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Victor Valley College (VVC)

18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA

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About
Victor Valley College, located in Victorville, California, was approved in 1960 and began offering classes in an empty building at Victor Valley High School in 1961. Construction began in 1963 on a permanent campus and was completed in 1965. Over the years VVC has seen a number of improvements to its campus, including the recent of opening of a satellite campus offering public safety training. A second satellite is scheduled to open soon. Victor Valley College has approximately 13,000 students per year, making it one of the largest community colleges in California. To ensure that the school's educational offerings remain relevant and current, facilities and programs are continually under review, updated as required to meet the needs of students and the community.

Academics
As a 2 year public institution Victor Valley College offers a variety of programs that result in a diploma, certificate or associate degree. These programs either assist students in transferring to a four year university or obtain entry level work in the field of study of their choosing. Academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education, allowing for transfer to complete a bachelor's degree. The school has agreements in place with several public institutions in California in order to facilitate transfer. Career and technical programs provide students with a classroom education and practical training to ensure that the skills necessary to enter the workforce as a professional are in place. These programs take between one and two years to complete, after which graduates will earn a certificate or diploma and be eligible for entry level positions in their field of study. Victor Valley College  is dedicated to providing a quality education to its students.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Victor Valley College must submit the application along with all relevant transcripts. Once submitted, students must take a placement exam to identify which level of courses the student needs to take. Financial aid is available to eligible students. As an open enrollment institution any student who meets the minimum requirements for entry will be admitted. Registration for courses open shortly before the start of each semester, with tuition due thereafter.

Financial aid is available in the form of state and federal loans and grants. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report from which will be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Once received, Victor Valley College will notify individuals about their aid status. Students may be asked to provide additional information to verify accuracy prior to the disbursement of funds. For further inquiries students may visit the financial aid office. External scholarships may also be pursued, requiring separate applications and awarded for a variety of reasons.


Athletics
The Victor Valley Rams Participate in the California Community College Athletic Association, The Foothill Athletic Conference and the Southern California Football Association. The school operates a number of athletic programs which provide students the opportunity to participate in a healthy, competitive environment. Such programs allow students to experience personal and group success, as well as provide them with the opportunity to travel. Additionally, students will develop a number of skills, such as teamwork, discipline, good health, and analyses, which may be applied to a student's academic and professional career.

Sports programs offered include:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Golf Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $4,300-$5,155
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $180-$210 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$4,665
Receiving Student Loans12%$5,372

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 21%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Victor Valley College may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

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 San Bernardino County and the state of California as whole.

 VVCSan Bernardino CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate13.8%16.3%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate13.7%12.4%14.2%

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Programs Offered

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

  • Building Construction Technology (A, C)
  • Home Construction and Inspection (C)

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Auto Mechanic (A, C)
  • Electrical Equipment Installation and Repair (A, C)
  • Computer Installation and Repair Technology (A, C)

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (A)

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (A)
  • Fire Science (C)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts (A)

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