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Cedar Valley College
Welcome to the Cedar Valley College campus orientation tour. This tour will highlight each of the buildings on campus, giving you a brief description of the available services, programs, and facilities. Cedar Valley is a two-year public community college serving southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties. Cedar Valley opened in the summer of 1977, becoming the fifth of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District. The college's main campus sits on over 300 acres in in Lancaster, Texas at 3030 North Dallas Avenue.
Cedar Valley College Campus
The first building to your right as you enter the main campus is the L Building If you are a new student or you needing help with registration, admissions, financial aid, tuition payment, veterans’ services, or other student services, this is your FIRST STOP at Cedar Valley College. General operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, and from Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
The next stop on the tour is the A Building. Be sure to visit our Welcome Center if you have an appointment in the A Building. The college’s administrative offices are located on the ground floor, as well as the Continuing Education department where you can register for fast-track, non-credit classes.
Across from the A Building is the E Building. The college’s acclaimed music, art and theatre classes are held in this building. It is home to the art gallery, ceramic art collections, and the Performance Hall where weekly music recitals, which are open to the public, are held Wednesdays around lunch-time during the Fall and Spring terms. The Cedar Valley Family Music Theatre productions are also held here in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Behind the A Building, you’ll find the B Building. The Student Resource Center and Business and Technology department are located on the second floor, as is the office of Sustainability where you can get information about campus events, green classes, and the requirements to earn a green cord for graduation.
As you proceed forward, you’ll arrive at a central courtyard with shade trees and outdoor seating. The courtyard is encircled by the C, D, and E Buildings.
In the C Building, you can study in the quiet and comfortable environment of the Cedar Valley College Library on the ground level. You can also get FREE tutoring assistance in the Tutoring Center on the upper level. Visit the College Readiness office on the upper level if you have questions about our dual credit or early college high school programs.
Looking for a place to eat? The D Building features a dining center on the lower level that includes a Subway and plenty of seating with televisions and a view of Cedar Valley’s lake. The Office of Student Life is on the ground level where you can get involved with student activities or just relax in the student lounge. Career Services is also here if you are seeking a job, and you can get your student ID here as well.
Between the C and D Buildings, take the lake crosswalk and you’ll get a beautiful view of Cedar Valley’s lakes on both sides.
Straight ahead at the end of the crosswalk is the G Building. Cedar Valley College’s athletic department offices are located here in the gymnasium. Basketball and volleyball games are held on the gym court. Open times are available when the gym can be used by any Cedar Valley student, and students are also encouraged to participate in intramurals. Behind the G Building are six tennis courts and Cedar Valley’s baseball field.
Proceed north of the G Building and you’ll find a beautiful, wooden gazebo that’s built on a pier overlooking the lake. Rest on the benches as you listen to the sounds of the fountain in the middle of the lake.
As you proceed north from the gazebo, you’ll arrive at the H Building. One of the newer buildings on campus, the H Building is the epicenter of our Automotive Technology and Heating and Air Conditioning programs. There’s a gorgeous view of the lake from the front of the building.
Now, let’s retrace our tour to the main entrance of the campus. If we proceed east between the L and E Buildings, we’ll arrive at Cedar Valley’s beautiful Memorial Garden. The garden memorializes full-time employees who are no longer with us. As part of this special memorial, District employees, students and the community may purchase a brick for the garden inscribed with the name of a loved one. In addition, businesses or organizations may support this effort by purchasing a brick with the name inscribed.
Straight ahead from the Memorial Garden is the F Building. The college’s Facilities Services and Police departments are located here. In case of an emergency, you are encouraged to always call 911. For non-emergencies, please call 972-860-4290.
Proceed east between the F and L Buildings and you’ll arrive at the M Building. Gold LEED Certified for its sustainable design, the M Building is home to Cedar Valley’s Math, Science and Allied Health programs. It is also the location of our recognized and well-known Veterinary Technology program, which has been part of Cedar Valley’s fabric since the college originally opened in 1977.
Adjacent to the M Building is the I Building. This is an extension of the Veterinary Technology program, where large animals are maintained and cared for in a barn and grassy corrals.
Behind the M Building is the Outdoor Learning Area. This six-acre, outdoor classroom provides space for students and community members to learn about different habitat types represented on campus, including wetlands, prairie and woodlands. Each environment feels distinctly different. The prairieland station gives way to the woodland station, followed by the pond station, dry creek station and a still-emerging riparian, which means close to water, station.
HVAC & Automotive
Cedar Valley College has technical programs such as Air Conditioning, Automotive Technology, Engine Technology and others.
Cedar Valley College offers programs in both Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology and Automotive Technology.
Both programs are offered in the H Building, one of the newest buildings on campus.
Training in Cedar Valley’s Automotive Technology program can provide the skills you need to jump-start your automotive career. The program reflects a building-block approach from simple to complex skills, covering operational theory, diagnosis, repair, maintenance, practical skills, and accepted shop procedures. The program includes hands on experience in two automotive bays with different models of cars including late-model vehicles with electronic systems.
Cedar Valley also offers hands-on training to service and repair diesel vehicles in our Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment program. Learn maintenance, systems inspection, and operations as an entry-level diesel technician. You can also add this specialty to other Automotive Technology training for well-rounded skills. Jobs in diesel maintenance can include, preventive maintenance technician, light-line technician, and tune-up technician.
The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program is a comprehensive study of the residential heating and cooling industries. Cedar Valley’s hands-on approach to instruction places students in laboratories equipped with a wide variety of residential split-systems. From the most basic refrigeration class to the advanced troubleshooting course, students are given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate their ability to solve complex cooling, heating, and electric problems.
Cedar Valley College has the following sport's teams: Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Intramurals and more.
Cedar Valley College’s athletic department offices are located in the G Building. Here is where you’ll find the gymnasium. Open times are available when any Cedar Valley student can use the gym, and students are also encouraged to participate in intramural sports.
Cedar Valley’s sports facilities also include six tennis courts, a weight room, baseball field, and soccer fields.
The Cedar Valley Athletic programs include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.
The college has acclaimed music, art and theatre programs, and an intimate Performance Hall.
Located in the E building, the 350-seat Cedar Valley Performance Hall is home to a number of events during the year. Every year, two students are crowned Mr. and Ms. C.V.C., short for Mr. And Ms. Cedar Valley College. The hall is also the venue for the Commercial Music Instrumental Music Recital. For over 15 years, Family Music Theatre has provided top quality musical theatrical entertainment and cultural enrichment for Cedar Valley College and the community. Performances are held during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
Just outside of the hall in the foyer is the Educational Art Gallery and Print Gallery. They are intended to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. They offer a place where new ideas are explored and where the students are encouraged to discover, through close study of actual objects, the past and continued cultural importance of artworks and art making. Both gallery spaces serve as a teaching resource for students, faculty and staff and the community at large.
Cedar Valley’s commercial music program can turn your love of music into a profitable career by developing musical and technical skills in one of four specialized tracks: Composition and Digital Music Production, Music Business and Entrepreneurship, Performing Musician and Recording Technology. All of our faculty members are working professional musicians who perform nationally and internationally.
The facilities feature two state of the art recording studios. Both feature Solid State Logic AWS900 mixing consoles and controllers with patch bay, Avid pro tools systems, Tannoy studio monitors with subwoofers, and other high-end professional equipment.
Cedar Valley has a recognized and well-known Veterinary Technology program, which has been part of CVC’s fabric since the college originally opened in 1977.
This tour highlights the programs and facilities in the M Building, home to Cedar Valley’s Math, Science, and Allied Health Programs. It is also the location of our recognized and well-known Veterinary Technology program, which has been part of Cedar Valley’s fabric since the college originally opened in 1977. Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) since 1978, our program has also partnered with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1998 to offer the distance-education component of our Vet Tech program.
The program operates a 32,000-square-foot teaching facility. Inside the M building, you’ll find the anatomy physiology and clinical pathology labs. You’ll also get hands on experience in the two prep rooms and a completely equipped operating room. The Vet Tech program features both large and small animal radiology suites and an ultrasound room. Inside the kennel feline and canine area, as well as a large indoor kennel for larger dogs.
A short distance from the M Building is the I Building where large animals are maintained and cared for. It features a barn and a 170-acre stock farm with breeding herds for horses, cattle and goats.
This is where you can get involved with student activities, relax in the student lounge, seek employment assistance with Career Services, and get your student ID.
If you are a new student or you need help, the L Building is your FIRST STOP at Cedar Valley College. The Student Information Center is located right as you enter the building. Just down the hall is the cashier and student counseling services. Professional counselors in the District provide support to help students deal with concerns that affect academic success and quality of life.
The Bookstore has textbooks, apparel, accessories, supplies, and Cedar Valley branded gifts and collectibles for sale.
The Testing Center provides comprehensive testing services for the Cedar Valley community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators.
The Financial Aid office is also located in the L Building. And across the hall is the Veteran’s Affairs Office.
In the D Building, you’ll fine the dining center, which includes a Subway on the lower level and plenty of seating with televisions and a view of Cedar Valley’s Lake. The Office of Student Life is on the ground level where you can get involved with student activities or relax in the student lounge. Career Services is also here if you are seeking a job, and you can get your student ID here as well.
Next to the D Building is the C Building, which features the Cedar Valley College Library on the ground level. Here, you can study in the quiet environment of the study or computer areas. Visit the College Readiness office on the upper level if you have questions about our dual credit or early college high school programs.
This completes the Cedar Valley College campus orientation tour. We hope you enjoyed it!