Valencia Community College

Valencia Community College

Valencia Community College, or VCC, is a multi-campus college located in Orlando, Florida, United States. It was established in 1967 as Valencia Junior College and was renamed Valencia Community College in 1971. The college has several campuses in Orlando. More than 50,000 students enroll at this college every year.

VCC is ranked second in the country for the number of associate degrees awarded. The college offers AA Pre-Majors and certificate programs that lead to immediate entry into the workforce.

The sports teams of VCC participate in intramural sports and are unofficially nicknamed the Matadors. The Matadors have won several national community college championships at the NAQT and Six State championships.

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Valencia Community College
190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando , FL 32801
General Phone: (407) 299-2187

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Valencia Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts3,317liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management1,035business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine653EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Engineering Technician530architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement368corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Photography and Commercial Art197commercial art, cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering196computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Office and Administration168executive secretary
Hospitality149hospitality management, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Medical Support and Technology82dental hygienist, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Music55various music studies
Cooking and Culinary Arts54pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Drama and Performing Arts42various performing arts
Law31legal assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture29landscaping
Medical Administration20medical records tech

Number of programs and degrees for Valencia Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year2,48424
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2028
Associate's degree4,24031

Valencia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Valencia Community College had a total enrollment of 32,870 students (23,568 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 16%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 28%
20-21 24%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Valencia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 51 %

Valencia Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Valencia Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,335
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,782
Books and supplies $ 1,061

Financial Aid:
Valencia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 675000)

Valencia Community College Faculty

Valencia Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2252
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1413

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year153$59,162198$56,555
All faculty totalacademic year153$59,162198$56,555

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

Valencia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked Has ROTC (army)

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