C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
CSUB ANTELOPE VALLEY CENTER
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 952-5126 (fax)
Mark O. Evans, Interim Dean,
Extended University Division
Michelle St. John, Interim
Director, Antelope Valley Center
In cooperation with Antelope Valley College (AVC), CSU Bakersfield operates the Antelope Valley Education Center on the northeast corner of the AVC campus. The Center provides opportunities for the residents of Lancaster, Palmdale, and surrounding communities to complete selected Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees without commuting out of the area. This cooperative arrangement between two segments of California’s public higher education system enables students who complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program at Antelope Valley College to continue their academic studies at resident fee rates. Teaching credential programs and graduate courses offer a variety of options to students seeking to enhance their academic and professional skills. All programs offered at the Antelope Valley Center are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and are an integral part of the curricula of California State University, Bakersfield.
Admission and Registration
Students interested in attending CSUB Antelope Valley to pursue a degree program must apply for admission (using the CSU System Application Form), pay a $55 application fee, submit two official transcripts of all college work previously attempted, and in some cases, submit official high school transcripts with ACT or SAT scores. The application should have “CSUB AV” indicated on the front of the application in BOLD print, indicating the intent to enroll at Antelope Valley, and the “Off Campus Center.”
Each admitted student is given a CSUB email address that is used for official correspondence. For example, course registration dates are sent to the student’s CSUB Runner Mail account and are not mailed. Simple procedures are in place so students can forward email from their Runner Mail account to another email address. Entering students register for their first quarter classes during New Student Orientation. Students can register via telephone, web, or in person at the CSUB AV front desk. To register by telephone, AV students should use the toll-free number, 800-734-8555. To register online, students can access the Student Banner Web system through the CSUB home page (www.csub.edu). Student Banner Web also provides access to unofficial transcripts, grades, personal schedules, degree evaluations, and much more. Students have a responsibility to either pay course fees or withdraw from class after registering. They will not automatically be dropped from courses for nonpayment or nonattendance. Hence, it is essential that students familiarize themselves with the Student Banner Web system to monitor their enrollment status and academic progress.
The University Bookstore and the Antelope Valley Center office sell both the University catalog and schedule of classes. The schedule of classes is usually available by the fourth week of the preceding quarter and includes all information needed to register. The schedule of classes can also be found online at CSUB’s website.
Course offerings are designed to accommodate the diverse needs of students. A range of courses is delivered by means of telecommunications. Classes are scheduled weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings as well as on weekends and asynchronously on the World Wide Web.
Upper division courses are offered at the Center. Baccalaureate programs may be completed through 2+2 programs articulated with Antelope Valley College and other community colleges. Baccalaureate programs currently offered include:
• Bachelor of Arts in Communications
• Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
• Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Economics
• Bachelor of Arts in English
• Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
• Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
• Bachelor of Arts in Special Major
The School of Education offers the Master of Arts degree in Education with specializations in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, and Special Education. School credentials are offered in multiple subject (elementary), single subject (secondary), mild/moderate disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities, and educational administration.
The Extended University Division offers certificates, noncredit courses, and online degree programs to provide additional opportunities for personal and professional development. The following online degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management, Master of Science in Administration, and Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum & Instruction (Education Technology and Field-Based options). Information on Extended University Division courses and programs can be obtained from the Extended University quarterly catalogs available free of charge at the AV Center’s front desk or on the web (www.csub.edu/eud).
The range of services provided by CSUB at the Antelope Valley Education Center is steadily increasing. New Student Orientations are offered each quarter for newly admitted students. Participation in the orientation enables first-time students to receive information about campus services, meet faculty and staff, obtain academic advising, and register for courses.
Two weeks are set aside each term to obtain academic advising in preparation for course registration for the following term. Faculty and Peer Advisors are available by appointment. Consulting with an advisor, registering on one’s priority date, and paying fees by the due date usually assure getting the classes students want and need.
Students at the AV Center may apply for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships administers some 20 different financial aid programs to enable students without adequate finances to attend the Center. Veterans’ education benefits are provided to students who qualify. Financial aid counselors are available to provide information and guidance concerning the financial aid application and delivery process. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships home page has additional information concerning the financial aid process.
The Antelope Valley Center has a program to serve students with disabilities that is consistent with existing and emerging legislation and regulations (Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive approved accommodations, modifications, and auxiliary aids, which will enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities offered through CSUB. Available services include alternate format materials, alternate testing accommodations, assistive technology and adaptive equipment, learning disability assessment, note taking, sign language interpreters, readers and scribes, and taped textbooks. Disability packets and requests for services for students with disabilities are available at the CSUB AV disabilities office.
The Learning Resource Center at the Antelope Valley Center is the gateway to CSUB’s Walter W. Stiern Library. A librarian is on staff at the Learning Resource Center to provide students with training and assistance. The Walter W. Stiern Library’s electronic resources can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. The Library’s home page has links to the catalog, reference databases, online journal subscriptions, and Internet resources. Almost all of the Stiern’s books and periodicals are available to off-campus students through the Library’s Distant Services program. Distance Services policies and procedures are posted on the Stiern Library’s website. Books or articles not available from the library can be ordered through Document Delivery. Assistance with research strategies can be arranged through the Learning Resource Center librarian and by calling the reference desk. Research inquiries also may be submitted online and result in a personalized email response. CSUB Antelope Valley students have full library privileges while visiting the Bakersfield campus.
The Academic Advancement Center operates under the aegis of Educational Support Services and with the cooperation of the CSUB campus to provide an academic support program that is available to students experiencing difficulties or simply interested in strengthening their academic skills through tutoring. Tutoring services provided by the Academic Advancement Center are offered at the CSUB Antelope Valley location.
Other services include an open computer lab, counseling services, health services, and activities and study areas supported by Associated Students, Inc. Additional information on each service is available by contacting the Antelope Valley Center or perusing home pages for the Center and individual departments.