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Departments & Programs

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Los Angeles Valley College offers a variety educational and training programs, and programs and services for students.
For semester-by-semester class schedule recommendations for each degree and certificate program, visit the LAVC Program Mapper webpage.


The following is a menu of the academic subjects/disciplines within each academic departments at Los Angeles Valley College:

Anthropology Department

  • Anthropology

Art Department

  • Art

Biological Sciences Department

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology

Business Department

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Chemistry/Physics Department 

  • Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

Child Development Department

  • Child Development

Communications Studies Department 

  • Communication Studies

Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)

  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Computer Applications and Office Technologies (CAOT)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Counseling Department

  • Counseling
  • Personal Development

Earth Science Department

  • Astronomy
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Oceanography

Emergency Services Department

  • Administration of Justice
  • Fire Technology

English Department

  • Education
  • English

English as a Second Language (ESL) Department

  • Credit ESL

Health Science Department

  • Nursing Science
  • Respiratory Therapy

History/Humanities/Law/Political Sciences Department (HHLPS)

  • History
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Political Science

Kinesiology Department 

Library Department

Mathematics Department

  • Mathematics

Media Arts Department

  • Broadcasting
  • Cinema
  • Journalism
  • Media Arts
  • Photography

Music Department

  • Music

Philosophy/Economics Department

  • Economics
  • Hebrew
  • Jewish Studies
  • Philosophy

Psychology Department

  • Developmental Communications
  • Statistics
  • Psychology

Sociology/Ethnic Studies Department

  • African American Studies
  • Chicano Studies
  • Sociology

Technology Department

  • Architecture
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Machine Shop – CNC
  • Numerical Control
  • Tool and Manufacturing Technology

Theatre & Dance

  • Theatre Arts
  • Dance (Specialties, Studies, Techniques)

World Language Department

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Linguistics


The following is a alphabetical menu of the programs and services at Los Angeles Valley College:

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Academic support services for LAVC students

Advanced College Enrollment (ACE) Program

College-level classes for high school students

Athletics Department

LAVC athletic teams:

CalWORKs Program

Education & training program for students receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits.

Career/Transfer Center

Resources to assist students with transferring to a university and career planning. This includes major/career exploration, access to college reps, career planning workshops, and transfer workshops.

Computer Commons

Open computer lab with Internet access, MS Office suite, specialized software, and headphones and flash drives. It also has black/white and color printers, black and white copier, and 4800 dpi scanner. 

Continuing Education (Noncredit Programs)

  • ESL Noncredit
  • Learning Skills
  • Parenting
  • Vocational Education

Cooperative Education

College credit for internship or work experience

Child Development Center

  • Day Preschool Program
  • Afternoon After-Kindergarten Program
  • Evening School Age Program

Community Services Department

Lifelong learning courses for the community

Distance Education Program

Family Resource Center

Support for LAVC students who are parents, including a Student Parent Program, kid-friendly study lounge, Infant Toddler Playgroups, and more.


Library materials & services including research help (print & online books, database of online articles databases, etc.)

One Book One College

Shared reading experience in academic classes. 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Support services for students with disabilities

Service Learning Program

Extra credit for volunteer experience

Study Away Program

Study abroad programs for LAVC students

Title III/PASO Grant

Workshops, activities and internship opportunities for students interested in Science/Technology/ Engineering/Math (STEM) careers.

Title V Grant / Teaching Innovations Academy (TIA)

Workshops and trainings to help faculty redesign courses to enhance student retention and success.

Transfer Alliance/Honors Program (TAP)

LAVC honors program

TRiO / Upward Bound / Upward Bound Math-Science

Academic support program for qualified LAUSD high school students.


Workforce Development

Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Classes

Classes with free textbook cost