Including at our West Side Institute, WHC Coalinga campus,WHC Lemoore Campus, North District Center, Firebaugh, and at our Coalinga Farm of the Future.
In today’s global marketplace, West Hills Community College District understands that working and learning is now the norm. We tailor what we provide to employer needs, whether it is credentials, certifications, certificates, or degrees. We focus on building human, financial, and economic capacity of the region’s employers. We know that learning is not bound or measured by time and academic attainment is less valuable than competency management. With support of the region’s employers, we stand ready to help define and manage learning requirements of your incumbent workforce and we can tailor training for future workers needed to move forward with organizational succession planning.
While curriculum is provided or dictated at the discretion of the employer, proven and successful education methodologies to instruct that curriculum are already in place. WHCCD is outfitted with competent faculty and staff as well as industry-leading educational resources and world-class training facilities in Lemoore, Coalinga, and Mendota. In addition, the Coalinga-based Farm of the Future, a world class instructional facility with dedicated lab space, offers a wide range of training.
All courses will include at least 66% of instruction in a hands-on format. This format encourages a “learn-by-doing” methodology that has proven successful with adult learners, English language learners, and English as second language students. The “learn-by-doing” approach allows an in-class focus on troubleshooting common problems on the worksite as well as reinforcing safety skills and teamwork. Troubleshooting problems are often solved, in the classroom setting, in student groups. This allows students to comprise a plan of action, delegate tasks between members, mitigate potential pit-falls, reflect on best practices, and allows work to be evenly distributed between students.
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Agriculture related trainings are substantial and the subjects can vary from pesticides to irrigation systems. Learn to correctly time and apply chemicals, fertilizers, and water using drip irrigation or micro sprinklers!» Learn More
Clinical trainings are typically offered through a simulation-based format utilizing West Hills College’s technologically advanced educational materials and learning aids.» Learn More
Workforce training opportunities are available in traditional ‘white collar’ occupations, ranging from accounting and office software to project managers, business analysts, and purchasing directors.» Learn More
Construction trainings can expand existing skill-sets and dramatically improve the potential each employee has. Learn new skills using hands-on learning formats.» Learn More
Having electrical knowledge and skill-sets can improve the potential for every type of business. Learn about National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical safety, blueprint reading, residential and industrial applications, residential and solar farm applications and more.» Learn More
These programs are designed to teach how to safely operate, inspect, and utilize specialized equipment. Program includes pre-use inspections, general and specialized maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and operating.» Learn More
Industrial Manufacturing training specializes in preparing students for work in a variety of industries by providing fundamental skill sets to ensure employee competence through hands-on instruction.» Learn More
Learn about OSHA requirement in your specialized area; how to recognize hazards, how to plan ahead with prevention training, and how to correctly address current site and personnel safety issues.» Learn More
Incumbent workers in these trainings can gain valuable experience in a blended format of simulation-based-learning and real-world maneuvering of equipment to mitigate loss and gain experience through a learn-by-doing approach.» Learn More