courses and programs to meet the immediate and projected needs
procedure by which learning disabilities can be detected and
remedial help made available.
and support services for students with special needs, to include
but not limited to, the physically and educationally handicapped,
the senior citizen, and the re-entry student.
opportunities and learning experiences for all residents of
the college district.
education in those areas that is required for everyday living,
such as communications and the humanities.
and programs that will enhance the physical and emotional well-being
of the members of its service community.
and programs that will familiarize students with a wide cultural
base so that they may become aware of their humanity and become
effective members of society.
that will enable students and community members to acquire the
knowledge, skill, and experience in recreational activities
for the enrichment of their lives.
services for instructional courses and programs offered throughout
which will develop in students a sense of pride in themselves,
their community, their nation, and West
Work Experience Education (CWEE)
Work Experience Education (CWEE) develops skills and knowledge
by integrating classroom study with planned, supervised work
experience. It is based on the principle that well-educated
individuals develop most effectively through an educational
plan that incorporates work experience. Through these structured
experiences, the students enrich their college study, which
enhances their total development.
are two types of work experience programs:
General Work Experience Education
program is designed to aid the student in developing desirable
work habits and need not be related to the college major or
career intents. Students may earn up to 3 units per semester
or a maximum of 6 units of total credit in general work experience
for paid or voluntary work.
General Work Experience is not a payable class under
2. Occupational Work Experience Education
program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities
through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's
major. Students may earn up to 4 units of total
work experience is offered in the following majors:
Restaurant & Casino Management;
two types of work experience may be taken under two plans:
1. Parallel Plan
plan allows the student to simultaneously enroll in classes
(at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time
(up to 20 hours per week). This plan is available for both general
and occupational work experience.
plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester
and work full-time the next semester.
A student may take 8 units of work experience but may
only be enrolled in one other course.
A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester
before enrolling in the alternate plan.
This plan is only available for occupational work experience.
may transfer from the Parallel Plan to the Alternate Plan or
vice versa but must complete an additional 12 units of credit
the semester between switching plans.
addition, a student may not enroll in General and Occupational
Work Experience concurrently.
If General and Occupational Work Experience are combined,
a student may earn a maximum of 16 units of credit.
A student receives 1 unit for each 60 hours of volunteer
work, or 1 unit for every 75 hours of paid employment.
requirements for enrollment are:
the requirements for enrollment under either the parallel
or alternate plan.
work experience that in the opinion of the CWEE Coordinator
includes new or expanded responsibilities beyond those expected
in previous volunteer service or employment
the cooperation of the employer with the college in the supervision
and evaluation of the student
occupational work experience, the on-the-job experience must
be related to the major
all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other
work and class expectations
(Accelerated Learning Path to Higher Achievement) provides students
with basic skills that enable them to be successful in their
academic classes and professional lives.
classes in reading, writing, math, and ESL are offered on the
Coalinga campus. Students may also use the ALPHA computers during
open hours for self-paced and individualized instruction. Students
are also permitted to use the computers in the Learning Center
Lab in the library.
ALPHA staff works with students, instructors and counselors
to give effective learning assistance.
a variety of support services in Coalinga and at North
According to research findings, those students who regularly
use the library/learning resources center in the course of their
college education are the ones who make the best grades and
succeed in higher education.
information in the library is not limited to looking in the
card catalog drawers.
There are now computer terminals that contain information
on books as well as journal articles in full text and information
gateways to the World Wide Web. Additionally, each year
significant money is spent on updating our library holdings. These materials are there to use. The library staff is available to aid
in the learning process of finding information.
circulation book collection
reference book collection
automated materials catalog
coin-operated copy machine
research services to the World Wide Web
newspaper collection- access to online newspapers from 180
periodical collection-access to online periodical articles
from 1,850 titles
electronic resources provided by the District are available for
writing research papers.
All these databases are available in the library, or from
a home computer. See a librarian for user ID and password.
Outreach Program strives to maintain a well-rounded list of class
offerings in the vast area served by West
The program serves the needs of people in the communities of Avenal,
Cantua Creek, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Five Points, Helm, Huron,
and surrounding areas. There are program offerings in adult basic
education; classes of college-level credit; various non-credit
classes; and community non-credit classes and community services
classes meeting specific needs of interested persons and groups.
Students at the college level may earn credits
in designated programs which lead to occupational certificates
and/or the Associate Arts or Science degrees. desiring a four-year
bachelor's degree may complete most of the course work of the
first two years at West Hills College Coalinga.