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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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