Victor Valley Community College, established in 1961, is in Victorville and serves one of the largest geographical areas in the state out on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert.
The area was first inhabited by several Native American tribes. Spanish missionaries followed and established ranches throughout the region. Later, pioneers moved through the area from Utah and other northern outposts on their way to establish settlements in what later became known as Southern California.
Over the years, the campus has gone through a number of improvements as the resident population of the High Desert increased, most notably an adaptive physical education building, advanced technology building, gymnasium, library, an expanded performing arts center, planetarium and the student activities center.
The college provides nearly 40 major courses of study, with the most popular being liberal arts, registered nursing and business management. Other majors include agriculture and natural resources, fire science, welding, music, animation, automotive repair, construction technology and criminal jJustice.