Welcome to Irvine Valley College!
A Message from the College President Glenn Roquemore
Welcome to IVC!
Irvine Valley College has been improving the quality of life for residents of South Orange County since 1985. Currently we are experiencing a time of challenging transitions. Declining property values, increased unemployment, global instability--in such times, the value of an education is immeasurable—not only for the practical purpose of developing the skills required for employment and/or a new career, but also to establish a strong foundation for analyzing and reasoning through any problem. At IVC, learning is an ongoing process.
Some of you are making the transition from high school to college; some are coming to college after an interval away from school; and still others are retraining or regrouping after years in the workforce. Whether you are planning to pursue a two-year degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university, or enhance your career potential, I am confident that you have made the right choice in coming to Irvine Valley College.
As you pursue your academic options, you will quickly find that IVC faculty are passionately committed to their students. They include authors, scientists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars, and entrepreneurs who are accessible and student-focused. Our beautiful campus offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the most current technology. Today, the college serves more than 15,000 students. They come from surrounding communities and over 40 foreign countries.
IVC offers students the choice of 61 associate degree majors and 36 career and technical certificates. We are proud of our students' successful transfers to the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) system, as well as a host of other prestigious campuses across the nation. Our transfer rate is #1 in Orange County and #3 among all California Community Colleges. Statistics demonstrate that IVC transfer students typically outperform students who began their undergraduate work at a university. Our career graduates likewise have a record for finding success in their chosen field.
The Latin motto on our college seal—"a posse ad esse"—translates to "from possibility to reality." It affirms our commitment to help our students imagine, plan for, and achieve their educational goals—no matter what they may be. I wish you, our newest students, every success as you work toward your future.