now in its 30th year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver<http://home.cccapply.org/money/bog-fee-waiver> has provided tuition-free education for more than 5.1 million needy Californians and effectively provides access to historically underrepresented students, according to the report<http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Reports/2016-CCCC... by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Division of Technology, Research and Information Systems. Some 1.1 million students in California are now receiving the Board of Governors fee waiver.

    The research conducted by Dr. Stacy B. Fisher compares the Board of Governors Fee Waiver to America's College Promise proposed by President Obama and aid programs in six other states and tracks the history of the California program.

    Only California and two other states, Georgia and New York, offer programs that do not limit how much support a student receives from a tuition grant based on other aid received. This "first dollar" approach helps cover more of students unmet needs.

    California's application and eligibility process is relatively straightforward and more flexible than other states, according to the research. Additionally, the share of historically underrepresented students receiving the Board of Governors Fee Waiver is increasing. While African Americans and Latinos as a share of the state's population is 45 percent, these students represent 58 percent of the total receiving the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.

    Three of the states studied, Oregon, Kentucky and South Carolina, allow assistance to be used for other educational expenses. The Board of Governors Fee Waiver covers enrollment fees only, but other assistance such as Pell Grants and Cal Grants are available for this purpose

    "More assistance, however, needs to be provided to cover non-enrollment costs of college," said California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris.  "Despite the tremendous success of the Board of Governors Fee Waiver over three decades, much more must be done to support students in a high cost state such as California," Harris said. "Only 6 percent of the state's Cal Grant dollars go to community college students, making the net cost of education for our students higher than for UC and CSU students in many areas of the state."

    The Board of Governors is sponsoring legislation that would enhance Cal Grant benefits. Assembly bill 1721 by Assembly member Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Assembly member David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assembly member Evan Low (D-Campbell), Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pamona), Assembly member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Assembly bill 1892 by Assembly member Medina (D-Riverside) would expand the Cal Grant B and C programs for community college students to provide more assistance to help cover the full cost of attending college.

  • Happy Birthday Shakespeare Celebration

    Posted: March 17, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Happy birthday Shakespeare! Join us on Sunday, March 20 starting at 11 am in the Black Box Theatre for auditions. Celebrate his birthday on Tuesday, April 26 starting at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Theatre. For more info: http://ow.ly/ZygVt
  • AVC STEM Club Campus-Wide Survey

    Posted: March 17, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC STEM Club is conducting a campus-wide survey to get feedback about STEM involvement club membership. Complete the survey here.
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to Perform at AVC

    Posted: March 17, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Student Equity invites students, faculty, staff and the local community to a night of musical engagement and exploration with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Thursday, March 17 starting at 7pm in the Performing Arts Theatre.
  • Paraclete and Pete Knight H.S. Teams Among Winners at Math Field Day

    Posted: March 10, 2016 | Rachel Morgan
  • Top math students from 13 area high schools spent 90 minutes last Friday morning working through a series of written problems devised by Antelope Valley College math faculty members.In addition to the test, Northrop Grumman engineers Melissa Ebert, Garrett Pursley and Jeffrey Ward spoke to the students.  More than 60 participated in this year’s event.

    When the 36th annual Mathematics Field Day was over, students from Paraclete and Pete Knight high schools walked away with bragging rights for having the winning team scores in their respective categories. Retiring professor, Dr. Richard Sieger, has designed the last 28 annual tests of mathematics knowledge.

    A team from Pete Knight High School consisting of Justin Javier, Christopher DeLeon and Diamond Luong took the top spot in the junior-senior competition of the Leibnitz League for large schools. Javier also captured third place individual honors.

    Paraclete High School student Edrick Sabalburo took home second place individual honors, helping his team to a first place finish in the small schools junior-senior competition with teammates Aaron Erickson and Jack Ringelberg.

    Taking first place individual honors was Richard Jacobi of Lancaster High School. Jacobi had an overall score of 70.

    Finishing second in the junior-senior competition were the Quartz Hill team of Olivia Neely, Kayleigh Kaveney and Isabel Vanderzee representing large schools and Richard Garcia, Christopher Durr and Tammy Le representing Soar High School in the small school category.

    In the Leap Frog Relay for freshmen and sophomores, Pete Knight’s Dimas Molina and Allen Nero finished first among large schools. Highland’s team of Gabriel Gonzales and Michael Buek finished second.

    Paraclete High School’s team of Vita Zhang and Edrick Sabalburo won first place among small schools in the Leap Frog Relay, Desert High School’s team of Ariel Fernandez and James Sunga finished second.

    The Leap Frog Relay derives its name from the way in which team members are allowed to switch papers to resolve math problems.

    Pictured: Individual Winners Edrick Sabalburo, Justin Javier, and Richard Jacobi with AVC test designer Dr. Richard Sieger

  • AVC Alumnus Wins UCLA School of Law School Award

    Posted: March 10, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Congratulations to AVC Alumnus Tal Kapelner for earning the Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award. The $400 scholarship is awarded each year to the individual with highest grade in the UCLA School of Law Financial Analysis course. Kapelner bested over 100 other UCLA Law School students for the honor. Kapelner notes that he would not have been able to do it without the the fundamentals of accounting he learned at AVC.

    Tal went to undergrad at Boston University from 1992-1996, where he took a basic course in Accounting. Kapelner noted that he, "received a D in the course, the entire subject was lost on him."

    In 2012, Kapelner enrolled in ACCT 111 Bookkeeping, followed by 201 Financial Accounting with Professor Stacey Adams. He received As in both classes and began tutoring some of his classmates in these subjects. ”For the first time I understood the fundamentals of the subject and enjoyed it as well,” says Kapelner.

    With a letter of recommendation from Adams, Tal was accepted to UCLA School of Law and began the 3-year full time program in August of 2014. He expects his Juris Doctor degree in May 2017 and hopes to work in the entertainment industry after graduation.

    Upon hearing of the award, Kapelner wrote to Adams to share the news. "I would not have been able to do it without the background your class gave me, and all the work you put in to making sure we got not just the theory but also plenty of practice in the fundamentals of accounting and financial analysis. All the time and effort you put in to giving us that experience applying concepts really paid off for me, and I'm very grateful,” wrote Kapelner.

    Kapelner wants to thank all his professors at AVC, including Edward Beyer, Wayne Lynch, Stacey Adams and Robert Plunkett. “Their work has paid dividends even at the very demanding levels of a top-ranked law school,” says Kapelner.

  • Invitation to AVC Symphonic Band Concert & Women in Music Conference Event

    Posted: March 10, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Students, staff and members of the AVC community are invited to the upcoming concert by the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band on Saturday, March 19th at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Theatre.

    Titled "Music by Women", the program will include exciting and moving concert band works by such well known composers as Alex Shapiro, Shelly Hanson, and Julie Giroux. Guest conductor, Dr. Jermie Arnold, Associate Director of Bands at CSU, Long Beach will direct music composed by Dr. Carolyn Bremer, Chair of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, along with the world premier of "Oneness Clarinet Concerto Movement" by Dr. Deon Nielsen Price featuring Dr. Berkeley Price as clarinet soloist. Also on the concert will be the Concertino for Flute and Piano by Cecile Chaminade performed by Magenta Money, a student at Quartz Hill High School, and Mary Zimmerman, AVC staff accompanist.

    Faculty receive two hours of Professional Development, Standard Two for attending the concert. 

    General admission tickets for the concert are $10 with $5 tickets available for Senior, Military, AVC employees, and Students of any age with ID. Tickets are available online at tickets.avc.edu, by phone at 661-722-6580, or at the PA Theatre box office.

    In addition to the Band Concert, a special "Women in Music Conference" will take place throughout the day on March 19th that will feature presentations, workshops, panels, and a Recital by saxophonist Chika Inoue and pianist Mary Au. The Conference will be held in the Recital Hall of the Music building (FA3 162) beginning at 10:00am and is free and open to the public.

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Testing Opportunity

    Posted: March 3, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will hold a walk- in testing opportunity for Deputy Sheriff Trainee on Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale. For details: http://ow.ly/d/4sLn
  • Spring Emergency Evacuation and Active Shooter Drills

    Posted: March 3, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    REMINDER - The Emergency Evacuation and Active Shooter Drill schedule for the 2016 Spring Semester.

    Evacuation Drills

    Palmdale Center (entire Center)

    Thursday - March 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Active Shooter Drills

    Main Campus (entire campus)

    Wednesday - March 16, 2016 at 11:15 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Evacuation Drills

    Drill Zones 5 & 7 of Main Campus (DZ 5 = LS1, LS2, ME, OF2, OF3, SS1, TE1, TE2; DZ 7 = HS, HS001) 

    Thursday - April 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Active Shooter Drills immediately followed by Evacuation Drills

    Fox Field Site (all classes)

    Wednesday - May 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM and 4:15 PM.

  • AVC Mindfulness Meditation Group

    Posted: March 3, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Interested in meditation but don’t know where to start? Looking for a group of meditators to sit with and an empirically proven means of reducing stress and improving concentration? Join Dr. De’Nean Coleman-Carew and the Mindfulness Meditation group here on campus in the Student Success Center (LC 113) every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30.
  • AVC Art Gallery Will Host Exhibition Reception, Wednesday, March 9

    Posted: March 3, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Los Angeles is a complicated network of neighborhoods, streets, alleys and freeways. Enthralled by the vibrant sights and sounds of the Los Angeles signage, architecture and iconography, Jasmine Delgado acts as a visual historian to document the strip malls, liquor stores, carnicería and machine shops that fill the landscape and provide colorful components of a complex metropolis constantly in flux. Ever since Delgado pulled her first print at a local community college in 1993, she's been a diehard printmaker. Inspired by the generosity of working in multiples, her work evolved to include the language of spray paint, stencil and fabric to illustrate the impermanence of the LA urban landscape.

    Jasmine Delgado: Mapping Los Angeles

    February 24 – March 25, 2016

    Reception:  Wednesday, March 9, 7–8:30 P.M.

    Men's Basketball Advances to Quarterfinals

    Posted: March 3, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The Marauder men's basketball team completed another come-from-behind victory last night against Citrus College, 96-86. With the win, they are headed to quarterfinals of the California State Championships and will face Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night. For more details.

  • AVTA TAP Cards Now Available!

    Posted: March 2, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College Cashier's Office is now an Authorized Dealer for AVTA TAP cards!

    Bus Passes & Stored Value

    - Valid ID (TAP card) required

    - Additional $2.00 for new TAP cards

    - All transactions are cash only

  • Antelope Valley College Students and Faculty to be Surveyed on College Experience

    Posted: March 2, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    What constitutes quality in the community college experience? Research shows that for many groups of students, the more actively engaged they are, the more likely they are to learn, to persist with their studies, and to attain their academic goals. Student engagement, therefore, is a valuable measure for assessing the quality of colleges’ educational practices and identifying ways they can help more students succeed. Antelope Valley College (AVC) is joining in this effort.

    Beginning April 11th, 2016 and ending May 6th, 2016, students in randomly selected classes at AVC and many other community colleges across the nation will have the chance to share their views by participating in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). The survey generally takes 45 minutes to complete. Survey items focus on how students spend their time, the nature and quality of their interactions with faculty members and peers, and what they have gained from their classes and other aspects of the college experience. Results from the survey will be used to inform ongoing improvement efforts at AVC.

    In addition, faculty members teaching courses at AVC will be asked to complete a similar survey, called the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE). This survey elicits information from faculty about their teaching practices, the ways they spend time both in and out of class, and their perceptions regarding students’ educational experiences. Results from CCFSSE will allow AVC to review like-items on both surveys and engage faculty in discussions about the results and solicit their suggestions for improving education practices.

    Additional information about CCSSE is available at www.ccsse.org. Contact the Center for Community College Student Engagement about CCSSE at info@cccse.org or 512-471-6807. To speak with the CCSSE representative at AVC, please contact Dr. Meeta Goel, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning & the Library at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6617 or mgoel@avc.edu.

  • Are You Prepared for an Emergency at AVC?

    Posted: March 1, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Do you receive AVC emergency messages via text message? Do you want to know if the campus closes? Or what to do in case of emergency? You need to add your cell phone number to RAVE, the AVC emergency alert system, today!

    It is easy to do. Any student, staff, faculty, or community member can subscribe to the Rave Alert service. Community members can sign up at Rave's registration site. Faculty, staff, and students can use the Rave channel inside myAVC - just use your AVC credentials to log in. All U.S. mobile carriers are supported. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787

    For more information about RAVE, please check out our RAVE FAQs. If you need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at help@avc.edu or 661.722.6300, extension 6535.

  • AVC Fire Technology Program to Hold Information Sessions

    Posted: March 1, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College fire technology faculty will hold information sessions for two upcoming academy programs.

    The Wildland Firefighter Summer Academy is an intensive 6-week summer program is designed to give students the necessary skills and knowledge in wildland fire management to obtain entry-level employment as a firefighter. Emphasis is placed on the use of tools and equipment, fire behavior, fire organization, basic EMS, hazardous materials, and the use of aircraft. Students will receive certificates for courses recognized as National Wildfire Coordinating Group curriculum in addition to the program certificate of completion. Information sessions will be held at 5 p.m. in TE2-120 on the Lancaster campus on March 11, March 26, and April 29.

    The Firefighter 1 Academy is designed to provide students the necessary skills and knowledge for California State Fire Marshall Firefighter 1 certification. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and skills development in classroom and drill ground settings. Information sessions will be held at 5 p.m. in TE2-120 on the Lancaster campus on March 24, April 21 and May 12.

    For additional information please contact Fire Technology instructors Michael Hutchison at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6712 or Bill Baily at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6970.

  • Use of AVC Resources for Political Activities Forbidden by State Law

    Posted: February 25, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    With another political season approaching, all district employees are reminded that it is a violation of state law and district board policy to use college district resources to advocate for a candidate for election or a ballot measure.

    California General Education Code Section 7054 states that “No school district or community college district funds, services, supplies, or equipment shall be used for the purpose of urging the support or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate, including, but not limited to, any candidate for election to the governing board of the district.”

    A violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor or felony punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both, or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months, or two or three years.

    District “services” and “equipment” include college mail, telephones and college e-mail services.

    Wearing of political campaign buttons to work is viewed as an expression of one’s personal opinion and is allowed.

    Also, districts may not use public resources to distribute political materials prepared by non-district organizations, according to a legal advisory by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

    Reference: California General Education Code Section 7054, 7056, Government Code Section 8314, College district board policy 7370.

  • Spring 2016 AVC Foundation Grants for Faculty & Staff

    Posted: February 25, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Foundation Grants program assists AVC campus entities with awards for activities or purchases that may not receive funds from the college or district budget. Grants are supported by the AVC Foundation general fund (“AVC Fund”), including Employee Giving and President’s Circle donors, as well as direct donor contributions to the Foundation Grants Program. Multiple grants will be awarded from $7,500 available each semester.

    Grants will be awarded for activities and purchases that directly support faculty, staff and students, for the betterment of Antelope Valley College and its educational mission. The AVC Foundation will need information on how your proposal provides that support, how you will spend the funds, past and future funding of this or similar activities, and cooperation between your area and the Foundation. A Foundation Grants Review Committee will review applications. Questions may be directed to the Foundation Office, at ext. 6598. The application deadline is March 11.

  • SOL Developement to Perform Today

    Posted: February 25, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Award-winning educator and poet Karega Bailey will be performing in the Student Lounge (SCT 101) tonight at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  Bailey is the Director of Special Education at Roses in Concrete Community School in Oakland, California. He is a member of SOL Development, a Hip-Hop/Jazz/Soul ensemble of music teachers. As an artist Karega Bailey has several projects in his catalog which include an album titled Surrender. A book titled Surrender: A Poetic Ethnography and a documentary titled Surrender: The story of Rhythm Restoring Hope and his latest release PEACE KING. He specializes in resiliency and community healing. Mini-performances will also be held today at 11:30 a.m. and tomorrow at noon. For more info: http://ow.ly/YIHZr
  • AVC Faculty Featured in Art Exhibition

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Painting instructor Christine Mugnolo and Language Arts instructor Charles Hood will be featured in the art exhibition "Green Revolution," opening Saturday at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH), in Lancaster.

    Christine's work features a series of water color panels that tell the story of water in California. Joined together like panels of a Medieval map, her works tilts California on its side, to challenge the inevitability that all the water from Northern California naturally would drain down through aqueducts to Southern California.

    Charles Hood uses photography to also ask questions about ownership and inevitability. His photo series about the L.A. Aqueducts doubles this 12' diameter lifeline. The top images show it right-side-up, but a bottom row inverts the pipe, so that the sky becomes a hidden river flowing underneath it. In a text panel he points out how much water flows through the Antelope Valley without a drop of it being made available for local use.

    A soundscape of household water sounds accompanies this installation, designed by AVC student David Jackson.

    The exhibition features an international list of artists. A reception on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • SkillsUSA Student Organization Wins Eight Awards

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Skills USA, a United States career and technical student organization, won medals at the California Leadership & Skills Conference (Region 3). Some of the categories awarded were a gold medal in oxyacetylene and mig welding, a silver in mig welding, a bronze in arc welding, tig welding, and in sculpture.
  • President's March Cofee Chatin Palmdale

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will host a coffee chat on Tuesday, March 1 at 2 pm at the Palmdale Center in the Student Services area, 3rd floor. Please join us, faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
  • Corporate and Community Services Has Moved

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Corporate and Community Services is now in T 503 A on the north side of the Lancaster campus near Avenue J-8 and 30th Street West. Stop by if you have any questions or want to check out our list of courses. Classes are open up to all of the community.
  • Counseling Fair to be Held on Wednesday, March 9

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC’s Counseling and Categorical divisions are hosting its 1st Annual AVC SSSP Counseling Fair on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 11am-6 pm in the AVC Library Plaza. This event is to help students meet all of their SSSP Core Service requirements and introduce them to the various counseling resources that are here to support their success. Students will have the opportunity meet one-on-one with a counselor/advisor for educational and career planning or may schedule a priority appointment. This event will include free food, music, and a free prize drawing!
  • AVC Theatre Arts Original One-Act Festival Contest

    Posted: February 18, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts department announces the Original One-Act Festival contest is now open to all students and staff at the college. The script deadline is Monday, February 29.

    Scripts must be from 2-10 minutes in length, in standard play format, PDF and without the playwright’s name. They must be received at ccorona2@avc.edu by 11:59 p.m. February 29. The playwright’s name and contact information must be sent in a separate e-mail with the title of the play as the subject line.

    “The AVC Theatre Arts instructors look forward to reading the entries from all of AVC. Several of these new or experienced theatrical voices will experience the transformation from their written word to live performance in the annual Festival in May,” wrote Theatre Arts instructor Eugenie Trow. 

    The selected one-act plays will have workshop productions in the AVC Black Box Theatre May 19-22, 2016. For more information, please contact the Eugenie Trow at etrow@avc.edu or (661) 492-1659.

  • Campus Closed Starting Friday, February 12 - Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day

    Posted: February 11, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    REMINDER: Our campus will be closed starting Friday, February 12 - Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
  • No Parking or Passenger Unloading in Red Zones or Campus Roadways

    Posted: February 11, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC reminds staff, students and visitors that there is no parking, passenger loading or passenger unloading in red zones or campus roadways. Vehicles stopped at red zones curbs or in campus roadways may be cited by LASD.

    Passenger loading and unloading on red zone curbs blocks traffic on campus and creates a hazard for emergency vehicles and pedestrians crossing into parking lots. Drivers are encouraged to use general parking spaces or the turn around between SSV and Administration for passenger loading and unloading. Visitor parking is available in lot 8 (across from SSV) and is limited to 30 minutes. Please help keep traffic moving and our community safe!

  • Sustainability Workshop to be Held February 24

    Posted: February 11, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    As part of the 2025 Facilities Master Plan, AVC will be holding a workshop focused on sustainability on Wednesday, February 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater, Green Room (PA 114). This workshop will provide input to the vision, goals and priorities for the AVC facilities master plan. This workshop will be educational and interactive. Students, staff, faculty and the greater Antelope Valley community are invited to provide input. Please RSVP by Feb. 18 to djensen@avc.edu.
  • AVC Announces Spring Performing Arts Theatre Line-Up

    Posted: February 11, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    The second half of our 2015-16 performance season is underway at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre (AVC PAT), with a full line-up of events sure to please audiences across the Antelope Valley. A wide variety of events is scheduled: concerts featuring stirring orchestral classics and contemporary rock and jazz; modern and ballroom dance performances sure to get toes tapping, and theatre productions and festivals for all ages. Not to mention cultural and fashion showcases, recitals and community workshops – many of which are free to the public. Come and experience the diversity and excitement of the performing arts at AVC.



    The theatre is located on the south side of the Antelope Valley College Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. View our full event schedule and purchase tickets online at tickets.avc.edu, or contact the box office at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6580.



    Events that will take place at the AVC PAT from now through the end of June:



    AVC Black Student Union presents Message In A Garment, Feb. 13, 2016 at 2 pm – AVC Black Student Union presents an afternoon of live music, dance and poetry. This performance is sponsored by AVC Student Equity and Natural Impact. Admission: $10/$7.



    Dancing With The A.V. Stars – All-Star Cast, Feb. 20, 2016 at 7 pm – A dance extravaganza! A special night featuring 10 previous local Antelope Valley celebrities (past winners and contestants from four Dancing With the AV Stars shows) as they take the stage and dance with professional ballroom dance partners. These talented local celebrities will go head to head to vie for the prestigious title "Dancing with the AV Stars – All Star". There will be special dance performances and guest performers. Dancing with the AV Stars will showcase the varied dance styles of ballroom, salsa, Latin, and West Coast Swing. This event is a fundraiser for USA Dance AV Chapter, a non-profit dance organization that promotes health through partner dancing to fight childhood obesity. USA Dance AV Chapter is the national model for the Dance Force Youth Ballroom Program and sponsors the High Desert Dance Classic at AV College on March 11-13, 2016. Admission: $37/$27/$17.



    Caravan Dance Studio presents Cinderella, Feb. 27, 2016 at 4 & 7 pm – It's a familiar story, with a Rockabilly twist! Set in the late 1950s, Cindy runs the household while her stepmother and stepsisters spend their days maintaining their appearances and making Cindy's life difficult. When they receive an invitation to the town's annual sock hop, Cindy decides to attend. With the help of her fairy godmother, she is transformed and goes to the sock hop where she meets the Mayor's son, Johnny. Johnny finds Cindy's disposition a refreshing change. In the end, Cindy rescues him from women who are only interested in his money and social status and escapes a family who does not appreciate her. And yes, they live happily ever after! Admission: $16/$11/Children 2 & under free.



    AVC Jazz Festival, March 12, 2016 at 7 pm – The festival will include clinics, workshops, jam sessions, and auditions in various venues across campus for talented high school musicians, culminating at the end of the event with a master concert of some of the best performances of the day. Join us as area high school students strive for their goals as professional musicians. Admission: Free.



    AVC Symphonic Band, Music By Women, March 19, 2016 at 7 pm – Join us in celebrating National Women’s History Month with music by such esteemed composers as Joan Tower, Alex Shapiro, Shelly Hanson, and Deon Nielsen Price. Admission: $10/$5.



    Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Stars of Tomorrow, March 26, 2016 at 8 pm – The winners of AVSOMC’s 2016 Gail Newby Concerto Competition join the orchestra.  2016 Bach Competition winners perform a prelude recital at 7 p.m. Admission: $20/$18/$10.



    Dance Dimensions 2016, April 15 & 16, 2016 at 7 pm – Join Dance Dimensions in exploring invigorating concepts through the ever-powerful and cathartic expression of dance. Dance Dimensions' performance will incorporate the many worlds of dance to typify the cross-cultural symbolism through modern/contemporary dance, hip-hop, ballet, tap, and even social dance. Admission: $18/$15.



    Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration, April 26, 2016 at 7 pm – Celebrate Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday with scenes, sonnets and monologues from the funniest and most moving movements in his work. Be prepared for the unexpected – it’s a Shakespeare shake up! Admission: Free.



    AVC Theatre Arts, The Goldilocks Effect, May 7 & 8, 2016 at 2 pm – Goldilocks must help Baby Bear find a new home, but nowhere feels just right. One climate is too dry. Another is too warm. It is up to our heroes to find out how to make a home that is “just right”. Devised by Jeffrey Wienckowski. Admission: $5.



    AVC Symphonic Band, Hooray For Hollywood Pops Concert, May 14, 2016 at 7 pm – The Symphonic Band is excited to perform a program of popular and patriotic music with something for everyone! Admission: $10/$5.



    Applied Music Recital, May 17, 2016 at 7 pm – AVC music majors present an evening of solo performances featuring piano, guitar, voice, strings, winds and percussion. Admission: $10/$5.



    AVC Spring Fashion Show, May 18, 2016 at 6 pm – The Antelope Valley College Clothing and Textiles – Fashion Design Program presents their annual spring fashion show, featuring garments designed, constructed and modeled by program students and graduates. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the show. Admission: Free.



    AVC Theatre Arts, 19th Original One-Act Play Festival, AVC Black Box Theatre, May 19, 20 & 21, 2016 at 8 pm, May 22, 2016 at 2 pm – The festival offers new theatrical voices the opportunity to see their work onstage. Theatre Arts students and faculty work together to design, direct, work as crew and act in order to bring the words in the scripts to life. World premieres! Admission: $5.



    Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, Ode To Joy, May 21, 2016 at 8 pm – The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Antelope Valley Master Chorale and Antelope Valley College Concert Choir join forces to present Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 123. Beethoven’s inclusion of choir in his final symphony helped establish it as a unique masterwork.  Based on Friederich Schiller’s An die Freude, the symphony is a universal acclamation of brotherhood. Admission: $20/$18/$10.



    AVC Theatre Arts, A Night At The AVC Improv, AVC Black Box Theatre, May 23, 2016 at 7 pm – Taking suggestions from audience members, the quick wit and creative imagination of the AVC Improv players creates a wonderful, off-the-cuff night of comedy that leaves everyone in the house laughing. Admission: $5.



    AVC Dance Final Showings, May 24 & 25, 2016 at 7 pm – A showcase production of some of the best work by students in Dance Department classes. Selected by their instructors, students present a variety of dances they have worked on during the semester to experience dance as a performance art and to complete their final grade. Admission: $10/$5.



    AVC Jazz Ensemble, May 27, 2016 at 8 pm – Semester recital for the Beginning Jazz Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Jazz Ensemble. Admission: $10/$5.



    Stage Voice Recital, Tina Herbeck, Instructor, May 31, 2016 at 7 pm – Students from Tina Herbeck's Stage Voice classes present their semester final recitals. Admission: Free.



    Voice Recitals, Jinyoung Jang, Instructor, June 1, 2016 at 5 & 7 pm – Students from Jinyoung Jang’s Voice classes present their semester final recitals. Admission: Free.



    Test Flight, AVC Black Box Theatre, June 4, 2016 at 7 pm – Each semester, this popular music performance class for singers and instrumentalists presents a concert of music from various decades. Join them for an evening of electrifying performances of well-known rock songs. Admission: $5.



    For more information, please contact the Chester McCurry, AVC PAT Manager, at cmccurry@avc.edu or  (661)722-6300, ext. 6949.
  • Parking and Traffic on Campus

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    With the return of students to campus for spring semester, please remember provisions of the California Vehicle Code are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maximum speed limits for roadways are as posted. The speed limit in all campus parking lots is 10 MPH. 

    Handicapped parking (including the misuse of handicap placards), staff parking and red zone violations are enforced are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year around. After the second week of the spring semester, general parking permits are required Monday through Friday, 8 am to midnight, 8 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. No permits are required on Sundays. 

    Semester permits are purchased at the Cashier's office located in the Student Services building. Semester permits are valid from the time of purchase until midnight on the last day of the semester.  Daily permits can be purchased at the permit dispenser machines located along the walkways of the campus. Please be sure to place your permit as instructed (semester passes hang from the rear view mirror and daily permits should be placed on your dashboard in the lower corner of the passenger side). If the parking permit is obscured from clear view, the vehicle may be cited. 

    A limited amount of visitor parking is available in lot 8 (across from SSV) and is limited to 30 minutes. 

    Traffic is always heavy the first weeks of the semester, and parking on the south end of campus quickly. Students are encouraged to enter campus from Avenue J-8 and utilize north parking lots (13, 14, 15 & 16) at peak times. Please drive safely, plan extra time to find parking and have an excellent semester.

  • Spring Emergency Evacuation and Active Shooter Drills

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan
  • REMINDER - The Emergency Evacuation and Active Shooter Drill schedule for the 2016 Spring Semester (i.e. drills in February, March, April, and May of 2016) which was first announced in the 11-19-2015 "Campus Update" is as follows:

    Evacuation Drills

    Drill Zones 2 & 4 of Main Campus (DZ 2 = FA1-FA4, PA, NORTH & SOUTH ATHLETIC FIELDS, MS1-4, T850-1;  DZ 4 = LH, OF1, GYM, T800, SA, S1 – S9, SR, SBS, TE6, TE8)

    Week of February 22, 2016 - Please note:  For the semi-unannounced drills, only the week of the daytime and nighttime drills is pre-announced.  The actual date(s) and drill start times are not pre-announced.

    Evacuation Drills

    Palmdale Center (entire Center)

    Thursday - March 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Active Shooter Drills

    Main Campus (entire campus)

    Wednesday - March 16, 2016 at 11:15 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Evacuation Drills

    Drill Zones 5 & 7 of Main Campus (DZ 5 = LS1, LS2, ME, OF2, OF3, SS1, TE1, TE2; DZ 7 = HS, HS001) 

    Thursday - April 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM and 7:30 PM.

    Active Shooter Drills immediately followed by Evacuation Drills

    Fox Field Site (all classes)

    Wednesday - May 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM and 4:15 PM.

    GAVEA is Now on Campus

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Did you know that the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA) is now located on the AVC campus? They are located in SCT, just outside the cafeteria. GAVEA is the public/private partnership that facilitates business growth and opportunity within 3000 square-mile region of the greater Antelope Valley.

    GAVEA occupies offices previously used by the LASD. Students looking for LASD, security, and lost & found can now find them in their expanded offices, T800, located near the gym and tennis courts.

  • Faculty Member Seeking Volunteers for Science Event

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Biology Instructor Lena Coleman is seeking student and faculty volunteers for an elementary school science day to be held on campus in early March. Volunteers will be running fun science experiments with small groups of local elementary students. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and have fun with science! For more information please email Lena Coleman at lcoleman@avc.edu.
  • February California Dream Act Application Workshops

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Please join us for a hands-on workshop to complete the Dream Act and AVC’s scholarship applications.

    You will receive assistance from our Financial Aid staff who will be happy to answer your questions relating to the Dream Act process.

    The Dream Act provides access to institutional scholarships and state-based financial aid for AB 540 eligible undocumented students at California colleges & universities.

    What should I bring?

• W-2’s for all jobs worked in 2015 for yourself and your parents (if applicable)

• 2015 Tax Returns for you and your parents (if applicable)

• Social Security Number for you and your parents (if applicable)

February 11, 2016   5:30-6:45 p.m.

February 25, 2016   5:30-6:45 p.m.

Location: Antelope Valley College

Business Education Building, BE314

We look forward to seeing you there!

  • SOAR High School Principal Honored

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    SOAR (Students on Academic Rise) High School Principal, Dr. Chris Grado, was named one of the 30 Most Influential California High School Principals by Mometrix Test Preparation. The Mometrix ratings are based on points awarded to each principal based on a wide variety of data available to the public, including national and state awards, national and state “rankings,” average SAT scores, ‘college readiness,’ and more. 

    SOAR High School, located on the AVC campus, is a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School, an award which the organization says recognizes, “students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success.” According to Mometrix, Principal Grado has been "instrumental in securing a top-30 ranking in the state of California by School Digger as well as being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the top Academic Performance Index ratings in the state.” Congratulations to Principal Grado and AV SOAR High School.

  • Spring Semester Starts Monday, February 8

    Posted: February 4, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Spring semester is just around the corner! Classes start Monday, February 8. It is time to check your schedule and make any last minute changes. 

    AVC is working hard to meet the demand of students with late additions to the schedule. Recent additions include new sections for Administration of Justice 101, Anthropology 101, Communication 101, English 101, French 102, Math 115, Philosophy 106, Sociology 101 and Spanish 102. Additionally, the college still has seats available in many programs such as Business and Computer Studies, Career and Technical Training, Visual and Perming Arts, World Languages and more.

    Students still looking for a spring semester class are encouraged to check the online schedule often for openings and waitlist spots. www.avc.edu/information/schedule

    We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus Monday!

  • Bring Out Your Creative Side at Ceramics Workshop

    Posted: January 28, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Help celebrate Rich Sim’s upcoming 50th year teaching ceramics at AVC with a unique opportunity to participate in a Pottery Workshop. Create your pieces Friday, February 26 from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, February 27 from noon-6 p.m. and then come back to glaze and load the kiln on Saturday, March 12 from noon-4 p.m. Register with the AVC Foundation, only 20 seats available. Check out some of the pieces that you can create here.
  • 2016 STEM Conference for Girls - Registration Now Open!

    Posted: January 28, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Registration is now open for the 2016 STEM Conference for Girls to be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Space is limited for this FREE event. Please visit the Palmdale STEM Events page or call (661) 722-6400 for details and registration. This annual event is designed for girls in grades 6-12. Students will have fun exploring hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Parents are welcome to attend. This event is held in partnership with Antelope Valley Unified High School District in the AVUHSD Palmdale Conference Center, 1156 East Ave. S, Palmdale.
  • AVC to Host 80 Teams in Regional Science Olympiad

    Posted: January 28, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College is excited to announce the 5th annual Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad regional competition to take place at the AVC Lancaster campus Saturday, February 13 from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

    For more than 30 years, Science Olympiad has been premier national STEM competition for middle and high school students. Each state hosts regional tournaments and the winners of these tournaments participate in a statewide event. The winners of the state events participate in the annual national competition in May. The top three overall teams from the Aerospace Valley Regional will advance to the state completion in April at the Caltech campus in Pasadena CA.

    Eighty teams in total (30 middle school, 30 high school, and 20 elementary school) are expected to participate in this year’s event. 1,200 students will actively compete, supported by 100 teachers and 80 event supervisors. Overall event attendance is expected to surpass 2,000.

    Competitors will participate in science events such as: Elastic Launch Glider, Anatomy & Physiology, Invasive Species, Mission Possible, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Experimental Design. The events are chosen from all STEM fields. AVC professors working together with Lockheed Martin and NASA STEM specialists have prepared rigorous tests and competitions that will challenge all student Olympians.

    There will be food on the premises and parking is free.

    The event is funded and organized by AVC with significant support from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and NASA.  The Los Angeles County Office of Education has generously provided logistical support in supervisor training and will handle scoring during the event. Event supervisors are drawn from AVC, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, NASA, AIAA and other community organizations.

    For more information, please contact the AVC STEM office at 661 722 6300, ext. 6024 or email the director of the event, Christos Valiotis at cvaliotis@avc.edu.

  • 1098-T Forms Mailed

    Posted: January 27, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Form 1098-T for 2015 have been mailed to students. This form is used to report tuition and fees charged to students enrolled in courses at Antelope Valley College during 2015. For answers to commonly asked questions please go to the Cashier’s website.
  • AVC Business Office Mails 2015 1099 Misc

    Posted: January 19, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    2015 1099 - Miscellaneous Income Reports have been mailed to all vendors who were paid $600 or more by the district during the 2015 tax year. Vendors with questions should contact Una Goff at extension 661-722.6300 extension 6158.
  • Information Sessions Scheduled for Math 99

    Posted: January 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Skip what you know and learn what you need! Learn about Math 99, a self-paced alternative to Math 65, 70 AND 102. For details and RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/FhTyoKsRb8
  • Save the Date - 4th Annual STEM Conference for Girls - Saturday, March 5

    Posted: January 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Girls in grades 6 thru 12 are invited to attend the free activity-filled annual event on Saturday, March 5. Hands-on workshops provided taught these young women about 3D printing, solar energy and the body’s use of energy to burn calories. Engineers from Lockheed Martin, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and Northrop Grumman in the Antelope Valley provided a fun and educational environment for these students. 

    For additional information, please call (661) 722-6400, Option 1 or visit www.avc.edu/palmdale/stem/ Registration opens soon.

  • President's Coffee Chat

    Posted: January 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will host a coffee chat on Thursday, February 11 at 3 pm in the Student Lounge of the AVC Cafeteria. Please join us, faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
  • AVC Works to Meet Student Demand for Spring Classes

    Posted: January 14, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Spring semester starts February 8 and AVC is working hard to meet the demand of students. The college still has seats available in many programs such as Business and Computer Studies, Career and Technical Training, Visual and Perming Arts, World Languages and more.

    Students still looking for a spring semester class are encouraged to check the online schedule often for openings and waitlist spots. “Student plans change and openings often come available in popular classes. A class that was closed yesterday, may have a few waitlist spots today,” said Liz Diachun, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Information for AVC.

    Additionally, AVC is working to meet student demand with late additions to the schedule. Recent additions include a Palmdale section of Math 115, Statistics, and Saturday sections of Intro to Administration of Justice and Intro to Sociology.

  • Community Invited to Cash for College set Thursday, Jan. 21

    Posted: January 7, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Get educated on financial aid, college savings, money management, FAFSA, BOG applications, the Dream Act and more! The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are encourage to start at the information booth.
  • 2016-2017 AVC Foundation Scholarships

    Posted: January 7, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    Did you know the AVC Foundation has over 200 scholarships available to students each year by filling out only one application? Awards range from $250 to $2,000. For more Information (www.avc.edu/studentservices/finaid/scholarships)
  • Information Sessions for All Prospective Radiologic Technology Program Applicants

    Posted: January 5, 2016 | Rachel Morgan

    All prospective Radiologic Technology Program applicants are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions scheduled below:

    January 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in APL 119

    January 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in APL  119

    Enrollment packets will be accepted February 1, 2016 to March 10, 2016, via courier service only (e.g. USPS, Federal Express, and UPS).

  • AVC Winter Holiday Hours

    Posted: December 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Please note the following changes to operational service hours for the college. AVC wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

    Monday, December 21 & Tuesday, December 22: Regular Business Hours (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)       

    Wednesday, December 23: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 3: College Closed

  • Journalism Course Added to the Spring Schedule

    Posted: December 11, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Journalism 121 has been added to the 2015 spring schedule. This course offers an introduction to the theories and techniques of newswriting and reporting; Instruction and practice in news and feature story structures, newspaper style, copy reading and elementary editing.
  • Airframe Manufacturing Technology Bachelor's Update

    Posted: December 11, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    This spring, AVC will offer English 115: Introduction to Technical Communication. This class is specifically designed for students in the upcoming bachelor’s program. This advanced composition course prepares students to write in technical and professional fields. (Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 or ENGL 101SL) English 115 is a requirement for enrollment in the upcoming Bachelor’s degree. The course will be offered in spring 2016 and possibly not again until fall 2016. Students who wish to enroll in Airframe Manufacturing Technology in the fall must take this course first!

    To keep up to date on program updates, please:

  • • Visit on the AVC Airframe Manufacturing Technology webpage often for program updates. Sign up for the Program Interest List on the webpage to receive updates as they become available.  

  • • Like our AVC Aeronautic Programs Facebook page to learn about all of our aerospace-related programs.

  • • Share this information with friends and coworkers who may be interested in the Airframe Manufacturing Technology degree.

  • SSV Building: Wednesday 16

    Posted: December 11, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Due to mandatory training, the Student Services Building (SSV) will be closed on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The building will reopen and all services will resume 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Services Office at (661) 722-6300 ext 6303.
  • AVC Announces Auditions for Poor Murderer

    Posted: December 11, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Lancaster, Calif. – Open auditions for the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s intersession production of Pavel Khour’s Poor Murderer will be held Friday, December 11, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the AVC Black Box Theatre. A variety of roles are available for men and women.  The performances will take place February 4th through February 7th, 2106, in the Black Box Theatre.

    A psychological thriller set in a St. Petersberg mental institution in 1900, the show follows a famous actor under treatment who wonders: did he really kill the actor playing Polonius as he was playing Hamlet, or was it only an illusion? There are a variety of roles available in this ensemble piece. Director Jeffrey Wienckowski is looking for actors of all types, from those with no stage experience to seasoned performers. In addition to actors, the production is also looking for musicians and dancers. The AVC Theatre Arts Department encourages actors of any age, ethnicity, or physical ability to attend.  Previous theatre experience is not mandatory for any role.

    Those auditioning should arrive prepared to move in comfortable clothes with a 2 minute contemporary  monologue to perform. Those who do not have a prepared monologue are still welcome to audition and will be given a portion of the script to read. Auditions are open to all members of the community. Those who are cast will be expected to enroll in THA 116A/B Rehearsal and Performance and/or THA 121A/B Theatre Production.

    For additional information please contact Jonet Leighton at 722-6300 ext. 6393, or jleighton@avc.edu.

  • AVC Symphonic Band to Perform Saturday, November 21

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    All AVC employees and members of the AVC community are cordially invited to the upcoming concert by the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band on Saturday, November 21st at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Theatre.

    Titled "War and Thanksgiving", the program will feature music relating to prominent anniversaries celebrated in 2015 (e.g. the 150th of the ending of the American Civil War and the 70th of the ending of WWII). The Band will perform alone and alongside our special guests, the Sunday Night Singers under the direction of Michael McCullough (AVC adjunct faculty and Director of Choirs at Palmdale HS).

    AVC staff and students receive discounts.  Faculty receive two hours of Professional Development, Standard Two for attending the concert. 

    Tickets are available online at tickets.avc.edu, by phone at 661-722-6580, or at the PAT box office.

  • AVC Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Please note the following changes to operational service hours for the college next week. AVC wishes everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. 

    Monday, Nov. 23 & Tuesday, Nov. 24: Regular Business Hours (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)       

    Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Afternoon classes will be held unless cancelled by Instructor. Evening classes are cancelled.)

    Thursday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 29: College Closed (No classes scheduled.)

  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center Donates Portable X-Ray Machines to AVC

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Palmdale Regional Medical Center has donated a portable X-ray machine to Antelope Valley College for use in the on-campus Radiologic Technology lab.

    This unit is typical of those used in ER, ICU, CCU, NICU situations, as well as other areas of the hospital when patients can't be moved. Images are produced immediately and can be transmitted wirelessly via an internet connection.

    Brad Taylor, Director of Radiology for Palmdale Regional Medical Center was instrumental in getting the equipment to AVC.

    “I was invited to the advisory board meeting where I heard from the instructors of the lack of portable x-ray equipment at the AVC program. As this school is the only Radiologic Technology school in the Antelope Valley, I felt it was an opportunity to give back and ensure that we continue to have a supply of trained radiology professionals to staff our medical facilities here,” said Taylor.

    Simulating a real-life work environment in the AVC lab provides students hands-on learning opportunities, better preparing them for the rigors of a career in radiology.

    “Developing highly competent health care providers requires access to the best tools available in the profession. This donation is a direct result of AVC’s continued partnership with local hospitals and health care providers,” said Dr. Karen Cowell, AVC’s Dean of Career Technical Education.

    About Palmdale Regional Medical Center



    Palmdale Regional Medical Center is a 157 licensed bed, acute care hospital located in Palmdale, CA. The hospital provides the Antelope Valley and outlying communities with services such as cardiology (STEMI certified), orthopedics, oncology, bariatrics, physical rehabilitation, wound care, minimally-invasive surgery including robotic surgery, emergency services, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and pain management. For more information, visit www.palmdaleregional.com and find them on Facebook.

    About Antelope Valley College



    Antelope Valley College takes pride in providing a quality, comprehensive education for a diverse community of learners. We are committed to student success, offering value and opportunity to all members of our community. Annually, AVC serves over 17,000 students and the greater Antelope Valley community with associate degree programs, career training and basic skills education. For more information please visit www.avc.edu. 

    Photos Attached: Antelope Valley College Radiologic Technology students gain hands-on experience with portable x-ray machines donated by Palmdale Regional Medical Center.

    Proposed Academic Calendar Townhall Meeting - Thursday, December 3 at 2 p.m.

    Posted: November 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    You are invited to attend a Townhall Meeting to discuss the "Proposed Academic Calendar" on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. in the gymnasium.

    We encourage as many people as possible to attend this meeting, as we look to receive input and provide current information.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Winter Basketball Camp Happening Saturday, January 2, 2016

    Posted: November 16, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College and Antelope Valley Athletic Club present Winter Basketball Camp happening Saturday, January 2, 2016 beginning at 8am for boys and girls in the 2nd thru 8th grade. For more info visit: http://ow.ly/UJiEf
  • Support our Troops Ceremony 2015

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Students and faculty honored our veterans by attending the Support our Troops Ceremony on the AVC campus this week.
  • Playwrights Showcase is Accepting Student Scripts

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The last day for theatre arts students to submit short plays to the Playwrights Showcase is Friday, November 13 at 2 pm at FA2 127. The play readings take place Wednesday, December 9 following the Theatre Arts Open House at 6 pm in FA2 130.

    Students enrolled in a theatre arts class may submit one or two plays, 5-12 pages. They must be the original work of the student. Plays must be typed and submitted in a large envelope with the playwright’s name and contact information on the outside. The script itself must not have the playwright’s name on it. For more info contact Eugenie Trow at etrow@avc.edu, or Carla Corona at ccorona2@avc.edu.

  • Counseling Division Student Survey

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Counseling Division would like you to participate in a short survey to gather additional feedback about your experiences with the Counseling Division services. Your answers will be completely anonymous and will be reviewed alongside feedback from other student participants.

    Please provide us with your perspective on how we are doing and how we can improve the services we provide.

    The survey link will close at the end of the day on Friday, December 11, 2015.

  • Fall 2015 Ceramics Fundraiser

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Fall Ceramics Fundraiser is back November 17-18 at 10 am in the Library Plaza. Proceeds help AVC students. Click here.
  • Honoring Veterans at AVC

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. The college will salute its veterans all week long with Veterans week activities. To check out the events for the week click here.
  • 4th Annual STEMposium

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The 4th Annual Greater Antelope Valley STEMposium is scheduled to welcome over 200 students, educators, administrators and industry leaders to the Hellenic Center on November 6.
  • Coffee Chat with the President

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will be holding the first coffee forum of the semester Friday, November 6 at 9 a.m. in the student lounge. Please join us, as well as all faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
  • 13th Annual AVC Super Craft Fair

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The annual AVC Super Craft Fair presented by the Classified Union Scholarship Fund will be held Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria and surrounding area, rain or shine. Free Parking. For information please email to supercraftfair@yahoo.com or check out the Super Craft Fair Facebook Group.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The festival of the “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead is one with very ancient roots in Mexico. During the pre Hispanic era there were very elaborate rituals and philosophies concerning the life-death cycle, nowhere more so than amongst the Mexican peoples of Oaxaca.

    After the 2nd of November, friends and relatives are invited for the “raising of the dead,” where the offerings are consumed.

    This celebration is happening now until October 30 in the Bookstore Hallway.

  • Halloween Monster Mash Dance

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Join the fun at the Halloween Monster Mash Dance Friday, October 30 starting at 7pm in the Student Center Building (cafeteria). For ticket info and details click here.
  • Halloween Costume Contest for Students and Faculty

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    From flying witches to dancing princesses, Halloween is full of SPOOK-tacular surprises! Want to join the fun? Do you feel spooky? Original? Funny? The Student Activities Council is proud to present AVC's Annual Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday October 29, 2015 from noon-2pm in the Cafeteria. Show us your best costumes, and have a blast! It will be a screaming good time! For details click here.



    Have a fun and safe AVC Halloween!
  • AV Authors to Speak About Writing and Publishing Books

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    On Saturday, October 24, the Antelope Valley Authors will talk about their books. Specifically, they will discuss how they wrote them, how they got them published, and how they make money from them.  The event runs from 2-4 p.m. at the Acton/Agua Dulce Library in Acton.  Every person who attends will receive a free ticket to win a basket of books—one or two per author—at a drawing immediately following the event. 

    The library is located at 33792 Crown Valley Road, Acton.  For additional information about this and other programs, please call (661) 269-7101.

    AVC Foundation Accepts a $20,000 Endowment From The Choices in Learning National Foundation

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Roger Gallizzi, Executive Director of the Choices in Learning National Foundation presented this scholarship endowment October 20, 2015. For the FY15/16 scholarship program it is estimated that a $1,000 scholarship will be given to a female recipient who obtained her high school diploma through Learn4Life Concept Charter Schools.

  • Study Abroad in Salmanca Spain, Spring 2016

    Posted: October 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Did you know AVC has students who study abroad in other countries? Attend the Study Abroad Information Session Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm in boardroom (SSV151) for more information. Plan today to attend in the 2016-2017 academic year!
  • AVC Cafe Closed - Friday, October 16

    Posted: October 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Cafe will be closed Friday, October 16 for a System Installation. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Mid-Semester Check-In and Study Jam - October 13-15

    Posted: October 9, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC Student Life presents Mid-Semester Check-In and Student Jam happening October 13 - 15 in the Student Lounge. Talk with staff and faculty and check for completion of the Matriculation Steps. Light refreshments will be provided. For times and details: http://www.avc.edu/sites/default/files/news/study%20jam%20flyer.pdf
  • Anthropology Expo Standard II Credit - October 16

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Anthropology Department is pleased to present the 4th Annual Anthropology Expo and Open House on Friday, October 16, 2015. The event will showcase current research projects, our archaeological collections and other department activities.



    Dr. Jennifer Miller-Thayer, Professor of Anthropology at Citrus College, will be our keynote speaker for the evening segment of the expo. The department will host a meet and greet reception from 6-7pm followed by her talk “Medical Anthropology: A Biocultural Approach to Understanding Health, Illness and Healing.” The abstract for the talk and her biography are included on the attached flyer.



    The day component of the event will introduce the audience to the discipline of Anthropology and focus on what students can do with a degree/career in Anthropology. During this segment professional anthropologists will discuss what they have done with their degree/career in Anthropology. The presentation will be followed by an alumni student panel discussing their experiences in Anthropology Departments at UCs and CSUs.



    Take advantage of this wonderful chance to explore the discipline of Anthropology, the opportunities within the field, and its rich diversity of research conducted by local anthropologists. Join us for this interesting and informative event—and don’t forget to enter our DNA raffles!



    In addition, the Anthropology Club will be hosting the Inaugural Anthropology Symposium on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2-7pm at the Performing Arts Theatre. Students will present papers on their current research projects. Unfortunately this event is not eligible for Flex credit. The flyer for the event is attached.



    If you have any questions about either event please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration. For details: http://www.avc.edu/sites/default/files/news/AnthroOpenHouseFlyerLegalPRO...



    Hope to see you at the expo!



    Darcy L. Wiewall, PhD
  • Mental Health First Aid - Upcoming Sessions for Faculty and Staff

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Do you know how to identify a student in need?  Would you know how to handle a student in need of mental health services?  Unsure how to approach the student to provide resources?  Want to have a better understanding of mental health conditions?

    Mental Health America is offering this free session to all AVC faculty and staff members to help them identify students in need of mental health services and how to have discussions with a student to provide resources.  Flex credit is available. 

    Lunch will be provided.  Each session is 8 hours and space is limited. 

    The following dates are being offered:  10/22/15, 11/10/15, 12/15/15, 1/20/16, and 2/17/16.  You only need to choose one day and space is limited.

    To register:

    - Go to http://tinyurl.com/MHFirstAid-AVC

    - Choose an available date and click register

    If you have any question please stop by SSV 180 or call Student Health Services at ext. 6683.

  • SOAR High School Recognized for Academic Excellence

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized SOAR High School as one of the 335 schools awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.

    The Department will honor 285 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on some 8,000 schools.

  • AVC Joins in a National Moment of Silence in Memory of Victims of the Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College joined the American Association of Community Colleges and other colleges across the country for a national moment of silence in the memory of victims of this week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College this morning.



    In addition to the moment of silence, faculty, staff, students and community members shared their thought and condolences on a “I am UCC” board.” The poster will be on display in SSV 180 for additional signatures.



    Pictured: Fire Academy cadets sign the UCC memorial board.
  • Join AVC in a National Moment of Silence in Memory of Victims of the Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College will join the American Association of Community Colleges and other colleges across the country for a national moment of silence in the memory of victims of this week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College.



    Please join faculty, staff, students and community members at the Administration Flagpole, this Thursday, Oct 8 at 11 a.m. to honor those lost at UCC. If you cannot come to campus or are in class, please considering taking a moment of silence in their memory.  



    Please share this message, and use the hashtag #IamUCC on social media to show your support and let those at UCC know that they are on your minds and in your hearts.



    In the memories of those lost.
  • Peel Back the Skin Happening Wednesday, October 7

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    What is the difference between humans and other species? Do "animals" laugh? Do they feel sorrow at the death of another? What exactly do they perceive?

    Join AVC instructors Rochelle Guardado (Dance), Cindy Littlefield (Dance), Eugenie Trow (Theatre Arts and Math) and Darcy Wiewall (Anthropology) as they explore “animal” boundaries on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre. Students in the Dance and Theatre Arts departments will explore these boundaries with the instructors.

    This event is free. For more information call Eugenie Trow at 661-722-6300 ext. 6425.

  • AVC Cafeteria and Marauder Bookstore in the SCT Building to Celebrate National Student Day - Thursday, Oct. 8

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Marauder Bookstore and AVC Cafe, along with hundreds of other college bookstores, will be celebrating students and their educational journey. Students are encouraged to stop by the SCT building and check out the events of the day! The Cafe and Bookstore will have specials and there will be giveaways throughout the day.
  • Active Shooter Drills Will be Held at Palmdale Center on Thursday, October 1

    Posted: September 28, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Active Shooter Drills will be held Thursday, October 1 at the Palmdale Center from 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 7:20 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. For more info and to learn how to register for alerts and emergency notifications via Rave Mobile Safety system: http://ow.ly/SLOBN
  • Transfer Center Upcoming Events

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Didn't get to attend the Transfer Fair today? There are many college and university representatives that will be on our campus, workshops available and other transfer related events in the upcoming weeks. To see the Transfer Center schedule: http://ow.ly/SxSXL
  • Grant Writing Guest Speaker

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Guest speaker for the Faculty Professional Development program to share expertise in grant writing. On Friday, September 25th, AVC welcomes Randy Banis from Sundance Media, who joins Language Arts member Charles Hood in sharing successful ways to apply for grants and fellowships. Mr. Banis is an active member of the high desert community and is responsible for winning many millions of dollars in order to improve and maintain desert trails. The event starts at 4 p.m. in SSV 151 and is free and open to the public.
  • AVC Welcomes Acclaimed Science Writer

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Lancaster, Calif. – Faculty of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, the AVC Sociology Club, and the Associated Student Organization (ASO) will host a presentation by Dr. Michael Shermer on Friday, October 2, 2015, in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre, from 10 a.m. to noon. Shermer will discuss the importance of science and rationality in the course of civilization’s long march toward greater individual freedom and ethical relations with others. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Michael B. Shermer is an acclaimed science writer and recipient of the Philip J. Klass Award for outstanding contributions in promoting critical thinking and scientific understanding (2006). He has written over 15 books, including Why People Believe Weird Things -- ranked as one of the Top 100 Books of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.  Other titles include How We Believe (1999), The Science of Good and Evil (2004), Why Darwin Matters (2006), The Mind of the Market (2008), The Believing Brain (2011), and his latest, The Moral Arc (2015).



    Dr. Shermer is a graduate of Pepperdine University (B.A.), California State University, Fullerton (M.A.), and holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in the History of Science from Claremont Graduate School. He teaches for Chapman University and Claremont Graduate University as well other public and private colleges in and around Los Angeles. Currently he is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Scientific American and a science correspondent for KPCC (89.3 MHz), a National Public Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.  In addition to being a fascinating public speaker he hosts the Skeptic Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology and he is the cofounder of the Skeptics Society. Dr. Shermer has written scores of articles for Skeptic Magazine, book reviews, opinion editorials, and professional articles.



    The event will be followed by a reception and book signing sponsored by AVC ASO. The Marauder Bookstore will have copies of The Moral Arc available for purchase. Bring your questions and meet one of the most provocative public intellectuals of the day.
  • Emergency Response Simulation to be Held on Wednesday, October 14

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College will host a joint regional emergency response exercise on Wednesday, October 14. The emergency simulation will start at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude no later than noon. Students, faculty, staff and members of the public should not be alarmed by any unusual concentration of emergency vehicles, personnel, smoke or additional noise at or around AVC on the morning of October 14. Entrance and exits to parking lots 2 and 3 may be intermittently affected. This is a live field exercise designed to test the Antelope Valley College emergency plan and will involve a simulated transportation accident with volunteer “casualties”, and responses from various emergency services agencies including Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, and American Medical Response. Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and American Red Cross will observe. This simulation is being coordinated by West Coast Consulting Group, Inc. from San Diego County, a firm specializing in emergency plans and training for community colleges. If you are an AVC employee that is Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained, please contact Terry Cleveland to participate in the drill.
  • Community Day 2015

    Posted: September 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Student Health Service's Community Day helped AVC students get more information about a variety of resources throughout the Antelope Valley such as the American Red Cross, Care Net and Sam’s Club by providing informational booths with representatives on hand.
  • Cashier's Office Closed for Upgrades

    Posted: September 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Cashier's office will be closed this Friday, September 18th, for credit card machines upgrades.
  • Spring 2015 President’s List and Dean’s List

    Posted: September 15, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Congratulations to following students who have earned a place on the Antelope Valley College President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2015.  Their academic achievements exemplify excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.
  • AVC STEM Colloquium: NASA Flight Scholars to present internship results

    Posted: September 14, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC NASA Flight Scholars participants will present, “Implementation and Integration of a Science Payload Package for the PRANDTL-M Mars Glider” on Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. in SSV 151. Presenters will include: Dr. Jason Bowen, Physics professor AVC; Dave Berger, University Affairs Division, NASA Armstrong Flight Test Center; Dr. Bruce Webbon, Director, NASA Flight Scholars Program, NASA Ames Research Center; Karla Shy, Director of Education, NASA Armstrong Flight Test Center; and AVC students: William Morris, Ana Escalera, Eduardo Uribe-Saldana and Joseph Piotrowski.
  • AVC & CSULB Engineering Transfer Agreement Pathway (ETAP) Info Session to be held on 9/18

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    For the students who want to obtain their Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degrees, the AVC and CSULB Engineering Transfer Agreement Pathway (ETAP) will be holding an information session Monday, Sept 28 at 2:30 p.m. in SSV 151.
  • Calendar committee seeking feedback regarding extension of summer session

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    In an effort to provide more classes to more students and encourage student success, the Calendar Committee is evaluating a proposed extension of summer session and elimination of intersession. By eliminating intersession, the college could offer both two 6 week and one 12 week sessions during the summer.
  • AVC Alumni Presents Undergraduate Summer Research at UCR Symposium

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC alumni and current UC Riverside student, Jamie Coronado, spent his summer doing something a little different - studying how deer mice survive at high altitudes.
  • Constitution Day Essay Contest

    Posted: September 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Do you love to write? Students submit your essay for this year's ASO Constitution Day Essay Contest before the deadline on Friday, September 11 at 8 a.m. For more information: http://ow.ly/RX8nF
  • AVC Cafe

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Cafe will open at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday September 9 due to a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Subway will open be open regular hours.
  • Parking Lot Closure

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Parking lot 3, east of Marauder Stadium, will be closed Friday, September 11 to complete installation of the LED light fixtures. Limited access to parking near the gym will be open. The work is expected to be completed by 3 p.m. Lot 2, adjacent to the softball stadium and practice fields, will be open and not affected by the work.
  • Water Conservation at AVC

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Water conservations efforts at AVC have focused changes in irrigation and landscaping, including low-flow sprinklers projects, grass removal, xeriscaping and small installations of artificial turf. Upcoming projects include the implementation of automatic irrigation valves and installation of weather station for better automation of irrigation levels. 

    Between June 16 and August 13, AVC reduced its water usage by 6.4 million gallons over the same period in 2014, a 24.5% savings. Since mandatory water conservation took effect in April, AVC’s efforts have seen a cumulative savings in water bills of $10,587. With these projects, the college is on-track to meet the state-mandated goal of 32% reduction, a forecasted savings of over 25 million gallons this year! Artificial turf (pictured right).

  • Law Scholars information session to be be held 9/10 at 5 p.m.

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC is now accepting applications for the Law Scholars program. An information and orientation session will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5 p.m. in SSV 151. In partnership with the State Bar of California, the Pathway to Law School initiative enhances opportunities for advancement of AVC students of diverse populations in the legal profession, particularly those who have been underrepresented in the practice of law. Program benefits include: academic counseling, mentoring, and waived application fees for admission to participating law schools.
  • Community Invited to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Staff, students and members of the community are invited to the AVC Admin Building flagpole for a moment of silence Friday, September 11 at 7 a.m.
  • AVC Welcomes New Faculty

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Nine new full-time faculty members completed faculty orientation this week.
  • Coffee Chat with the President

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will be holding the first coffee forum of the semester Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. in the student lounge. Come by and chat with the president about the new school year.
  • Learning Center Display Box

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Two Learning Center student workers (Elizabeth Wells and Sheena Shez) took the opportunity to show their dedication and creativity by designing the Learning Center display case. The design and construction of the display was started at the beginning of the summer semester with the students putting in time whenever they had the chance. The display artistically lists the Learning Center resources and contact information.
  • Dewayne Dedmon Youth Basketball Camp Held at AVC

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Over 120 campers between the ages of 5-17 attended the Dewayne Dedmon Youth Basketball Camp this past Saturday, August 15. Mike Rios, Athletic Counselor and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, served as camp director. All campers received a basketball, t-shirt, a pair of basketball shoes, and sweats at no cost. A lunch was also served. The AVC community thanks Mr. Dedmon and sponsors for this event.
  • Marauder Bookstore Sale

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Students using their Antelope Valley College or Marauder Bookstore reusable bag during August 24 - 29 will receive 10% off of their entire purchase (including textbooks) at the Marauder Bookstore.

    August 31 - September 4 students will get 30% off ALL Clothing and logo merchandise.
  • Parking and Traffic on Lancaster Campus

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    With the return of students to campus for fall semester, please remember provisions of the California Vehicle Code are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maximum speed limits for roadways are as posted. The speed limit in all campus parking lots is 10 MPH.
  • Auditions for Inherit the Wind

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Open auditions for the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee will be held Friday, August 28 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • Theatre Arts Instructor Directs Much Ado

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Theatre Arts faculty Jeffrey Wienckowski was recently reviewed by the LA Times for his work as director for Shakespeare's "Much Ado About...
  • AVC Safety and Security Office moves to T800

    Posted: August 10, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    For the start of fall semester, AVC’s campus security will be moved to Building T800, located west of the Gymnasium and south of the tennis courts.
  • AVC Cafe closed Aug. 17-23

    Posted: August 7, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    To prepare for the upcoming fall semester, the AVC Cafe will be closed the week of August 17. The Marauder Bookstore remains open and will offer a variety of snacks for purchase.
  • AVC Lancaster campus closed Friday, August 21

    Posted: August 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC will be closed to the public August 21 to allow all employees to participate in the opening day general session. The bookstore will remain open.
  • Instructor represents AVC at the International Conference on Learning in Madrid

    Posted: August 4, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Learning Center Instructor Magdalena Caproiu served as a delegate ant the 22nd International Conference on Learning, held earlier this month at Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, Spain.
  • AVC graduates 16 to serve as wildland firefighters

    Posted: August 4, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Congratulations to AVC’s Wildland Firefighter Academy graduates. The students completed a rigorous summer training program in various aspects of wildland firefighting to earn certification from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.  The training prepares the students for entry-level positions as wildland firefighters.
  • Interim Executive Director chosen for AVC Foundation

    Posted: July 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Dianne Knippel has been appointed as the interim Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and AVC Foundation.
  • LASD Active Shooter Training to be held at AVC

    Posted: June 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Active Shooter Training on the AVC campus Thursday, June 11. This is a planned training exercise. Staff, students and the local community may notice an increase in emergency personnel and traffic moving on and around campus. This is a valuable opportunity for AVC, allowing local first responders to become more familiar with the layout of campus. 
  • New for Fall: AVC Noncredit ESL Program

    Posted: May 22, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    New for Fall 2015, AVC will be offering a noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students can focus on skills such as grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing as they progress through the noncredit program.
  • Nuevo AVC para el Otoño: Inglés como Segundo Idioma sin crédito

    Posted: May 22, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Nuevo para el otoño de 2015, AVC estará ofreciendo Inglés como Segundo Idioma sin crédito (ESL). Los estudiantes pueden centrarse en habilidades tales como la gramática, el vocabulario, la lectura o la escritura a medida que progresan a través del programa sin crédito.
  • AVC Foundation Scholarship Convocation – Tuesday, May 19

    Posted: May 7, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Foundation will announce scholarships recipients at the annual Scholarship Convocation on Tuesday, May 19 in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • AVC Summer Science Academy Now Enrolling

    Posted: April 30, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The 3rd Annual Summer Science Academy is scheduled for June 8 through 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at the Palmdale Aerospace Academy located at 38060 20th Street East, Palmdale.
  • AVC's Theatre for Young Audiences to Perform Cootie Shots

    Posted: April 28, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC Theatre Arts Department’s spring Theatre for Young Audiences production of Cootie Shots (Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents and Teachers) will be presented Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • AVC Language Arts Professor Receives Art Award

    Posted: April 23, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College Language Arts instructor Charles Hood received an Artist-in-Residence fellowship from the prestigious Playa Arts Foundation. He will join painters, musicians, and scientists for a summer residency in Oregon.
  • AVC Summer and Fall Schedule Goes Live

    Posted: April 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes is now available online at http://www.avc.edu/information/schedule. In 2009, AVC moved to an online-only schedule in an effort to be more environmentally friendly and save money.
  • Antelope Valley College Students Selected to Visit NASA this Spring

    Posted: April 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Victoria Jenne of Antelope Valley College has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).
  • A musical tribute to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Billie Holiday comes to AVC

    Posted: March 13, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre will host a musical tribute to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Billie Holiday Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
  • AVC to host San Francisco-based String Quartet March 20

    Posted: March 13, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College will host the innovative Amaranth String Quartet for a free performance Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room (FA3-162) of the Lancaster campus.
  • Paraclete, Quartz Hill teams among winners at Math Field Day

    Posted: March 10, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Top math students from 10 area high schools spent 90 minutes Friday morning working through a series of written problems devised by Antelope Valley College math faculty members.
  • Job Fair set for March 18

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley College job fair Wednesday, March 18, 2 to 6 p.m. at the Antelope Valley College Lancaster campus Health & Science Plaza, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • STEM Conference for Girls Slated for Pi Day (3/14)

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The 3rd Annual STEM Conference for Girls is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, the annual date commemorating the mathematical constant p (pi). The event will take place at the Antelope Valley Union High School District Palmdale Conference Center located at 1156 East Ave. S, Palmdale.
  • Music competition winners to perform March 28

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Young winners of the annual Gail Newby Concerto Competition and AVSOMC Bach Competition, sponsored by the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • "It Gets Better Journey" set for Wednesday, Feb. 25

    Posted: February 17, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College in conjunction with the City of Lancaster and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles present, "The It Gets Better Journey" on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the college’s Performing Arts Theatre. Admission is Free. 
  • Cootie Shots Auditions set for Friday, Feb. 20

    Posted: February 17, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Open auditions for the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s spring Theatre for Young Audiences production of Cootie Shots (Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents and Teachers) will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AVC Black Box Theatre, with callbacks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the same afternoon.
  • 2015 Achievement Award recipients announced

    Posted: February 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College and the Antelope Valley College Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2015 Achievement Awards who will be honored at the AVC 85th Anniversary Gala, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the A.V. Fairgrounds, H.W. Hunter Pavilion, 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster.
  • Coaches vs. Cancer set for February 18

    Posted: February 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College will again host the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 18 between the 5 p.m. Men’s basketball game and 7 p.m. Women’s basketball game (approx. 6:30 p.m.) in the AVC Gymnasium. The event includes a 60-second free throw shootout with AVC President Ed Knudson and Dean Newton Chelette and a half court shot to win a Fiat. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 
  • AVC Theatre Arts Department Performs American Classic

    Posted: February 2, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department’s production of Clifford Odett’s Waiting for Lefty opens on Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, with additional performances Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 7 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m.
  • R.E.A.D! @ AVC

    Posted: January 26, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College’s spring session of “R.E.A.D! (Read, Educate, Activate, Discover) @ AVC” kicks off Saturday, Feb. 21 with the addition of a new class for older students.  
  • AVC Selected to Offer Bachelor’s Degree

    Posted: January 20, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College is honored to be one of the 15 colleges selected today by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to develop a pilot bachelor’s degree program.

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