Welcome to the Humanities and Communication Career and Academic Pathway (CAP).
Valley College’s Humanities and Communication Career and Academic Pathway (H&C CAP) is for students who like communicating, writing, and expressing their creativity. Students who are curious about humanity, cultures, and history and enjoy thinking critically about who we are and who we want to be as a society gravitate toward this pathway.
If you are a currently enrolled student in the Humanities and Communication CAP, click on the button below to join the H&C CAP Canvas Site, the one-stop hub to help you succeed and complete your pathway at LAVC.
In the H&C CAP, students can choose from a variety of disciplines and major in Art History, Communication Studies, English, and History. For the interdisciplinary study of philosophy, religion, literature, and the visual and performing arts students can major in Humanities. Students can also major in Journalism (with options to focus on magazines or newspapers), Philosophy, World Languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies. This pathway can lead you to exciting careers in education, law, marketing, writing, editing, publishing, public relations, curating, translation, and so much more!
H&C Areas of Study
Click on the tabs below to access information about each Area of Study.
World Languages Chair – Victorino Fusilero, @email
Meet Your LAVC Support Network
Your CAP is a network of people who are available to help you with your academic, career, and personal goals. Some of your community include Professors, Counselors, Success Coaches, Librarians, and Tutors.
The career transfer center supports you in reaching your career and educational goals. We can help you discover your dream career, identify majors that can help you get there, and develop the skills needed to land an internship or job. If you are unsure about your major or career, considering changing your major, or need help finding work, the Career Transfer Center is there for you. We can support you in making informed career decisions, building your resume, developing your interviewing and networking skills, and searching for jobs & internships. Visit the Career Transfer Center web page to make an appointment with a career specialist, sign up for a workshop, and learn about our upcoming career events.
Examples of Questions to Ask a Member of the Career Transfer Center:
What steps can I take to learn about what career and major best align with my interests, values, and skills?
What career opportunities are available within the major I am considering?
What internships or other opportunities are available to help me develop my job readiness skills?
What jobs are available in my area of interest?
How can I prepare myself to increase my chances of securing a job?
Which career community is best for me based on my interests?
Counselors are available to answer your academic, career, and personal questions and to help you to develop an educational plan. Counselors can help you plan out your semester-by-semester course selections to maximize your chances of completing your degree, certificate and/or transfer goals. They can also help you learn how to choose a career, major, and transfer institution and provide strategies for being academically and personally successful. Be sure to visit your counselor regularly to update your education plan based on your major and transfer goals. Make an appointment with a counselor here:
What courses should I take to meet my career/academic goal(s)?
How do I receive credit for AP (Advanced Placement) test scores?
How do I receive credit for coursework completed at another college?
How many classes should I take each term?
How many units are needed to meet my academic goal?
How can I improve my current academic standing?
LAVC Librarians are experts in academic research and citation. We can guide you through all phases of the research process: understanding research assignments, selecting a topic, developing research strategies, finding credible sources, and citing information. We provide one-on-one research assistance at the Reference Desk every hour the library is open, and 24/7 live chat support online. No appointment is required.
Get Your questions answered by a librarian anytime, anywhere!
How do I use library databases to find resources relevant to my assignment?
Can you help me understand my research assignment?
How can I determine if the information I found online is credible?
How do I cite an image I found online?
What’s the difference between MLA and APA citation format?
Professors can provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in your academic and professional careers. You can reach your instructor through their LAVC email, which you can find using the directory link on the LAVC website. You can also find their preferred contact information through the course syllabus. The syllabus will also provide information about faculty office hours, which are times outside of class specifically designated for meeting with students. Office hours sometimes referred to as faculty drop-in hours are a great place to ask questions and build professional relationships with faculty members. It is important to get to know your professors, especially in your major because they can provide valuable career and/or transfer advice and may be able to provide references/letters of recommendation when you need them.
Reach out to Professors via email, during office hours, or on Canvas.
What strategies do you recommend for reading the materials/texts in your class?
Where can I go for tutoring and/or supplemental instruction?
What are the common habits of your best students?
Why did you decide to major in this field?
Student Success Coaches are available to help you adjust to all aspects of college including how to do well in your classes, how to connect to clubs and other opportunities to make friends, and how to find school/life balance. We are your advocates and partners here to help you navigate college successfully and can connect you to a wide range of support and resources both on and off campus. We will reach out by email to introduce ourselves, so be sure to check your LACCD email regularly.
Examples of Questions to Ask A Success Coach
Where can I go for help with _______________?
How do I navigate Canvas or my student email?
I got this email from LAVC. What does it mean?
How do I choose which professors might be a good match for me?
I am struggling with balancing school, work, and other responsibilities, what advice do you have?
I am experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. Who can I reach out to for help?
I need to see a counselor. What should I do to prepare before I go so I get the most out of my appointment?
Tutoring is a powerful tool that all students should take advantage of, whether or not they are struggling in a class. Tutors are LAVC students who can help you in a wide range of subjects and can also model the techniques, strategies, and beliefs that successful learners use to acquire new knowledge, solve problems, and complete academic tasks. In short, tutors help LAVC students develop the skills they’ll need to do their work independently.
We offer tutoring and academic support in a wide variety of subjects as well as provide resources like study rooms, laptop/book use, and instructional handouts.
Visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) website to connect with a tutor in person or online!
What are some things you did to be successful in your courses?
Is there anything I can do before I ask for tutoring to help my session be productive?
As a student, do you have any general advice on being a student here at LAVC?
What are some outside resources and/or tips I can use to help me prepare for an exam?
CAP in Action
The Humanities and Communication CAP is a dynamic and engaging pathway with opportunities to build your network and community.
Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.
Dance Performances are offered through the LAVC Dance Program, which is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance and is located in the North Gym. We offer day and evening classes in a variety of dance disciplines, including Hip-Hop, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Salsa, Pilates, Choreography, Dance Production, Dance History, and Dance for Film and Stage. We are committed to the value of dance as a creative outlet, cultural product, and scholarly pursuit. In our commitment to serving the entire community, our classes provide opportunities to experience dance in a supportive educational environment and include personal attention, faculty and peer evaluation, and numerous performance and choreographic opportunities.
KVCM.Live is an all digital lab. It is run in combination with Broadcasting classes and the Broadcasting club at LAVC. The purpose is for students to be able to express their ideas, thoughts, stories, and music in a radio and podcasting setting to further their educational goals in relation to media.
The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and promote historical artifacts as it relates to the history of the San Fernando Valley.
If you need accommodation, due to a disability, to participate in the events listed above, please contact (818) 947-2346 at least 5 business days in advance of a concert.
Situated at the crossroads of L.A.’s theater, film, and television industries, the Theater Arts department coordinates Theater Performances and LAVC strives to integrate high professional standards with broad educational goals and maximum student opportunity; the Theater Arts faculty and staff comprise a rare combination of dedicated educators and experienced professionals, and the department’s programs mix a vibrant production schedule with a comprehensive slate of classes serving both traditional and non-traditional students and campus and community audiences.
Student Clubs within the CAP
Student clubs are a great way to network within the CAP, connect with other students, and explore topics related to the CAP.
Asian Cultural Club: Contact Professor Dan Watanabe email@example.com
AS: Associate of Science, AS-T: Associate of Science Transfer, AA: Associate of Art, AA-T: Associate of Art Transfer, C: Certificate, SC: Skill Certificate *: This program has additional requirements. View the program page for more information.