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LAVC to Offer Spring 2015 Late Start Classes to Help Students Step Forward Towards a Degree or to Transfer
LAVC will be offering 35 short-term, late-start class sections in the Spring 2015 semester; late-start classes start March 30 and April 13. A broad selection courses including UC/CSU transferrable and pre-transfer classes will be offered online, on campus, and at selected high school campuses. Late-start courses will be available in the subjects of English, Math, History, Political Science and other areas. Registration for late-start classes is now open for current students. New or returning students will need to apply online, and will be able to register for late-start classes on the day they receive their student ID number. For more information, visit the Spring 2015 Late Start Classes Web Page.
Want to Be Alerted During a Campus Emergency? Give LAVC Your Cell Phone and Alternate Email to Receive Emergency Alert Notifications
LAVC is urging all LAVC students, faculty and staff to provide their emergency contact information to Valley College. Students must provide their information on the new LAVC Connect portal; faculty and staff can update their information on PCR (District Portal). This information will be used to contact all students, faculty and staff during a campus emergency. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address. Text message notifications and notifications to a personal email addresses will ONLY be sent to students, faculty and staff who have provide that type of emergency contact information. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
2014-2015 Academic Year
Attention Students! LAVC's 2014-2015 Catalog is Now Posted Online
The LAVC Academic Affairs Office has posted the LAVC Catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year on the LAVC Web site. The catalog is only available online. The Catalog contains information for students on matriculation/admission and registration procedures, student learning outcomes, educational programs, course descriptions, academic policies, academic standards, district and college policies, academic resources and services, student services, student activities and more. View the LAVC 2014-2015 Catalog.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Offers Expanded Evening and Weekend Tutoring Hours for Students;
Computers are Also Available for Student Use
The LAVC Academic Resource Center is offering expanded evening, Friday and Saturday tutoring hours for students on the second floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC). Students must present their student I.D. (Monarch Card) to utilize these services. Math Lab (in LARC 226) is available to help students with any math class, Writing Center (in LARC 229) can help with any course that has writing assignments, and General Tutoring (in LARC 212) can help with challenging courses like chemistry, statistics, foreign languages, transfer math, and others. Biology tutoring is offered in Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) 232. In addition, the Computer Commons (in LARC 234) has 100 computers available for student use. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Resources and Tutoring Services Web page.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Writing Center Offers Spring 2015 Workshops to Help Students Improve their Grades and their Writing
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a variety of interactive workshops for students during the Spring 2015 semester. These workshops will provide important information for understanding various concepts and writing/grammar-related topics to help students do well in their academic courses. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: "Start the Semester Strong: Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax", and "Essay Writing". Students must bring their LAVC student ID card to attend the workshop. For a complete schedule of the Writing Center's Spring 2015 workshops, visit the LAVC Writing Center's Web page.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Career/Transfer Center Offers Students the Opportunity to Visit Area Colleges and Universities during its Spring 2015 Bus Trips
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center is offering Spring 2015 Bus Trips to give LAVC students a chance to get a first-hand look at nearby college and universities. This semester, students will have the opportunity to visit UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton on Friday, March 20 from 6:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and to UCLA on Friday, April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their lunch or money to purchase lunch during the trip. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
February 23-June 7
Don't Forget to Buy Your Spring Parking Permit! Parking Permits are Now Required to Park in Student Parking Lots
The College Sheriff reminds all students that as of Monday, February 23, parking permits are now required to park on campus. Parking citations will be issued to vehicles parked in student parking areas without the required permit. Also, please do not park in faculty/staff parking spots; faculty/staff parking permits are required at all times to park in any faculty/staff parking area. Students can purchase their student parking permit at the LAVC Business Office. For more information on parking permit fees, visit the LAVC Business Office Web page.
March 2-April 15
Want Help with Your Statistics Class? Don't Miss the "Statistics 101" Workshops
The LAVC General Tutoring Center is offering a series of free "Statistics 101" workshops for students on selected dates between March 2-April 15 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) 213. There are three different workshops that focus on the fundamental concepts covered in Stats 101. The following workshops will be offered:
Workshop #1 (offered on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3) will be a basic math review covering Order of Operations, 4 Measurements of Scale, Samples vs. Populations, and Types of Distribution
Workshop #2 (offered on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18) will cover Properties of a Normal Curve, Measures of Central Tendencies (Mean, Median & Mode), Measures of Variability, Variance and Standard Deviation
Workshop #3 (offered on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15) will go over Properties of a Normal Curve, Z-Scores, Confidence Intervals, Standard Error of the Mean, and more!
Workshops are free and open to all LAVC students; no pre-registration is required. The workshops are repeated on two dates; attendance to both dates is not required. For more information, visit LAVC General Tutoring Web page.
March 12-April 23
"Site Unseen: Incarceration" Exhibition on Display at the LAVC Art Gallery; Exhibit Ends April 23
The LAVC Art Gallery presents an exhibition "Site Unseen: Incarceration" by guest curator Sheila Pinkel from March 12-April 23 in the LAVC Art Gallery in the Art Building. "Site Unseen: Incarceration" is a group exhibition by incarcerated artists and non-incarcerated artists that deals with the issue of imprisonment. The exhibit features works by incarcerated artists who express their experience from inside the prison walls, and by non-incarcerated artists who tackle the American criminal justice system from outside its walls. It provides a multiplicity of perspectives on the prison experience, a phenomenon that is both intimidating and unfamiliar to the general public. Featured artists include Alyse Emdur, Anthony Friedkin, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Robert V. Montenegro, Jack L. Morris, Brendan Murdock, Sheila Pinkel, Gabriel Ramirez, Gabriel Reyes, Richard Ross, Robert Stockton, Mark Strandquist, Margaret Stratton, and David Earl Williams. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will be open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; the LAVC Art Gallery will be closed on March 31 and April 6-9. For more information, visit the LAVC Art Gallery Web Page.
LAVC Athletics Update—Softball Team Wins Over East LA College
The LAVC Athletics Department congratulates Women's Softball for its 5-3 victory over East LA on March 13. The Softball and Baseball teams will play several games this week. The campus community is invited to support Monarch Athletics at one of the following games:
Softball will play a double header at Citrus College on Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at College of the Canyons on Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. and at a Santa Barbara Tournament on Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29.
Baseball will play West LA College on Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m., and the College of the Canyons on Friday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m.; all Baseball games will be played at the opponent's campus due to construction activities at LAVC.
For more information on Monarch Athletics, visit the LAVC Athletics Department Web page.
Beginning March 23
New Student Services Hours of Operation for Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, and Veterans and International Students Office
Beginning March 23, LAVC's Admissions & Records Office, Financial Aid Office, and the Veteran and International Student Services Office will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Services Center. These longer hours will enable the college's student support services to better serve our students and help them meet their academic goals. For more information on the services available at each office, visit the LAVC Admissions & Records Web page, the LAVC Financial Aid Web page, the LAVC Veterans Student Services Web page and the LAVC International Student Services Web page.
March 23, 25 & 26
Are You Undecided about Your Major or Career? Get Help at One of the Undecided Major Workshops
The Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold "Undecided Major" workshops on Monday, March 23 from 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30-5 p.m., and Thursday, March 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The Undecided Major workshop will help you determine what major at Valley College is best suited for you and your career goals. Workshop sessions cover the same information; no need to attend both workshops. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Computer-Based Test: March 24-25
Paper-Based Test: March 27-28
Practice Test: March 27
Need to Take the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test)? LAVC to Offer the Computer-Based and the Paper-Based Test; Practice Test Also Offered
The LAVC CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) Program is now accepting registrations for the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test). LAVC is an official HiSET testing site; the computer-based tests will be offered on Tuesday-Wednesday, March 24-25, and the paper-based test on Friday-Saturday, March 27-28. It will also offer the practice test on Friday, March 27; practice tests are also available by appointment. HiSET® is the new alternative to the GED. The CA State Board of Education approved the HiSET® for individuals to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate. It is offered as a paper-based or computer-based test, and covers the following subject areas: Language Arts- Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Both types of tests are offered on a regular basis. The fee for the full test is $150.00 (non-refundable). The fee for the practice test is $10. For more information on HiSET® Testing, including registration information and all upcoming test and practice test dates and times, visit the LAVC CalWORKs Web page.
Are you on Academic or Progress Probation? Don't Get Dismissed from School or Lose Your Priority Registration! Sign Up Today for a "Probation 2" Workshop
The LAVC Counseling Department and the LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) is hold "Probation 2" workshops on Tuesday, March 24 from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 from 12-1:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.in the Counseling Department in the Student Services Annex. This workshop is for students on academic or progress probation, and will help them get back on track and into good academic standing. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Got Questions about Transferring to CSUN? Meet with the CSUN Peer Mentor on March 25 or CSUN Admissions Rep on March 26, and/or Come to CSUN Day on March 26
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a CSUN Peer Mentor on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a CSUN admissions representative on Thursday, March 26 from 2-6 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. In addition, there will be a "CSUN Day" event on Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. along the arcade (covered walkway) between the Foreign Language and Behavioral Sciences building. The CSUN Peer Mentor will be on-campus to answer general questions about transferring to CSUN including majors, financial aid, and the CSUN admissions rep will meet with students for 20-minute individual appointments to answer specific questions about applying the university. CSUN Day will have representatives from the College of Arts, Media, & Communication, College of Business & Economics, College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Health & Human Development, College of Humanities, College of Science & Mathematics, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Student Housing, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Disability Resource & Educational Services, and Admissions & Records. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
LAVC Faculty Invited to Attend a "Bridging the Generation Gap" Workshop
LAVC Professional Development will hold a "Bridging the Generation Gap" Workshop for faculty on Thursday, March 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Library & Academic Resource Center 200. This session will give you a better understanding of how our students communicate through technology. Learn about great ways to engage and motivate students using technology tools. This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Roy Withers, adjunct faculty member in the LAVC Biology Department. For more information, contact LAVC Professional Development at (818) 947-2712 or visit the LAVC Professional Development Web page.
Want to Learn How to Eat Healthy on a Budget? Come to a Free Nutrition Workshop on March 26
The LAVC Student Health Center will be offering a free workshop on "Eating Healthy on a Budget" on Thursday, March 26 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Community Services Center 110. Led by DTOD Health Coach Giordano Castranova and LAVC Health Educator Chelsea Schafer, this nutrition workshop will share tips for making meals and snacks that are both healthy and allow you to stay within your budget. For more information, visit the LAVC Student Health Center Facebook page, or contact Chelsea Schafer in the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918 or email@example.com.
LAVC Child Development to Offer a "The Outdoor Classroom Project" Presentation for Faculty
The LAVC Child Development Department and LAVC Professional Development invites all early childhood education faculty to an informative presentation on "The Outdoor Classroom Project" by Eric Nelson, author of "Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms; Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Environments", on Friday, March 27 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Child Development Department located in the Child Development and Family Complex. There will be an opportunity for book signing and a tour of the Child Development Center at Los Angeles Valley College at 1 p.m. Eric Nelson co-founded the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL/Community, near Pasadena, CA, in 1979. As the Director of Consulting and Educational Services, he manages the Outdoor Classroom Project. An adjunct professor since 1977, Eric developed a course on outdoor classrooms, which evolved into a series of outdoor classroom specialist trainings. He presents on a broad range of topics related to outdoor classrooms and consults on the design of play yards. Professional development credit is available. Space is limited! Faculty can RSVP to this event by visiting https://eventbrite.com/event/15877506048/.
Last Chance to Study in the South of France this Summer! LAVC Study Away to Offer an Information Session for its 2015 Summer Study in Montpellier Program on March 28
The LAVC Study Away Program will hold its last information session for the 2015 Summer Study in Montpellier (South of France) program on Saturday, March 28 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 102. This is a month-long study abroad program in the south of France from July 5-August 1, 2015 with the AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Studies). Students who participate in the Montpellier Study Away Program can earn up to 8 units of LAVC credit, which is transferrable to UC or CSU. The application deadline of April 1, 2015. For more information, visit the LAVC Study Away in Montpellier Web Page.
March 29-April 4
LAVC Athletics Update—LAVC Baseballs Sweeps Over Mission College, and Men's Swimming Takes First Place at the Citrus College Meet
The LAVC Athletics Department congratulates the LAVC Baseball Team for its win against Mission College. It also congratulates the Men's Swimming Team for its first place finish at Citrus College; the team out swam Santa Monica College, Pierce College, College of the Canyons and Citrus College. The campus community is invited to support Monarch Athletics at one of the following games:
Softball will play in the Santa Barbara Tournament on Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29, a doubleheader at Mission College on Tuesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and at Santa Monica College on Thursday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Baseball will play at Oxnard College on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 at 2 p.m., and at Moorpark College on Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m.; all Baseball games will be played at the opponent's campus due to construction activities at LAVC.
For more information on Monarch Athletics, visit the LAVC Athletics Department Web page.
March 30 and April 1
LAVC Music Department to Present a LAVC Wind Ensemble Concert "Renewal" on March 30 and a Free Wednesday Contemporary Piano Music Performance on April 1
The LAVC Music Department will present a LAVC Wind Ensemble concert on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater in the Theater Arts Building, and a Free Wednesday performance by pianist Nic Gerbe on Wednesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Music 106. Under the direction of conductor Timothy Herscovitch, the LAVC Wind Ensemble will perform a selection of works by Holst, Puccini, Brahms, Earth Wind & Fire, Led Zepplin, and Coldplay; tickets for this concert are $5 at the door. The performance by Nic Gerbe, piano, will feature contemporary piano music by Alexina Louie, Karol Szymanowski, Juhi Bansal, and George Crumb; this performance is part of the Spring 2015 LAVC Free Wednesday Concert Series. For more information regarding LAVC Music Department concerts, visit the LAVC Music Department Concert Series Calendar.
March 30-April 1
Want to Improve Your Writing Skills? Don't Miss the Free Writing Center Workshops on March 30-April 1!
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a "Comma, Run-Ons, and Comma Splice" Workshop on Monday, March 30, a "TEAS Test Preparation" Workshop on Tuesday, March 31, and a "Punctuation" Workshop on Wednesday, April 1; all workshops are held from 1-2 p.m. in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) 212. The Writing Center offers a variety of free workshop for students throughout the semester in the areas of "Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax" and "Essay Writing". No appointment is necessary! You will be able to refine and improve all aspects of your writing including, grammar, sentence skills, paragraphing, and essays. Beginning writers, ESL and transfer-ready students will also benefit from these workshops. For more information, visit the LAVC Writing Center Web page.
March 30-April 2
Are you on Academic or Progress Probation? Don't Get Dismissed from School or Lose Your Priority Registration! Sign Up Today for a "Probation 2" Workshop
The LAVC Counseling Department and the LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) are holding "Probation 2" workshops on Monday, March 30 from 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1 from 3:30-5 p.m., and Thursday, April 2 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. This workshop is for students on academic or progress probation, and will help them get back on track and into good academic standing. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
LAVC Closed on March 31 for the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday
Los Angeles Valley College will be closed on Tuesday, March 31 in observance of the Cesar E. Chavez holiday. Classes will not be in session, and college offices and services will be closed. The college will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, April 1. For a complete list of holidays and other important dates, visit the LAVC Calendar of Events.
Computer-Based Test: March 31-April 1
Paper-Based Test: April 3-4
Practice Test: April 3
Need to Take the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test)? LAVC to Offer the Computer-Based and the Paper-Based Test; Practice Test Also Offered
The LAVC CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) Program is now accepting registrations for the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test). LAVC is an official HiSET testing site; the computer-based tests will be offered on Tuesday-Wednesday, March 31-April 1, and the paper-based test on Friday-Saturday, April 3-4. It will also offer the practice test on Friday, April 3; practice tests are also available by appointment. HiSET® is the new alternative to the GED. The CA State Board of Education approved the HiSET® for individuals to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate. It is offered as a paper-based or computer-based test, and covers the following subject areas: Language Arts- Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Both types of tests are offered on a regular basis. The fee for the full test is $150.00 (non-refundable). The fee for the practice test is $10. For more information on HiSET® Testing, including registration information and all upcoming test and practice test dates and times, visit the LAVC CalWORKs Web page.
Are you interested in transferring to UC Berkeley? Come to the CTC to meet with its Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Representative
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will have a University of California, Berkeley Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) representative on-campus on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. Students can drop in to talk with the UC Berkeley TAP representative. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Got Questions about Transferring to CSUN? Come and Talk with the CSUN Peer Mentor
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host the CSUN Peer Mentor on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. Come get your general questions answered about transferring to CSUN, including majors, financial aid, and more. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Want to Learn More About Transferring to Cal State LA? Make an Appointment to Speak with the CSULA Admissions Representative on April 1
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a Cal State Los Angeles admissions representative on Wednesday, April 1 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The admission representative will be meeting with students during 20-minute individual appointments. Come get your questions answered about CSULA admissions, majors, applications, and more! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Want to Learn Effective Study Skills? Get a Guide for Academic Excellence at the Study Skills Workshops on April 1
LAVC Student Psychological Services will be offering two "Developing Study Skills: A Guide for Academic Excellence" workshops on Wednesday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. in Emergency Services Training 102. This workshop will share ways to develop effective study skills to improve academic excellence. No need to attend both workshops; the same information will be covered during each session. For more information, visit the LAVC Student Psychological Services Web page.
Unsure on how to create a cover letter or resume? Come to the Resume/Cover Letter Workshop on April 1
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold a "Resume/Cover Letter" Workshop on Wednesday, April 1 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will show you how to highlight your qualifications, and how to understand what employees are looking for. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Are You Undecided about Your Major or Career? Get Help at One of the Undecided Major Workshops This Week
The Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold "Undecided Major" workshops on Wednesday, April 1 from 12-1:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 2 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The Undecided Major workshop will help you determine what major at Valley College is best suited for you and your career goals. Workshop sessions cover the same information; no need to attend both workshops. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Do You Know What to Do After You've Applied to a CSU or UC Campus? Don't Miss the "What's Next" Workshops on April 1-2
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a "CSULA: What's Next" Workshop on Wednesday, April 1 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (presented by Cal State LA), and a "CSU/UC: What's Next" Workshop on Thursday, April 2 from 1-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. The "CSULA: What's Next" workshop is for students who have applied for Fall 2015 admissions to California State University, Los Angeles, and the "UC/CSU: What's Next" workshop is for students who have applied for Fall 2015 admissions to any California State University and/or University of California campus. You will get an overview on the things that you will have to do after you have applied, but before you can be accepted to the university. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Thinking About Transferring to CSU Channel Islands? Schedule a 20-Minute Appointment with a CSUCI Admissions Rep
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will host an admissions representative from California State University, Channel Islands on Thursday, April 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The Cal State Channel Islands rep will be meeting with students during 20-minute scheduled appointments to answer questions about how to transfer to CSUCI including the admissions process, general major requirements, eligibility requirements and financial assistance. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
LACCD to Hold an Investiture Ceremony for its New Chancellor on April 2
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will formally install LACCD Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez at an investiture ceremony on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at East Los Angeles College (ELAC). LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Hilda Solis and State Senator Kevin de Leon are scheduled to attend the ceremony. To reserve a seat to Chancellor Rodriguez's Investiture, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Know What You Need to Do to Successfully Transfer to a College or University? Come to the "Transfer 101" Workshop
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will offer a "Transfer 101" workshop on Thursday, April 2 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will answer your questions about transferring, and will give you the latest information to transfer successfully to a UC or CSU campus. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Deadline: April 23
Child Development 2015-2016 Grant Applications Now Available in the Financial Aid Office
The LAVC Financial Aid Office is now accepting 2015-2016 Child Development Grant Applications from students majoring in Child Development, and pursuing Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, or Program Director Permits. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center. Interested students must also complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA Application, and obtain a Child Development Program Certification and Student Educational Plan from an LAVC Academic Counselor. All application materials must be received in the Financial Aid Office on or before April 23, 2015.
Attention Class of 2015! LAVC Commencement Ceremony will be held on June 11 at 9 a.m.
LAVC will hold its 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in Monarch Stadium. Information for graduates and their families is now available online. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at (818) 947-2543, or email email@example.com.
What Are Your Thoughts About Campus Safety? Give Us Your Input on Campus Safety by Completing the LAVC Safety Survey
LAVC is asking students, faculty and staff to please take a few minutes to respond to a survey about safety on campus. Results will be used for evaluation of our services and planning for improvements. All responses are confidential. Take the LAVC Safety Survey. Thank you in advance for your input.
We Want to Hear from You! Give Your Input on Technology on Campus on the LAVC Technology Survey
LAVC is asking students, faculty and staff to provide your input about technology on campus by completing the LAVC Technology Survey. Your input will help us identify needs and improve services. Please fill out this brief survey to let us know what technology needs are important to you. Complete the Technology Survey for Students or the Technology Survey for Faculty/Staff.
Got News to Share? LAVC's PR Office Can Provide College Departments/
Programs/Services with Publicity Assistance
The LAVC Public Relations Office is available to assist LAVC departments, programs and services with promoting news and events to the campus community and the general public. It can help with posting announcements in the College Bulletin, on the college's electronic marquees, on LAVC's online calendar, on the LAVC News & Events section of the college's homepage, and on LAVC's Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply fill out a PR Request Form for your eventor news item, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: The LAVC PR Office is unable to fulfill requests from organizations not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Valley College. In addition, the Public Relations Office can assist college departments and programs with the creation ofFacebook pages. Any requests to update college Web pages should be sent directly to email@example.com; the LAVC Public Relations Office no longer oversees the college web site, and it is now managed by the LAVC Information Technology Department. For more information, visit the LAVC Public Relations Office Web page.
Share Your "Best Shots" of Life at LA Valley College on Instagram!
Los Angeles Valley College encourages students, faculty and staff to share their best photos of life at Valley College using the hashtag #SceneAtLAVC. Every month, LAVC will share the best #SceneAtLAVC photos with its followers on Instagram. Valley College's Instagram feed shares regular college news, announcements and photos. Follow on Los Angeles Valley College on Instagram.
Don't Forget to "Like Us"! Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook
Los Angeles Valley College posts regular announcements and information on campus events for students and the public on its Facebook page. Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook.
Are You Following @LAVCPrez? Stay Connected with LAVC's President on Twitter
Dr. Erika Endrijonas, LAVC college president, is keeping connected through social media. She has a Twitter account (@LAVCPrez), and is regularly tweeting updates. LAVC faculty, staff, students and friends can follow the College President on Twitter, and learn about what is going on at LA Valley College. Follow @LAVCPrez on Twitter.
Attention Faculty/Staff!—LAVC Emergency Alerts will Now be Sent to the Email Addresses and Phone Number Listed in the District Portal; Employees Urged to Update Their Information in PCR
Effective March 13, 2015, LAVC will send employees any campus emergency alerts to their work, home and/or cell phone number(s), and to their campus and personal email address(es) that are listed in the district portal (PCR). Faculty and staff are encouraged to check their information on PCR / District Portal to ensure that they will continue to receive emergency alert notifications; any information entered into the LAVC Connect Portal will no longer be used. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address, and to their work, home and cell phone numbers and personal email address (according to the District Portal). Students will still have to provide their cell phone and personal email address on the LAVC Connect Portal to receive emergency alert notifications by text and/or to their personal email. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
Starting Fall 2015
Attention Students—Announcing New Prerequisites for Chem 51 and Chem 68!
Effective in Fall 2015, students who would like to enroll in Chem 51 must have completed Math 115 or its equivalent (Math 113, Math 114) with a grade of C or better. Similarly, Math 125 will be required as a prerequisite for Chem 68. Please note: Students who place above the level of the prerequisite math class will have met the prerequisite. If you have any questions regarding the prerequisite change for Chem 51 and Chem 68, please contact the LAVC Chemistry Department at (818) 947-2827.
LAVC Child Development Faculty Member Speaks at the Education of Young Children Conference
Veronica Getskow, an adjunct faculty member in the Child Development department, spoke on "Minimizing Your Legal Issues by Training" at the Education of Young Children Conference on March 5 in Sacramento. Her presentation provided child care teachers, providers and administrators with training strategies to minimize future legal issues within their organization. Conference participants left the presentation with a minimum five strategies and best practices that are effective in minimizing liability and enhancing school safety in the childcare-preschool setting with young children. Congratulations Veronica!
Attention Employees—New Key Request Procedure
Effective immediately, LAVC is transitioning to the new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and the office of Administrative Services will no longer accept the "Gold Card" Key Request Form. To access the CMMS, first go to the "LACCD Portal" by doing the following steps:
Go to https://portal.laccd.edu/irj/portal –OR– Go to www.lavc.edu, click on the "Faculty and Staff" link on the left hand side, then click on the "Computer Maintenance Management System" link in the black box.
Log in using your username and password. Use the "First Time User" link for help logging in.
Once you are logged in, click on the "Work Request" tab and choose "Key Request" to reach the electronic form.
Fill out the form. When requesting a replacement key, please include your lost key report number when submitting your request.
Click "Submit" to send the request for approval and processing. All requests must be approved by the Department Chair and VP of Administrative Services.
For more information about this new key request procedure, contact LAVC Administrative Services at (818) 947-2336.
Thank You for Helping! LAVC Students, Faculty and Staff Stepped Up to Support LAVC's Be the Match Marrow Drive
The LAVC Student Health Center and Be the Match would like to thank the campus community for its support at the successful Be the Match Marrow Registry Event on February 18. With a total of 145 donors registered, LAVC surpassed its goal of 100 participants. To view photos from the event, check the LAVC Student Health Center Facebook page. Be the Match will be back on campus again for the upcoming Kaiser Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in Monarch Hall.
LAVC Welcomes Marco De La Garza, Dean of Student Success and Support Services
The LAVC Office of Student Services welcomes Marco De La Garza as its new Dean of Student Success and Support Services. In this new role, he will oversee the departments of Admissions and Records, Counseling, Financial Aid, Veterans, and International Students, and will oversee the implementation of the Student Support Services and Programs (SSSP) Plan. Marco has more than 25 years of experience working in student services in higher education. Most recently, he was the Dean of Student Services and the Director of the Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans Department at Pierce College. Previous to his work in the LACCD, he was Assistant Director of Counseling in the Financial Aid office and an EOP Office at CSUN. He has a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree from CSUN. Marco's office is located in Admissions and Records in the first floor of the Student Services Center, and he can be reached at or (818) 947-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to LAVC, Marco!
Welcome to Matthew Jordan, LAVC's Dean of Academic Affairs
The LAVC Office of Academic Affairs welcomes Matthew Jordan as its new dean of academic affairs. He began on February 23 and will oversee the departments of Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physics, Earth Science, History/Humanities/Law/Political Science, Philosophy & Economics, Psychology, Sociology/Ethnic Studies, and Transfer Alliance Program. Matthew has over a decade of experience in education. He entered the California community college system in 2006 as a faculty member at Pasadena City College where he also served as the Interim Associate Dean of General Education and Program Review, Interim Dean of Instructional Support, and Accreditation Liaison Officer. He holds a master of fine arts degree from UCLA and a bachelor's of arts degree from Yale University. Matthew's office is located in Academic Affairs Office in Admin 1, and he can be reached at (818) 947-2316 or email@example.com. A warm welcome, Matthew!
LAVC Professor Emeritus Reflects on Teaching Jewish Studies at LAVC in a Recently Published Book
Zev Garber, professor emeritus of Jewish Studies and adjunct faculty member in the Philosophy/Economic Department, recently published a book titled "Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis". Published as part of the Routledge Studies in Religion Series, this collection of essays explores the challenges of teaching the historical Jesus in a Jewish context. A diverse group of Jewish and Christian scholars reflect on their own classroom experiences. In the first chapter of the book, Zev reflects on his own experience in teaching Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College in his "Teaching Jewish Studies, Hebrew Scriptures and the Historical Jesus in the Context of Jewish Studies at a Two-Year Public College: Rationale, Objectives, Evaluation" essay. For more information, visit the Routledge Books Web site.
LAVC Art Faculty Member Featured in an Exhibition at the Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery
The work of Carol Bishop, professor of Art at LAVC, is featured in an exhibition titled "Modern Moves" at the Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery from February 12-March 9. This exhibit explores the engagement between spectators and iconic modern buildings. Significant buildings by Neutra, Schindler, Lautner, Ain, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohr and other modernists shift in light and color. Through a series of sculptures, photos and paintings, viewers are invited to consider architecture as a moving, living force. In addition, there will be a closing event for the exhibition on Sunday, March 8 from 1:30-3 p.m. with an artist presentation at 2 p.m. For more information, visit Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery Web page.
Three LAVC Students Selected for the NASA JPL Student Independent Research Internship (SIRI) Spring Program
LAVC Students Emelie Oiknine, Shahen Mirzoyan and Diana Lau have been chosen to participate in the NASA JPL Student Independent Research Internship (SIRI) Program for Spring 2015. As part of this program, all the three students will be required to enroll in an Independent Study Course (Math 385) at Los Angeles Valley College. In addition, they will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week at JPL under the guidance of a JPL mentor from February 9-May 26, 2015.
Emelie Oiknine will be working on the “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Image Understanding” Project , under the mentorship of Christopher Kanan, a researcher in JPLs Mobility and Robotic Systems Section. She will assist in developing and evaluating algorithms for saliency, detection, classification, and tracking of objects in UAV imagery. Emelie will also gain experience in machine learning and computer vision, including cutting-edge topics such as deep learning.
Shahen Mirzoyan will be working on a “Reduction of Thermal Emission Observations of Jupiter” Project under the mentorship of Glenn Orton, a senior research scientist at JPL. Shahen’s primary task will be to perform data reduction for absolute radiance (including possible comparisons between calibrations based on similarities with spacecraft results and standard-star observations) and the assignment of geometry. These tasks are written in an application of the Interactive Data Language (IDL). In addition, time may permit him to perform the beginning of a task to derive appropriate atmospheric parameters from the data using a FORTRAN-based program.
Diana Lau will be working on the “Microorganisms Cultured from Mars-Based Spacecraft, Characterization and Preservation” Project, under the mentorship of Wayne Schubert, a microbiologist/scientist at NASA JPL. Diana will join an established group of researchers focusing on molecular systematics/population genetics of microbes isolated from various extreme environments, and will be involved in the maintenance and enhancement of various microbial collections. Diana will also be exposed to state of the art molecular microbial techniques, sequencing, bioinformatics, etc.
Congratulations to Emelie, Shahen and Diana!
A Warm Welcome to Carina Dueñas, LAVC Foundation Development Assistant
The LAVC Foundation welcomes Carina Dueñas, who recently started as its new Foundation Development Assistant. Carina will be responsible for performing the day-to-day clerical and technical duties in the LAVC Foundation office, and will assist in developing and coordinating its fund raising activities, publicity and marketing activities, donor relations, and event planning. Prior to coming to Valley College, Carina worked as a project coordinator for the University of Southern California (USC) Alumni Association, and worked at an engineering firm where she handled its public outreach program and communication activities. She earned her Bachelor's in political science with a minor in Spanish from the University of Southern California. The Foundation is the non-profit organization of Los Angeles Valley College. Its mission is to support various campus programs and projects as well as its students. Last year, the Foundation distributed $177,000 in student scholarships and awards! Carina is located in the LAVC Foundation Office in Admin 3, and can be reached at (818) 947-2619. Welcome Carina!
Don't Forget—LAVC is a Smoke Free Campus Except in New Designated Smoking Areas; LAVC's Smoking Policy Updated to Prohibit the Use of E-Cigarettes
As of February 4, 2013, Los Angeles Valley College is a "Smoke Free Campus" except in four designated smoking areas. In June 2014, the policy was updated to prohibit the use of any tobacco products, other products that are capable of being ignited and smoked or otherwise inhaled, and electronic smoking devices except in the designated smoking locations. The following designated smoking areas are located:
Near College Road North, west of Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC)
Southwest corner of Parking Lot D
East of Ethel Avenue, west side of Lot L, north of Bungalow 78
West side of the Engineering Building, in the Receiving Area, adjacent to Parking Lot A
The locations of all the designated smoking areas, is posted on the LAVC Campus Map. The smoking policy and the designated smoking areas were created due to popular demand on campus, and was established through the college's shared governance process and approved by the College President. Read the two IEC motions on the Smoking Policy at (S12-16 and S14-09). If you have any questions regarding the LAVC Smoking Policy, please contact Raul Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Know the Latest on Campus Construction? Visit LAVC's Parking & Construction Updates Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College regularly posts information on construction projects that impact the campus on the LAVC's ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. The Parking & Construction Web page, which is part of the Revitalizing Valley College Web site, provides the most up-to-date information from Yang Management, the college's construction project management team. In addition, there is information about Valley College's $626 million renovation and building project, which is funded through voter-supported Propositions A and AA, and Measure J. To learn more, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. For the latest information on how construction is impacting the campus and parking, please visit the LAVC Construction and Parking Updates Web Page.
The LAVC President's Office, Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Reprographics, Payroll/Personnel, Campus Mailroom, LAVC Foundation, and Other Services Have Been Relocated to Temporary Spaces on Campus
Starting August 11, 2014, all offices that were located in the now closed Administration Building have been relocated to temporary spaces on campus. The following offices are now located at:
The Academic Affairs Office (e.g. class scheduling, faculty absences) is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Administrative Services Office (e.g. key requests, network accounts, voicemail box requests, reimbursement checks) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Budget Office (e.g. budgets adjustments, budget transfers) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Campus Operator is located in Campus Center W101
The Campus Mailroom (e.g. faculty mailboxes, department mailboxes) is located in Campus Center E111
The Institutional Effectiveness Office (e.g. data requests, research) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Job Training Office (e.g. Extension, Job Club, LA Fellows) is located on the eastern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Aquatics Center)
The LAVC Foundation Office (e.g. alumni association, donations, employee payroll deductions, estate gifts) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Master Calendar Office (e.g. facility requests) is located in Campus Center W101
The Payroll/Personnel (e.g. new employee processing, timesheets) is located in Campus Center E112
The President's Conference Room is located in the Admin 2 Bungalow (former CSIT 2 bungalow)
The President's Office is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Procurement Office (e.g. contracts/purchasing) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Public Relations Office (e.g. media relations, college communications) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Reprographics Services (e.g. copies) is located in Campus Center W101
View the updated LAVC Campus Map for the new locations. View the Administration Building New Locations Flyer. The college will also be posting additional campus wayfinding signage to direct people to these offices' new temporary locations.
Did You Know? The CCaTT lab has been Relocated to the Computer Commons
As of September 2, the CCaTT lab (formerly in BJ 103) is located in the Computer Commons on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC). The Computer Commons is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Commons and the other academic resources available to students, visit the LAVC Computer Commons Web Page.
New Office Hours for the LAVC Academic Affairs Office
Effective Monday, September 15, the LAVC Office of Academic Affairs will change its hours of operation to Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Affairs Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff! LAVC Mailroom Hours of Operation
The mailroom, which is located in Campus Center (next to the elevator), is always open during normal operating hours of the college for faculty to access their mailboxes. The back room of the mailroom for mail pickup by departments is normally open as follows:
Monday-Thursday from 8 a,m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Fridays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
If you need access to the back room and it is locked please go to Reprographics located in Room W101.
Have You Seen the Valley/Pierce/Mission College's "Our Students are Going Places" Bus? Metro Bus Wrap Campaign Promotes Enrollment at the Three LACCD Colleges in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Valley College, Pierce College and Los Angeles Mission Colleges launched a new outdoor advertising campaign to promote enrollment at all three colleges in the Valley. As of July 28, 2014, there are two fully "wrapped" Metro buses running for one year along the route that is closest to all three colleges, Metro route 8. The attention-grabbing buses, which display the three college names, logos, picture of students and colorful graphics, are geared to promote the theme of "our students are going places" and help to raise the profiles of the three LACCD colleges in the Valley in a fun and positive way. It will also let the San Fernando Valley know their community colleges are back recruiting, offering more classes, and that it's time to go back to school! Each of the buses features one easy-to-remember web site address for people to access for information, www.my3colleges.com. This link will direct potential students to find the web site of what we are calling YOUR COLLEGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY—Pierce, Valley or Mission. This advertising collaboration with Pierce and Mission Colleges is made possible by a Los Angeles Community College District grant of funds.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Do You Need to Update Your Contact Information in the LAVC Phone & Email Directory?
The LAVC Administrative Services Office can assist faculty, staff and administrators with updating or adding information on the online LAVC Phone/Email Directory. To keep the information up-to-date, faculty are asked to check their information that is posted on the online directory, and notify Administrative Services if the information is not correct or is missing. If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please send the following information to your department chair or supervisor, who upon verification and approval will send the information to Arlene Stein in Administrative Services at (email@example.com):
- employee's full name,
- nickname (if applicable),
- building location with room number
- LAVC phone number or voice mail extension,
- fax number,
- LAVC email address, &
- secondary phone number or email address (if applicable)
Arlene will notify your supervisor when the information has been updated online. If you have any questions, contact Arlene Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling extension 2336.
Looking for a Job? Check Out the LAVC Online Job Board
LAVC Cooperative Education/Job Resource Center has partnered with College Central Network to offer an online Job Board for students, alumni and area employers. The job board includes vital online job search resources such as an exclusive LAVC Job Board, Career Portfolio & Resume Builders, Job Central™ & Intern Central, Job Central™ Podcasts, and more. For more information, visit the LAVC Job Board Web Page.
Attention New Parents! The Family Resource Center has a Free Baby Clothes Exchange for the Community
The LAVC Family Resource Center offers a free baby clothes exchange (newborns to 3T) for the community in the Family Resource Center, which is located in the Child Development and Family Complex. New parents are encouraged to bring their clean, gently used (e.g. in good condition) baby clothes and trade them for other gently-used baby clothes. The community may also donate clean and gently-used baby clothes to be used in the exchange. In addition, the Family Resource Center also offers other services and resources for new parents. The Family Resource Center is located on the northwestern corner of the Child Development and Family Complex, near the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit LAVC Family Resource Center Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—New Free Resource from CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to Help You
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has launched a new Web site portal called Sidekick for faculty and staff. This innovative Web site combines six free resources into one site to help you create inspiring and engaging content that meets the needs of diverse audiences, during tough budgets, and ever-changing regulations. From this site, you will be able to access the following six resources:
3C Media Solutions – resources to help you creating dynamic video content, podcasts, streaming services, captioning and event coverage
@ONE – online training and networking for faculty/staff
Alternative Text Production Center - create alternate media products for students
Distance Education Captioning and Transcription - captioning and transcribing distance education materials
CCC Confer - Web conferencing and lecture capture services
High Tech Center Training Unit - free training for faculty/staff on using Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility technology
For more information, visit the ToolsSidekick Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Microsoft Home Use Program Now Available for LAVC Employees
LAVC is now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). The HUP is part of our Microsoft Volume Licensing Program. Through this program, faculty and staff are able to purchase one licensed of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office for MAC 2011 (not both) for just $9.95 plus tax. An additional backup DVD is also available with additional cost to cover the costs of duplication, shipping and handling. Under this Home Use Program, you may acquire one licensed copy with two installations on your home computers (e.g. one desktop and one laptop). For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, frequently asked questions and additional instruction on how to order the HUP online, please visit the LAVC Information Technology & Media Services Office Microsoft Home Use Program Web Page.
Did You Know? LAVC's Men's & Women's Physical Education Departments are Now Called the LAVC Kinesiology Department
The LAVC Men's Physical Education and Women's Physical Education Departments have recently joined together to create the Kinesiology Department. This new department combines all the men's and women's physical education courses into one department, and includes the subjects of Dance Specialties, Dance Studies, Dance Techniques, Health, Kinesiology, Kinesiology Athletics, Kinesiology Major, and Recreation. The department is also offering a new Associate Arts Transfer (AA-T) Degree. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement, while physical education is defined as sports and exercise taught in schools. This redefined focus also more closely aligns with how the discipline is referred to at most colleges and universities. All the Kinesiology Department classes have the same content and curriculum as the former physical education classes, and most importantly, these classes still fulfill the section E general education requirement. Students interested in pursuing fitness wellness careers (in the teaching/coaching/ therapy areas) or careers in clinical areas (such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management or research and medicine) should explore Kinesiology as their major. For more information, contact the Kinesiology Department at (818) 947-2907.
Gainful Employment Data is Posted on LAVC's Institutional Effectiveness Office Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College provides disclosure information for each of its state-approved CTE certificates (16 or more units). The information is posted online on the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Web page. Current and prospective students will find information about the careers that each certificate provides training for, the costs associated with the program, median debt accumulated by students completing the program, number of program completers and time to completion. To view LAVC's Gainful Employment Disclosures for 2012-2013, visit the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office's Gainful Employment and Other Disclosures Web Page.
Cooperative Education has moved to Bunaglows 3 & 4!
The LAVC Cooperative Education Office has recently relocated to Bungalow 3 and 4, which is next to Parking Lot A. Cooperative Education would also like to remind the campus community that it is currently accepting enrollments for the Spring 2014 semester; students who are working or interning during the spring semester may be eligible for up to 4 units of college credit. To apply, the individual must be enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, complete the Cooperative Education enrollment application, and schedule an appointment to meet with the Cooperative Education Director; enrollment is by add slip only. For more information and to download the Spring application, please visit the LAVC Cooperative Education Web Page.
Have You Checked Out Financial Aid TV (FATV)? LAVC Financial Aid Posts Online Videos to Help Students Learn More About Financial Aid
The LAVC Financial Aid Office Web site has an online video library called Financial Aid TV (FATV), which explains different financial aid topics for prospective and current Valley College students. This online library of short video clips (60-90 seconds) provides easy-to-understand information on important topics such as financial aid, financial literacy, loans, grants and more. For more information, visit the LA Valley College's Financial Aid Web Site.
Get the Latest Financial Aid Info on the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page
The LAVC Financial Aid Office has recently launched a new Facebook page. The Financial Aid Office will post important announcements that you should be aware of including financial aid deadlines, financial aid events, and more! Visit the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page, and click "Like Us".
ACCJC Announces Result of LAVC's Accreditation Process
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced that it has placed Valley College on warning status—its lightest sanction—following the college's comprehensive visit in the Spring. As part of the peer review process that California Community Colleges undergo every six years, LAVC completed a self-evaluation and was visited in March 2013 by a review team, which made recommendations to help us improve our effectiveness. This sanction will require LAVC to prepare and submit a follow-up report by March 2014 that addresses all issues in our comprehensive report, and it will undergo a Spring 2014 visit where a team will verify the report and forward their recommendation to the Commission. During this time, Los Angeles Valley College remains fully accredited. Additional information about LAVC's Accreditation is posted online at the LAVC Accreditation Web Page.
Help Keep LAVC Safe! Report a Crime Anonymously to the LAVC Sheriff’s Tip Line
The LAVC Sheriff’s Department has a new hotline to anonymously report a crime or other suspicious activity on campus. Callers can leave a message on the LAVC Sheriff's Tip hotline at (818) 778-5678. For campus emergencies, please call (818) 947-2911.
Attention Students! Do You Know How to Access the Free Campus Wi-Fi for LAVC Students
The LAVC IT Department has recently made some changes to the campus wireless network for better access for our students, guests, faculty and staff. The new Wi-Fi network for students and guests is "LAVC-Students&Guests". For more information, visit the LAVC Web site on how to access the campus Wi-Fi.
Looking for Someone at LAVC? Check out the Online LAVC Phone/Email Directory on the LAVC Web Site
The LAVC Web site has a searchable campus directory on the college's homepage. This directory allows the campus community, students and the public to find the contact information for LAVC faculty/staff, departments, and programs/services. The searchable phone directory can be found by clicking the "Directory" link on the very top of the homepage (next to the search button). Information on the directory is grouped by name of the faculty/staff member, department, and program/service. Please note: If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please contact your Department Chair to request for him/her to send the correct information to Arlene Stein in the LAVC Administrative Services Office. How to update information on the LAVC Online Phone/Email Directory
Are You Doing Your Part to Keep LAVC Clean? Don’t Litter, Report Vandalism/Stealing, and Let Us Know About Any Maintenance Concerns
With the start of the semester approaching, LAVC would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to do their part to help keep our campus clean and beautiful. We encourage everyone to remember to take that extra step to make our campus better—don’t litter, pick up trash on the floor that someone has left, let Maintenance & Operations know if something needs to be fixed or cleaned, and report suspicious activity to the College Sheriff. If you see something that needs to be fixed or cleaned up, faculty/staff can submit a Work & Service Order (link only accessible from a campus computer). If you notice people vandalizing or stealing campus property, report them immediately to the LAVC Sheriff’s Station at (818) 947-2911. By working together we can all “Keep Valley College Clean”!
Do You Know What’s Going On at LAVC? Check Out the Online LAVC Calendar of Events
The LAVC posts an online Calendar of Events on the LAVC Web site for the campus community and the public to get information regarding events being held at the campus. The LAVC Calendar of Events now features an easy-to-read calendar format noting the different types of events being held on campus. In addition, the calendar information can be sorted by the type of event or information (e.g. academic dates & deadlines, faculty/staff events, student events, etc), and can be viewed according to the month, week or day. To view the online LAVC Calendar of Events Web Page.