Park University Partners with Victor Valley College to Offer Degrees

Friday, August 22, 2014


Park University, which already serves Southern California students pursuing their higher education dreams with campuses at four locations in the region, is now partnering with Victor Valley College in Victorville, Calif., to increase educational opportunities for students attending VVC and living in the High Desert.

Park has established a campus center at Victor Valley College to assist students interested in completing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Students can earn a variety of bachelor’s degree offerings by attending Park classes in a face-to-face setting at the VVC campus, or they can pursue an array of bachelor’s or master’s degree through the University’s online offerings. Classes at Park’s VVC campus are scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 20.

“Park University has a long-standing presence in the High Desert region, proudly serving military service members and community residents at our Barstow (Calif.) Community College, Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base and Fort Irwin campus centers,” said Park President David Fowler. “We are pleased to expand Park’s affordable, accessible and quality education experience to Victor Valley students and to Victorville and High Desert community residents by aligning both schools’ core values.”

Park, which also has a campus center at Camp Pendleton (Calif.), offers degrees at VVC as part of a 2+2 program, with an associate degree from the Victor Valley College satisfying requirements for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree from Park. Bachelor’s degrees offered face-to-face include criminal justice administration, education, management, public administration and social psychology. Several options within each major allow for special concentration within those fields.

“Victor Valley College is excited to partner with Park University to provide Victorville residents with a means to obtain a quality and affordable education within our community,” said VVC Superintendent/President Roger Wagner. “VVC is proud to promote educational excellence and local prosperity, and this extended benefit reiterates our commitment to our students’ success.”

Arely Moreno, a lifelong resident of the High Desert region, serves as Park’s area director for California desert operations. For more information about the partnership or program offerings, contact Moreno at arely.moreno@park.edu or (816) 269-6286, or visit www.park.edu/vvc.