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2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition 
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Student Resources

  • Financial Aid   
    • Who Qualifies for Financial Aid, FAFSA, IVC Financial Aid Programs, State Programs, Federal Programs, Scholarships, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Return of Title IV Funds
  • Counseling Services  
    • Academic Counseling, Career Counseling, Drop-in Counseling, Personal Counseling, Online Counseling, Counseling for International Students, Counseling for Student Athletes, Counseling for Honors Students
  • Veterans Services  
    • Veterans Services Center
  • Supportive Services  
    • Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Learning Disabilities Program, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Technology Support Services and Online Resources  
    • Canvas, WiFi Access, Student Print, MySite, Student Email, Online Educational Counseling, Online Orientation, Online Advisement, Online Education: Online Classes
  • Bookstore and Centers for Students
    • IVC Bookstore, AESL Center, Career and Job Placement Center, Counseling Center, ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC, Health and Wellness Center, International Student Center, Language Acquisition Center, Library, Life Fitness Center and Strength Training Center, Math Center, Student Success Center, Transfer Center, Writing Center
  • ASIVC, Offices of Student Life and Student Equity, Honors  
    • Student Life, Student Government, Student Equity, Honors Program, Honor Societies - Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta
  • Intercollegiate Athletics  
    • IVC Athletics, Conference Play, Eligibility, Transfers, Late Registration, Counseling for Student-Athletes
  • Additional Programs/Resources  
    • Outreach and Community Relations, Emeritus Institute: Classes for Older Adults, Community Members, and Lifelong Learners, Community Education, Economic and Workforce Development/Contract Education, Guided Pathways, Chris LC Lee Testing Center, Student Ambassador Program

Bookstore and Centers for Students

IVC Bookstore

B 100  •  949-451-5258

Refer to website for exact hours each semester

The Irvine Valley College Bookstore stocks new, used and electronic textbooks, class supplies, IVC swag and a variety of educational materials. Used textbooks are bought back year-round, at up to 50% of the new price. The bookstore accepts cash, credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), personal checks (with valid driver license and student ID), and bookstore gift cards. Students can order their textbooks online at Books ordered online can be picked up at the store or shipped via FedEx. ATEP students may purchase their books at the IVC Bookstore. The IVC Bookstore offers textbook rentals, saving students 65% or more on select textbooks. Information is available in the bookstore or by logging on to The bookstore is open Monday through Friday, except college holidays. The bookstore offers extended hours the first week of each semester. Students should refer to for exact hours each semester. The IVC Bookstore does not carry textbooks for Saddleback College. Saddleback College students should purchase textbooks at the Saddleback College Bookstore.

AESL Center

Room B 382

The AESL (Adult English as a Second Language) Center supports all future and current ESL students in becoming successful IVC students and learning English for personal, job-related, or academic purposes. The AESL Center is a one-stop center that offers student services that specifically address non-native speakers of English needs, including assistance with completing the admissions and registration process, ESL assessment, orientation, counseling, and campus and community resource referral.

The center has computers and bilingual staff available to provide language and digital support for students. The AESL Center is also as a hub for cultural events and language and professional skills’ workshops.

Career and Job Placement Center

Student Services Center
Room SSC 230 • 949-451-5431•

The Career and Job Placement Center is available to help students develop a plan to secure employment during or after their academic career. The Center offers resources for those who need assistance with career planning, goal-setting, choosing a major, researching careers, or enrolling in a career guidance course. Career Exploration and Life Planning (COUN 102) is a career guidance course offered fall, spring, and summer semesters. Career Center staff and counselors are available to help with résumé and cover letter writing, job searches, and interview practice. The Career Center library contains books on résumé and cover letter writing; career paths for various industries/majors; and career paths for different temperament types. Other resources include: handouts with résumé and cover letter tips; career tips for different academic majors; scholarship information; cooperative work experience information; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator summaries; workforce indicator and salary data; and information on Career Education (CE) programs. Online Career Center resources can be accessed 24/7 via the website, These resources include Eureka (assessments), Bridges (assessments), College Central Network (online job board), and Candid Career (career research). The Center’s computer lab is a resource for students to support their career development and job search goals. A number of career-related events are hosted throughout the year. These include job fairs; workshops; and employer/industry panels. Students who would like to meet with a staff member for one-on-one assistance may make an appointment by calling (949) 451-5431. 

Counseling Center

Student Services Center
Room SSC 210 • 949-451-5319

The Counseling Center offers holistic counseling, working with each student to meet their academic, career, and personal needs. See Counseling Services  for a description of counseling services.

ELEVATE AAPI @ IVCPhoto of five students holding Elevate AAPI stickers

Equitable Learning Experiences Valuing Achievement, Transfer, and Empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Irvine Valley College

B 353 •      

Located in the CAANAPI Learning Center (Center for Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders), ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC is one of the college’s premier, culturally infused, academically supportive programs on campus that aims to provide equitable learning experiences valuing achievement, transfer, and empowerment of all interested students. Recognizing the importance of a student’s culture, history, and identity, ELEVATE’s C.R.E.E.D. fosters Community, Respect, Empowerment, Empathy, and Diversity. 

Health and Wellness Center

Health and Wellness Center Building (near the baseball fields and Lot 8) 
Phone 949-451-5221• Fax: 949-451-5221 • Email: 

The Health and Wellness Center is able to provide prevention, education and basic outpatient services for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and sub-acute illnesses and injuries. The wellness center provides physical, emotional and social well-being guidance for students in ways that will increase their potential for educational success. A brief overview of services includes urgent care, preventive care which includes general health assessment and education, vision and hearing screenings, emergency first aid, women’s and men’s health care, TB testing, STD testing and flu shots and referrals are utilized for services beyond our scope of practice.  Additionally, annual well-women examinations are available including PAP tests and birth control. We are an approved Family Pact provider.

Mental wellness services are available for short term intervention, and referrals are available for more detailed mental health needs. Support services such as pharmacy, laboratory and health education are also available. There is a nominal charge for laboratory tests and prescription medications. The Wellness Center is staffed by a team of professionals which include medical physicians, registered nurses and clerical support. Health services are available to students who have paid the state mandated health fee and are currently enrolled in and attending classes at IVC. Students may call for hours of operation each semester. The wellness center is closed on weekends and school holidays. 

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International Student Center

Room CEC 7 • 949-451-5414

Irvine Valley College is authorized by the US Department of Homeland Security (US DHS) to admit international students in F-1 visa status. The college has a robust international student program, welcoming over 540 international students from 45 different countries annually.

The International Student Center is committed to assisting students with an array of services, such as information regarding application, immigration advising, academic counseling, university transfer assistance, orientation and social activities. All F-1 visa students must purchase the District mandated health insurance plan as a condition of enrollment.  

Resources are available for housing, transcript evaluation and document translation services. Irvine Valley College welcomes international student applications and encourages early application in order to meet established deadlines.  

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the International Student Center or visit for more information and application instructions. 

Language Acquisition Center

Room B 354 • 949-451-5580 •

The Language Acquisition Center is a learning center for English as a Second Language (ESL). Instructors and tutors are available to aid students with assignments and language learning. The center offers individual tutoring, conversational groups, computer-aided practice, films, and cultural events.

The center is open to students currently enrolled in IVC ESL courses. ESL students can enroll in ESL 389, while AESL students can enroll in AESL 599. For assistance in ESL 201 or ESL 301, students must enroll in the co-requisite courses of ESL 201L or ESL 301L. Enrolled students may use the Language Acquisition Center any time during open hours. 


Circulation Desk: 949-451-5761
Reference Desk: 949-451-5266
Library Information: 949-451-5261 •

The Irvine Valley College Library provides students, faculty, and staff a wealth of information resources, including approximately 38,000 books, 80,000+ eBooks, 1,138 legal resources, 23 print periodicals, 50+ databases encompassing over 25,000 full-text scholarly journals, 646 DVDs, 4,300 music CDs, as well as calculators, headphones, and models of the human skeleton, heart, musculature, and skull. A web-based public access catalog allows users to search for all of these materials. Printers, copy machines and scanners are available for student use for a nominal fee. The library also offers spacious study areas and group-study rooms for students. District students, faculty, and staff can borrow circulating materials by presenting a valid IVC student or staff ID card.

Library Computers

Computer workstations in the library provide currently enrolled Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College students access to the Internet, student email, research databases, and Microsoft Office software. Assistive computers are available for students with disabilities. The computer facilities in the library are for educational and research purposes only. 

Library Card

A current Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College student photo ID is required for all library transactions. Students must be currently enrolled in classes. Students should report lost ID cards to the library immediately, as they will be held responsible for materials checked out under their name.

Material/Book Checkout

All currently enrolled SOCCCD students without outstanding fines may check out library materials.

Books, CD-ROMs, DVDs and Music CDs: 50 items for 3 weeks
Magazines, Newspapers: Library Use Only
Reference Books: 50 items for 3 weeks
Reserve Textbooks: Library Use Only


Items can be renewed twice, by telephone, in person, or via the library website. If another student has placed an item on hold, then the item may NOT be renewed.

Textbook Reserves

Due to a collaborative effort between the IVC faculty, campus bookstore and Library Reserves, the library offers a broad range of core textbooks for student use in the library for a limited checkout period.

To check out a reserve item, students must present a valid IVC or Saddleback student ID at the Circulation Desk and request the item stating the course name and number (for example, BIO 1, MATH 4A, or PSYC 150), the title of the book, and the edition needed. Because reserves are in high demand, they are first come, first served and for use in the library only. If students do not return them within the specified time period (generally two hours), an overdue fine will be imposed. 

Late Fines and Holds on Student Records

When library materials become overdue or are returned late, the library places a hold on the student’s account. Holds prevent individuals from registering, adding or dropping classes, , as well as checking out additional materials in the library. To remove a hold, students must return the library item and pay the fine or the cost of the lost material plus any processing fees. The library circulation staff can provide further information about this regulation and about additional charges for lost materials.

Community Library Users

District residents who purchase a Community Card may access the resources of the IVC Library. Community Card members will have access to the library computers, and may check out four items at a time.

Research Help

There are librarians available to help with research during the library operating hours both in-person and via live chat. The library also provides live in-person and self-paced online workshops on a variety of research topics, including citations and evaluating sources. The library’s website provides 24/7 access to article databases, eBooks, streaming video, research and citation guides, and much more to support the research needs of students and faculty.

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Life Fitness Center and Strength Training Center

Rooms PE 110 and PE 260

The Life Fitness Center is an exercise facility designed to improve the health and fitness levels of students of all ages and abilities. The center offers equipment for improving cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 

An Aerobic Super Circuit consisting of a series of Cybex weight machine stations alternated with aerobic steps and bicycle ergometers is one of the center’s main features. By moving continuously through the Aerobic Super Circuit, an individual can improve their cardiovascular endurance, reduce risk of heart disease, decrease body fat, increase muscle mass, and strengthen all of the major muscle groups in the body. 

The center has an assortment of aerobic equipment, including bicycle ergometers, stair climbers, rowers, and treadmills, as well as weight machines and free weights. Kinesiology instructors can work with students individually or in small groups upon request.

Students interested in using the center must enroll in Kinesiology 3A, 3B, or 3C (Life Fitness Center) and participate in an online orientation session. The orientation covers the general rules and regulations of using the center and introduces available equipment. Students may access orientation information by clicking the Life Fitness Center link on the Kinesiology Department website:

The Strength Training Center, across from the Life Fitness Center, features Hammer Strength and Life Fitness equipment and Ivanko free weights. This center serves as the classroom for students enrolled in strength and/or weight-training classes, who will learn to perform the exercises necessary for athletic performance, body building and power lifting.

Math Center

Room B 363 • 949-451-7561

The Math Center at Irvine Valley College offers drop-in tutorial assistance for math courses offered at Irvine Valley College. For Math Center assistance, students must enroll in the section of Tutoring 301, Supervised Tutoring, associated with the Math Center, room B 363. 

Student Success Center

Room BSTIC 110 • 949-451-5471

The Student Success Center serves both as the central location for the college’s tutoring program and as a computer lab for IVC students enrolled in specific courses.

Tutorial Assistance

The center supports academic learning by providing free tutoring and additional resources to reinforce and supplement classroom instruction. The goal of tutoring is to assist students in achieving success in their classes, to prevent students from dropping classes unnecessarily, to promote their self-confidence, and to help them become independent and active learners. The center offers free extended tutoring as well for DSPS, EOPS, Guardian Scholars, Re-Entry, and veteran students. Students seeking tutorial assistance must register for Tutoring 301.

Computer Lab Access

The Student Success Center serves as a laboratory for IVC courses that require students to use specific software applications to complete their assignments. The center is equipped with PCs and Macs; network services; printers; scanners; 3D printers; and specialized software.  Instructors and tutors are available to assist students. 

Classes supported in the center include those providing instruction in accounting, computer security, computer-aided design and drafting, database design and implementation, desktop publishing, engineering, graphics applications, Microsoft Office suite applications, networking, operating systems, programming, statistics, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), and web authoring, among others. 

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Transfer Center

Student Services Center
Room SSC 230 • 949-451-5339

The Transfer Center offers information, resources, workshops, and college fairs to educate and assist students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Information is available regarding the admissions process, including application deadlines and admission requirements. Students may make individual appointments with counselors in the center for guidance in selecting majors and transfer institutions, learning about transfer requirements, planning academic coursework, applying for admission, appealing admission denials, and more.

In addition, the center offers general transfer workshops as well as application workshops to assist students with the transfer process. Students can obtain information regarding  Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs available with UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz, as well as with the CSU system and some private and out-of-state institutions. Students can also access information about universities and financial aid programs via Internet workstations in the center. In addition, students who visit the center can use College Source to view catalogs for most colleges and universities across the United States.

The center arranges individual appointments on the IVC campus with representatives from the University of California, California State University, and independent and out-of-state colleges and universities. During our college transfer fairs, students may speak with representatives from many UC and CSU campuses and independent colleges and universities. The center also provides transportation for campus tours to local four-year universities.

Writing Center

Room LA 103 • 949-451-5249 •

The Writing Center is here to help with your writing assignments! We have Writing Conference courses for College Writing classes (WR 382, ESL 382, WR 181, and WR 182), but also for Humanities and Social Sciences courses (WR 385) and for transfer and job applications (WR 375). We offer one-on-one conferences with IVC English faculty who will offer personalized feedback on your writing.The Writing Center offers instructional support in reading and writing to students enrolled in Writing 181, 182, 382, 375, 385, and ESL 382, the Writing Conference. Enrolled students may use the Center to confer individually with English instructors and to log on to computers for academic purposes. 

During conferences, instructors do not edit or proofread student writing; instead, they offer feedback and direction based on an understanding of the classroom writing assignment. Conferences are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and enrolled students are welcome to use the Center’s services at any time during operating hours. To reach Lab Technician Beth Sanchez, call ext. 5663.

Students enrolled in Writing 382 and ESL 382, matched with WR 1 and WR 302 or ESL 302 must record 24 hours spent in the Center and participate in four formal conferences in order to receive .5 unit of credit. Students enrolled in Writing 181 paired with WR 1 only or 182 paired with WR 2 must record 12 hours spent in the Center and participate in two formal conferences in order to receive .25 unit of credit. Students may enroll in WR 375 for help with applications, essays for transfer, scholarship, or employment, also recording 12 hours spent in the Center and participating in two formal conferences in order to receive .25 unit of credit. Students enrolled in any course in the Humanities or Social Sciences may choose to enroll in WR 385, a 0-unit course, which offers students access to the Writing Center and the ability to meet with professors one-on-one to work on their assignments for those courses. Students should note that if they are enrolled in WR 1 or WR 2, they must enroll in the Writing Conference courses for those classes (WR 181 or WR 182) instead of WR 385.