San Bernardino Valley College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and offers academic programs from 12 divisions including Business and Information Technology; Criminal Justice; Health Science; Humanities; Visual, Performing & Media Arts; Science; Social Science & Human Development; Technical; Transportation; Physical Education & Athletics; Math; and, Learning Resources. Students enrolled in these programs earn either associate degrees or certificates.
The two-year associate degrees are designed to help students enter the workforce or to be used as a foundation for transferring to four-year institutions. There are many technical certificates to earn for students eager to enter the workforce. These programs are completed in less than two years and provides real-world knowledge to use for acquiring entry-level positions.
In addition, San Bernardino Valley College offers an honors program, an online college, and telecourses. The honors program provides a rigorous learning environment for academically challenged students. Once students complete the honors program they may transfer to larger four-year universities to further their education. The online college program gives students a flexible learning experience that requires minimal on-campus meetings. Students may enroll in online programs to earn associate degrees. Telecourses are televised classes aired on a cable channel to instruct and deliver classroom lectures.
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San Bernardino Valley College is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent. The college serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, as well as working professionals.
Prospective students should:
- Submit an application for admission (may apply online or in person)
- Send transcripts from all high schools and any prior colleges/universities
- Take assessment exam
International students must contact the International Student Counselor for admission instructions and additional forms.
San Bernardino Valley College provides a variety of financial aid options for qualifying students. Students may be eligible for various grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. The school provides many resources for students seeking financial aid, including a detailed website with descriptions of all financial aid available.
All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All California residents can also apply for a Cal Grant from the California Student Aid Commission.
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San Bernardino Valley College serves a wide range of commuting students, including students seeking associate degrees, international students, and working professionals.
There are several opportunities for students to be involved in campus life, including over 30 clubs and organizations and intercollegiate sports. The college offers many services for its students such as a bookstore, career center, health services, counseling, disability services, and a library with a variety of resources and computer workstations for research, open six days a week.
In addition, the campus has an on-campus restaurant—The Sun Room—run by the Restaurant Management program. The library also has a café which offers snack foods, coffee, and more.
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San Bernardino Valley College is a member of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Foothill Athletic Conference. The college supports six intercollegiate teams for both men and women. These teams include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, and track & field, as well as women’s basketball, track & field, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and softball.
The San Bernardino Valley Wolverines won the 2008 state title for the third consecutive year. The college also has a cheer team to spread the Wolverine spirit at sporting events.