At Antelope Valley College we take pride in providing a quality, comprehensive education for a wide variety of learners. We are committed to student success, offering value and opportunity for all members of our community.

AVC was founded in 1929 as a department of Antelope Valley Joint Union High School in Lancaster. Today AVC has a service area of 1,945 square miles with an annual unduplicated headcount of more than 18,000 and employs more than 850 people.

Antelope Valley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). AVC’s most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was completed in Fall 2016. The college is up for its next accreditation reaffirmation in Fall 2023

Internal Audit Services

Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to strengthen and protect Antelope Valley College’s value to its students, community, employees and stakeholders.  Our goal is to support District initiatives by promoting proactive improvement in the effectiveness, efficiency and integrity of operations. Our office strives to foster:

  • Continual and pro-active risk assessment
  • Consistent and effective application of internal controls
  • Prudent use & safeguarding of resources
  • Accurate, objective, informative & expedient reporting
  • Compliance with policies, regulations, codes and laws
  • Efficient and organized maintenance of records
  • Value added recommendations for process improvement and/or corrective action
  • A flexible audit plan to address unanticipated events or needs as they arise
  • Timely and thorough investigation of alleged misuse or misappropriation of resources
  • Integrity in the workplace
  • A trustworthy, collaborative, mission-focused partnership between District employees and the Internal Auditor.

Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Planning

The mission of the Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Planning is to provide research and analytic support to all groups within Antelope Valley College and to the greater community, as well as to facilitate the effectiveness and planning efforts of AVC.

NEW! AVC Pre-Health Professions Program

Are you a first-generation, underrepresented student who is interested in pursuing a career in the health professions (i.e. doctor, veterinarian, dentist, pharmacist, physician assistant, optometrist)? If so, this new program may be for you!

The Pre-health Professions Program is a student-centered program which provides specialized support from pre-health advisors beginning the moment you are accepted into the program until graduation/transfer. Intensive academic guidance, counseling, course survival workshops and presentations, plus other support services tailored to the pre-health professional student are provided free of charge.

Once admitted to the program, students must be available to participate in an in-person daytime Summer Boot Camp August 10-12, 2021. (Participation is mandatory, not optional).AVC STEM Program Presents: FIRST FRIDAYS (July 2 at 11:00 am)

The AVC Umoja Community and the Office of Black Student Development, UC Santa Barbara invites students, faculty, staff, and our community to join us Friday, June 18th from 9 AM – 11 AM for a special Juneteenth Celebration. This year we will celebrate virtually with some amazing guest speakers, surprise performances, and our Co-Sponsors: President of the Sun Village Park Association Mr. James Brooks, and the University of California, Santa Barbara Director of the Office of Black Student Development Mr. Elroy Pinks. Enjoy history, music, spoken word, community fellowship, and fun!

What is Juneteenth? Although slavery was officially abolished by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, not all enslaved Africans were notified of their freedom. Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) marks the day that the last group of enslaved Africans received word that enslavement had legally ended. This group of enslaved Africans were found in Galveston, Texas. Texas was the first state to have a recognized celebration in 1980 and today 45 states recognize Juneteenth.

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