College History

College History and Institutional Identity


History of Victor Valley College, 1961-2021


Established in 1961 by and for the residents of the High Desert, Victor Valley College (vvc) has served as the region's primary provider of higher education for nearly 60 years. Before VVC had its permanent campus, the first class were held at Victor Valley High School, the only feeder school in the area at the time. in 1964, local voters passed a $2.5 million bond to fund construction of the first VVC buildings on a portion of the former Kalin Ranch site, chosen because it is central to the three largest nearby communities of Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley. With each new expansion since, VVC has more closely matched its founders' vision of an institution that enriches the burgeoning community and helps students build a brighter future.