and services are available to students who attend Victor Valley
College services help facilitate each student's educational
career and should make college life more pleasant and productive
while students pursue their educational goals.
Every student enrolled at Victor Valley College is a member
of the student body and is entitled to participate in both
academic and extracurricular activities at the college.
Student body privileges include participation in classes,
use of the library, plus
a wide variety of student testing and counseling services
which are available free of charge.
The Associated Student Body (A.S.B.) is the organization which
constitutes official membership in the community of students
at Victor Valley College.
A.S.B. fees are $10 for all students. These fees are used
to support the Athletic programs, Theater Arts productions,
student events and also afford the student availability to
scholarship programs, discounts and access to the Student
Activity Computer Room.
Students receive an A.S.B. card which entitles them to reduced
admission to all A.S.B. activities and free copies of the
Victor Valley College newspaper/newsletter and other campus
publications such as the college viewbook. The College Web
Page address is www.vvc.edu
In addition, A.S.B. card holders are eligible to be employed
by the Associated Student Body (A.S.B.), to compete for Associated
Student awards, scholarships, and to hold office in student
Full refund of A.S.B. fees, less the cost of photo identification,
is permitted for students withdrawing from all classes prior
to the first day of the semester.
Clubs for students with a variety of special interests are
an ongoing part of campus life at Victor Valley College. A
complete listing of clubs is available from the Office of
the Associated Student Body (A.S.B.). For more information
about A.S.B., click here A.S.B.
interested in a particular activity find that campus clubs
are a good way to meet other students and share ideas and
Interested students may join a club of their choice by contacting
the club's president or advisor and expressing an interest
Among the clubs now in existence are the Honor Society Phi
Theta Kappa, MECh.A., Black Student Union, Dance club, Scribber's
club, Chess club, Computer club, French club, and the Sounds
of Gospel. For more information about Phi Theta
Kappa, click here Phi
OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AND SERVICES (E.O.P.S.)
Extended Opportunity Program and Services provides book service,
tutoring, career counseling, work/study programs, student
assisting, priority registration, and other support services
to disadvantaged students. The aim of this state-funded program
is to help these students succeed at Victor Valley College.
To be eligible for E.O.P.S., a student must be a resident
of California and be enrolled in at least 12 units of classes,
but not have received an associate's degree (AA/AS) or completed
more than 70 degree applicable units from any college, including
Victor Valley College. Students must also be qualified for
the Board of Governors Waiver A or B. (financially disadvantaged)
and be educationally disadvantaged based on Victor Valley
College Assessment Scores.
To became eligible for E.O.P.S., students must submit an E.O.P.S.
application to the E.O.P.S. Office located on the upper campus
between the Music and Art Buildings. Office hours are Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For
more information about E.O.P.S., click here E.O.P.S.
COOPERATIVE AGENCIES RESOURCES FOR
An educational support program for single parents over 18
years of age. CARE has been funded by the state of California
since 1989. CARE is educationally emphasized to enhance employability,
increase confidence, elevate self-esteem and promote self-sufficiency
to make possible the transition from welfare to independence.
Services include: financial aid grants-child care, books,
and /or transportation, school supplies, typing services,
study room, and personal educational options development counseling.
Referrals and liaison to on-campus and community agencies.
Support programs include: group weekly meetings, family day,
adults day, and the "famous" Wall of Encouragement.
To qualify for C.A.R.E., a single parent must be eligible
and active with the E.O.P.S. program. The student must be
enrolled in twelve units and have applied for financial aid.
You must also be considered single and head of household by
AFDC/TANF or CalWORKs and have at least one child under the
age of fourteen.
To apply either attend the C.A.R.E. Intake/Orientation or
view the Intake/Orientation video. To find out more, come
to the C.A.R.E. office located in Music Portable #1, located
between the Music and Arts Buildings. Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information
about C.A.R.E., click here C.A.R.E.
The Basic Skills program is housed in the Academic Commons,
located between the library and the Student Activities Center
(SAC). Ten basic skills courses offer personalized and media
based instruction in reading, writing and math. These are
one credit, open entry/open exit courses held at the Academic
Commons. Success in these classes provides a solid foundation
for further introductory college level courses. Basic skills
credit / non-credit units do not apply to the Associate Degree.
All students registered for Basic Skills Open Lab must attend
one orientation meeting in the Academic Commons.
Units in Remedial Classes
Students at Victor Valley College are eligible to enroll in
a cumulative maximum of 30 semester units of remedial classes
including reading, writing, mathematics, learning skills,
and study skills courses. For example, nine modules of basic
skills courses are offered at the Learning Center on an open-entry,
open-exit basis. Remedial classes also include English as
a Second Language (ESL) courses which are designed to ensure
acquisition of skills necessary for completion of associate
degree, transfer, and technical courses.
Students identified by the district as being learning disabled
are exempt from the 32-unit maximum. Students with other types
of disabilities may be exempted on a case-by-case basis.
Waivers of this policy may be made for students who show significant,
measurable progress toward the development of skills appropriate
to their enrollment in college-level courses, yet need limited
course work beyond the 30 semester unit limit. Significant
and measurable progress is defined as completion of precollegiate
basic skills classes with grades of "C" or better,
or a grade of "credit" if the course is categorized
as mandatory credit/non-credit.
The Petitions Committee is granted the authority to issue
Remedial Semester Unit Limitation waivers.
Unless provided with a waiver, students do not attain full
eligibility status for college-level work within the prescribed
30 semester unit limit are to be dismissed and referred to
adult non-credit education courses.
Dismissed students may petition for reinstatement for the
purpose of enrolling in college-level course work upon successful
completion of appropriate adult noncredit classes or upon
demonstration of skill levels which can reasonably be expected
to assure success in college-level courses.
As members of the Associated Student Body of Victor Valley
College, all students are eligible to vote for student representatives
to student government and to participate in the government
of their campus.
Elections for the A.S.B. Council are held in the spring of
each year. A.S.B. election information is available through
the A.S.B. office located on the 2nd floor of the Student
A.S.B. Council meets on a regular basis and determines social
policies and program activities for students at Victor Valley
College. Students on campus are encouraged to bring matters
of interest before the council or to sit in on student council
According the A.S.B. Constitution, A.S.B. students who are
taking six or more units with a cumulative grade point average
of 2.0 are eligible to run for office or be appointed to student
The student council's executive board consists of a President,
Vice President, Treasurer and an Executive Senator.
A number of student senators sit on the student council as
representatives of various departments on campus.
According the Constitution of the student body, A.S.B. students
who are taking six or more units with a cumulative grade point
average of 2.0 are eligible to run for office or be appointed
to student government positions.
A number of student senators sit on the student council as
representatives of various departments on campus.
Counseling services are available to all students. Students
are invited to come in for confidential help in strengthening
academic performance, selecting an education major, developing
educational and career plans, solving situational problems,
and improving self-understanding.
Counselors can assist students with exploring career options.
Students are also encouraged to enroll in a career planning
class, Guidance 4E. This educational planning class helps
students discover their own interests, attitudes, and values
and will help them make an initial career choice.
Counselors are available to help students plan their long
and short-term educational careers.
Advice on setting educational goals and matching classes to
a student's particular needs are some of the types of guidance
to be obtained through academic counseling.
Information on the college's requirements for certificates
of achievement and A.A. or A.S. degrees is available, as are
transfer requirements to other schools.
Social/Personal Development Counseling
All through life, people must fit into society at work and
in their leisure time.
To make this process easier for students, the college offers
both individual consultations with a counselor and special
group sessions through the personal development courses, such
as Guidance 4C, 4E and 5 (see course description in Section
The college maintains a staff of professionally educated
counselors to serve its students. Counseling services are
every student and member of the college community. With professional
counselors, students may explore freely and in confidence
concerns which are important to them. For more information
about counseling services, click here Counseling.
STUDENTS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES (D.S.P.S.)Learning
Disabilities Programs - Students with learning disabilities
typically have average or above average intelligence, but
experience difficulty processing information. For
these students, information becomes "scrambled"
as it is taken in through the senses, carried to the brain,
stored, or expressed through speech and writing.
Disabled Students Programs and Services provides individualized
accommodations and services to students with various disabilities
who are determined eligible for the program. Students with
disabilities which will impact their academic experience at
Victor Valley College and who want to receive services, must
apply at the D.S.P.S. office. Students will be asked to provide
appropriate documentation to verify their disability, or at
least provide information as to where D.S.P.S. may obtain
this documentation. The campus of VVC is accessible to students
with mobility impairments. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
placards or disabled plates are required for the use of disabled
Who may be eligible?
Currently enrolled students with disabilities which impact
them academically may be eligible for D.S.P.S. services. Examples
of disabilities, which may impact the academic experience,
or Other Disabilities - Eligible students include those
with mobility impairments, visual and / or hearing impairments,
acquired brain injuries, back injuries, diabetes, heart conditions,
psychological disabilities, or any other physical impairment,
which interferes with academic functioning.
types of services does D.S.P.S. offer?Adaptive
Computer Training Center - The primary purpose of the
ACT Center is to teach needed adaptive technology skills to
individuals with disabilities. The acquired
skills will empower these students with disabilities to work
independently on computers at home, at work, and in campus
labs, classrooms, and the library.
D.S.P.S. offers a wide variety of accommodations and services
including specific academic support for students with learning
disabilities, as well as individualized training in the use
of adaptive computer technology in the Adaptive Computer Technology
Services - Eligible students will meet with a D.S.P.S.
counselor or Learning Disabilities Specialist / Counselor
to determine individualized accommodations required. Accommodations
may include, but are not limited to : alternative testing,
academic and vocational counseling, priority registration
assistance, text in alternative format, note taking assistance,
sign language interpreters, ACT Center referral, study skills
instruction, equipment loans, liaison with faculty, and referral
to public agencies.
Courses - D.S.P.S. also offers courses in the area of
disability related issues designed to provide information,
support, and strategies to students with disabilities. These
60, "Learning Disabilities Assessment," which
assesses a students ' eligibility for learning disabilities
services according to statewide criteria.
2. Guidance 70, "Alternative Learning Strategies,"
which provides students with learning disabilities the opportunity
to identify their individual learning styles and to investigate
compensatory learning strategies.
3. Dev. 60 A/ B / C, "Language Analysis Development,"
which provides activities designed to address language
based learning disabilities. For more information
about D.S.P.S. click, here Disabled
Students Programs and Services.
in forty subject areas for groups and individually.
60 computer software applications in 15 subjects areas plus
many new applications in CD-ROM format.
Learning Center, located in the Academic Commons, provides
students with free academic support for their VVC classes. The
Commons has space to comfortably work on homework, interact
with tutors and fellow students, and do course work on one
of 82 computers.
Help for specific classes varies by semester, but availability
generally includes subjects such as: philosophy, chemistry,
anatomy, Spanish, French, English, mathematics, political
science, history, biology, psychology, geography, geology,
health sciences, accounting, American Sign Language, economics,
Free services in the Learning
seminars and workshops, such as the TI-85 graphing calculator
Formal basic skills classes and study skills seminars round
out the multiple peer, staff supported services. Tutoring, workshops
and coursework computer help are free services for registered
VVC students. For more information about Learning Center,
click here Learning
/ TRANSFER CENTER
The Career / Transfer Center consists
of the Career and Transfer Center. Students interested
in obtaining career information or transfer options should
visit this unique multifaceted center.
Trained staff, utilizing computerized guidance programs and
professional publications, will assist you with career research. An
extensive library of career related material can be used to
discover career alternatives and identify your educational
The Transfer Center provides interaction with four-year institutions
for those students who wish to continue their education. Appointments
with CSUSB, UCR, and Cal Poly Pomona representatives are available
on a regular basis. An annual College Fair is held
in the Fall. Computers are available for applying
to the four-year colleges on line, and locating education
The Transfer Center is located in the Counseling / Administration
Building. The Center is open Monday between 8:30
a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, the hours are 8:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, call
(760) 245 - 4271, extension 2279 or 2447.
The Victor Valley College Student Employment Office is established
for the purpose of assisting students in securing employment.
The Student Employment Office interviewers are sensitive to
the needs of the student, as well as the employer, and are
committed to a program of personal attention to both participants.
The Student Employment service is one of matching the interests,
training, and work history of the student to the job qualifications
listed by the employer.
-- On-call Skilled -- Unskilled
variety of jobs in the community that are suited to our students'
support services available through the Internet, JobTrak,
CalJOBS, a "computer-aided" in-office job search
program, and much more
for Cooperative Work Experience Education students ( See the
Cooperative Work Experience description
of placement, "on" and "off" campus, for
eligible Federal Work Study and CalWORKS students
with resume-writing and interview techniques
for currently-enrolled students and alumni
All students are invited to come see us and obtain job information
from the Student Employment Office. Also, contact
our web page for more information: http://www.vvc.edu/offices/coopedu/index.htm
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
245-4271, extension 2265
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