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Celebrating IVC’s Diverse, Developing Career Education Successes

After nearly 40 years of quality career education, there are enough Irvine Valley College success stories to fill a book. And while these passion-to-paycheck tales tend to share certain plot elements: a Laser-focused determination, an independent spirit… they don’t always start out on the same page.

Interest Form

ELEVATE AAPI Learning Community (LC) and EMPOWER Certificate is open to all students who meet the program requirements.

Space is limited to approximately 25 students per academic year for the Learning Community and 35 students for the EMPOWER Certificate. The program enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. We will utilize waitlists for any additional interested students and provide referrals for any additional services available.

ELEVATE Faculty Mentors

Faculty Mentors are assigned to each interest area/educational Guided Pathway at IVC so students in the cohort can meet with the designated faculty to learn more about the major, degree, career pathways, work-based learning experiences (such as internships, apprenticeships, and fellowships) that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations.

Faculty Mentor Bios

Learning Community and Certificate Track

ELEVATE AAPI is a community of students from diverse cultures coming together to elevate one another to reach their fullest potential. We have a dedicated Asian American and Pacific Islander student support service team ready to empower students to achieve success academically and personally.

Our program aims to provide support to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students looking for a community and place to belong at IVC.

IVC Receives $2.5 Million for Veterans Services Center

On November 4, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris presented IVC with $2.5 million from the California state budget to expand Veterans Services Center and the resources the center. Since 2014, IVC’s Veterans Services Center has assisted veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists, and their dependents/spouses with the application for VA educational benefits and their certification process.