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Valencia College

Renamed Valencia College in 2011. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia College is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 59,000 students a year. The school opened as Valencia Junior College in 1967. In 1971, it changed its name to Valencia Community College and moved to its first permanent location, the 180-acre West Campus located on South Kirkman Road.
Renamed Valencia College in 2011. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia College is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 59,000 students a year. The school opened as Valencia Junior College in 1967. In 1971, it changed its name to Valencia Community College and moved to its first permanent location, the 180-acre West Campus located on South Kirkman Road. « Show less

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  • Valencia student rides bus for 2 hours to get to school

    Valencia student rides bus for 2 hours to get to school
    Alexandrea Castro opens her bedroom door into the shadows, leaving the light off so she won't wake her sleeping mother.
  • Ticked off! @theme parks

    I'm ticked off at my new car's automatic braking safety feature. I got whiplash when a squirrel ran in front of my car. I and hopefully several others in this area are ticked off because the theme parks keep raising their prices and refuse to get...

    Economic views, fashion, and USO: Letters

    Dueling economic viewpoints I enjoy My Word submissions. They often provide a window into the collective psyche of our area's population. I hope Friday's essay by Tom Morris ("Arguing against 'inarguable truths'") is a poor example of that. Recently,...

    Level the playing field to hold on to film industry talent and jobs in Florida

     Level the playing field to hold on to film industry talent and jobs in Florida
    The Taylors came to Florida 20 years ago in search of work and a good place to raise a family. Carla and Jeff built a house in Orlando and enjoyed life as their daughter grew up while involved in school, sports and church. The Taylors' story, though,...

    Osceola elementary students get early taste of college

    KISSIMMEE — The hot-pink flowers never lost their brightness as Frieda Lamberg crinkled up the dead, frozen blossoms that had been dipped into a vat of liquid nitrogen. The Valencia College science-lab manager had already taken a mallet and smashed...