Colleges in Victorville, CA
Victor Valley College has a long history of being there for the community it serves.
And with a growing roster of degrees and certification programs, cutting-edge training facilities and strong relationships to the business and professional communities, those ties are deeper than ever before. The college has about 40 major courses of study and supports a planetarium and performing arts center, as well as multiple men’s and women’s athletic programs.
Expanded Nursing Program
The college also continues to beef up its nursing program, which draws several hundred students per year. It works with the area’s hospitals to ensure that students have plenty of real-life training opportunities, and also utilizes its own technologically advanced simulation lab.
VVC has built other programs literally from the ground up, including an Eastside Public Safety Training Center and a solar project on the main campus.
Eastside Public Safety Training Center
A $32 million Eastside Public Safety Training Center, located about 15 miles northeast of the VVC main campus, trains students for firefighting, paramedic, police and corrections careers, and is also available for use by public safety agencies across the region. The LEED-certified facility features a five-story fire tower and a nine-lane indoor shooting range with virtual and live-fire training simulators.
Solar Plant/Training Facility
The VVC solar plant, a project in tandem with SolFocus, is the largest plant in North America to use concentrator photovoltaic systems. The one-megawatt plant meets about 30 percent of the college’s electricity demand, plus acts as a teaching facility and learning lab as curriculum develops around solar energy technology.
Other Top Colleges, Universities
Other top higher education institutions in the Victor Valley include Azusa Pacific University, which ranks among the best Christian universities in the nation; and Brandman University, where almost all students earn their degrees while working full time.
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