Victor Valley College and its Community
Established in 1961, Victor Valley College is located 90 miles northeast of the City of Los Angeles, 33 miles south of the City of Barstow and 30 miles northwest of the San Bernardino County basin. Victor Valley College is proudly moving towards its 50th year of dutifully serving High Desert region students and is considered a “first choice” educational institution for 400,000 residents of the area.
Covering a geographic service area of approximately 1700 square miles, communities served by Victor Valley College include: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Helendale, Hesperia, Las Flores, Lucerne Valley, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Victorville, Oak Hills and Wrightwood. Victor Valley College is recognized as a cultural gathering place and functions as the single most important source of higher education for the entire Victor Valley. Currently, the College has 14 feeder high schools and diploma granting educational institutions.
In November of 2008, voters passed a local bond measure to fulfill capital outlay projects for the College. Funds from the bond are utilized to update infrastructure and facilities. Moreover, it is anticipated that during the month of December 2011, the College will complete construction of a new regional Public Safety Training Center that will increase training opportunities for fire fighters, paramedics, administration of justice students and correctional officers. This Public Safety Training Center, in conjunction with land purchased for a third campus in the area, is just another example of how Victor Valley College continues to distinguish itself as a future-oriented educational institution.
Victor Valley College serves more than 14,000 students each semester. Victor Valley College students have built a reputation for excellence that extends nationally and worldwide. Biology students studying in East Timor have aided in the discovery of several new species of wildlife. Also, for six consecutive years, Victor Valley College’s Model United Nations students have been awarded the “Outstanding Delegation” and “Outstanding Position Paper” recognition during the annual United Nations Conference held in New York City. Such top awards placed Victor Valley College delegation in the top two percent out of nearly 200 teams from universities and colleges worldwide. The Victor Valley College Associated Student Body is recognized by the State and nation for their governmental advocacy and most importantly twice earned the college “Campus of the Year” honors. The students of Victor Valley College are emerging professionals, future leaders and advantageous innovators who continue to demonstrate year after year that we have some of the greatest minds Southern California has to offer.
Victor Valley College also supports its faculty, many of whom have been published and recognized for their contributions to their fields of study and have been honored by statewide organizations for their valued leadership and involvement. Victor Valley College has 132 full-time faculty, approximately 300 part-time faculty, 210 classified staff and 36 members of the management group.
Victor Valley College is also fortunate to have breathtaking views as the backdrop for our campus. With sunshine and blue skies nearly year-round, it’s impossible not to see the beauty that this area possesses. The Victor Valley is located in the High Desert of Southern California and provides residents the experience of four seasons. Adjacent to the College are housing communities, golf courses, shopping, restaurants and beautiful recreational amenities.
The College is focused on all measures that can be employed to enrich the student experience, to stimulate the local economy and to provide learners with the essential infrastructure necessary to move them towards their academic goals. Victor Valley College supports students in their efforts to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, fulfill their professional advancement in selected careers, and to achieve personal educational goals. Victor Valley College offers coursework in a multitude of programs that can be specifically tailored to earn individual academic degrees, to acquire corporate training or to enrich learning skills.