University of Antelope Valley

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University of Antelope Valley
University of Antelope Valley logo.jpg
TypePrivate for-profit
PresidentMarco Johnson
Location, ,
United States

34°41′01″N 118°08′07″W / 34.6835°N 118.1353°W / 34.6835; -118.1353Coordinates: 34°41′01″N 118°08′07″W / 34.6835°N 118.1353°W / 34.6835; -118.1353
AthleticsNAIACal Pac

The University of Antelope Valley (UAV) is a private, for-profit university in Lancaster, California. It offers masters, bachelors, and associate degrees as well as certificate programs and continuing education courses.


The school was founded as Antelope Valley Medical College in 1997 by retired Los Angeles City firefighter / paramedic Marco Johnson and his wife Sandra as a school teaching community CPR, first aid, EMT and other medical training.[1] In 2009 the school was accredited by the United States Department of Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and began granting associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees and became the University of Antelope Valley. In 2016 the University of Antelope Valley received its regional accreditation with WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


UAV offers five associate degrees, eight bachelor's degree programs, and three master's degree programs. A variety of certificate programs are also available. UAV is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). It is also approved by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).[2] UAV's Paramedic Program is only 1 of 4 programs approved in Los Angeles County.[3]


The University of Antelope Valley's athletic teams are known as the Pioneers. The UAV Pioneers started competing as an independent in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics during the 2004–05 school year, [4] and joined the California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) for the 2015–16 school year.[4] The school currently offers men's and women's cross country, soccer, and basketball; women's softball, women's volleyball, and men's baseball.


  1. ^ "UAV History". University of Antelope Valley. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "University of Antelope Valley - Accrediting Agencies, Approvals and Memberships".
  3. ^ "LA County Emergency Medical Services Agency" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b "Antelope Valley to Join the Cal Pac Conference in Fall 2015". California Pacific Conference. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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