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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Office of the Superintendent/President

Administration Building, Room A126
661-722-6300 x6301
661 722-6333 (fax)

Ed Knudson

From its humble beginnings in a classroom at Antelope Valley Joint Union High School in 1929 with an enrollment of 20 students, Antelope Valley College has grown to a campus of over 135 acres with an enrollment of 14,000 students. Through its 85 years, the college has gained a national reputation for its service to the community and industry. Today, the college offers 74 degree and certificate programs, training opportunities for career enhancement, basic skills instruction, and lifelong learning opportunities.

The ongoing generosity of the community has provided bond funds for the college to engage in a capital building plan that has recently added new, state-of-the-art facilities to the campus. Among the additions are the Health and Science Building, Performing Arts Center, Maintenance and Operations Building, and renovation and expansion of our athletic complex. Successful grant applications, especially for support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as the STEM disciplines, have augmented facilities on campus and supported our expansion of offerings at the college's Palmdale Center.

The contemporary curriculum offerings of the college prepare students for transfer to prestigious four-year colleges and universities in the University of California system, the California State University system, and outstanding private institutions such as the University of Southern California, Brigham Young University, and Stanford University. For example, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) accepted 100 percent of the Antelope Valley College Honors Program students enrolled in the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP). Additionally, the college boasts outstanding offerings in the Visual and Performing Arts and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Further, throughout its history, the college has maintained strong partnerships with business and industry in the Antelope Valley, developing programs of study to ensure entry into professional careers in fields such as public safety, health sciences, aviation, business, and engineering. These strong ties to local industry also ensure workplace opportunities for our graduates in the technical trades, among them, aviation, automotive, manufacturing and fabrication, electronics and welding.

Antelope Valley College is a very special place that prides itself on the professionalism and expertise of its administration, faculty and staff. Every employee of the college is dedicated to your success as a student at the college, and as a citizen in your community. I have every confidence you will find your time at Antelope Valley College to be well-spent and enriching.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Antelope Valley College, and the entire college community: Welcome. Thank you for choosing to share your collegiate experience with us. We stand ready to support your personal journey to achieving your goals.

Ed Knudson

Ed Knudson
President