Irvine Valley College (IVC) combines a small-college environment with more than 60 acres of modern facilities and equipment; dedicated staff; and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experience with a sincere commitment to learning. IVC offers day and evening classes, on campus or online. After its creation as a satellite campus in 1979, IVC became an independent institution in 1985 and has seen its transfer rates and campus community flourish. Its faculty includes authors, Fulbright scholars, scientists, professional musicians and entrepreneurs who are accessible and student-focused.

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. The IEPI has asked all California Community Colleges to have a conversation about several metrics that reflect different aspects of the College’s operations. IVC’s Institutional Effectiveness Committee has reviewed these metrics and has established goals for the coming year. These goals will be monitored and discussed by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and any changes will be reported to the college community. IVC looks forward to extending our involvement with the IEPI in the coming year and continuing to use data to drive improvements in student success and institutional effectiveness.

Vision Statement

Irvine Valley College is a premier educational institution that provides students avenues for success through exceptional services and dynamic partnerships.

Mission Statement

Irvine Valley College offers clear and guided pathways to transfer, certificates, associate degrees, employment, and further education to a diverse and dynamic local and global community. We support student access, success, and equity. IVC fosters economic and workforce development through strategic partnerships with business, government, and educational networks.

International Student Center

IVC is a comprehensive community college with nearly 15,000 students, including over 860 international students. Established in 1979, the college is a leader among community colleges in the nation. Known for its outstanding faculty and curriculum, IVC prepares students for transfer to universities throughout the United States. IVC offers over 80 Associate Degree and over 60 career and technical certificate programs. IVC believes that international students add to the cultural diversity and educational experience for all students. We welcome international students to our campus and provide strong support services from our professionally staffed in the International Student Program. We invite you to review the information on the following pages to learn more about the academic programs and services available at IVC.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Associate Degree

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The demand for chemists and individuals who have a strong foundation in chemistry has been increasing worldwide and will remain strong for the foreseeable future. Employm ... [+]

Why take Chemistry?

Because you plan to:

Pursue a career in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, veterinary, physical therapy, engineering, computer science, nutrition, allied health sciences, nursing, law, biology, chemistry, geology, or liberal arts. Transfer to an institution offering a baccalaureate degree. Complete an associate degree (AA). Increase your profit potential Employment Outlook

The demand for chemists and individuals who have a strong foundation in chemistry has been increasing worldwide and will remain strong for the foreseeable future. Employment opportunities exist in both the public and the private sectors. Scientists with a strong background in chemistry are needed to work with the government and industry for a variety of tasks, such as qualitative and quantitative analysis, product development, research, and forensics. The demand for people who understand chemical concepts will continue to grow in this technology-driven society. A background in chemistry is a valuable asset and can increase job potential and salary. Adding chemistry courses to your resume can make you a more marketable applicant.... [-]

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The department of economics offers courses that provide the lower-division requirements for students majoring in economics, business, computer science, and engineering, a ... [+]

Economics is the study of how people make choices when faced with scarcity. It is therefore the study of the process of decision-making by individuals, businesses, governments, or any other group that must make such choices, and the study of the institutional context in which these decisions are made. The department of economics offers courses that provide the lower-division requirements for students majoring in economics, business, computer science, and engineering, and also provide students majoring in other fields with an understanding of economic principles and a familiarity with the economic institutions that affect their lives. The courses offered by the department meet general education and transfer requirements for economics, business, and social sciences.... [-]

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The goal of the LAC is to help the students make the most of their language learning at Irvine Valley College. Our tutoring and resources are available to all students en ... [+]

The goal of the LAC is to help the students make the most of their language learning at Irvine Valley College. Our tutoring and resources are available to all students enrolled in our half-unit language conference class.

Chinese

The Chinese language (also called Hanyu, zhongwen, or huawen­) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. About one-fifth of the world speaks some form of Chinese as its native language, making it the most spoken language in the world.

IVC Chinese program teaches Standard Mandarin Chinese, known as common words or national language (pu-tong-hua, or guo-yu ­), which is based on the dialect of Beijing. Standard mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, one of the four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations. Standard Mandarin also corresponds to the written Chinese forms - hanzi (Chinese characters) used by all Chinese speakers around the world.... [-]

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The mission of the Mathematics Department at Irvine Valley College is to help our students achieve their mathematical potential and to prepare them for their educational ... [+]

Mission

The mission of the Mathematics Department at Irvine Valley College is to help our students achieve their mathematical potential and to prepare them for their educational and career goals.

Department Goals

The Mathematics Department at Irvine Valley College seeks to contribute to the fulfillment of the college's mission by helping students enrolled in our courses achieve the following goals:

Develop proficiency in the use of mathematics needed to function in society. Develop proficiency in the use of mathematics necessary for a given graduation degree or certificate of completion program. Acquire mathematical knowledge and skills for further career achievement. Acquire mathematical knowledge and skills for further academic study. Honors Program ... [-]
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The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum enco ... [+]

The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum encourages and trains students at all levels. From the general education student to the advanced performer there is a place for everyone at IVC. The IVC Chorale has earned a national reputation for innovative programming and musical excellence. The College's Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Rochford performs to huge audiences throughout the year. They have commissioned many works, performed the world, state, or regional premieres of over 30 works since 1991, and has placed students in National and Regional CBDNA Intercollegiate Bands every year since 1999. The Keyboard Department offers a vibrant program with outstanding, prize-winning faculty, top-of-the-line Steinway pianos, an Allen Quantum digital concert organ, and three harpsichords. The recently renovated stock of acoustic and digital instruments makes Irvine Valley College one of the few institutions in the area to own two Steinway D instruments on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center and studio Steinways in classrooms. Each year the department presents a busy schedule of piano, organ, and harpsichord concerts with IVC music faculty and renowned guest artists. The program offers classes in different levels (I, II, III, IV), as well as individual instruction for advanced students. Over the years, IVC music students have transferred successfully to major four-year institutions including CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Chapman, UCLA, and UC Berkley. The school also has an active and awarded Instrumental Jazz Ensemble,... [-]

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The student of philosophy seeks to uncover the assumptions underlying our understanding of the world and to subject those assumptions to careful scrutiny using the tools ... [+]

"Philosophy began in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains." - Alfred North Whitehead

Curriculum

Philosophers seek knowledge, but they seek a distinctive kind of knowledge, for they ask very general questions in order to identify very general truths. Whereas the scientist will ask, "What is this object?", the philosopher will instead ask, "What, in general, is an object?" And, when the judge asks, "Is this person responsible?", the philosopher will instead ask, "What, in general, is 'responsibility'?or, "What, in general, is a 'person'?" Philosophers have pursued logic, or the study of good and bad reasoning, at least since the time of the ancient Greeks. "Logical thinking" has the sort of role and importance in philosophy that the "scientific method" has in the natural sciences. One might say, simply, that philosophy is "applied logic"; it is logic applied specifically to the most general questions or issues about our thoughts and our existence. Creative people who enjoy orderly and systematic approaches to problems are often drawn to philosophy, as are those who are disinclined simply to accept the assumptions upon which our beliefs and actions are based.... [-]

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The curriculum in physical science includes courses in astronomy and physics. The curriculum is designed to attract and cultivate the student's imagination as to the orig ... [+]

Physics at IVC

The School of Physical Sciences and Technologies offers courses and programs in various branches of the physical sciences, including astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics, and the modern technologies including electronics and laser-optics.

COURSES

The curriculum in physical science includes courses in astronomy and physics. The curriculum is designed to attract and cultivate the student's imagination as to the origin, composition, and mechanics of the solar system; the movement of objects in relation with gravitational, magnetic, and electrical forces; the interaction between matter and energy; the behavior of light; and the physical characteristics of substances. Courses offered through the curriculum meet general education requirements in natural sciences. They also may be taken as electives toward a major in liberal arts and sciences, or they may be taken to meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree with a major in physical science.... [-]

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Psychology courses at Irvine Valley College provide academic instruction in basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology and research methods, and promote students ... [+]

Psychology courses at Irvine Valley College provide academic instruction in basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology and research methods, and promote students life skills, personal growth, and interpersonal effectiveness. Psi Beta - Psychology student honor society Psi Beta is the National Honor Society in Psychology for community college students. Irvine Valley College has an active chapter. Students take part in professional psychology conferences, service projects, field trips and social events. They also explore careers in psychology and learn about B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs. To qualify for membership in Psi Beta, students must have completed at least one college psychology course with a grade of "B" or higher, have completed 12-semester units and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. After paying a one-time only fee, membership is for life.... [-]

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The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directi ... [+]

The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directing, design, and theatre production as well as an introduction to theatre history. Students may structure their own program to suit their personal goals and experience level through enrolling in a wide range of courses as well as through participating in the theatre department's highly acclaimed productions. Strong emphasis is placed on preparing and training theatre students to meet future goals of higher education in theatre or employment in the many facets of the entertainment industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the theatre arts, acting, or technical theatre program, students will be able to... [-]

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Associate of Arts

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The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study. ... [+]

The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including:

botany zoology human anatomy physiology human sexuality cellular biology microbiology natural history marine biology applied ecology

Students may complete courses within the School of Life Sciences & Technologies in order ...

to fulfill general education requirements for the AA degree to satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions to complete the Associate of Arts degree with a major in one of these areas: biology applied ecology / biology health science ... [-]
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Students in business management courses focus on the fundamental and intermediate principles and practices of management. Management students receive training which enabl ... [+]

Students in business management courses focus on the fundamental and intermediate principles and practices of management. Management students receive training which enables them to lead, direct, plan, organize and make critical managerial decisions. Such training is widely applicable, and knowledge of management principles is essential to all individuals entering the various business fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the business administration program, students will be able to

Relate the concept of comparative advantage to the production possibility curve. Explain real-world events using supply and demand. Identify and prepare basic financial statements and explain how they interrelate. Describe different types of cost behavior about production and sales volume. Describe the effects of the commerce clause on the government's regulation of business. Curriculum ... [-]
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The Digital Media Art Program prepares students with a strong foundation in digital creative content for art and design. The program begins with design fundamentals where ... [+]

The Digital Media Art Program prepares students with a strong foundation in creative digital content for art and design. The program begins with design fundamentals where students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a project-based curriculum. The courses provide a hands-on experience for students to develop an understanding of the creative process. Students are encouraged to follow one of two distinct tracks. The Graphic Design track is designed for students interested in a diverse range of visual communication. The Photography/Video track is designed for students exploring digital photography, digital imaging, motion design and video production. All Digital Media Art courses encourage students to develop a professional portfolio for entry-level positions in the creative industry.... [-]

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Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues like civil rights, health care, the environment and the deficit? If so, you should conside ... [+]

Why study Political Science?

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues like civil rights, health care, the environment and the deficit? If so, you should consider political science as a major. Most social, economic and moral issues have political implications; and governmental policy affects most aspects of daily life. Political science is an excellent liberal arts major if you are interested in learning how groups of people govern themselves; how policies are made; and how we can improve our government policies at the local, state, national, and international levels. A political science major provides a solid foundation for jobs in almost any field, from business to law to research.... [-]

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Associate of Science

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This program is occupational in nature; the courses in the major are not currently transferable to CSU or UC. Students should consult with their counselors or the Transfe ... [+]

Design Model Making and Rapid Prototyping at IVC

The growth of digital technology has opened up many new areas of development in the representation and construction of models, digital simulation and rapid prototyping. The new certificates in industrial, commercial and transportation design are intended to prepare students with the skills necessary to design products and build models using both traditional and emerging technologies. Students will gain a unique insight into both the physical and digital disciplines of model making and design, cultivating technical and arts skills based on critical thinking. This program is occupational in nature; the courses in the major are not currently transferable to CSU or UC. Students should consult with their counselors or the Transfer Center to determine the extent to which courses may apply to programs at other four-year institutions.... [-]

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Accounting has been described as "the language of business." It serves as the backbone for careers in finance and tax. The historical perception of the field of accountin ... [+]

Accounting has been described as "the language of business." It serves as the backbone for careers in finance and tax. The historical perception of the field of accounting has changed dramatically. Today, the study of accounting encompasses not only the understanding of the sources of business income and expenses, but has broadened to provide you with the tools to effectively engage and contribute in big data analysis, mergers, acquisitions, valuation, risk minimization strategies, compensation strategies and more.

Curriculum

Complete the following courses:

ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ACCT 1B MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

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The Computer Science Department in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering conducts a program designed for students who are developing computer progra ... [+]

The Computer Science Department in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering conducts a program designed for students who are developing computer programming skills in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university. Courses are intended to meet the needs of students at various levels of competence, from the novice to the expert. The department acquaints students with the presently available methods of computer science that are useful in solving problems of science, industry, and government; prepares students for the additional formal education and self-education required in this ever-developing field; and fosters students' abilities to solve computer science problems.... [-]

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The Child Development program is relevant for individuals pursuing various interests and goals, including early childhood education teachers, child development specialist ... [+]

Title 22 Requirements for Teachers

The Child Development program is relevant for individuals pursuing various interests and goals, including early childhood education teachers, child development specialists, and recreation leaders; those interested in professional careers providing services to children and families -- in children's centers, family day-care, recreational programs, special education programs, community agencies, health programs, and child advocacy; and those interested in marketing children's books, toys, magazines, and educational software. Parents and potential parents will also benefit from the program.

A Potential Major if You... Enjoy working with children and parents of diverse backgrounds Possess patience, emotional stability, good health, and physical stamina Can tolerate noise and confusion and remain levelheaded Are concerned about the welfare of children Can work independently and under close supervision Employment Outlook ... [-]
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Certificate

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This program is designed to enhance students' interest in mathematics and sciences by pursuing a career in engineering. The program's core curriculum requires students to ... [+]

The IVC Engineering Program prepares the aspiring engineering students to meet the first two years of a four-year university engineering degree program. IVC engineering students will be well prepared to transfer to Engineering programs of the UC , CSU , and most local universities. Students may also choose to earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Engineering. At IVC, you will get a lot of personal attention. Smaller class sizes mean more opportunities to ask questions and interact with instructors. The IVC Engineering department has a faculty that comprised of practicing professionals with P.E. certification and experience in the industry, and educators who are well experienced and dedicated to the students learning and success.... [-]

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