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Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California

Los Angeles Valley College is a two-year public college located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, a thriving suburb of Los Angeles. The college's mission is to serve as a pathway to our students' success and career goals.

Founded in 1949, LA Valley College is a 105-acre urban oasis located just minutes away from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles, and the beaches of Santa Monica, Malibu, and major motion picture and television studios. The beautiful park-like campus is also well known as is the first community college in California to be a Tree Campus USA.

Under the leadership of President Dr. Barry Gribbons, LAVC is leading community colleges in the state with approximately 20,000 students.


Last Updated: 2022-06-21


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The Interstate Passport can be earned by passing with a grade of C or P or higher a minimum of 30 units in courses approved to meet the Interstate Passport learning outcomes for each of the nine knowledge and skills areas. A course may be used any number of times to meet the outcomes of any knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. While every effort is made to keep this site up-to-date, consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details..

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 102 Oral Communication II
COMM 151 Small Group Communication

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
E.S.L. 110 College Composition for Non-Native Speakers
ENGLISH 101 College Reading and Composition I

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Their Uses
FINANCE 008 Personal Finance And Investments
MATH 120 Plane Geometry
MATH 121 Elementary Geometry For College Students
MATH 122 Intermediate Algebra For Statistics
MATH 125 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 134 Accelerated Elementary And Intermediate Algebra
MATH 215 Principles Of Mathematics I
MATH 227 Statistics
MATH 227S Statistics with Support
MATH 238 Calculus For Business And Social Science I
MATH 240 Trigonometry
MATH 245 College Algebra
MATH 259 Precalculus With Trigonometry
MATH 261 Calculus I
MATH 262 Calculus II
MATH 263 Calculus III
MATH 270 Linear Algebra
MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equations
PHILOS 006 Logic In Practice
PHILOS 009 Symbolic Logic I
STAT 101 Statistics For The Social Sciences

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed under each of the following: Physical Sciences and Life/Biological Sciences. In addition, at least one of them must include a lab component. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Physical Sciences
Courses in Physical Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ASTRON 001 Elementary Astronomy
ASTRON 005 Fundamentals Of Astronomy Laboratory (includes lab component)
CHEM 051 Fundamentals Of Chemistry I (includes lab component)
CHEM 060 Introduction To General Chemistry (includes lab component)
CHEM 068 Preparation For General Chemistry (includes lab component)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (includes lab component)
GEOG 001 Physical Geography
GEOG 003 Introduction To Weather And Climate
GEOG 015 Physical Geography Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOG 017 Physical Geography And Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOLOGY 001 Physical Geology
GEOLOGY 002 Earth History
GEOLOGY 006 Physical Geology Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOLOGY 007 Earth History Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOLOGY 010 Introduction To Environmental Geology
PHYS SC 001 Physical Science I
PHYS SC 004 Physical Science And Laboratory (includes lab component)
PHYS SC 014 Physical Science Laboratory (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 006 General Physics I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 007 General Physics II (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 037 Physics For Engineers And Scientists I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 038 Physics For Engineers And Scientists II (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 039 Physics For Engineers And Scientists III (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 066 Physics with Calculus for Life Science Majors I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 067 Physics With Calculus For Life Science Majors II (includes lab component)
PHYSIOL 001 Introduction To Human Physiology (includes lab component)

Life/Biological Sciences
Courses in Life/Biological Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANATOMY 001 Introduction To Human Anatomy (includes lab component)
ANTHRO 101 Human Biological Evolution
ANTHRO 111 Laboratory In Human Biological Evolution (includes lab component)
ANTHRO 116 Primate Lives: Behavior, Evolution, And Culture
BIOLOGY 003 Introduction To Biology (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 005 Introduction To Human Biology
BIOLOGY 006 General Biology I (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 007 General Biology II (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 010 Natural History I (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 022 Marine Biology (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 040 The Science of Biotechnology (includes lab component)
ENV SCI 001 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENV SCI 007 Introduction To Environmental Geology
ENV SCI 022 Environmental Science Laboratory (includes lab component)
MICRO 020 General Microbiology (includes lab component)
OCEANO 001 Introduction To Oceanography
OCEANO 010 Physical Oceanography Laboratory (includes lab component)
PSYCH 002 Biological Psychology

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AFRO AM 020 African-American Literature I
ANTHRO 121 Anthropology of Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
ART 093 Introduction To Modern and Contemporary Asian Art
ART 094 Introduction to Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
ART 101 Survey Of Art History I
ART 102 Survey Of Art History II
ART 103 Art Appreciation I
ART 105 History of Asian Art
ART 109 The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Acient America
ART 111 History of Contemporary Art
ART 115 History of Modern Art
ART 116 History of Women and Art
ART 125 History of Photography I
ART 201 Drawing I
ART 213 Color Theory
ART 501 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design
BRDCSTG 026 Tv-Film Aesthetics
CHICANO 042 Contemporary Mexican Literature
CHICANO 044 Mexican Civilization
CHICANO 054 Mexican-American Arts In American Culture
CINEMA 102 Film Genres
CINEMA 103 Diversity in Cinema
CINEMA 104 History of Documentary Film
CINEMA 105 History of Motion Pictures
CINEMA 106 The Art of Animation and Effects
CINEMA 107 Understanding Motion Pictures
CINEMA 113 History of Animation
CINEMA 114 Master Filmakers
COMM 130 Introduction To Oral Interpretation
DANCEST 801 Modern Dance I
DANCEST 802 Modern Dance II
DANCEST 805 History and Appreciation of Dance
ENGLISH 102 College Reading and Composition II
ENGLISH 105 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
ENGLISH 203 World Literature I
ENGLISH 204 World Literature II
ENGLISH 205 English Literature I
ENGLISH 206 English Literature II
ENGLISH 207 American Literature I
ENGLISH 208 American Literature II
ENGLISH 252 The English Bible As Literature
ENGLISH 253 Opera as Literature
FRENCH 001 Elementary French I
FRENCH 002 Elementary French II
FRENCH 003 Intermediate French I
FRENCH 004 Intermediate French II
FRENCH 005 Advanced French I
FRENCH 006 Advanced French II
FRENCH 010 French Civilization
FRENCH 021 Fundamentals of French I
FRENCH 022 Fundamentals of French II
FRENCH 025 French and Francophone Short Story in Translation
GERMAN 001 Elementary German I
GERMAN 002 Elementary German II
GERMAN 003 Intermediate German I
GERMAN 004 Intermediate German II
GERMAN 005 Advanced German I
GERMAN 006 Advanced German II
GERMAN 010 German Civilization
HEBREW 001 Elementary Hebrew I
HEBREW 002 Elementary Hebrew II
HEBREW 010 Hebrew Civilization II
HISTORY 007 The World's Great Religions
HUMAN 001 Cultural Patterns of Western Civilization
HUMAN 002 Studies in Selected Cultures
HUMAN 003 The Arts of Contemporary Society
HUMAN 006 Great People, Great Ages
HUMAN 008 Great Women in the Humanities
HUMAN 030 The Beginnings Of Western Civilization
ITALIAN 001 Elementary Italian I
ITALIAN 002 Elementary Italian II
ITALIAN 003 Intermediate Italian I
ITALIAN 004 Intermediate Italian II
ITALIAN 005 Advanced Italian I
JEWISH 002 The Jewish Religious Heritage
JEWISH 010 Hebrew Civilization II
JEWISH 011 Elementary Hebrew I
JEWISH 012 Elementary Hebrew II
JEWISH 035 Judaism, Christianity and Islam
MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music
MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I
MUSIC 118 Film Music Appreciation
MUSIC 121 Music History And Literature I
MUSIC 122 Music History And Literature II
MUSIC 136 Music in American Culture
MUSIC 141 Jazz Appreciation
PHILOS 001 Introduction to Philosophy
PHILOS 012 History of Greek Philosophy
PHILOS 014 History Of Modern European Philosophy
PHILOS 020 Ethnics
PHILOS 028 Environmental Ethics
PHILOS 030 Asian Philosophy
PHILOS 031 Philosophy of Religion
PHILOS 035 Judaism, Christianity and Islam
PHILOS 045 Philosophy of Labor
SPANISH 001 Elementary Spanish I
SPANISH 002 Elementary Spanish II
SPANISH 003 Intermediate Spanish I
SPANISH 004 Intermediate Spanish II
SPANISH 005 Advanced Spanish Through Latin American Literature
SPANISH 006 Advanced Spanish Through Spanish Literature
SPANISH 009 Civilization of Spain
SPANISH 035 Spanish For Spanish Speakers I
SPANISH 036 Spanish For Spanish Speakers II
SPANISH 037 Composition And Conversation For Spanish Speakers
THEATER 100 Introduction to the Theater
THEATER 110 History of World Theater
THEATER 112 History of World Theater II

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COMM 104 Argumentation And Debate
COMM 105 Critical Thinking
ENGLISH 102 College Reading And Composition II
ENGLISH 103 Composition And Critical Thinking
PHILOS 006 Logic In Practice
PHILOS 009 Symbolic Logic I

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGLISH 101 College Reading and Composition I


The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANATOMY 001 Introduction To Human Anatomy (includes lab component)
ANTHRO 111 Laboratory In Human Biological Evolution (includes lab component)
ASTRON 005 Fundamentals Of Astronomy Laboratory (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 003 Introduction To Biology (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 006 General Biology I (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 007 General Biology II (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 010 Natural History I (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 022 Marine Biology (includes lab component)
BIOLOGY 040 The Science of Biotechnology (includes lab component)
CHEM 051 Fundamentals Of Chemistry I (includes lab component)
CHEM 060 Introduction To General Chemistry (includes lab component)
CHEM 068 Preparation For General Chemistry (includes lab component)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (includes lab component)
ENV SCI 022 Environmental Science Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOG 015 Physical Geography Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOG 017 Physical Geography And Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOLOGY 006 Physical Geology Laboratory (includes lab component)
GEOLOGY 007 Earth History Laboratory (includes lab component)
MICRO 020 General Microbiology (includes lab component)
OCEANO 010 Physical Oceanography Laboratory (includes lab component)
PHYS SC 004 Physical Science And Laboratory (includes lab component)
PHYS SC 014 Physical Science Laboratory (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 006 General Physics I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 007 General Physics II (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 037 Physics For Engineers And Scientists I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 038 Physics For Engineers And Scientists II (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 039 Physics For Engineers And Scientists III (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 066 Physics with Calculus for Life Science Majors I (includes lab component)
PHYSICS 067 Physics With Calculus For Life Science Majors II (includes lab component)
PHYSIOL 001 Introduction To Human Physiology (includes lab component)

The learning outcomes associated with this knowledge and skills area may be met by passing with a grade of C or P or higher one course listed below. Any listed course may be used to meet the learning outcomes for any other knowledge and skills area for which it is approved. Online offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Consult the college catalog for the most current requirements and other details.

Human Society and The Individual
Courses in Human Society and The Individual
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AFRO AM 002 The African American in Contemporary Urban Society
AFRO AM 005 The African American in the History of the U.S. II
ANTHRO 102 Human Ways Of Life: Cultural Anthropology
ANTHRO 103 Archaeology: Reconstructing The Human Past
ANTHRO 104 Human Language and Communication
BRDCSTG 001 Fundamentals of Televison and Radio Broadcasting
BRDCSTG 006 Digital & Social Media Broadcast Communication
BRDCSTG 032 Television History and Culture
CH DEV 001 Child Growth and Development
CH DEV 042 Teaching In a Diverse Society
CHICANO 002 The Mexican-American In Contemporary Society
CHICANO 007 The Mexican-American in the History of the United States I
CHICANO 008 The Mexican-American in the History of the United States II
COMM 122 Intercultural Communication
ECON 001 Principles Of Economics I
ECON 002 Principles of Economics II
ECON 008 Survey of Economics
ECON 010 Economic History Of The United States
ECON 030 Comparative Economics Systems
ECON 040 History Of Economic Thought
ECON 060 Economics and the Environment
ENVSTDS 101 Introduction To Environmental Studies
GEOG 002 Cultural Elements Of Geography
GEOG 009 People And The Earth's Ecosystem
GEOG 014 Geography of California
GEOG 045 Food and Culture
HISTORY 001 Introduction To Western Civilization I
HISTORY 002 Introduction To Western Civilization II
HISTORY 005 History of the Amenricas I
HISTORY 006 History of the Amenricas II
HISTORY 007 The World's Great Religions
HISTORY 011 Political and Social History of the United States to 1877
HISTORY 012 Political and Social History of the United States from 1865
HISTORY 086 Introduction To World Civilization I
HUMAN 006 Great People, Great Ages
HUMAN 008 Great Women in the Humanities
JEWISH 025 The History of the Jewish People
JOURNAL 105 Mass Communications
LAW 003 Civil Rights and the Law
POL SCI 001 The Government Of The United States
POL SCI 002 Modern World Governments
POL SCI 005 The History Of Western Political Thought
POL SCI 007 Contemporary World Affairs
PSYCH 001 General Psychology I
PSYCH 011 Child Psychology
PSYCH 012 Adolescent Psychology
PSYCH 013 Social Psychology
PSYCH 014 Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 032 Psychology of Women
PSYCH 041 Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age
PSYCH 052 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
PSYCH 074 Research Methods In the Behavioral Sciences
PSYCH 075 Health Psychology
PSYCH 090 Introduction to Counseling
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 002 American Social Problems
SOC 003 Crime and Delinquency
SOC 004 Sociological Analysis
SOC 011 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 012 Marriage and Family Life
SOC 021 Human Sexuality
SOC 022 Sociology of Women
SOC 025 Drugs and Culture
SOC 031 Sociology of Gender
SOC 035 The Labor Movement


Program Highlights


Valley College is known for its high-quality courses that prepare graduates for transferring to a university or a job. LAVC offers career pathways through more than 140 associate degree programs and certificate programs. The school has exceptional vocational programs in Business Administration, Child Development, Computer Science, Media Arts, Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy.


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Sorangel Hernandez
Contact for Students: Gabriel Hernandez




Interstate Passport is based at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a 501c3 regional compact, located in Boulder, Colorado.
Funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.



Interstate Passport
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