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Los Angeles Valley College, located in Valley Glen, California, was founded in 1959 to serve the growing needs of the residents of San Fernando Valley. Originally part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAVC along with 8 other community and technical colleges joined the Los Angeles Community College District with its establishment in 1969. Throughout the years the college has grown, both in size and ins program offerings, renovating buildings and offering state of the art facilities as needed. The school currently serves approximately 20,000 students a year.
In addition to academic and vocational offerings, the school is host to cultural and community events throughout the year, as well as a supporter of the arts through shows at its Art Gallery, concerts put together by the music department and plays performed through the theater department.
Los Angeles Valley College provides students with academic and career opportunities through its large number of programs. Academic programs are designed to offer the first two years of a four year education, and result in an associate degree as well as possible transfer to a four year institution. Career and vocational programs can have varying lengths based on whether a student pursues a certificate or associate degree. Individuals who complete a career or vocational program will be eligible for work at the entry level in their field of study.
Programs offered include:
Additionally, the school offers adult education and continuing education courses. Adult education courses provide adults wishing to return to school the opportunity to begin taking classes while providing a flexible schedule. Continuing education courses provide professionals in need of courses to renew certifications or licenses the opportunity to fulfill such requirements locally, also with flexible scheduling options.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admission to Los Angeles Valley College requires individuals to be at least 18 years of age, or have graduated high school. Students may have a GED or equivalent in lieu of a high school diploma. Costs for courses are dependent on whether students are a resident of California, out of state, or international.
Financial aid is available from federal, state and institutional sources. Students interested in obtaining financial aid must establish eligibility through the student aid report resulting from the completion and submissions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and by obtaining a federal PIN number. Once the information is provided and received, the LAVC will review the documentation and award financial aid based on need. Need is determined by checking available funds, both of the individual and his or her parents, and how much they are able to cover tuition costs. Financial aid awards will assist on covering the difference.
The Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs participate in several athletic associations and have a variety of sports programs. The Monarchs play in the Western State Conference, the California Community College Athletic Association, the Southern California Football Association, and the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. The school believes that athletic programs are an essential part of a well rounded college education.
Athletic programs offered include:
- Cross Country
- Water Polo
- Swimming and Diving
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,200-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $6,200-$7,390
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$230 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$4,596|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$5,990|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 19%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Los Angeles Valley College may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|LAVC||Los Angeles County||California|
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
Many students from Los Angeles Valley College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:
- California State University - Northridge
- University of California - Los Angeles
- University of Southern California
- California State University - Los Angeles
- California State University - Dominguez Hills
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1972)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in California
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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