Los Angeles Valley College is located in the heart of Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1949, LAVC is an urban oasis containing over 1,600 trees and plants and is the first community college in California to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA designation multiple times. LAVC offers more than 160 associate degree programs and certificate programs including Accounting, Administration of Justice, Biology, Business Management, Child Development, Computer Science Information Technology, Engineering, English, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, and Psychology. LAVC is also known for exceptional vocational programs in Registered Nursing, Fire Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. Valley College is currently undergoing renovation and building projects to renovate existing buildings and build new sustainable buildings. Existing classroom buildings are being updated with new technology and energy-efficient standards. In addition, all new campus structures are being built as LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings.
Recently completed projects support and enhance student activity, like the Monarch Center, a 66,000 square foot building that houses the book store, cafeteria, and health care.