Message From the President
Welcome to Los Angeles Valley College
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators, I would like to welcome you to Los Angeles Valley College.
As a member college of the national Achieving the Dream initiative, Valley College has publicly
reaffirmed our commitment to doing all we can to Prepare All Students for Success. Our PASS team
has done the research and we continue to implement changes that we know will help you achieve
your educational goals. As of Fall 2014, all new students are required to complete an orientation,
assessment and an educational plan as part of the college's implementation of the 2012 Student
Success Act. In other words, facilitating student success and degree and certificate completion is at
the heart of everything we do at Valley College.
As you can see by the catalog's content, Valley College offers all the general education courses you
need to transfer to a major university, and for students specifically seeking to transfer to a CSU
campus, Valley College has 10 approved Associate Degrees for Transfer with more awaiting approval
by the state Chancellor's Office. Valley College also offers the courses and programs you need to
succeed in a wide array of occupational fields, in addition to courses that help you enhance your
basic skills. Finally, Valley College provides you with opportunities to participate in Extension and
Community Education Programs.
Valley College publishes a schedule of classes prior to each academic session, and both the catalog
and the schedule of classes are available on our website at www.lavc.edu. If you don't find the
answers to your questions as you browse through the catalog or the website, please remember that
there are dedicated staff and faculty available to help you. Valley College also provides many special
services and programs which have been designed to meet the needs of all members of our diverse
Again, welcome to Valley College. I wish you success in reaching your educational goals.
Dr. Erika Endrijonas