CSUB Antelope Valley Education Center
Address: 43909 30th Street West Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
Telephone: (661) 952-5000
California State University, Bakersfield operates the Antelope Valley Campus with facilities on the northeast corner of the Antelope Valley College Campus (AVC) and at the Lancaster University Center (LUC) at Division and I Streets. The Campus 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 AVC 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 Campus 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 Procedures and Policies at Antelope Valley Campus
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 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.”
After being admitted to CSUB and meeting with a faculty advisor, students will register for classes. The Records Office at CSUB is responsible for the registration process and academic record keeping. The telephone registration system requires that students meet all prerequisites for any course requested. A help line staffed by trained registration workers is available for students having registration questions or problems. Students are not registered until fees are paid.
Students may access the telephone voice response system or the campus web site (www.csub.edu) under student online information to obtain information about status of the application for admission, financial aid, class registration, billing for fees, and review of final grades by using the same set of procedures and menus used for online registration.
The University Bookstore and the Antelope Valley Campus 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 Campus. Baccalaureate programs may be completed through 2+2 programs articulated with Antelope Valley College and other community colleges. Baccalaureate programs offered or currently planned for implementation during the 2004/ 05 and 2005/06 academic years include:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Communications
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- Bachelor of Arts in English
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management
- 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, reading, and educational administration. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a part-time Master of Social Work.
The Extended University Division offers a growing array of certificate and noncredit courses providing additional opportunities for personal and professional development.
Information on each major is available from the CSUB Antelope Valley Advising Center located at the AVC Campus site and on the home pages for CSUB academic departments and programs.
The range of services provided by CSUB at the Antelope Valley Campus is steadily increasing. New Student Orientations are offered several times 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. Academic and Peer Advisors are available by appointment at the CSUB AV Office. 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 Antelope Valley Campus 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 Campus. 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 Campus 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 Office.
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 databases, and Internet resources. To access journal databases from home, students will need a student I.D. card. Almost all of the 300,000 books and 2,000 periodical titles are available to off-campus students through the Library’s Distant Services program. Books or articles not available from the library can be ordered through Inter Library Loan’s Document Delivery. Books are shipped via courier to the students at no charge, while students pay copying costs for article copies. Research assistance can be obtained by contacting the CSUB AV Campus librarian at 661-952-5072, coming to the library (Room 405 at the AVC Campus site), or sending an email request. 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.
Additional information on each service is available by contacting the Antelope Valley Campus or perusing home pages for the AV Campus and individual departments.