The mission of the University of Antelope Valley is to provide quality undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education to our local and global community.
The University of Antelope Valley offers higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals, thereby allowing them to become valuable assets to their communities.
In the winter of 1997, after witnessing what he believed to be too many unnecessary deaths, Los Angeles City Firefighter/Paramedic Marco Johnson, with the blessing of his wife Sandra, began instructing community CPR and First Aid courses. This service quickly developed into the CPR and First Aid Company and following demands of the community to teach other classes the name was changed to the Antelope Valley Medical College.
Six months after its inception, Antelope Valley Medical College (AVMC) received approval from the State of California and the County of Los Angeles to provide training in Emergency Medical Technology.
AVMC was granted approval to administer Allied Health Instruction in the careers of Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Clinical Assistant, Emergency Room Technician, Paramedic, Nursing Assistant, Medical Billing, Phlebotomy, Administrative Assistant, and Vocational Nursing.
We remain dedicated to the commitment of expanding educational and technological offerings in our community and nurturing a university that meets the needs of current and developing job markets.
We are grateful to many people for their unwavering belief and assistance in founding the University of Antelope Valley, including faculty and staff, city leaders, and members of the community. We would also like to thank the legal, business, and medical community for guidance and leadership.