Antelope Valley College
- 4 Year
- LANCASTER, CA
Antelope Valley College Reviews
Rating 3.57 out of 5 978 reviews
I loved it because it was close to home. It offered classes that I wanted and I never had any trouble.
I mean we're just here for an education. They're improving the buildings all the time but a lot of the students are just here because they have to.
My overall experience within Antelope Valley College's education was a good one. The Professors seem to know what they are doing. For how cheap it costs, Antelope Valley College is good for transfer credits, at least.
The staff and faculty go above and beyond to help you throughout your college experience. I am a first-generation college student and the Professors, counselors, staff, and committees have all helped me feel not only welcome but also, have given me so many resources to succeed. I love the music department at AVC, the Professors being actual working musicians themselves, have real-world experience and knowledge that will help you in your own career. I am also studying for a Deaf Studies Interpreter Training AA and have found that the program is top-tier and prepares you well. The campus has a calm and welcoming atmosphere.
Online learning was easy to transition to. The professors formatted assignments, lesson plans, and classes to best fit the online platform. We used Zoom for classes, Canvas for communication, assignments, and tests/quizzes, and school email for correspondence and staying connected with the latest information about the school, COVID, and resources.
Antelope Valley College is what you expect it to be. It's a pathway to whatever you need it to be, and it does its job well enough.
It’s tough, regardless of what major. Anyone can agree that it’s not work the cost, luckily I go to a community college, therefore my classes weren’t costly. As a chemistry major, it saddens me that I lost skills/lab experience. Currently some of my professors teach poorly online and therefore becomes difficult to follow. Even trying to self teach is to some degree, tedious. There’s no excitement to learn when you know you’re just going to be sitting in your room for hours. AVC isn’t doing the best in their ability to give the most, but what am I to expect since we are in a pandemic.
As a student graduating from AVC and moving forward to a higher education, I can say I enjoyed my time at this community college. I spent a year and a half on-campus before the pandemic. I enjoyed the liveliness of the campus, there were places to study with classmates, and going to office hours with professors to as home assistance on assignments. I will say the counselors were not very helpful when it came to taken the right courses for my degree. Being a STEM major, the counselors wanted me to overload my work by telling me to take 5-6 classes a semesters. As a student who is also a part time worker it was overwhelming so I took it upon myself to use assist.org and see what classes I really needed in order to go into certain universities. When I comes to community colleges, I will also advocate to high school senior to go to a college. You will have more time to decide what you truly want to do with your career without any severe consequences like student loans.
Most teachers are passionate about their classes and want their students to succeed! I love being in an environment where teachers actually care, it reassures my motivation towards my career goals.
I have not yet had the pleasure to attend physical classes since I started college at the start of COVID. I really like how quickly AVC was able to switch gears and continue to offer classes online.
So far I have taken all of my courses online. It's okay, but I would really like to have the full college experience.
Very easy and simple. Teachers and tutors always there to help. Learning on a screen versus in person is still hard for a visual person like myself but the teachers and tutors hours are more available now to get the help you need.
The teachers and staff are very helpful. The campus is open wide. During covid lockdown, they have helped students who don't have laptops or enough money for food by letting students borrow laptops and give food packages for free.
I am a previous student that dropped out when I was young and now I am trying to go back to school. With the Covid restrictions is place, I am not able to go onto campus at the moment and It has become very difficult communicating with anyone. I have been trying for months now to correct my dismissal status so that I can enroll in classes, but the counselors have been little to no help. The semester has already started to my knowledge and I don't believe Ill be able to get any classes at this point. Its very frustrating to constantly go on and see that none of the counselors that I need are online or available to help. Im trying to get my life right and I feel like my time is being wasted with this run around, and there is no end in sight! I do hope that someone sees this and some corrections are made. I do understand that we've all had to make changes with the Covid, but this is just unacceptable for a college.
So far from what I lile about this college is that teachers are so helpful and kind. You can talk to them about anything, if your having trouble in school. Or when you want to make up work for it. They really are understanding. Also when in talking to counselors they can also be quite helpful. But i think they should work hard on trying to be more understanding. There was just one in particular that got confused from my questions so I had to look for another counselor to correctly answer my question. In overall they were patient and answered what I needed. There aren't really any dorms at this type of college, so most of the time I stayed with my family.
Most of the classes were online, from this pandemic. The first day was pretty hectic. It was hard connecting to class since the internet was being crazy that day. But the teachers were understandable and did what they could. They communicated with us through gmail or this app called pronto. To notify us some things we need to work on out of class. It was weird at first online but as we got more into it, I felt more into the groove of the whole thing.
The professors are good both in-class and online and really care about the success of their students.