College Junior 2012-04-23T04:48:00Z
Hit and Miss – At AVC some professors are extremely helpful while others seem to favor only certain students. My personal experience has reinforced that idea in my mind. Last semester in my ENGR 120 class the professor, Professor Suave, was extremely helpful and extremely patient with everyone in the class. That was by far my favorite class that entire semester. However, my ENGR 115 professor was the exact opposite,he was very impatient with anyone who was confused on a topic and sometimes refused to explain the concept to those who didn't understand. I found myself being a miniature teacher in that class for over ten student to try and explain the concepts they were not understanding and even making time to meet outside of class with them on top of my ever increasing schedule. Overall its the luck of the draw on the academic experience and your learning style; if your more of a hands on learner than some professors are just not going to work for your learning style. Sometimes you'll get lucky and find a professor who cares about each individual student and then other times you'll find professors that either have a select group they favor or just don't care period.
College Junior 2012-04-23T04:41:06Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Decent Prices – The overall fees for tuition are decent compared to some 4 year universities; however, the books are outrageously priced or extremely low quality if bought used. My PSYCH 101 textbook had multiple pages missing from it and was very beat up when I bought it. Financial aid is fairly good from what I've heard although I do not qualify with my parents income even though they threw me out of their house but still claimed me as a dependent so I could not receive any financial aid. I work in the Foundation and Advancement Office at AVC and have found out first hand that they have an extremely good scholarship program where students can fill out one application and be placed into over 75+ Scholarships. Everyone in that office works extremely hard so when it comes to aid through scholarships I have no complaints.
College Junior 2012-04-23T04:35:04Z
Although this school has a decent selection of classes, a somewhat helpful staff, and a few caring professors I've noticed a lot of flaws in the overall quality of this college. Although they are updating buildings and even building a new nursing building some other parts of campus are just forgotten it seems. When I was in my basic 2D auto cad class there were issues with some of the computers. My professor tried everything he could to get them fixed and eventually the I.T guy came to fix it... 2 months into class and even then didn't fix it! Furthermore some of the professors are completely unhelpful. For example, in my ENGR 115 class a few students didn't understand the idea of auxiliary drawings, they proceeded to ask the professor who then looked up with a grin saying "I can't spoon feed it to you." I thought professors were getting paid to teach not to leave students in the dust. However the rest of the class proceeded to teach the few who were confused. Overall however this college is adequate; some of the staff are very helpful (i.e. job placement) while other not so much (registration). I had to spend over 6 hours and 3 different trips to register in my Math 150 course although I had all of the correct qualification. If I could I would gladly have chosen a different college but could not due to the small selection here in Antelope Valley.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-22T20:17:09Z
Career Center – the career center actually helps you out a lot. anywhere from Job placement, or helping you find the type of career that best suits you, they are really helpful
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-22T20:15:12Z
Class Registration Process – registering for classes are pointless at AVC because the odds of you getting into the classes are very slim
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-22T20:04:31Z
Computer Labs – the computer labs at AVC, are quite bad. my highschool had better computer labs. i thought that college was suppose to be a step up from highschool but i guess i was wrong. The network is very slow at avc, which is pretty sad considering rhat it is a college. I hope they can fis this problem and soon.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-20T06:02:11Z
It depends on the person, I prefer online courses. I am a tech savvy person so it is easier for me to work around the computer. AVC uses black board as a online tool for online courses. For the most part it is an ok program. There could be so minor adjustments to improve the overall use of it. For example, some teachers need to be trained to properly use the program before trying to host an online class. They should take courses on the program itself before being thrown into the ring.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-20T05:57:20Z
I am currently a work study participant and the administration at AVC is very flexible. They are always willing to work around my class and study time. The staff there always tell student workers that their education comes first.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-13T06:49:38Z
The campus is diverse especially within the class rooms. I believe that it fits the community and that is why AVC is so diverse. Even the faculty come from all walks of life so it goes hand in hand.
College Sophomore 2012-04-04T14:27:09Z
Community College – AVC is community college with no post grad services.
College Sophomore 2012-04-04T14:25:57Z
Good Resources – The resources are there if you need them. the library is nice. Very big. The student center is always busy. New football and softball complex.
College Sophomore 2012-04-04T14:20:57Z
Quality Teaching – This college has excellent instructors for the community college level. They are caring, skilled, and well-trained. I feel like they care about a student's education and put effort into education.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-02T23:18:34Z
I Had to Drop – my online course because the professor was ridiculous. waste of time. so much easier to do classes in person once a week.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-02T23:16:25Z
Easy Classes, Learn a Lot – I've learned more here than at my old private university and the classes offer a very manageable workload. All my classes will transfer to UC's and Cal-states so I am very happy with my experience.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-01T00:10:34Z
Newtwork Is Fine – Network is at good speed. You do have to pay fifteen cents a page for printing.
College Senior 2012-03-30T17:09:11Z
Eveything is wonderful except the way managment treats you if you are an older student! No RESPECT at all.
College Senior 2012-03-30T17:04:35Z
Proud Being a Student – Everything is perfec at my school EXCEPT one important thing and that is if I was a young student I would of quit going to colege reason for this is I was working in Maintains and Operations for close to a year. Doug Jenson and Erin Hitchman took over managment, they let me go because I did not fit in they told me. That was not even close to why the let me me! It was because Erin did not like me I am old enough tobe her mother and she woud make me go around her plans, she does not care about students enless you are younger than her. She has had a lot of problems with others and Iwas told about it when I first went there to work. I am upset about this because she went as far as to cut me down to 10 hours per week to have me leave, she complained so much about me to her boss (Doug) he let me go. The way she treats some of the people that come t the office is really sad.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-23T08:27:04Z
It's Big – It has a really large population and financial aid support.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-23T08:26:22Z
It's Okay – They aren't up-to-date with technology and the resources are too used and outdated.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-23T00:33:18Z
Lack of Proper Equipment – Most of the labs do not have the proper materials such as catalysts to do proper science work
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-22T23:18:49Z
Lack of Classes and Technology – There is not enough classes. Budget cuts are killing us students and there have already been 3 rallies where students leave class to protest.
Also, many of the school's supplies and tech is outdated and 20 years old. Furniture in the library needs to be replaced.
College Senior 2012-03-22T22:51:35Z
A Lot of Useful Facilities – There's a learning center, convenient library and multiple computer labs that students can use to study.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-21T04:20:46Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Don't Waste a Minute! Many student's tend to leave everything until the last minute, big mistake! Keep everything up to date and make sure everything is turned in on time.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-21T04:19:41Z
The Learning Center – Antelope Valley College provides student's with a Learning Center in which students like myself can go to work on study, work on homework or projects. The Learning Center provides exceptional tutoring in Math or English as well as work shops to enhance our skills that will lead students, like myself, toward a path of success.
College Senior 2012-03-21T02:48:26Z
Early College High School – On the campus, there's a high school where students can attend high school and college courses at the same time.
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