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Antelope Valley College - Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Antelope Valley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). AVC underwent its last complete accreditation self study in 2010. The self study was followed by a campus visit by accrediting commission representatives, which resulted in reaffirmation of accreditation in January 2011.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions. Agencies that develop and apply standards are often called accrediting commissions. Accrediting commissions were created by the collective group of institutions that wished to engage in the quality review and assurance process, and those institutions were and are referred to as the member institutions of a commission.

Who evaluates AVC's accreditation?

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) oversees the accreditation status for Antelope Valley College. ACCJC:

  • Sets standards for good practice.
  • Conducts peer-based evaluations of institutions.
  • Confers accredited status on institutions
  • Makes the results of accreditation review known to the public.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234
www.accjc.org

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