Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley Community College began its journey as a department of the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School, in 1929. The college has subsequently grown to encompass a large 135 acres campus, and is the main institution of higher education in Lancaster, California. It offers 2 year degree courses for Associate of Arts and Science in more than 60 areas, and certificate programs for more than 50 vocational fields.

Some of the distinguished alumni of AVC include Jim Slaton, who has been associated with Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners, Sharon Runner who is a member of the California State Assembly, and Kevin Appier who was a pitcher with Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Antelope Valley College
3041 West Ave K
Lancaster , CA 93536-5426
General Phone: (661) 722-6300

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Antelope Valley Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts480American Sign Language, sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine145EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management74business, business management, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing
Mechanics and Repair64electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician59engineering technology, HVAC tech, industrial production tech, drafting
Computer Science and Engineering34information technology, computer programming, computer graphics, computer networking
Family and Social Work33family and consumer science, child development
Medical Support and Technology29medical assistant, respiratory care tech, radiographer
Construction Trades28apparel and textiles, electrician
Science20biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences
Design15interior design
Media14digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Office and Administration11data entry, administrative assistant
Education and Teaching10teacher aide
Production Trades6welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5health and physical education
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Music3music, music management
Photography and Commercial Art2photography
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture, landscaping
Medical Administration0medical records tech

Number of programs and degrees for Antelope Valley in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree88053
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years041
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11822
Award of less than 1 academic year13216

Antelope Valley Student Body

In 2007-2008, Antelope Valley had a total enrollment of 13,312 students (9,491 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 21%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 28%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Antelope Valley Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 43 %

Antelope Valley Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lancaster, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Antelope Valley Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,600
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Antelope Valley participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 111300)

Antelope Valley Faculty

Antelope Valley has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4133
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$109,4215$104,739
Associate professorcalendar year3$78,9090*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year4$87,3683$73,445
All faculty totalcalendar year10$91,4469$90,867

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$88,60435$87,403
Associate professoracademic year13$71,4248$74,607
Assistant professoracademic year0*7$74,099
Instructoracademic year49$72,59236$69,096
All faculty totalacademic year92$77,64886$77,466

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Antelope Valley Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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