Your Future Begins Here!

Founded in 1949, Los Angeles Valley College is a two-year public college located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, a thriving suburb of Los Angeles.

The college's mission is serve as pathway to our students'success and career goals. Discover the top 10 reasons why you should attend LAVC!

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Our Campus

LA Valley College is a 105-acre urban oasis located just minutes away from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles, and the beaches of Santa Monica, Malibu, and major motion picture and television studios. The beautiful park-like campus is also well known as is the first community college in California to be a Tree Campus USA.

Under the leadership of President Dr. Barry Gribbons, LAVC is leading community colleges in the state with approximately 20,000 students. It is a Hispanic-serving institution, and serves the communities of Valley Glen, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Pacoima, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Studio City, Encino, Tarzana, Burbank, and beyond.

Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges that is part of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges. It is also one of largest of the campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).

In addition, LAVC offers many special programs to help first time and/or historically disadvantaged groups be successful in college. It has a Child Development Center and is the only California community college campus with an on-campus Family Resource Center to help support student parents.

Quality Academic & Career Training Programs

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In-state residents can take courses for only $46 per unit. In addition, our students can take courses at other LACCD colleges while they are enrolled at Valley College.

Valley College is known for its high quality educational courses that prepare its graduates for transferring to a university or vocational work. LAVC also offers a wide selection of in-person, online and hybrid courses.

LAVC offers career and academic pathways through more than 140 associate degree programs and certificate programs. Check out our Program Mapper to find a pathway that's right for you! The school has exceptional vocational programs in Business Administration, Child Development, Computer Science, Media Arts, Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy. In addition, LAVC is the only community college in the San Fernando Valley that offers college credit for work or internship experience.

Many LAVC students have successfully transferred to UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, and private and public universities. Most notably, students in LAVC's TAP/Honors program have a better academic performance at UCLA than non-TAP transfers and native UCLA students.

Serving the "Heart" of the San Fernando Valley

Valley College serves as a hub for cultural, community and athletic events. It is home to the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum, the LAVC Art Gallery. It also regularly hosts a variety of concerts and plays, and community activities.

The LAVC Athletic teams hold many state and regional titles. They are part of the Western State Conference, California Community College Athletic Association, the Southern California Football Association, and the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association.

In addition, the campus pool and stadium track are accessible to the public during scheduled times through our Community Services program.

Building for the Future

The campus is currently undergoing a $704 million expansion and renovation project funded by bonds supported by the voters of Los Angeles. The improvements to existing buildings and the construction of new buildings will serve LAVC students for years to come.

College Administration



  • Dr. Matthew Jordan, Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Florentino Manzano, Vice President, Student Services
  • Sarah Song, Vice President, Administrative Services


  • Vacant, Associate Vice President, Administrative Services


  • Dr. Jennifer Cole, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Deborah diCesare, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Carmen Cortez Dominguez, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Michelle Fowles, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Brandon Hildreth, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Laurie Nalepa, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Elizabeth Negrete, Dean, Student Life
  • Dr. Sherri Rodriguez, Dean, Special Programs
  • Vacant, Dean, Student Success & Support Services


  • Cecilia Cruz, Acting Associate Dean, Student Services
  • Vacant, Associate Dean, Student Services
  • Vacant, Associate Dean, Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)


  • Tom Aduwo, SPOC
  • Jennifer Fong Borucki, Manager, College Public Relations
  • Vernon Bridges, Manager, Financial Aid
  • Ashley Dunn, Registrar
  • Mary John, Manager, College Store
  • Tom Lopez, Director, College Facilities
  • Robert Medina, College Fiscal Administrator
  • Jeanne Owens, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Matt Durkan, Executive Director, LAVC Foundation
  • Debra Erickson, Manager, Community Services