Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College is a community college located in Lancaster which serves the Antelope Valley and the high desert of Los Angeles County. Antelope Valley College offers Associate Degree Programs, Career Technical Programs, and Transfer/General Education Courses and educational diplomas.

  • Average Tuition USD 4,050
  • Total Annual Cost USD 19,374

School Description

Antelope Valley College was established in 1929 as an extension of Antelope Valley Joint Union High School in Lancaster. The college was established by high school officials as a way to provide local residents with access to the first two years of a college education. 

Today Antelope Valley College prides itself as providing a quality, comprehensive education for a diverse community of learners. It is committed to the success of its students by offering value and opportunity to all members of our community. Since the fall of 2016, AVC began offering bachelor’s program in Airframe Manufacturing Technology, specifically designed for the needs of local aerospace industry employees.

Diploma Programs

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    Administration of Justice, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Airframe Manufacturing Technology

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    AVC’s Airframe Manufacturing Technology program is designed to meet the need in the aerospace industry for multi-skilled individuals who understand, perform, and serve as first-line leads in the major processes of manufacturing the structural components of an aircraft for civilian and military specifications.

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    Anthropology, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    Art History, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business Administration, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Career Technical Education

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Preparation for entry-level positions in a number of exciting careers is available through the Career Technical Education division at Antelope Valley College.

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    Chemistry, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Communication Studies, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Early Childhood Education, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Economics, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    English, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    Geography, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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    Geology, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

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    Health & Safety Sciences

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    The Health & Safety Sciences division provides a service program designed to accommodate all students through physical activity courses, health education courses, intramural sports, and intercollegiate athletics.

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    History, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Math, Science, and Engineering

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    The Math, Science, and Engineering division provides students with a broad selection of courses in the sciences and mathematics to serve as a foundation for transfer to four-year universities and increasing one’s own understanding. Disciplines include Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Life and Natural Sciences.

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    Mathematics, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Music, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Philosophy, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Physics, AS-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Political Science, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Psychology, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Rhetoric & Literacy

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    The Rhetoric & Literacy division offers an array of courses and services. These are designed to help students improve their academic skills, such as reading, writing, and critical thinking, and to enhance their understanding of the diverse ways that ideas are communicated in a society.

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    Social & Behavioral Sciences

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Social sciences encompass the study of subjects leading to a better understanding of ourselves and of the world in which we live. Disciplines include Social Science, Behavioral Science, Economic Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Sociology, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Studio Arts, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • 3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA

    Studio Arts, AA-T

    USD 4,050 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Aubrey Byron Chase was the first graduate of Antelope Valley College who went on to become a military chaplain and a Baptist minister.

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