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Most Classes Start: June 15
L.A. Valley College to Offer Summer Session 2015
Want to Be Alerted During a Campus Emergency? Give LAVC Your Cell Phone and Alternate Email to Receive Emergency Alert Notifications
LAVC is urging all LAVC students, faculty and staff to provide their emergency contact information to Valley College. Students must provide their information on the LAVC Connect portal; faculty and staff can update their information on PCR (District Portal). This information will be used to contact all students, faculty and staff during a campus emergency. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address. Text message notifications and notifications to a personal email addresses will ONLY be sent to students, faculty and staff who have provide that type of emergency contact information. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
2014-2015 Academic Year
Attention Students! LAVC's 2014-2015 Catalog is Now Posted Online
The LAVC Academic Affairs Office has posted the LAVC Catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year on the LAVC Web site. The catalog is only available online. The Catalog contains information for students on matriculation/admission and registration procedures, student learning outcomes, educational programs, course descriptions, academic policies, academic standards, district and college policies, academic resources and services, student services, student activities and more. View the LAVC 2014-2015 Catalog.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Offers Expanded Evening and Weekend Tutoring Hours for Students;
Computers are Also Available for Student Use
The LAVC Academic Resource Center is offering expanded evening, Friday and Saturday tutoring hours for students on the second floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC). Students must present their student I.D. (Monarch Card) to utilize these services. Math Lab (in LARC 226) is available to help students with any math class, Writing Center (in LARC 229) can help with any course that has writing assignments, and General Tutoring (in LARC 212) can help with challenging courses like chemistry, statistics, foreign languages, transfer math, and others. Biology tutoring is offered in Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) 232. In addition, the Computer Commons (in LARC 234) has 100 computers available for student use. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Resources and Tutoring Services Web page.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Writing Center Offers Spring 2015 Workshops to Help Students Improve their Grades and their Writing
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a variety of interactive workshops for students during the Spring 2015 semester. These workshops will provide important information for understanding various concepts and writing/grammar-related topics to help students do well in their academic courses. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: "Start the Semester Strong: Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax", and "Essay Writing". Students must bring their LAVC student ID card to attend the workshop. For a complete schedule of the Writing Center's Spring 2015 workshops, visit the LAVC Writing Center's Web page.
February 23-June 7
Don't Forget to Buy Your Spring Parking Permit! Parking Permits are Now Required to Park in Student Parking Lots
The College Sheriff reminds all students that as of Monday, February 23, parking permits are now required to park on campus. Parking citations will be issued to vehicles parked in student parking areas without the required permit. Also, please do not park in faculty/staff parking spots; faculty/staff parking permits are required at all times to park in any faculty/staff parking area. Students can purchase their student parking permit at the LAVC Business Office. For more information on parking permit fees, visit the LAVC Business Office Web page.
March 12-April 23
"Site Unseen: Incarceration" Exhibition on Display at the LAVC Art Gallery; Exhibit Ends April 23
The LAVC Art Gallery presents an exhibition "Site Unseen: Incarceration" by guest curator Sheila Pinkel from March 12-April 23 in the LAVC Art Gallery in the Art Building. "Site Unseen: Incarceration" is a group exhibition by incarcerated artists and non-incarcerated artists that deals with the issue of imprisonment. The exhibit features works by incarcerated artists who express their experience from inside the prison walls, and by non-incarcerated artists who tackle the American criminal justice system from outside its walls. It provides a multiplicity of perspectives on the prison experience, a phenomenon that is both intimidating and unfamiliar to the general public. Featured artists include Alyse Emdur, Anthony Friedkin, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Robert V. Montenegro, Jack L. Morris, Brendan Murdock, Sheila Pinkel, Gabriel Ramirez, Gabriel Reyes, Richard Ross, Robert Stockton, Mark Strandquist, Margaret Stratton, and David Earl Williams. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will be open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; the LAVC Art Gallery is closed on March 31 and April 6-9. For more information, visit the LAVC Art Gallery Web Page.
March 20 & April 24
LAVC Career/Transfer Center Offers Students the Opportunity to Visit Area Colleges and Universities during its Spring 2015 Bus Trips
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center is offering Spring 2015 Bus Trips to give LAVC students a chance to get a first-hand look at nearby college and universities. This semester, students will have the opportunity to visit UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton on Friday, March 20 from 6:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and to UCLA on Friday, April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their lunch or money to purchase lunch during the trip. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Beginning: March 23
New Student Services Hours of Operation for Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, and Veterans and International Students Office
Beginning March 23, LAVC's Admissions & Records Office, Financial Aid Office, and the Veteran and International Student Services Office will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Services Center. These longer hours will enable the college's student support services to better serve our students and help them meet their academic goals. For more information on the services available at each office, visit the LAVC Admissions & Records Web page, the LAVC Financial Aid Web page, the LAVC Veterans Student Services Web page and the LAVC International Student Services Web page.
LAVC Business Administration Department to Offer Free Business Workshops for Students, Faculty and Staff during LAVC Career Week on April 13-17
The LAVC Business Administration Department and LAVC Academic Affairs Office will hold a free series of business administration workshops for students, faculty and staff (in conjunction with the LAVC Career Week) on April 13-17. Led by experts from the Business Administration department, the following workshops will be offered:
- "Start Your Own Business" Workshop on Monday, April 13 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Business Journalism 108 will discuss participant's business ideas and learn the steps necessary to start his/her business;
- "Funding Your Own Business" Workshop on Tuesday, April 14 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Business Journalism 108 will give participants the skills to define a business' needs and finding the latest methods of financing a business;
- "Develop a Promotional Plan" Workshop on Wednesday, April 15 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Business Journalism 108 will share what works in promoting a business including media planning, social media and budgeting;
- "Emotional Intelligence" Workshop on Thursday, April 16 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in Business Journalism 108 will share how to recognize and manage one's emotions, empathize with others, and communicate more effectively; and
- "Personal Finance for Students and Faculty" Workshop on Friday, April 17 will share how to set financial goals, manage money and get out of debt.
For more information or to reserve your spot, email Alex Duarte at email@example.com.
Computer-Based Test: April 14-15
Paper-Based Test: April 17-18
Practice Test: April 17
Need to Take the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test)? LAVC to Offer the Computer-Based and the Paper-Based Test; Practice Test Also Offered
The LAVC CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) Program is now accepting registrations for the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test). LAVC is an official HiSET testing site; the computer-based tests will be offered on Tuesday-Wednesday, April 14-15 and the paper-based test on Friday-Saturday, April 17-18. It will also offer the practice test on Friday, April 18; practice tests are also available by appointment. HiSET® is the new alternative to the GED. The CA State Board of Education approved the HiSET® for individuals to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate. It is offered as a paper-based or computer-based test, and covers the following subject areas: Language Arts- Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Both types of tests are offered on a regular basis. The fee for the full test is $150.00 (non-refundable). The fee for the practice test is $10. For more information on HiSET® Testing, including registration information and all upcoming test and practice test dates and times, visit the LAVC CalWORKs Web page.
April 20 & 22
Are You Undecided about Your Major or Career? Get Help at One of the Undecided Major Workshops This Week
The Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold "Undecided Major" workshops on Monday, April 20 from 12-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The Undecided Major workshop will help you determine what major at Valley College is best suited for you and your career goals. Workshop sessions cover the same information; no need to attend both workshops. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
April 20 & 22
Want to Improve Your Writing Skills? Don't Miss the Free Writing Center Workshops on April 20 & 22!
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a "Critical Reading: 3 Pass Approach and Dialetics" Workshop on Monday, April 20 and a "Summary and Reflection" Workshop on Wednesday, April 22; all workshops are held from 1-2 p.m. in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) 212. The Writing Center offers a variety of free workshops for students throughout the semester in the areas of "Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax" and "Essay Writing". No appointment is necessary! You will be able to refine and improve all aspects of your writing including, grammar, sentence skills, paragraphing, and essays. Beginning writers, ESL and transfer-ready students will also benefit from these workshops. For more information, visit the LAVC Writing Center Web page.
LAVC Professional Development to Offer a "LGBTQ Awareness" Workshop for Faculty, Staff and Students
LAVC Professional Development will hold a "LGBTQ Awareness" Workshop for faculty, staff and students on Monday, April 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Library & Academic Resource Center 200. This workshop, which was one of the most popular Opening Day Workshops that has now been expanded and updated, will teach you how to recognize heterosexual and cis-gender privilege in the classroom to avoid perpetuating it. Learn how to support LAVC's LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning) students by providing a safe and discrimination free classroom environment. This workshop is facilitated by Tiffany Lanoix, associate professor, sociology, and the ASU Gay Straight Alliance. For more information, contact LAVC Professional Development at (818) 947-2712 or visit the LAVC Professional Development Web page.
Computer-Based Test: April 21-22
Paper-Based Test: April 24-25
Practice Test: April 24
Need to Take the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test)? LAVC to Offer the Computer-Based and the Paper-Based Test; Practice Test Also Offered
The LAVC CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) Program is now accepting registrations for the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test). LAVC is an official HiSET testing site; the computer-based tests will be offered on Tuesday-Wednesday, April 21-22 and the paper-based test on Friday-Saturday, April 24-25. It will also offer the practice test on Friday, April 24; practice tests are also available by appointment. HiSET® is the new alternative to the GED. The CA State Board of Education approved the HiSET® for individuals to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate. It is offered as a paper-based or computer-based test, and covers the following subject areas: Language Arts- Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Both types of tests are offered on a regular basis. The fee for the full test is $150.00 (non-refundable). The fee for the practice test is $10. For more information on HiSET® Testing, including registration information and all upcoming test and practice test dates and times, visit the LAVC CalWORKs Web page.
Want to Have Your Voice Heard and Help Make Changes at LAVC? Don't Forget to Vote in the ASU Student Body Elections on April 21-22
The LAVC Associated Student Union (ASU) will hold its 2015-2016 elections for the LAVC student government officers and the LACCD Student Trustee on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. in Monarch Hall. For more information, contact the LAVC Associated Student Union Web page.
Are You Interested in Transferring to UCLA? Talk with a UCLA Peer Mentor on April 21 to Get Your Questions Answered
The LAVC Career Transfer Center (CTC) will host the UCLA Peer Mentor on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The UCLA Peer Mentor will be able to answer your questions about transferring to UCLA including general major requirements, eligibility requirements and financial aid. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Do You Know What You Need to Do to Successfully Transfer to a College or University? Sign Up to Attend the "Transfer 101" Workshop
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will offer "Transfer 101" workshops on Tuesday, April 21 from 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 22 from 12-1 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. The workshop will answer your questions about how to transfer, and will give you the latest information to help you transfer successfully to a UC or CSU campus. No need to attend both workshops; the same information will be covered in each session. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
April 21, 29 & May 5,12,19
LAVC Philosophy/Economics Department Presents a Spring 2015 Philosophy Lecture Series Starting April 21
The LAVC Philosophy/Economics Department will hold a "Philosophy Lecture Series" on various philosophical issues during the Spring 2015 semester. The first lecture by Harold Ravitch, adjunct instructor, philosophy, LAVC, on "Aristotle on Friendship" will be held on Tuesday, April 21 from 5-6 p.m. in Campus Center 104. This series of exciting and informative lectures will focus on a variety of interesting philosophical topics. Upcoming lectures in the series include "Marx and Carnegie on Alienation" on April 29, "Epictetus on the Good Life" on May 5, "Plato on the Transformative Power of Knowledge" on May 12, and "Plato's Meno" on May 19. All lectures are free of charge and are put on by instructors in the LAVC Philosophy/Economics department. For more information, contact Christopher Pallotti at (818) 947-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 21 & 23
Are you on Academic or Progress Probation? Don't Get Dismissed from School or Lose Your Priority Registration! Sign Up Today for the "Probation 2" Workshop
The LAVC Counseling Department and the LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) are holding "Probation 2" workshops for students on academic or progress probation on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Thursday, April 23 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the LAVC Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. This workshop is will help students on academic or progress probation get back on track and into good academic standing. No need to attend both workshops; the same information will be covered in each session. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
April 22 & 23
Got Questions about Transferring to CSUN? Make an Appointment to Talk with a CSUN Admissions Rep, or Meet with the CSUN Peer Mentor
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host the CSUN Peer Mentor on Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a CSUN admissions representative on Thursday, April 23 from 2-6 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The CSUN Peer Mentor will be on-campus to answer general questions about transferring to CSUN including majors, financial aid, and more. Students can also choose to sign up for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with the CSUN Admissions Rep to get their specific questions answered about transferring to CSUN including general major requirements, eligibility requirements, and the admissions process. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Did You Know that LAVC Students and Faculty Can Access Microsoft Office for Free? Come Get More Information on Using Office 365 on April 22
The Los Angeles Community College District is working with Microsoft to give students and faculty free access to Office 365, which includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Microsoft representatives will be at LAVC on Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Library & Academic Resource Center 200 to encourage students, faculty and staff to use Office 365; there will be informational flyers, t-shirts and pizza. In addition, Microsoft reps will be at Southwest College on April 20 and City College on April 21 to engage with students and faculty throughout the District. Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College; Office 365 is available for faculty for free because Valley College uses Microsoft Office. Students and faculty will be able to access Microsoft Office's web-based applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. In addition, Faculty will be able to access 1 TB of storage from OneDrive. For more information on Office 365 or to sign up, visit the Microsoft 365 Web page.
Will You be Transferring to CSUN in Fall 2015? Sign-up for a CSUN Portal Tutorial Workshop
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold "CSUN Portal Tutorial" workshops on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-5 p.m. and Thursday, April 23 from 1-2 p.m. in the in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. You will learn about the CSUN Portal, class registration and enrollment, financial aid, tuition, parking, CSUN services and activities, and more! No need to attend both workshops; the same information will be covered at each session. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Attention Employees--Don't Miss the LACCD Health & Wellness Expo 2015
The LACCD Joint Labor/Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC), Health Connections and Life in Balance will be holding a LACCD Health & Wellness Expo 2015 on Thursday, April 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Hall. For more information, contact Katrelia Walker in the LACCD Human Resources Department at (213) 891-2040 or email@example.com.
Want to Learn More About Transferring to Cal State LA? Make an Appointment to Speak with the CSULA Admissions Representative on April 23
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a Cal State Los Angeles admissions representative on Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The admission representative will be meeting with students during 20-minute individual appointments. Come get your questions answered about CSULA admissions, majors, applications, and more! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Unsure on How to Create a Cover Letter or Resume? Come to the Resume/Cover Letter Workshop on April 23
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold a "Resume/Cover Letter" Workshop on Thursday, April 23 from 12-1 p.m. in the in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will show you how to highlight your qualifications, and how to understand what employees are looking for. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Faculty & Staff Invited to the "Show Me the Money" Workshop on April 23
The LAVC Grants Committee in partnership with the LAVC Foundation will hold a "Show Me the Money" Workshop for faculty and staff on Thursday, April 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Student Services Center 245 (Student Services Multipurpose Room). This workshop will show you where to find the money to get your vision funded, and will explore the steps involved in submitting a grant application. To reserve your spot, contact the LAVC Foundation at (818) 947-2619.
Deadline: April 23
Child Development 2015-2016 Grant Applications Now Available in the Financial Aid Office
The LAVC Financial Aid Office is now accepting 2015-2016 Child Development Grant Applications from students majoring in Child Development, and pursuing Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, or Program Director Permits. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center. Interested students must also complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA Application, and obtain a Child Development Program Certification and Student Educational Plan from an LAVC Academic Counselor. All application materials must be received in the Financial Aid Office on or before April 23, 2015.
Want to Get a First-Hand Look at UCLA? Sign Up Today for the Spring 2015 Bus Trip to UCLA on April 24!
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will offer a bus trip for interested LAVC students to visit the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday, April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their lunch or money to purchase lunch during the trip. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Like to Dance? Don't Miss the LAVC Dance Day Fundraiser on April 25
The LAVC Dance Program will offer its semi-annual "Dance Day" fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Dance Studio in the North Gym. Local guest teachers will be offering classes for students, faculty, staff and the community in various genres such as Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Polynesian, Salsa, and more.There will be a class every hour beginning at 11 a.m., and the last class will finish up at 5 p.m. The cost of the class is a requested $5 donation per class, or a $20 donation for the day (up to six classes). For more information, visit to LAVC Dance Program Web page, or like the LAVC Dance Program on Facebook.
Celebrity Flag Football Game to Benefit Foster Youth will be Held at LAVC's Monarch Stadium
The Children's Trust Fund will be holding a "One Child at a Time: Celebrity Flag Football Game" to benefit the Los Angeles County foster youth on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in Monarch Stadium. All the proceeds from this "Actors vs. Artists" game will benefit the Children's Trust Fund and scholarships for college bound foster youth. Special invited guests include Chris Paul, Cameron Boyce (from the Disney Channel's Jessie), Jordan Farmar, Ralph Tresvant (from New Edition), Justin Bieber, Kobe Bryant, Ne-Yo, the Love and Hip Hop Hollywood cast, the Real Housewives of Hollywood cast, YG, and more; artists subject to change. Tickets are $10; available for purchase online (click the "events now" link). For more information, contact the One Child at a Time Hotline at (213) 763-1578.
Valley Symphony Orchestra to Present a Special Concert to Mark the 100th Year of the Armenian Genocide
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold a special concert titled "Whispers from Armenia: Concert Commemorating the 100th Year of the Armenian Genocide" on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Under the direction of Dr. Michael H. Arshagouni, the Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform music dear to the Armenian nation—both by its composers and those influenced by Armenian folk music. It will feature works by Khachaturian, Tigranian, Hovhannisian, Glinka, and Ippolitov-Ivanov, as well as a new composition by LAVC Music Department Chair Dr. Michael H. Arshagouni. The featured soloist is the brilliant young soprano Anahit Grigorya, who is a former LAVC student. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, contact the LAVC Music Department at (818) 947-2346 or visit the LAVC Music Department Web page.
Attention Graduates—Are You Transferring to a College or University This Fall? Let LAVC Share the Good News on the College Marquees
LAVC would like to publicly recognize LAVC students who will be transferring to a four-year college or university in Fall 2015 on the college's electronic marquees. If you'd like to share what school you will be transferring to, please send an email with your name, the school you are going to, and your student ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 5.
Attention Class of 2015! LAVC Commencement Ceremony will be held on June 11 at 9 a.m.
LAVC will hold its 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in Monarch Stadium. Information for graduates and their families is now available online. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at (818) 947-2543, or email email@example.com.
Starting Fall 2015
Attention Students—Announcing New Prerequisites for Chem 51 and Chem 68!
Effective in Fall 2015, students who would like to enroll in Chem 51 must have completed Math 115 or its equivalent (Math 113, Math 114) with a grade of C or better. Similarly, Math 125 will be required as a prerequisite for Chem 68. Please note: Students who place above the level of the prerequisite math class will have met the prerequisite. If you have any questions regarding the prerequisite change for Chem 51 and Chem 68, please contact the LAVC Chemistry Department at (818) 947-2827.
Got News to Share? LAVC's PR Office Can Provide College Departments/
Programs/Services with Publicity Assistance
The LAVC Public Relations Office is available to assist LAVC departments, programs and services with promoting news and events to the campus community and the general public. It can help with posting announcements in the College Bulletin, on the college's electronic marquees, on LAVC's online calendar, on the LAVC News & Events section of the college's homepage, and on LAVC's Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply fill out a PR Request Form for your eventor news item, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: The LAVC PR Office is unable to fulfill requests from organizations not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Valley College. In addition, the Public Relations Office can assist college departments and programs with the creation ofFacebook pages. Any requests to update college Web pages should be sent directly to email@example.com; the LAVC Public Relations Office no longer oversees the college web site, and it is now managed by the LAVC Information Technology Department. For more information, visit the LAVC Public Relations Office Web page.
Share Your "Best Shots" of Life at LA Valley College on Instagram!
Los Angeles Valley College encourages students, faculty and staff to share their best photos of life at Valley College using the hashtag #SceneAtLAVC. Every month, LAVC will share the best #SceneAtLAVC photos with its followers on Instagram. Valley College's Instagram feed shares regular college news, announcements and photos. Follow on Los Angeles Valley College on Instagram.
Don't Forget to "Like Us"! Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook
Los Angeles Valley College posts regular announcements and information on campus events for students and the public on its Facebook page. Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook.
Are You Following @LAVCPrez? Stay Connected with LAVC's President on Twitter
Dr. Erika Endrijonas, LAVC college president, is keeping connected through social media. She has a Twitter account (@LAVCPrez), and is regularly tweeting updates. LAVC faculty, staff, students and friends can follow the College President on Twitter, and learn about what is going on at LA Valley College. Follow @LAVCPrez on Twitter.
Attention Faculty/Staff!—LAVC Emergency Alerts will Now be Sent to the Email Addresses and Phone Number Listed in the District Portal; Employees Urged to Update Their Information in PCR
Effective March 13, 2015, LAVC will send employees any campus emergency alerts to their work, home and/or cell phone number(s), and to their campus and personal email address(es) that are listed in the district portal (PCR). Faculty and staff are encouraged to check their information on PCR / District Portal to ensure that they will continue to receive emergency alert notifications; any information entered into the LAVC Connect Portal will no longer be used. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address, and to their work, home and cell phone numbers and personal email address (according to the District Portal). Students will still have to provide their cell phone and personal email address on the LAVC Connect Portal to receive emergency alert notifications by text and/or to their personal email. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
Want to Know the Latest on Campus Construction? Visit LAVC's Parking & Construction Updates Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College regularly posts information on construction projects that impact the campus on the LAVC's ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. The Parking & Construction Web page, which is part of the Revitalizing Valley College Web site, provides the most up-to-date information from Yang Management, the college's construction project management team. In addition, there is information about Valley College's $626 million renovation and building project, which is funded through voter-supported Propositions A and AA, and Measure J. To learn more, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. For the latest information on how construction is impacting the campus and parking, please visit the LAVC Construction and Parking Updates Web Page.
Attention Employees—New Key Request Procedure
Effective immediately, LAVC is transitioning to the new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and the office of Administrative Services will no longer accept the "Gold Card" Key Request Form. To access the CMMS, first go to the "LACCD Portal" by doing the following steps:
Go to https://portal.laccd.edu/irj/portal –OR– Go to www.lavc.edu, click on the "Faculty and Staff" link on the left hand side, then click on the "Computer Maintenance Management System" link in the black box.
Log in using your username and password. Use the "First Time User" link for help logging in.
Once you are logged in, click on the "Work Request" tab and choose "Key Request" to reach the electronic form.
Fill out the form. When requesting a replacement key, please include your lost key report number when submitting your request.
Click "Submit" to send the request for approval and processing. All requests must be approved by the Department Chair and VP of Administrative Services.
For more information about this new key request procedure, contact LAVC Administrative Services at (818) 947-2336.
Have You Seen the Valley/Pierce/Mission College's "Our Students are Going Places" Bus? Metro Bus Wrap Campaign Promotes Enrollment at the Three LACCD Colleges in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Valley College, Pierce College and Los Angeles Mission Colleges launched a new outdoor advertising campaign to promote enrollment at all three colleges in the Valley. As of July 28, 2014, there are two fully "wrapped" Metro buses running for one year along the route that is closest to all three colleges, Metro route 8. The attention-grabbing buses, which display the three college names, logos, picture of students and colorful graphics, are geared to promote the theme of "our students are going places" and help to raise the profiles of the three LACCD colleges in the Valley in a fun and positive way. It will also let the San Fernando Valley know their community colleges are back recruiting, offering more classes, and that it's time to go back to school! Each of the buses features one easy-to-remember web site address for people to access for information, www.my3colleges.com. This link will direct potential students to find the web site of what we are calling YOUR COLLEGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY—Pierce, Valley or Mission. This advertising collaboration with Pierce and Mission Colleges is made possible by a Los Angeles Community College District grant of funds.
Looking for a Job? Check Out the LAVC Online Job Board
LAVC Cooperative Education/Job Resource Center has partnered with College Central Network to offer an online Job Board for students, alumni and area employers. The job board includes vital online job search resources such as an exclusive LAVC Job Board, Career Portfolio & Resume Builders, Job Central™ & Intern Central, Job Central™ Podcasts, and more. For more information, visit the LAVC Job Board Web Page.
Don't Forget—LAVC is a Smoke Free Campus Except in New Designated Smoking Areas; LAVC's Smoking Policy Updated to Prohibit the Use of E-Cigarettes
As of February 4, 2013, Los Angeles Valley College is a "Smoke Free Campus" except in four designated smoking areas. In June 2014, the policy was updated to prohibit the use of any tobacco products, other products that are capable of being ignited and smoked or otherwise inhaled, and electronic smoking devices except in the designated smoking locations. The following designated smoking areas are located:
Near College Road North, west of Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC)
Southwest corner of Parking Lot D
East of Ethel Avenue, west side of Lot L, north of Bungalow 78
West side of the Engineering Building, in the Receiving Area, adjacent to Parking Lot A
The locations of all the designated smoking areas, is posted on the LAVC Campus Map. The smoking policy and the designated smoking areas were created due to popular demand on campus, and was established through the college's shared governance process and approved by the College President. Read the two IEC motions on the Smoking Policy at (S12-16 and S14-09). If you have any questions regarding the LAVC Smoking Policy, please contact Raul Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LAVC President's Office, Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Reprographics, Payroll/Personnel, Campus Mailroom, LAVC Foundation, and Other Services Have Been Relocated to Temporary Spaces on Campus
Starting August 11, 2014, all offices that were located in the now closed Administration Building have been relocated to temporary spaces on campus. The following offices are now located at:
The Academic Affairs Office (e.g. class scheduling, faculty absences) is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Administrative Services Office (e.g. key requests, network accounts, voicemail box requests, reimbursement checks) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Budget Office (e.g. budgets adjustments, budget transfers) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Campus Operator is located in Campus Center W101
The Campus Mailroom (e.g. faculty mailboxes, department mailboxes) is located in Campus Center E111
The Institutional Effectiveness Office (e.g. data requests, research) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Job Training Office (e.g. Extension, Job Club, LA Fellows) is located on the eastern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Aquatics Center)
The LAVC Foundation Office (e.g. alumni association, donations, employee payroll deductions, estate gifts) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Master Calendar Office (e.g. facility requests) is located in Campus Center W101
The Payroll/Personnel (e.g. new employee processing, timesheets) is located in Campus Center E112
The President's Conference Room is located in the Admin 2 Bungalow (former CSIT 2 bungalow)
The President's Office is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Procurement Office (e.g. contracts/purchasing) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Public Relations Office (e.g. media relations, college communications) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Reprographics Services (e.g. copies) is located in Campus Center W101
View the updated LAVC Campus Map for the new locations. View the Administration Building New Locations Flyer. The college will also be posting additional campus wayfinding signage to direct people to these offices' new temporary locations.
Did You Know? The CCaTT lab has been Relocated to the Computer Commons
As of September 2, the CCaTT lab (formerly in BJ 103) is located in the Computer Commons on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC). The Computer Commons is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Commons and the other academic resources available to students, visit the LAVC Computer Commons Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff! LAVC Mailroom Hours of Operation
The mailroom, which is located in Campus Center (next to the elevator), is always open during normal operating hours of the college for faculty to access their mailboxes. The back room of the mailroom for mail pickup by departments is normally open as follows:
Monday-Thursday from 8 a,m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Fridays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
If you need access to the back room and it is locked please go to Reprographics located in Room W101.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Do You Need to Update Your Contact Information in the LAVC Phone & Email Directory?
The LAVC Administrative Services Office can assist faculty, staff and administrators with updating or adding information on the online LAVC Phone/Email Directory. To keep the information up-to-date, faculty are asked to check their information that is posted on the online directory, and notify Administrative Services if the information is not correct or is missing. If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please send the following information to your department chair or supervisor, who upon verification and approval will send the information to Arlene Stein in Administrative Services at (email@example.com):
- employee's full name,
- nickname (if applicable),
- building location with room number
- LAVC phone number or voice mail extension,
- fax number,
- LAVC email address, &
- secondary phone number or email address (if applicable)
Arlene will notify your supervisor when the information has been updated online. If you have any questions, contact Arlene Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling extension 2336.
Attention New Parents! The Family Resource Center has a Free Baby Clothes Exchange for the Community
The LAVC Family Resource Center offers a free baby clothes exchange (newborns to 3T) for the community in the Family Resource Center, which is located in the Child Development and Family Complex. New parents are encouraged to bring their clean, gently used (e.g. in good condition) baby clothes and trade them for other gently-used baby clothes. The community may also donate clean and gently-used baby clothes to be used in the exchange. In addition, the Family Resource Center also offers other services and resources for new parents. The Family Resource Center is located on the northwestern corner of the Child Development and Family Complex, near the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit LAVC Family Resource Center Web Page.
New Office Hours for the LAVC Academic Affairs Office
Effective Monday, September 15, the LAVC Office of Academic Affairs will change its hours of operation to Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Affairs Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—New Free Resource from CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to Help You
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has launched a new Web site portal called Sidekick for faculty and staff. This innovative Web site combines six free resources into one site to help you create inspiring and engaging content that meets the needs of diverse audiences, during tough budgets, and ever-changing regulations. From this site, you will be able to access the following six resources:
3C Media Solutions – resources to help you creating dynamic video content, podcasts, streaming services, captioning and event coverage
@ONE – online training and networking for faculty/staff
Alternative Text Production Center - create alternate media products for students
Distance Education Captioning and Transcription - captioning and transcribing distance education materials
CCC Confer - Web conferencing and lecture capture services
High Tech Center Training Unit - free training for faculty/staff on using Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility technology
For more information, visit the ToolsSidekick Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Microsoft Home Use Program Now Available for LAVC Employees
LAVC is now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). The HUP is part of our Microsoft Volume Licensing Program. Through this program, faculty and staff are able to purchase one licensed of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office for MAC 2011 (not both) for just $9.95 plus tax. An additional backup DVD is also available with additional cost to cover the costs of duplication, shipping and handling. Under this Home Use Program, you may acquire one licensed copy with two installations on your home computers (e.g. one desktop and one laptop). For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, frequently asked questions and additional instruction on how to order the HUP online, please visit the LAVC Information Technology & Media Services Office Microsoft Home Use Program Web Page.
Did You Know? LAVC's Men's & Women's Physical Education Departments are Now Called the LAVC Kinesiology Department
The LAVC Men's Physical Education and Women's Physical Education Departments have recently joined together to create the Kinesiology Department. This new department combines all the men's and women's physical education courses into one department, and includes the subjects of Dance Specialties, Dance Studies, Dance Techniques, Health, Kinesiology, Kinesiology Athletics, Kinesiology Major, and Recreation. The department is also offering a new Associate Arts Transfer (AA-T) Degree. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement, while physical education is defined as sports and exercise taught in schools. This redefined focus also more closely aligns with how the discipline is referred to at most colleges and universities. All the Kinesiology Department classes have the same content and curriculum as the former physical education classes, and most importantly, these classes still fulfill the section E general education requirement. Students interested in pursuing fitness wellness careers (in the teaching/coaching/ therapy areas) or careers in clinical areas (such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management or research and medicine) should explore Kinesiology as their major. For more information, contact the Kinesiology Department at (818) 947-2907.
Gainful Employment Data is Posted on LAVC's Institutional Effectiveness Office Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College provides disclosure information for each of its state-approved CTE certificates (16 or more units). The information is posted online on the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Web page. Current and prospective students will find information about the careers that each certificate provides training for, the costs associated with the program, median debt accumulated by students completing the program, number of program completers and time to completion. To view LAVC's Gainful Employment Disclosures for 2012-2013, visit the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office's Gainful Employment and Other Disclosures Web Page.
Cooperative Education has moved to Bunaglows 3 & 4!
The LAVC Cooperative Education Office has recently relocated to Bungalow 3 and 4, which is next to Parking Lot A. Cooperative Education would also like to remind the campus community that it is currently accepting enrollments for the Spring 2014 semester; students who are working or interning during the spring semester may be eligible for up to 4 units of college credit. To apply, the individual must be enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, complete the Cooperative Education enrollment application, and schedule an appointment to meet with the Cooperative Education Director; enrollment is by add slip only. For more information and to download the Spring application, please visit the LAVC Cooperative Education Web Page.
Have You Checked Out Financial Aid TV (FATV)? LAVC Financial Aid Posts Online Videos to Help Students Learn More About Financial Aid
The LAVC Financial Aid Office Web site has an online video library called Financial Aid TV (FATV), which explains different financial aid topics for prospective and current Valley College students. This online library of short video clips (60-90 seconds) provides easy-to-understand information on important topics such as financial aid, financial literacy, loans, grants and more. For more information, visit the LA Valley College's Financial Aid Web Site.
Get the Latest Financial Aid Info on the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page
The LAVC Financial Aid Office has recently launched a new Facebook page. The Financial Aid Office will post important announcements that you should be aware of including financial aid deadlines, financial aid events, and more! Visit the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page, and click "Like Us".
ACCJC Announces Result of LAVC's Accreditation Process
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced that it has placed Valley College on warning status—its lightest sanction—following the college's comprehensive visit in the Spring. As part of the peer review process that California Community Colleges undergo every six years, LAVC completed a self-evaluation and was visited in March 2013 by a review team, which made recommendations to help us improve our effectiveness. This sanction will require LAVC to prepare and submit a follow-up report by March 2014 that addresses all issues in our comprehensive report, and it will undergo a Spring 2014 visit where a team will verify the report and forward their recommendation to the Commission. During this time, Los Angeles Valley College remains fully accredited. Additional information about LAVC's Accreditation is posted online at the LAVC Accreditation Web Page.
Help Keep LAVC Safe! Report a Crime Anonymously to the LAVC Sheriff’s Tip Line
The LAVC Sheriff’s Department has a new hotline to anonymously report a crime or other suspicious activity on campus. Callers can leave a message on the LAVC Sheriff's Tip hotline at (818) 778-5678. For campus emergencies, please call (818) 947-2911.
Attention Students! Do You Know How to Access the Free Campus Wi-Fi for LAVC Students
The LAVC IT Department has recently made some changes to the campus wireless network for better access for our students, guests, faculty and staff. The new Wi-Fi network for students and guests is "LAVC-Students&Guests". For more information, visit the LAVC Web site on how to access the campus Wi-Fi.
Looking for Someone at LAVC? Check out the Online LAVC Phone/Email Directory on the LAVC Web Site
The LAVC Web site has a searchable campus directory on the college's homepage. This directory allows the campus community, students and the public to find the contact information for LAVC faculty/staff, departments, and programs/services. The searchable phone directory can be found by clicking the "Directory" link on the very top of the homepage (next to the search button). Information on the directory is grouped by name of the faculty/staff member, department, and program/service. Please note: If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please contact your Department Chair to request for him/her to send the correct information to Arlene Stein in the LAVC Administrative Services Office. How to update information on the LAVC Online Phone/Email Directory
Are You Doing Your Part to Keep LAVC Clean? Don’t Litter, Report Vandalism/Stealing, and Let Us Know About Any Maintenance Concerns
With the start of the semester approaching, LAVC would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to do their part to help keep our campus clean and beautiful. We encourage everyone to remember to take that extra step to make our campus better—don’t litter, pick up trash on the floor that someone has left, let Maintenance & Operations know if something needs to be fixed or cleaned, and report suspicious activity to the College Sheriff. If you see something that needs to be fixed or cleaned up, faculty/staff can submit a Work & Service Order (link only accessible from a campus computer). If you notice people vandalizing or stealing campus property, report them immediately to the LAVC Sheriff’s Station at (818) 947-2911. By working together we can all “Keep Valley College Clean”!
Do You Know What’s Going On at LAVC? Check Out the Online LAVC Calendar of Events
The LAVC posts an online Calendar of Events on the LAVC Web site for the campus community and the public to get information regarding events being held at the campus. The LAVC Calendar of Events now features an easy-to-read calendar format noting the different types of events being held on campus. In addition, the calendar information can be sorted by the type of event or information (e.g. academic dates & deadlines, faculty/staff events, student events, etc), and can be viewed according to the month, week or day. To view the online LAVC Calendar of Events Web Page.