Cedar Valley College, one of seven colleges that comprise the Dallas County Community College District, is based in Lancaster, Texas. The main campus sits on more than 300 acres of scenic landscape, with two lakes and three fountains serving as the focal point. CVC was founded in 1977 and recently marked its milestone 40th anniversary. Signature programs include veterinary technology, automotive technology, commercial music, logistics/supply chain management/manufacturing, air conditioning and heating, early college/dual credit, and STEM. Cedar Valley College reached an all-time high enrollment of more than 8,200 students in spring 2018, with the goal of reaching 10,000 in the near future. Its Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Zeta Omicron, was recognized as the top international PTK chapter in 2014, and Dr. Suryakant Desai, professor of accounting, received the top national faculty award from the Association of Community College Trustees in 2015. Students benefit from the flexibility of taking on-campus, online, evening and weekend classes, as well as flex term courses offered in winter and in May. Eight-week classes are also available.