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.
Employment Opportunities atIrvine Valley CollegeIrvine Valley College offers a challenging, diverse work environment and outstanding benefits. Current opportunities and application information are available on the South Orange County Community College District website. Current Employment Opportunities South Orange County Community College District Human Resources The South Orange County Community College District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, sex, physical handicap (including AIDS), medical condition (cancer-related) age (over 40), sexual orientation, or marital status and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and California Labor Code 1102.1. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.
Mission, Vision and Goals
Irvine Valley College is an institution of higher learning that seeks to deliver innovative instruction and student services programs, provide opportunities for student success and enter into dynamic community partnerships. The college maintains high educational standards as measured by student learning outcomes including skills and knowledge gained.
Irvine Valley College is committed to serving members of the community who seek to transfer, obtain degrees and certificates, acquire career and basic skills, and pursue lifelong learning. The college also provides student support services, opportunities for cultural experiences, and activities promoting partnerships with the community.
The college is dedicated to successful and measurable student learning through the commitment of exemplary faculty and staff who offer a variety of traditional and innovative teaching methods, and provide access to state of the art technologies and facilities.
The college is guided by a strategic plan based on data regarding changing student needs, evolving community diversity, and a rapidly changing economy.
- To meet the current and future learning needs of our diverse community.
- To foster a college environment that is dedicated to attracting and supporting excellent faculty, staff, and students.
- To develop and implement curricula that prepare students to transfer, obtain degrees and certificates, improve basic skills, and pursue life-long learning and community education.
- To provide exemplary support services focused on student success and retention.
- To provide programs and activities that promote economic development and partnerships with the community.
- To focus college processes on providing programs and services that educate students to think critically and prepare them for making career and academic choices.
- To provide leading edge instructional and administrative technologies to facilitate student success.
- To promote IVC as an institution of higher education dedicated to student access and success.
- To ensure institutional effectiveness through systematic assessment, intentional dialogue, and continuous improvement.
- To continue integrating the strategic planning process with budget development in a systematic cycle of evaluation for effective resource allocation.
- To promote environmental stewardship in college planning and decision making.