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North Valley Occupational Center/North Valley Service Area
The mission of North Valley Occupational Center / North Valley Service Area is to offer educational opportunities that provide a diverse population of students with the ability to be career ready, technically skilled and educationally prepared,

A student says: ""I am one of the fortunate people who attend North Valley Occupational Center and I have to say that the reason I learn and keep going back for more hands-on work is that the teachers are the best around.""

Part of the L.A.U.S.D. Division of Adult and Career Education, NVOC/NVSA is a group of campuses which offer students the opportunity to train for jobs in business and industry, learn/improve English skills, and earn a High School diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate. Full counseling support includes services for students with disabilities and veterans.

North Valley Occupational Center/North Valley Service Area
11450 Sharp Ave.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Phone: (818) 365-9645
Fax: (818) 365-2695
Online Enrollment: N/A
Online Catalog:
District: Los Angeles USD
Lead Administrator: Rosario Galvan

About North Valley Occupational Center/North Valley Service Area
Year Established: 1971
Number of Students: 12000
Our unique strengths include:
  • High Interest Job Training Programs
  • Full Counseling & Student Support Services
  • Open Enrollment/Day and Evening Classes
  • State Credentialed Instructors
  • Low Cost Courses

Our Facilities
Classes are offered at five locations including Mission Hills, Granada Hills, Sun Valley, North Hollywood and the Aviation Center at the Van Nuys Airport; we also have classes at approximately 20 branch locations. We offer short-term, low cost educational programs for the high school students and the community.

Available Programs
  • Adult Basic Skills
  • Job Training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • High School Diploma
  • GED (General Educational Development)
  • Classes for Disabled Adults

Additional Programs
  • Automotive, Welding, Machinist, Networking
  • Graphic Design, CAD, Web Design, A+ Certification
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Electrician, Photovoltaics
  • Business Education, Accounting, Computers
  • EMT, First Responder, Vocational Nursing
  • WASC Acredited
  • Our CTE students earn Skills USA awards at the state and national level every year.
WASC Rating: 6-year accreditation

Key Dates and Events
  • 2008-12-14: Fall term starts
  • 0000-00-00: Winter Break begins
  • 2001-12-15: Classes resume
  • 2001-12-15: Spring Term starts