Victor Valley College - "Building a Future"
August 23, 2019





Many activities and services are available to students who attend Victor Valley College.
College services help facilitate each student's educational career and should make college life more pleasant and productive while students pursue their educational goals.

Student Body Privileges
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

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 government.
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.

Student Clubs
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

Students interested in a particular activity find that campus clubs are a good way to meet other students and share ideas and information.
Interested students may join a club of their choice by contacting the club's president or advisor and expressing an interest in joining.

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 Theta Kapa.

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.

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.

Maximum 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.

Student Government
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 Activity Center.
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 meetings.

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 government positions.

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.

Career Planning
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.

Academic Counseling
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 X).

The college maintains a staff of professionally educated counselors to serve its students. Counseling services are available to 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.

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 parking.

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, are:

  • 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.

  • Physical 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.
  • What types of services does D.S.P.S. offer?
    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 Center:

  • 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.

  • Accommodation 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.

  • D.S.P.S. 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 include:
  • 1. Guidance 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.

    The 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, and music.

    Free services in the Learning Center include:

  • Tutoring in forty subject areas for groups and individually.
  • Over 60 computer software applications in 15 subjects areas plus many new applications in CD-ROM format.

  • Mini seminars and workshops, such as the TI-85 graphing calculator sessions.

  • Word processing

  • 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 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.

    Career 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 goals.

    Transfer Center
    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 programs nationwide.

    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.

  • Part-time -- Full-time
  • Days -- Evenings

  • Seasonal -- On-call Skilled -- Unskilled

  • Permanent -- Temporary

  • Unskilled -- Skilled

  • Graduates -- Alumni

  • Services Include
  • A variety of jobs in the community that are suited to our students' needs

  • Technical support services available through the Internet, JobTrak, CalJOBS, a "computer-aided" in-office job    search program, and much more

  • Current employment information

  • Placement for Cooperative Work Experience Education students ( See the Cooperative Work Experience    description for details)

  • Coordination of placement, "on" and "off" campus, for eligible Federal Work Study and CalWORKS students

  • Assistance with resume-writing and interview techniques

  • Referrals 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:
    Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

    Phone:  (760) 245-4271, extension 2265

    "Education: A debt due from present to future generations."
    -George Peabody


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