Antelope Valley College

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School Overview

Antelope Valley College is a community college in Lancaster, California. Also known as AVC, it is a comprehensive two-year school that services a 2,000 square-mile area in portions of Kern County and Los Angeles County.

AVC provides Associate of Science degrees and Associate of Arts degrees in over 70 fields of study, as well as vocational training and professional certification in almost 60 fields.

AVC has campuses in Palmdale and the main campus in Lancaster, which hosts a satellite site for California State University Bakersfield-Antelope Valley. Students in this program can pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a variety of fields.

Antelope Valley College is administered by the Antelope Valley Community College District.

General Information

Admission Office
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6332
Fax: (661) 722-6531

Contact: LaDonna Trimble
Dean of Enrollment Services

Main Address
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Total undergrads: 15,399
Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,505

Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Out-of-state application fee: $175
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: High school graduate, GED or 18 years of age.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Landscaping A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General A,C
Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Interior Design A,C
Multimedia A,C
Music – General A,C
Music – General Performance C
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications Technologies
Desktop Publishing C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Teacher Assistance A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Child Care Service A,C
Child Development A
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies A,C
Family Resource Management Studies A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A
Home Furnishings A
Human Sciences Communication A

Foreign Language & Literature
American Sign Language (ASL) A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Office Assistant A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

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Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Aircraft Powerplant Technology C
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Antelope Valley College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (661) 722-6300
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 13,909
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 11,226 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,124
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,380
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,194

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Antelope Valley College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Antelope Valley College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 32
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 107
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 75
Construction Trades 21
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 54
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23
Health Professions and Related Programs 34
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 651
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 11
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 16
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 57711

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Antelope Valley College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,124
Out-of-state $6,380
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 919 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 914 81% $6,194
Student loan aid 49 4% $5,231

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,980 77% $3,272
Federal student loans 1,006 7% $5,913

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Antelope Valley College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Antelope Valley College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Antelope Valley College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 13,909
Undergraduate enrollment 13,909
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Antelope Valley College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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