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About Los Angeles Valley College

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Your Future Begins Here!

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!

Our Campus

Founded in 1949, 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.

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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 pathways through more than 140 associate degree programs and certificate programs. 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 

PRESIDENT

Dr. Barry Gribbons, President

VICE PRESIDENTS

Karen Daar, Vice President, Academic Affairs

Florentino Manzano, Vice President, Student Services

Mike Lee, Vice President, Administrative Services

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT

Sarah SongAssociate Vice President, Administrative Services

DEANS

Dr. Deborah diCesareDean, Academic Affairs

Dr. Laurie NalepaDean, Academic Affairs

Matthew JordanDean, Academic Affairs

Jermain PipkinsDean, Academic Affairs

Dr. Douglas C. Marriott, Dean, Academic Affairs

Michelle FowlesDean, Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Sorangel Hernandez, Dean, Student Success & Support Services

Dr. Sherri RodriguezDean, Special Programs

Dr. Elizabeth NegreteDean, Student  Life

ASSOCIATE DEANS

David GreenAssociate Dean, Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Dr. Annie G. Reed, Associate Dean, Student Services

Dr. Llanet Martin, Associate Dean, Student Services

CLASSIFIED ADMINISTRATORS

Raul Castillo, Executive Director, LAVC Foundation

Vacant, Director, College Facilities

Robert Medina, College Fiscal Administrator

Vernon BridgesManager, Financial Aid

Jennifer Fong Borucki, Manager, Public Relations

Mike AtkinManager, Community Services

Mary JohnManager, College Store