Victor Valley College

Victor Valley College

Victor Valley College, or VVC, is a community college located on Bear Valley Road in Victorville, California, United States. The college was founded by a public vote in 1960. The first classes were held in 1961 at the campus of Victor Valley High School. The campus of VCC was opened to students in 1965. The campus is spread across an area of 253 acres. It comprises of a technical complex, a gymnasium, the Performing Arts Center, and parking lots.

The athletics department of the college offers various sports teams that participate in a variety of sports. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Jamel Richardson, professional football player; Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of the Ad Council; and John W. Henry, money manager and principal owner of the Boston Red Sox.

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Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville , CA 92395-5850

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Victor Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts372liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement259criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178EMT paramedic, registered nursing, various nursing
Science150biological and physical sciences
Business and Management142business, business management, accounting
Office and Administration129administrative assistant
Family and Social Work68child development
Mechanics and Repair57electrical installation and repair, computer repair, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician41drafting
Art Studies40visual and performing arts
Landscaping and Horticulture26applied horticulture
Medical Support and Technology24medical assistant, respiratory care tech
Computer Science and Engineering14information technology, computer programming, webmastering
Real Estate and Construction Management14real estate
Construction Trades13construction, building inspector, construction manager
Production Trades6welding
Law6legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts5restaurant and catering management
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year46916
Associate's degree96222
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years9025
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years246

Victor Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Victor Valley College had a total enrollment of 10,149 students (7,325 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 12%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 27%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown8%

Victor Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 40 %

Victor Valley College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Victorville, 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.

Victor Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 490
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,414
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Victor Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 133500)

Victor Valley College Faculty

Victor Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1910

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year74$90,25458$85,613
All faculty totalacademic year74$90,25458$85,613

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

Victor Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Information Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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

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