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UMOJA Community

Umoja Community logoThe UMOJA Program is a first year experience program dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experience of students at Victor Valley College.  The UMOJA program targets students that are interested in learning about African American history and culture.  Traditionally, African American Students have a lower success rate in community college, therefore the aim of this program is to promote academic and personal success as well as encouraging transfer to 4-year colleges/universities. 

Students inside the Student Activities Center

The UMOJA program at Victor Valley College is divided into two unique cohorts: the Freedom Scholars, and the George Washington Carver Scholars or the 'Carverites".

  • The Freedom Scholars
    • This track is designed for students interested in non-STEM majors.
  • Carverites
    • This track is designed for students that are interested in STEM majors. 

 

 

STEM majors:

Applied Science, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Kinesiology, Math, Physical Science, Physics

 

Program Services:

Counseling, Student Support Network, Culturally Enriching Activities, Academic Success Workshops, University Tours, Book Assistance (up to $500 per semester), 2nd Year Assistance & Follow Up, Student Leadership Training/Opportunities, Linked Courses, Mentoring.

 

George Washington Carver & Freedom Scholars Course Sequences

George Washington Carver Scholars

(STEM cohort)

Summer 2017

GUID 51 (0.5 units): Orientation to College

MATH 42/42S (5 units): Elementary Algebra

Fall 2017

ENGL 50 (4 units): English Fundamentals

MATH 90S (5 units): Intermediate Algebra

GUID 50 (1 unit): College Success

GUID 59 (1 unit): Special Issues in Personal Development

1 general education/major course

Winter 2018

1 general education/major course

Spring 2018

GUID 101 (3 units): First Year Experience

ENGL 101 (4 units): English Composition & Reading

MATH 105 (4 units): College Algebra

1 general education/major course

Summer 2018

1 general education/major course

Freedom Scholars

(Non-STEM cohort)

Summer 2017

GUID 51 (0.5 units): Orientation to College

Fall 2017

ENGL 50 (4 units): English Fundamentals

MATH 63 (5 units): Pre Statistics

GUID 59 (1 unit): Special Issues in Personal Development

GUID 50 (1 unit): College Success

1 general education/major course

Winter 2018

1 general education/major course

Spring 2018

ENGL 101 (4 units): English Composition & Reading

MATH 120S (5 units): Statistics

GUID 101 (3 units): First Year Experience

Summer 2018

1 general education/major course

 

Start...Stay...Succeed!

 

Last Updated 2/7/17