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    Feb 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Introduction to IVC

Irvine Valley College President’s Message

Photograph of Glenn Roquemore

On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Irvine Valley College. Whether you are considering coming here as a first-time college student, a returning student looking for new skills, or as someone interested in lifelong learning classes, I encourage you to get to know us and discover all that IVC has to offer.
Drawing more than 22,000 students annually, IVC is dedicated to offering academic excellence paired with a critical awareness of equity issues. IVC is #1 in transfers among all community colleges in California. IVC also has among the highest rates of student transfers in the state, including to prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Penn, and USC. 
Our college also prides itself on its wide range of student support services and financial aid opportunities, to ensure all students can thrive regardless of their goals. IVC offers two-year associate degrees in 90 in-demand areas of study in the liberal and fine arts, sciences, and technologies, along with more than 70 career and technical certificate programs for those seeking to enter into a new career path in as little as one year.
If IVC is your college of choice, you have selected a college that transforms lives through exemplary learning experiences–both in class, with our award-winning faculty, and outside of class through our equity and support services and student activities. We pride ourselves on our commitment to your success.
We are IVC, and you are welcome here.

President's Signature


John Hernandez, PhD
President, Irvine Valley College