Victor Valley Community College
Victor Valley College is a community college in the southeast corner of Victorville, California, United States, part of the 112-campus California Community College System.
The college was created by a vote of the public in 1960 and the first classes were held in 1961 at Victor Valley High School in an unused building. The 253-acre (102 ha) campus started construction in 1963 and was opened to students in 1965. During the 1990s and 2000s, the campus went through a number of improvements as the resident population of the High Desert increased, most notably an Adaptive Physical Education Building, Advanced Technology Building, Gymnasium, Library, an expanded Performing Arts Center, Planetarium, and the Student Activities Center. On February 14, 2012, Victor Valley Community College District opened its first satellite campus in Apple Valley called the Regional Public Safety Training Center just northwest of the Apple Valley County Airport (nicknamed the Eastside Center in the Five-Year Plan.) The new center contains 46,000 sq. ft. of classrooms, conference rooms, laboratories, and lecture halls. Directly outside the center, a prop area called "CERT City" (named after County of San Bernardino Community Emergency Response Team) has large vehicles, a hazard tower and disaster areas for simulated exercises. Construction on the second satellite campus, the "Westside" Workforce Development Center in West Hesperia, continues into the 2013-2014 school year, when it is estimated to be ready for use.
Cultivate intellectual growth, social responsibility, environmental stewardship, cultural enrichment, and economic development. Create exceptional and accessible lifelong learning opportunities that afford students within our expanding communities the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for success in the global economy. Embrace difference in our communities by integrating their wealth of multicultural knowledge and wisdom into a cohesive and resourceful learning environment for all. Inspire innovative teaching and service with imaginative uses of collaboration and technology, fostering vibrant programs that are measurably effective in addressing student learning and community needs. Empower each student to learn by modeling academic integrity, democratic citizenship, and meaningful contribution to society.
Earl W. Bascom, inventor, actor, rodeo cowboy, Hall of Fame inductee, international artist and sculptor. John W. Henry, commodities broker and principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. Jamel Richardson, player in the Canadian Football League.
253 acres (102ï¿½ha)