Victor Valley College : Career and Technical Education and Associate Degree Advisement

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Published on May 1, 2014

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Review this presentation if you plan to complete your educational goals at Victor Valley College.

The Counseling Department welcomes you to the CTE and Associate Degree Advisement Session.

 Transfer to a 4-year university to earn a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree (B.A./B.S.)  Earn an Associate of Science/Arts Degree (A.S./A.A.)  Complete a VVC Certificate  Take classes for personal interest/growth

Part 1: Overview of Career Technical Education Programs, Certificate and Associate degree options

Part 2: Class scheduling and assessment results.

 Quiz at end of Part 2 of this presentation.  You must have your VVC ID# and password.  Quiz will cover material in Parts 1 & 2.

 Certificates ◦ Certificates of Achievement ◦ Certificates of Career Preparation  Degrees ◦ Associate of Arts ◦ Associate of Science

 Certificates of Achievement ◦ Consist of 18 or more units of coursework. ◦ Recorded on a student’s official transcript.  Certificates of Career Preparation ◦ Require less than 18 units of coursework. ◦ Not recorded on the student’s official transcript.

 A list of CTE programs and requirements are listed in the VVC college catalog.

 Please use the Associate Degree Graduation Requirements form to plan your program.  View the college catalog for more information.

 With careful planning, students may simultaneously meet the requirements for both a certificate and degree.

 The Liberal Arts program provides a well- rounded education.  May be a good option for transfer students.  Use the Associate Degree in Liberal Arts planning form in conjunction with the Associate degree Graduation Requirements form to plan your program.

‣ Associate in Science degrees are awarded in Math/Science and various technical areas. ‣ Some of these programs require specific courses and more than 18 units to complete the major. ‣ Some programs also require an application and admission. Please review the college catalog for specific program requirements.

 Students who wish to transfer to a four year college or university should select classes for their Associates Degree that simultaneously satisfy their university’s lower division requirements.  If you plan to transfer, please review the Transfer Advisement Session for more information on transfer requirements.

 Students completing an A.A.-T or A.S.-T are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not to a particular campus or major.  Please view the college catalog for degrees currently offered.

 The Victor Valley College Associate Degree in Nursing program enables students to take the NCLEX exam in order to become a licensed registered nurse.  The enrollment process including application deadlines and program details can be found by visiting the Nursing Department.  Prerequisites must be completed before a student can apply to the Nursing Program.

Congratulations! You have completed part one of the online advisement. You are now ready to start part two. In part two, you will learn how to make your class schedule. You may watch part one again at any time in the future.

 Interpret assessment test results  Educational planning  Scheduling classes

 What is the purpose of these tests?  Clearing pre-requisites by other means. Please bring documents to the Admissions and Records Office.

Individual Score Report Student Name Student ID Major Name Date of Birth Date of Testing Site Name Message from the Institution Congratulations! Your course placements are displayed below. You have completed an important step in the Victor Valley College Matriculation process. Other steps include a meeting with a counselor and an orientation session. Please see the counseling department for more information. Congratulations! Test Results Test Name Score Reading Comprehension Sentence Skills Arithmetic Elementary Algebra Course Placements

Pre-College Level Basic Skills Math 6 Math 12 Math 10 Basic Math Skills Math 50 Elementary Algebra Associate Degree Level (required for graduation) Math 90 Intermediate Algebra Transfer Level Math 104 Trigonometry Math 105 College Algebra Math 120 Statistics Math 132 The Ideas of math Math 226 Calculus

Pre-College Level Basic Skills English 6 Basic Reading & Writing English 8 Reading Improvement English 65 College Grammar English 50 English Fundamentals English 59 Effective Reading College Level (Engl 101 required for graduation and transfer) English 101 English Composition & Reading English 149 Critical Reading & College Study Skills

◦ Register for appropriate Math or English courses. ◦ If you have questions about your test results please contact the Assessment Center at (760) 245-4271 x2367 or email

 Requirements by Course Categories ◦ Total 60 transferrable units  General Education  Major Preparation  Electives

 Associate Degree ◦ Follow the VVC Associate Degree graduation requirements.  Transfer ◦ Consult the CSU General Education requirements for the CSU system. ◦ Consult the IGETC for the University of California (UC) system. ◦ View the online Transfer Advisement Session for more information on transfer.  Certificate ◦ General education is not required if you want to complete a certificate alone.

 Choose electives to reach the minimum of 60 units.  Review the schedule or catalog to determine the transferability of electives.  Sample description from the VVC schedule. This indicates transferability to both CSU and UC.

Consider the Following:  Time commitment ◦ Full time/Part time status ◦ Work load ◦ Outside commitments  Financial Aid  Assessment Results (English & math)  Pay attention to important dates listed in the schedule.

 Balance work & school ◦ Working 0-10 hours, recommend 15-17 units ◦ Working 10-20 hours, recommend 12-15 units ◦ Working 20-30 hours, recommend 6-12 units ◦ Working 30-40 hours, recommend 1-6 units  1 unit of lecture = 3 hours per week  12 units = 36 hours

Full-Time Student  12 units or more  Financial aid award will be greater  Achieve educational goal faster  Obligations outside of school are minimal  Greater opportunity to take advantage of campus resources Part-Time Student  Less than 12 units  Financial aid award will be less  Achieve educational goal in smaller steps  Obligations outside of school have higher priority  Fewer opportunities to take advantage of campus resources

 Math and English courses  Guidance Courses ◦ GUID 50: College Success; ◦ GUID 101: First Year Experience; or ◦ GUID 107: Learning Strategies  Courses for General Education

 Puente Project  Honors Program  Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

 Make an appointment with a counselor once you have started the semester.  The best time of year to make an appointment is during the fall in the months of September and October, and in the spring during the months of March and April. Please click here to schedule an in-person appointment.

1. Follow this link to take and pass a quiz on the Advisement Information to move forward in the matriculation process. 2. Enroll in classes on your designated day.

Thank You and Welcome!!!

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