Dr. Carole Goldsmith President
Welcome to West Hills College Coalinga!
On behalf of the West Hills College Coalinga faculty, staff, and administration, I welcome you to our college. We are proud of WHCC’s 80-plus years of offering exemplary educational and training opportunities for our students. Our focus is on student success and we have a wide array of courses and programs that will enable you to achieve your academic and career goals. WHCC’s academic programs will prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university; our career technical programs will prepare you to enter a variety of occupations in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
For a small college, we surprise people with our unique, innovative team approach to learning. Our students are our number one priority! When I first arrived on campus a decade ago, one of the things that struck me was the collective enthusiasm and commitment of faculty members, counselors, administrators and staff. They are relentlessly focused on helping students achieve their dreams. This passion for student success is such a powerful force that it's contagious. WHCC is fortunate to be filled with the kind of generous individuals who find joy in sharing their expertise in their chosen fields. I urge you to take advantage of their assistance, guidance, and knowledge.
The central focus of West Hills College Coalinga is echoed in our vision statement, 'The relentless pursuit of student success'. Whether you are taking courses online or face-to-face, career technical programs or transfer programs, or certificate or degree programs, our faculty and staff are committed to the achievement of your goals. With a spirit of innovation and creativity, the forward thinking faculty and staff are continuously engaged in activities designed to enhance your learning environment and provide for the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve. While at West Hills College Coalinga, I urge you participate in supplemental instruction opportunities, personal enrichment, artistic and cultural events, athletic programs, and student leadership activities.
In addition to academic and athletic activities, the college has demonstrated a commitment to our employees’ and students’ healthy lifestyle choices. This is most evident by the recently completed construction of a 9,700 square foot state-of-art physical fitness facility which is home to the WHCC Fitness lab, weight room and training rooms. The Wellborn Wellness Center provides a variety of programs that are educational, fun, and social, open for the entire community.
This is your community college. We are committed to your success. We challenge you to push yourself to achieve your goals.
You have much to gain if you accept this challenge -- a challenge to excel. I know from experience that the good things will come if you focus on attending classes, reading, participating in class discussions and projects, turning in your assignments on time, and bringing your individual thoughts, ideas, and questions into the classroom. If you do these things, you will gain the life-long lasting benefits of the full college experience.
So, ask questions. Study hard. Get to know your professors. Give it all you've got. Learn to love learning. And along the way, let me know how you're doing by emailing: Carolegoldsmith@whccd.edu
Your success is our success. We're glad you're here!
See you on the campus.