Welcome and congratulations — you are one step closer to achieving your educational goals! Thank you for choosing Victor Valley College.
This year we celebrate a milestone — our 60-year anniversary of serving students in the High Desert. Since first opening our doors in 1961, Victor
Valley College has strived to provide the local community with excellence in higher education. The College is always looking for innovative
programs, facilities, and services to improve our institution and the student experience. We’re all aware of how challenging the year 2020 was, and how
challenging the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be, but at VVC we're proud of the way our college community has risen to these challenges
and forged a path forward. Our outstanding staff and faculty here have taken great strides to ensure a smooth transition while still providing the
highest quality experience possible. We are especially grateful for our students’ adaptability on so many fronts, as our educational environment has changed dramatically, and you’ve continued to learn and grow through it all. Whether you’re a new or returning student, by beginning or continuing in your academic journey,
you’ve proven that you’re dedicated to your success and to the fields and issues you’re passionate about. In 2019, VVC committed to its pursuit of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence for a reason, and that reason is to harbor and increase student success, no matter the circumstances. As we continue our
quest to become a nationally recognized college, the pandemic has only furthered our resolve to work harder and smarter, working toward our vision of innovative teaching and service with imaginative uses of collaboration and technology. Whether you’re pursuing your associate degree, taking classes to transfer
to a four-year institution, getting a certificate and updating job skills, or taking classes for personal growth and enrichment, our team of expert
faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible education to help you reach your goals. Victor Valley College is committed to offering programs that lead to meaningful and measurable student learning and success through seamless transfer opportunities to other colleges, universities, and
the workforce. Through our articulation with four-year schools, associate degrees for transfer, career education programs, and industry
partnerships in the community, we consistently empower VVC students to succeed in their chosen pursuits. VVC provides extensive student support services, has affordable tuition, financial aid and scholarships, and so much more! Our excellent tutoring program includes a writing center, math success center, and
communications center, all there to support you during your college experience. Within the pages of this catalog, you will find degree and certificate
programs designed to provide you with the tools necessary to succeed. VVC is a multicultural campus with a diverse student body, many student
clubs, and the Associated Student Body so you can be involved in your campus, create new friendships, and have fun while you build your future.
As a first-generation college student, I experienced life changing transformation by attending my local community college. It is my sincere
hope that whether you come from a family background with a traditional college history, or like me, you’re the first in your family to embark on this
journey, that our college can help you reach your goals. I invite you to use this invaluable tool—the VVC Catalog—to plan your education and
enjoy your success. Please join with me and nearly 17,000 of your fellow students and make Victor Valley College your “College of First Choice.”
Daniel Walden, Ph. D.