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The California Community Colleges Board of Governors established system-wide enrollment priorities effective Fall 2014. Enrollment priorities dictate how registration appointments are assigned. Students with the highest priority are given the earliest registration appointments. The changes are designed to ensure class availability for students: seeking job training, degree attainment and/ or transfer and to reward students making progress toward their educational goals.
Based on the changes, Enrollment Priority is:
All programs and activities of the Los Angeles Community College District shall be operated in a manner which is free of discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability (including AIDS), or veterans status (Reference: Board Rule 1202).
Complaint Process Notice
Most complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. This is the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving a California Community College (CCC). You are encouraged to work through the campus complaint process first before escalating issues to any of the following resources. Issues that are not resolved at the campus level may be presented:
For complaints surrounding actions dealing with alleged discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, students are directed to contact the Office of Diversity Programs at the Los Angeles Community College District at (213) 891-2315 or (213) 891-2317. Students can also obtain a copy of the policy and procedures at www.laccd.edu/diversity. The specific rules and procedures for reporting charges of Prohibited Discrimination and for pursuing available remedies are incorporated in the Board Rules in Chapter 15, B.R. 1501-1522.
Politica No Discriminatoria
Todos los programas y actividades de los colegios de la comunidad de Los Angeles se administrarán de una manera que no discrimine respecto a la identidad de grupos étnicos, raza, color, nacionalidad, origen, ascendencia, religión, credo, sexo, embarazo, estado civil, condición médica (relacionada con cáncer), preferencia sexual, edad, incapacidad mental o física (incluyendo SIDA) o el ser veterano.
Non discrimination Policy Compliance Procedure
In order to insure nondiscrimination policy compliance at Los Angeles Valley College, please direct inquiries to the Office of Diversity Programs by calling (213) 891-2317 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Matters involving Section 504 may be directed to the Office of Administrative Services, (818) 947-2606.
Politica De Acuerdo Con Los Procedimientos De Igualdad De Oportunidades
Para asegurar que se cumpla una política no discriminatoria en Los Angeles Valley College, favor de dirigirse a la oficina de Diversity Programs del Distrito, teléfono (213) 891-2315. Para la Sección 504, diríjase a la oficina de Administrative Services al (818) 947-2606.
Occupational education classes are open to all students. While the lack of proficiency in English is no barrier to enrollment in occupational education courses, it is recommended that students deficient in English use the services of the college that are provided for persons who are limited in English proficiency or have English as a second language.
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement affirmatively equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices,
including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff, or termination. Inquiries regarding Equal Opportunity at Los Angeles Valley College should be directed to the Office of Diversity Programs by calling (213) 891-2317 or via email at email@example.com.
The Los Angeles Community College District is committed to providing a safe environment for students, visitors, and staff. Any incident of sexual assault should be immediately reported to the College Sheriff's Office at (818) 947-2911. (The term "sexual assault" includes threats of sexual violence. (Section 67385(d), Calif. Ed. Code.)
Los Angeles Valley College has a zero tolerance policy for acts of sexual assault. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the provider of law enforcement services to the Los Angeles Valley College campus, will investigate all allegations of sexual assault on campus and appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal action will be taken.
If you become the victim of a sexual assault on or off campus:
As soon as possible, the victim of a sexual assault, including date or acquaintance rape, should report the incident to the College Sheriff, or if the incident occurred off-campus, to the jurisdiction where the crime occurred. The victim should make every attempt to preserve any physical evidence of the assault. This may include a voluntary medical exam, not showering, and/or not disposing of any damaged clothing or other items that are present after/during the assault. Victims are encouraged to call the College Sheriff after a sexual assault for referral or transport to medical treatment, referral to crisis counseling and legal advocacy, and crime investigation. Sexual assault victims may choose to be assisted by college officials in notifying the proper authorities.
The College Sheriff, with the victim's consent, will immediately conduct a criminal investigation of a reported sexual assault. If the victim wishes, they will also immediately contact the Valley Trauma Center to request that a volunteer California State Certified Rape Crisis Advocate meet the victim at the LAVC Sheriff's Office, hospital, or court to provide on-site emotional support, information and advocacy.
Disciplinary actions will be imposed on individuals found responsible for a sexual assault. College sanctions following campus disciplinary procedures depend on the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings and may range from suspension to expulsion. Every effort will be made to criminally prosecute perpetrators of sexual assaults. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding and both shall be informed of the outcome of the proceeding.
Colleges and universities that receive federal funding are required by the Jeanne Clery Act to disclose information about crime occurring on and in the immediate vicinity of campus. Find Clery Act information at www.securityoncampus.org/schools/cleryact/. LAVC crime stats can be found online at www.lavc.edu/sheriff/disclosures.htm or at www.ope.ed.gov/securitysearch.asp. A copy of the yearly report can be requested from the Los Angeles Valley College Sheriff's Office.
California law requires that certain statutorily-defined sex offenders notify community college law enforcement officials that they are present on campus in specific capacities. If you fall into this category, you must register with the College Sheriff's Dept. Office.
Sexual Harassment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment. Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the District who engage in sexual harassment as defined in the policy or by state or federal law shall be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsion or termination of contract. The specific rules and procedures for reporting charges of sexual harassment and for pursuing available remedies are incorporated in the Board Rules in Chapter 15.
The Los Angeles Community College District has a policy that provides informal and formal procedures for resolving complaints.
Any member of the College Community, which includes students, faculty, and staff, who believes, perceives, or actually experienced conduct that may constitute sexual harassment, has the right to seek the help of the College. Every employee has the responsibility to report such conduct when it is directed towards students to the Sexual Harassment Compliance Officer. Potential complainants are advised that administrative and civil law remedies, including but not limited to injunctions, restraining orders or other orders may be made available.
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff, or termination. Inquiries regarding equal opportunity practices at Los Angeles Valley College should be directed to the the District Office of Diversity Programs at (213) 891-2315.
Effective February 4, 2013, Los Angeles Valley College became a Smoke-Free Campus with four designated smoking locations. Smoking is permitted only within those locations and no closer than 20 feet from the nearest building; the four locations are as follows:
Please refer to the campus map, and look for signage located throughout campus for the locations of the four designated smoking areas.
Refer to the LACCD Administrative Regulation B-6, Section 6 [PDF: 25KB] for the penalties on violations of the College Policy.
The College Sheriff controls all parking lot security and parking citation issuance, and posts information regarding parking on campus. Parking permits are always required to park in any campus parking lot. Parking violations are enforced under 21113 (a) C.V.C.
Please refer to the LAVC Comprehensive Parking and Traffic Regulations Policy (PDF) for detailed regulations regarding parking and traffic on campus.
Unless specifically exempted by law, every course for which State aid is claimed is fully open to any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets the appropriate academic prerequisites.
The Los Angeles Community College District, in compliance with Federal and State law, has established policies and procedures governing student records and the control of personally identifiable information. The Los Angeles Community College District recognizes that student records are a confidential matter between the individual student and the college. At the same time, the District has a responsibility, to fulfill public information needs (i.e., information about students participating in athletics, announcements of scholarships and awards, etc.). To meet this responsibility the District may release Directory Information unless the student states in writing that he or she does not want it released. The responsibility for carrying out these provisions is charged to the college Records Officer, designated by the Chief Administrative Officer on each campus. The Records Officer may be contacted via the Admissions Office. Copies of the Federal and State laws and District policies and procedures are maintained by the Records Officer and are available for inspection and inquiry.
All student records maintained by the various offices and departments of the college, other than those specifically exempted by law, are open to inspection by the student concerned. The accuracy and appropriateness of the records may be challenged in writing to the Records Officer. A student has the right to receive a copy of his or her records, at a cost not to exceed the cost of reproduction. (Requests for transcripts should be made directly to the Admissions Office).
No student records, other than Directory Information, will be released without the written consent of the student concerned except as authorized by law. A log of persons and organizations requesting or receiving student record information is maintained by the Records Officer. The log is open to inspection only to the student and the community college official or his or her designee responsible for the maintenance of student records.
Directory Information includes the student's name, city of residence, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. Directory Information about any student currently attending the college may be released or withheld at the discretion of the Records Officer. No Directory Information will be released regarding any student who has notified the Records Officer in writing that such information shall not be released.
All inquiries regarding student records, Directory Information, and policies for records access, release, and challenge should be directed to the Records Officer via the Admissions Office.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged violations of Federal and State laws governing student records.
Study Load Limitations
Maximum unit requirements are as follows:
Summer and Winter Sessions
Effective Summer 2012, course withdrawal ("W") will count in ways that all students need to know about.
Enforcement of 30-Unit Limit on Basic Skills Courses
Title 5, California Code of Regulations, limits a student from taking more than 30 units of "remedial" course work, which is defined as "nondegree-applicable basic skills courses." The LACCD registration system will prevent students who have exceeded this limit from enrolling in additional basic skills courses. However, a student who has reached this limit, but enrolls in a credit or non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) course, will be allowed to also enroll in additional basic skills courses. Students with a learning disability may request an exemption through the Services for Students with Disabilities office (formerly DSPS). Also, this limitation does not apply to enrollment in non-credit basic skills course.
Petitioning the 30-Unit Limit on Basic Skills Courses
Students may petition by submitting a General Petition to the Admissions Office. The petition must include a Student Educational Plan issued by a counselor.
The following courses are considered Basic Skills courses for purposes of this unit limitation:
It is essential that enrollment forms be completed accurately and carefully. While classes may be dropped any time before the end of the 11th week, "Add Permit" forms may be obtained and processed only through the published deadline. The Admissions Office requires a picture I.D. to process any program changes.
Some of the classes offered may require students to provide those materials which are of continuing value to the student outside of the classroom setting. These materials may be purchased at the campus bookstore.
The only students who may attend classes are those who have been admitted to the college and are in approved active status. Students are expected to attend every meeting of all classes for which they are registered. Violation of this regulation may result in exclusion from class as specified in Administrative Regulation E-13. Provisions of Administrative Regulation E-13 include the following:
Students may be permitted to audit a class under the following conditions:
Audit classes are not covered by Financial Aid.
No semester courses may be added after the normal add period (published in the Schedule of Classes). Short-term and Open-Entry/Open-Exit classes have different add periods. Check with the Office of Admissions and Records for deadlines. Attending classes without being properly enrolled is not permitted.
Withdrawing from a Class
New statewide regulations are now in effect that change the way students should think about enrolling in, and then withdrawing from, classes. Community colleges get their money from state apportionment. Apportionment is a set amount of dollars distributed to the college districts, based on enrollment. Each class you enroll in results in compensation to the college, and that is how the college stays open. It used to be that a student could withdraw from the same course up to 4 times, and in addition repeat the course up to two times to try to improve a grade of D or F. In other words, you could get a "W" in the same course 4 times and complete the course up to three times until attaining a grade of "C" or better. From now on, a "W" counts as an attempt, and you only get three attempts at any one course. After that, the state won't pay the college for you to take the course again.
What this means for LAVC students:
What you should do:
If you're going to drop, drop before the deadline so you won't get a "W".
It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially. Consult the deadline calendar on the inside front cover of the Schedule of Classes.
Enrollment in more than one section of the same course during a semester is not permitted, with the exception of certain Physical Education classes on a limited basis.
Enrollment in courses which are cross-referenced to each other (i.e., courses designated "same as" in the catalog will be rejected by the computer.
The computer will also reject enrollment in classes scheduled or conducted during overlapping times.
Students entering prior to Fall 2009 must demonstrate competence in reading, in written expression, and in mathematics. This requirement may be met by achieving a grade of "C" or better in appropriate courses, recommended by the District Academic Senate, and approved by the Chancellor or by achieving a passing score on an examination or examinations recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor.
Effective for all students entering on or after the Fall 2009 semester, competence in written expression shall be demonstrated by obtaining a satisfactory grade in English 101, or another English course at the same level and with the same rigor as recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor. Competence in mathematics shall be demonstrated by obtaining a satisfactory grade in Mathematics 125 (Intermediate Algebra), or another mathematics course at the same level and rigor, or higher, and with elementary algebra or higher as a prerequisite, as recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor.
The competency requirements in written expression or mathematics may also be met by completing an assessment, conducted pursuant to Title 5, CCR, section 55500 and achieving a score determined to be comparable to satisfactory completion of English 101 or Mathematics 125 respectively. That is, students may either place into English or mathematics courses above level of English 101 or Mathematics 125, or they may achieve a satisfactory score on a competency exam or other approved exam as recommended by the District Academic Senate and approved by the Chancellor.
The competency requirements may also be met by obtaining a satisfactory grade in courses with English and mathematics content (but taught in subjects other than English and mathematics), which require entrance skills at a level equivalent to those necessary for English 101 and Mathematics 125, respectively, and are taught at the same level and with the same rigor. The District Academic Senate shall recommend such courses to the Chancellor for approval.
Credit By Examination
Some courses in the college catalog are eligible for credit by examination.
Courses Approved for Credit by Examination
Credit for External Exams
Students may be awarded credit for external exams once enrolled at the college. Each external exam follows distinct policies. Students who take an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam or College-Level Examination (CLEP) Exam in the same topic area will receive credit for only one exam. The college will award credit for the exam that most benefits the student.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Credit
Course equivalency for Advanced Placement exams, for purposes other than meeting general education and graduation competency requirements for the Associate Degree are described below. To be eligible to receive credit for Advanced Placement exams, the student must be enrolled at Valley College during the semester in which credit is to be granted. Advanced Placement exam scores must be 3 or higher in order to receive credit. Students may file a petition for credit by seeing a counselor in the Counseling Department. Official AP score reports must be sent directly to the Admissions Office.
Please refer to the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (page 26) for a chart on how general education credit is earned for the IGETC general education plan requirements. Please refer to the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (pages 30-31) for a chart on how general education credit is earned for CSU general education certification. Please refer to the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (page 39) for a chart on how general education credit is earned for LAVC general education. The amount and type of transferable credit granted towards a university's admission or major requirements are determined by that university's AP policies and not by Valley's policies; a university's policies often differ from Valley's policies. See a counselor for further information. Credit acquired by AP exams is not applicable towards meeting unit load requirement of Veterans Administration benefits, Social Security benefits, or athletic eligibility.
The following is a list of course equivalencies for Advanced Placement exams. This course equivalency information is used for satisfying Associate Degree major or Certificate requirements.
Environmental Science 1
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit
Valley College will grant units towards general education and/or the associate degree. Students must receive a passing score of 50 on most CLEP exams, except Foreign Language level 2 exams which require a higher score as indicated in the catalog. A passing score on any one the following exams fulfills the American Institutions Requirement as required in Board Rule 6201.14: American Government, History of the United State I: Early Colonization to 1877, or History of the united States II: 1865 to present. A passing score on any one of the following exams fulfills the Mathematics Competency Requirement as required in Board Rule 6201.12: Calculus, College Algebra, College Mathematics, or Precalculus.
For information on how the CLEP exams apply toward the CSU Breadth GE, see the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (pages 31-32).
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) CREDIT
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study, leading to examinations that demand the best from motivated students and teachers.
Valley College will grant units towards general education and/or the associate degree as describe in the chart on the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (page 32). This chart also indicates the passing score required for each exam. A passing score on any one of the following exams fulfills the Reading and Written Expression Competency Requirement as required in Board Rule 6201.12: IB Language A1 (English) HL or IB Language A2 (English) HL. A passing score on the IB Mathematics HL Exam fulfills the Mathematics Competency Requirement as required in Board Rule 6201.12. Credit is only given for the Higher Level (HL) exams. No credit is given for Standard Level (SL) exams. For information on how IB credit is applied toward the CSU Breadth GE, see the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (page 31).
Credit for Courses Completed at Non-Accredited Institutions
Students transferring from non-accredited institutions may, after successful completion of 30 units with a C or better grade-point-average, apply for up to 15 units of credit in courses which parallel the offerings of the college. The following exceptions may be made to this regulation:
The college makes the final judgment regarding the acceptability of courses from non-accredited schools.
The grade of P (Pass) (formerly CR) will be given if the performance in class is equal to a C grade or better. The grade of NP (No Pass) (formerly NC) will be given if the performance in class is equal to a D or F grade. A student who has received credit for a course taken on Pass/No Pass cannot repeat that course. A student must have a C or better average in all work attempted at LAVC.
Students considering taking courses for Pass/No Pass in their major field should see a Counselor or major field department chairperson in order to avoid loss of credit.
The courses listed below may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis providing the student meets the requirements for enrollment on this basis. Information concerning the requirements is available in the Admissions Office. In order to take a class on a Pass/No Pass basis the student must make such request in the Admissions Office by Friday of the 5th week of the semester.
In addition to courses designated Pass/No Pass Only (Developmental Communications 22A-E, 35; English 21, 33, 67, 83; Personal Development 1, 4, 6; Nursing 185; Learning Skills 1A, 2A, 4, 13, 40, 41) students may take only one class per semester on a requested Pass/No Pass basis.
(List subject to change)
NOTE: A STUDENT WHO HAS RECEIVED A GRADE OF "PASS" FOR A COURSE TAKEN ON A PASS/NO PASS BASIS MAY NOT CONVERT THE "PASS" GRADE TO A LETTER GRADE
Grades and Grade Changes
The instructor of the course shall determine the grade to be awarded to each student in accordance with the following Grading Symbols and Definitions Policy. The determination of the student's grade by the instructor is final in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence. The removal or change of an incorrect grade from a students record shall be done only upon authorization by the instructor of the course and approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. No grade may be challenged by a student more than one year from the end of the term in which the course was taken. In the case of fraud or incompetence, the final determination concerning removal or change of grade will be made by the College President.
Grading Symbols and Definitions
Only the symbols in the grading scale given in this section shall be used to grade all courses offered in fulfillment of the requirements for an Associate or Baccalaureate degree, a certificate, diploma, or license.
Grades shall be averaged on the basis of the point equivalencies to determine a student's grade-point-average, using the following evaluative symbols:
Pass (at least Satisfactory. Units are not counted in GPA, P has the same meaning as CR.)
(P and NP grades may be given only in courses authorized by the Districts Pass/No Pass Option and Credit By Examination Policies.)
The following non-evaluative symbols may be entered on a students record:
Incomplete academic work for enforceable, emergency, and justifiable reasons at the end of the term may result in an I symbol being entered in the students record. The condition for removal of the I shall be stated by the instructor in a written record. This record shall contain the conditions for removal of the I and the grade assigned in lieu of its removal. This record shall be given to the student, with a copy on file in the college Admissions Office until the I is made up or the time limit has passed. A final grade shall be assigned when the work stipulated has been completed and evaluated, or when the time limit for completing the work has passed.
The "I" symbol shall not be used in calculating units attempted nor for grade points. THE "I" MAY BE MADE UP NO LATER THAN ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE END OF THE TERM IN WHICH IT WAS ASSIGNED. The student may petition for a time extension due to unusual circumstances.
Note: Courses in which the student has received an Incomplete (I) may not be repeated unless the I is removed and has been replaced by a grade of D or F. This does not apply to courses which are repeatable for additional credit.
The IP symbol shall be used only in those courses which extend beyond the normal end of an academic term. IP indicates that work is in progress, but that assignment of a substantive grade must await its completion. The IP symbol shall remain on the students permanent record in order to satisfy enrollment documentation. The appropriate eval uative grade and unit credit shall be assigned and appear on the students record for the term in which the required course work is completed. The IP shall not be used in calculating grade-point-averages. If a student enrolled in an open-entry, open-exit course is assigned IP at the end of an attendance period and does not complete the course during the subsequent attendance period, the appropriate faculty will assign an evaluative symbol (grade) as specified above to be recorded on the students permanent record for the course.
Withdrawal from a class or classes shall be authorized through the last day of the fourteenth week of instruction or 75% of the time the class is scheduled to meet, whichever is less.
No notation (W or other) shall be made on the record of a student who withdraws during the first two weeks, or approximately 15% of the time the class is scheduled, whichever is less.
Withdrawal between the end of the second week (or 15% of the time the class is scheduled to meet, whichever is less) and the last day of the fourteenth week of instruction (or 75% of the time the class is scheduled to meet, whichever is less) shall be authorized after informing the appropriate faculty. A student who remains in class beyond the fourteenth week or 75% of the time the class is scheduled shall be given a grade other than a W, except in cases of extenuating circumstances. An evaluative grade (A, B, C, D, F, P, NP) is assigned to students who are enrolled past the end of the 14th week even if they stop attending class, except in cases of extenuating circumstances.
After the last day of the fourteenth week (or 75% of the time the class is scheduled, whichever is less), the student may withdraw from class upon petition demonstrating extenuating circumstances and after consultation with the appropriate faculty. Students should obtain a petition in the Admissions Office. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student. Withdrawal after the end of the fourteenth week (or 75% of the time the class is scheduled, whichever is less) which has been authorized as extenuating circumstances shall be recorded as W.
The W shall not be used in calculating units attempted nor for the students grade-point-average. W's are used as factors in probation and dismissal.
The RD symbol is assigned by the Admissions Office only in those cases where there is a delay in reporting the grade of a student due to circumstances beyond the control of the student. It is a temporary notation replaced by a permanent symbol as soon as possible.
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A course grade of "C minus" does not satisfy the "C or better" requirement for purposes of prerequisites, competencies or transfer to UC or CSU.
Certain courses in the catalog may be repeated for additional unit credit. These courses, marked RPT in the course description section of the catalog and in the schedule of classes, allow the student an expanded educational experience each time the student enrolls in the course.
ENROLLMENT IN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION COURSES
Effective Fall 2013, students enrolled in "active participation courses" in physical education (kinesiology), visual arts, or performing arts are limited to 4 enrollments per "family" group within the LA Community College District. All grades including withdrawals count as enrollments.
Even if a family contains multiple courses, a student can only take 4 of them. This applies to courses in the areas of Music, Art, Dance Specialties, Dance Techniques, Kinesiology (Physical Education), and Theater. Not all courses listed below are offered at Valley College but are offered at other colleges in the LA district. Note that courses within a family may be "leveled." That means, for example, beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses. Students still are limited to no more than 4 enrollments within the family group. For example, Kinesiology 251 has four levels: KIN 251-1, 251-2, 251-3, and 251-4. You could enroll once in each level. However, if you enrolled in KIN 251-1 twice (due to withdrawal or substandard grade) you effectively will have no opportunity to take KIN 251-4. Additions are made to the list on an ongoing basis as new curriculum is developed.
DanceTQ 411-414, 421-424
DnceSPC 311, 441, 490, 491
DanceST 301-304, 814-817, 820-825
DnceSPC 171-174, 402
DanceTQ 151-154, 201-204, 535-538
DanceST 185, 285, 385, 801, 802
DanceTQ 211-214, 446
DanceTQ 181-184, 221-225, 241-244, 469, 570-573, 696, 710
All levels of KIN 35, 247, 249, 251, 347, 348, 349, 351
All levels of KIN 10, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 225, 228-230, 232, 245, 246, 250, 326-332, 345, 346, 350
All levels of KIN 47, 201-205, 301, 303
All levels of KIN 266, 270, 271, 291, 366, 370, 371, 391
All levels of KIN 8, 9, 185, 285, 385
All levels of KIN 51, 267, 268, 364, 365, 368
All levels of KIN 215, 217, 315, 316
See Yoga/Stress Management under the Dance Families
All levels of KIN 286-290, 386-390
All levels of KIN 180, 272, 307, 334-335, 372
Final examinations are held in all subjects according to a schedule published each semester. No student will be excused from a final examination. Should circumstances develop which justify a students requesting a special examination at a time other than scheduled, the student must secure permission from the instructor.
Students expecting to graduate from the college with an A.A. or A.S. degree must file a petition for graduation early in the semester BEFORE they expect to complete their requirements. The deadlines for filing each semester are listed in the front of the Schedule of Classes. The Admissions Office in the Student Services Center building has the necessary forms. Students filing the petition will be notified of the results by mail.
Academic Standards for Probation/Dismissal
The following standards for academic/progress probation and dismissal shall be applied as required by regulations adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Probation/Dismissal shall be determined based on student course work dating from Fall 1981; course work completed prior to Fall 1981 is excluded from probation calculations.
A student shall be placed on probation if any one of the following conditions prevails:
Units Attempted, for purposes of determining probation status only, means all units of credit in the current community college of attendance for which the student has enrolled.
A student on academic probation for a grade-point-deficiency shall be removed from probation when the students cumulative grade-point-average is 2.0 or higher.
A student on progress probation because of an excess of units for which entries of No Pass (NP), Incomplete (I), and/or Withdrawal (W) are recorded shall be removed from probation when the percentage of units in this category drops below fifty percent (50%).
Intervention for Students on Probation
The maximum study load for a student who has been on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters is 6 units during a regular (fall or spring) semester. Students who desire to enroll in more than 6 units must obtain counselor approval.
Probation I – 1st semester Academic/ Progress Probation
Students are notified that they are on probation and recommended to complete the online Probation Workshop.
Probation II – 2nd semester Academic/ Progress Probation
Students are notified that they have been on probation for two semesters and that they have lost their registration priority. Students must Complete the online Probation tutorial: "From Probation to Academic Success" AND attend an in-person Probation workshop.
The maximum study load for a student who has been on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters is 6 units during a regular (fall or spring) semester. Students who desire to enroll in more than 6 units must obtain counselor approval
A student who is subject to dismissal, and who has not been continued on probation through the appeal process, shall be notified by the College President (or designee) of dismissal, which will become effective the semester following notification.
Dismissal from any one college in the District shall disqualify a student from admission to any other college in the District.
A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student has earned a cumulative grade-point-average of less than 2.0 in all units attempted in each of 3 consecutive semesters.
A student who is on academic probation and earns a semester grade-point-average of 2.0 or better shall not be dismissed as long as this minimum semester grade-point-average is maintained.
A student who is on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the cumulative percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled and for which entries of No Pass (NP), Incomplete (I), and/or Withdrawal (W) are recorded in at least 3 consecutive semesters reaches or exceeds fifty percent (50%).
A student who is on progress probation shall not be dismissed after a semester in which the percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled and for which entries of W, I, and NP are recorded is less than fifty percent (50%).
Appeal of Dismissal
A student who is subject to dismissal may appeal. A student may be allowed to continue on probation if the student shows significant improvement in academic achievement but has not been able to achieve a level that would meet the requirements for removal from probation.
Readmission After Dismissal
A student who has been dismissed may request reinstatement after 2 major (Fall, Spring) semesters have elapsed. The student shall submit a written petition (Petition for Reinstatement) requesting readmission to the college in compliance with college procedures. Readmission may be granted, denied, or postponed subject to fulfillment of conditions prescribed by the college.
Students may petition to the Academic Petitions Committee for waiver of certain college-wide academic requirements or for review of decisions affecting their academic status. Academic regulations contained in Title 5, California Administrative Code, are not subject to petition. Petitions may be filed in the Graduation Office in the Admissions Office.
Students may submit a petition in the Admissions Office to have their academic record reviewed for academic renewal action of substandard academic performance under the following conditions:
If the conditions are met, academic renewal shall be granted, consisting of:
Academic renewal actions are irreversible.
Graduation honors and awards are to be based on the students cumulative grade-point-average for all college work attempted.
This policy is adopted for use in the Los Angeles Community College District only. Other institutions may differ and students planning to transfer to another college should contact that institution regarding its policy.
Petitions for academic renewal are available in the Counseling Office.
Students may repeat courses in which substandard grades ("D", "F" or "NP") were awarded in the District.
The Chancellor, in consultation with the District Academic Senate, may adopt regulations to limit course repetition within specific programs.
This policy only applies to courses taken at colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District.
Courses completed through the provisions of Board Rule 6704-CREDIT BY EXAMINATION-may not be used to remove a substandard grade.
Attendance for a third repetition may not be claimed for state apportionment.
Upon completion of the third repetition, the grade used in computing the student's cumulative grade point average shall be the highest grade earned, and the student's record will be so annotated. The three lowest substandard grades will not be used in the computation of the grade point average. No course may be repeated more than 3 times.
* See the 2013-2014 LAVC Catalog (page 166) on limits on enrollment.
Background: This revision conforms to the August 2007 revisions of Title 5, California Code of Regulations.
How to Order Your Transcript and/or Verification of Enrollment
You may order official transcripts and/or verifications of enrollment one of the following ways:
Admissions and Records Office – Transcripts/ Verifications
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Ave.
Valley Glen, CA 91401
Requesting Transcripts for a student other than yourself
When requesting transcripts for another student, you must have the following:
Please read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for further information.
Official Transcript/Verification Processing Fees
The fees for official transcripts and/or verification of enrollment are:
Transcript Acceptance Policy
Official academic transcripts shall be received only by the Admissions and Records Office, unopened, via U.S. mail directly from the institution providing the transcript. No transcripts are accepted directly from students.
Honors with Associate Degree
President's Distinguished Honor Award
The President's Distinguished Honor Award is one of the most significant and praiseworthy honors available to students at Valley College. This certificate is awarded at the college commencement exercises. In order to be considered for the award, a candidate must:
Please note: Spring candidates for this award will be listed as Candidates in the graduation program. After the final grade point evaluation, if the student achieved a 3.7 GPA, he or she will be awarded the President's Distinguished Honor Award.
Students who possess associate, equivalent or advanced degrees are not eligible for this award.
President's Honors List
Students who have appeared on the college's full or part time Deans Honors List for three (3) consecutive semesters will be placed on the President's Honor List. The designation Dean's Honors List and President's Honors List will be placed on qualifying students transcripts.
Each semester, those students whose scholastic achievement is outstanding are given public recognition by means of the Dean's List. Also, a notation of this award is added to the student's transcript.
Both full-time students and part-time students are eligible for the Dean's Honor List. Full-time students are enrolled in 12 or more graded units and must have completed at least 12 graded units with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above in the semester they are considered for inclusion on the Dean's List.
Part-time students are enrolled in 6 to 11 units in the qualifying semester. Part-time students must have completed 12 or more cumulative graded units at the college where they are being considered for inclusion on the Dean's List, and they must have at least a 3.5 GPA in the qualifying semester. In calculating the GPA of part-time students, the only grades used will be from courses completed at Valley College.
Section 78907 of the California Education Code prohibits the use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor is prohibited, except as necessary to provide reasonable auxiliary aids and academic adjustments to disabled students. Any person, other than a student, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
See the Office of Ombudsperson Web Page for:
COMPLAINT PROCESS NOTICE
Most complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. This is the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving a California Community College (CCC). You are encouraged to work through the campus complaint process first before escalating issues to any of the following resources. Issues that are not resolved at the campus level may be presented:
Community college districts are required by law to adopt standards of student conduct along with applicable penalties for violation (CA Education Code Sections 66017, 66300, 76030 and 76031.) The Los Angeles Community College District has complied with this requirement by adopting Board Rules 9803, Standards of Student Conduct and 91101, Student Discipline Procedures. The purpose of Board Rule 91101 is to provide uniform procedures to assure due process when a student is charged with a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. All proceedings held in accordance with these Board Rules shall relate to the alleged violation of appropriate standards of student conduct. Discipline measures may be taken by the college independently of any charges filed through civil or criminal authorities, or both. [complete text of Board Rules can be found on www.lavc.edu]
The Board Rules on Student Discipline Procedures and Academic Dishonesty apply to all classes (face-to-face as well as distance education).
Los Angeles Valley College is dedicated to maintaining an optimal learning environment for students as outlined in LACCD Board Rule 9803.
These standards apply to all current students on campus, former students, online students, while attending any college-sponsored classes, activities or events. Violations of such rules, or behavior adversely affecting suitability as a student, may lead to disciplinary action.
Academic Dishonesty is defined as "Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: Cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume one's identity for the purpose of enhancing one's grade. (Standards of Student Conduct Section 9803.28. Adopted 11-05-08)
The consequences for academic dishonesty can be determined by the instructor and/or with the assistance of the Vice President Student Services or Designee. For repeat offences, students are subject to progressive discipline penalties, as stated in the Notice of Charges (SD5), leading to suspension through expulsion from the LACCD.
Although the circumstances surrounding each situation of alleged academic dishonesty may differ, the following illustrate such examples:
Examples of Academic Dishonesty (non-inclusive)
Consequences of Cheating
At the time of the violation, penalties for academic dishonesty, determined by the instructor, can result in a zero score for the exam or work in question. In addition, the Vice President of Student Services, or designee, may impose other penalties for violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Student discipline charges resulting in warning, reprimand, restitution, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion become part of a student's academic record and may affect transfer and/or gainful employment opportunities.
Violations of the Standards of Student Conduct are as follows:
The Los Angeles Community College District is committed to drug-free and alcohol-free campuses. Students and employees are prohibited from unlawfully possessing, using or distributing illicit drugs and alcohol on District premises, in District vehicles, or as part of any activity of the District or colleges of the District.
Violators are subject to disciplinary action and/or prosecution. Student discipline procedures may include warning, reprimand, disciplinary probation, suspension or termination of financial aid, suspension, withdrawal of consent to remain on campus, and expulsion. Counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation resources are available for the treatment of alcohol and drug dependence and abuse.
See Disclosures Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College accepts degree-applicable coursework completed at other U.S. colleges or universities for the purpose of completing associate degree requirements.
To receive credit:
Los Angeles Valley College
Office of Admissions & Records – ATTN: Graduation Office
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
Los Angeles Valley College accepts degree-applicable coursework completed at other colleges or universities outside the United States for the purpose of completing associate degree requirements.
ONLY elective credit will be granted if any of the above criteria is not met.
Once the evaluation is received, complete a GENERAL PETITION requesting credit for the work listed on the evaluation, indicating the type of credit requested (unit or course equivalent).
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Telephone: (310) 275-3530 or (800) 234-1597
Fax: (310) 275-3528
Web site: www.acei1.com
ACEI Application Mail Processing Centers
Los Angeles: 9854 National Blvd. Box 186, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Monterey Park: 333 W. Garvey Street Box 254-B, Monterey Park, CA 91754
West Los Angeles: 9461 Charleville Blvd. Box 188, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Services (ACREVS)
1776 Clear Lake Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035-7014
Telephone: (866) 583-4834
Web site: www.acrevs.com
American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
P.O. Box 996
West Covina, CA 91793-0996
Telephone: (626) 339-4404
Fax: (626) 339-9081
Web site: www.aerc-eval.com
Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc. (APIE)
P.O. Box 5787
Los Alamitos, CA 90721-5787
Telephone: (562) 594-6498
Web site: www.apie.org
Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
Web site: www.ece.org
Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825
Telephone: (916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
Web site: www.eres.com
Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA)
Contact: Lydia Hancock
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757
Telephone: (512) 459-8428
Fax: (512) 459-4565
Web site: www.foreigncredentials.org
Foreign Credential Services of America West (FCSA - West)
Telephone: (831) 372-1466
Fax: (831) 372-1441
International Education Research Foundation Credentials Evaluation Service (IERF)
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Telephone: (310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 739-6239
Web site: www.ierf.org
World Education Services (WES)
Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
5087 Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
Telephone: (212) 966-6311
 Official translation is not necessary if the original transcript was issued in English. If you need the translation, you may select any established, recognized translating business to do the translation.
 Instead of an original transcript and translation, you may submit a photocopy of the transcript and translation. However, the photocopies must contain a note from either the evaluation service you used or from an official from the Los Angeles Valley College Graduation Office indicating that the copies are true, accurate copies of the original, unaltered documents.