Victorville, CA STEAM 2020 for Colleges and Universities

By Barbara Biehler on October 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm EST


Primed to meet the needs of a 21st-century workforce, Victor Valley, Calif., provides educational opportunities for students of all ages. 

STEAM 2020 Initiative 

Building a foundation for success, STEAM 2020 is an initiative for promoting and identifying strategies to increase student excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. STEAM 2020 partners with the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education to help prepare students from elementary to postsecondary school to enter high-paying, highly skilled occupations after leaving the classroom. 

Victor Valley College

For years Victor Valley College has served the educational needs of one of the largest geographical regions in California. Offering more than 430,000 square feet of building space on its main campus in Victorville, VVC has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students every year. The college offers a variety of two-year degrees and certificate programs, and online classes are available.   

For students hoping to become professional firefighters, VVC’s Fire Technology Program provides accredited courses that meet standards set by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office. Advanced courses are also available for specialized jobs within the fire service, including fire prevention specialist, company officer and chief fire officer positions. The college’s new, 41,500-square-foot Eastside Public Safety Training Academy  trains students for careers in firefighting, law enforcement and emergency medical services using live drills in real life settings. 

Victor Valley College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program offers the instruction and training necessary for a two-year associate’s degree. Students can then take the NCLEX exam required to become licensed registered nurses.

Students seeking jobs in green technology can get the training they need right on VCC’s campus. Together with SolFocus, VVC built the largest solar plant in North America utilizing concentrator photovoltaic systems, producing approximately 30 percent of the campus’ electricity needs. The college has developed an innovative curriculum around this pioneering technology, including solar installation, operations and maintenance courses.

Other Colleges and Universities

Azusa Pacific University, a comprehensive Christian university, features more than 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs on their main campus in Azusa, at seven Southern California regional campuses or online. Focusing on the needs of working adults, Brandman University has 52 bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs through the blended formats of online and classroom instruction. Cambridge College also focuses on the needs of working adults, with a number of degree programs offered online or at their Rancho Cucamonga campus.

Four-D College seeks to educate anyone interested in an entry-level health-care career, including those who wish to become nurses, health-care administrators, pharmacy techs or dental assistants. San Joaquin Valley College is a two-year, private junior college helping students prepare for careers in business or a variety of medical or technical fields. Serving young students and adult learners, University of La Verne offers undergraduate to doctorate degrees in many professional and arts programs.

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