Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA

Brief Description

When it was founded in 1929, Lancaster, California's Antelope Valley College held classes in a high school and boasted 20 students. Several decades later, the institution serves 16,000 students and is the main resource for college education in the region. Lancaster, and its twin city Palmdale, are major population centers in the state's high desert region. The city boasts a rich collection of bikeways and trails which, in conjunction with the surrounding countryside, provide students with plenty of opportunities for recreation.

Antelope Valley College has its main campus in Lancaster with a smaller installation in neighboring Palmdale. In all, the college offers about 75 certificate and degree programs. Many of the associate's degree programs are transferrable, and students can use them toward obtaining a bachelor's degree at a four year institution.

Students attend this community college for a variety of reasons. Many choose it because of the ultramodern facilities that have been added to the main campus in recent years. The new structures combined with access to the latest technological advances make Antelope Valley College a smart choice. Students attend with hopes of earning a degree or certificate that will advance their career.

Academics at the school are separated into several divisions. The Visual and Performing Arts division is particularly popular thanks to the new performing arts center that was added to the campus within the last several years. Also of note is the college's Technical Education division where students may complete programs related to aviation technology, welding, interior design and agriculture. Other diverse offerings at Antelope Valley include computer aided design, creative writing and radiologic technology.

Students at Antelope Valley College are known for their commitment to their community. Most attendees get involved in local charitable and humanitarian projects during their years of study. For recreation, students enjoy a host of community events like the Poppy Festival, take in plays at the Palmdale Playhouse or visit Lancaster's wonderful Museum of Art & History.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 10315

Total institution enrollment: 10315

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Antelope Valley College
3041 W Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536


(661) 722-6300


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 36%

Female undergraduate population: 64%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: One but less than two years, Associate's

Aeronautical And Aerospace Engineering Technician
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Airframe
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Powerplant
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Computer Typography And Composition Equipment
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Fashion And Fabric Consultant
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
Health And Physical Education General
Heating / Air Conditioning Refrigeration
Home Furnishings / Equipment Installers
Landscaping Operations And Management
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Music General
Nursing Rn Training
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Real Estate
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Welder / Welding Technologist