Attention all West Hills College students!
If you are selected to be a part of the Fly Crew, you will cover campus events, take photos, create videos, develop social media posts, write student blog posts, edit web pages, and more!
Don't delay…apply today! Applications are being accepted through May 23.
Click here to apply: tiny.cc/flycrew
Are you a West Hills College Ag major looking for scholarship opportunities? Apply today for your chance at up to $7,500 in various annual scholarship awards.
Go to http://tiny.cc/agscholarship for more information or contact Mr. Cowden at the West Hills Coalinga Farm of the Future office 559-934-2703. Hurry, the application date has been extended for a limited time!
Are you looking for an internship for the summer? Fill out our internship application and learn more at
The new issue of West Hills Magazine is now available online! Printed copies will be available on campus. Read issue 8 online today at: http://tinyurl.com/WHMsp17
The eighth issue of the magazine focuses on change and growth with stories ranging from a retrospective of West Hills College's growth from a single location to a multi-college district to a look at successful West Hills College alumni.
This 38-page issue of the magazine features stories about the West Hills Community College District's winning of two California Awards for Innovation in Higher Education this year and its continued dedication to innovation, a look at West Hills College instructors who make it a point to bring student learning outside of the classroom and the story of a West Hills College Lemoore student who found success despite hearing challenges.
The issue also takes a look at the ways in which WHCCD helps students connect with careers, including a partnership with Fresno's Geekwise Academy to help students learn computer programming, an annual camp at WHCC for students interested in an agriculture career and the TEAM Teach teacher preparation program at WHCL.
Features on the physical growth of the WHCCD and on the planning behind the success of the district can also be found in this issue.
Also included is a feature about new West Hills College Coalinga President Brenda Thames, a profile of WHCC alumna and fashion designer Lorinda Van Newkirk and a preview of an exciting new environmental education program at North District Center, Firebaugh.
Sign ups are now being accepted for our 2017 Chevron Fun Physical Science Camp! Applications must be received by no later than June 2!
We have launched a new mobile app called myWestHills! It is available via download in the Google Play and Apple App Stores. This new app will allow you to:
To find it in the Google Play and Apple App store simply search: myWestHills
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There is still room available for several WHCC Farm of the Future classes this fall. These courses include AET 21 (Agricultural Irrigation Management), AET 23 (Advanced Irrigation Design), CRPSCI 32 (Weed Science) and Ag 11 (Intro to Agriculture). These classes are designed to help students prepare for careers as Qualified Applicators (QAL), Pest Control Advisors (PCA), Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Farm Managers. These courses are offered evenings and weekends to accommodate the working professional as well as other interested parties. There is a strong demand for PCAs and CCAs, in part because of the greying of the PCA/CCA workforce and in part due to increasing regulations (e.g., all growers are required to have nutrient management plans).
Financial Aid Research Study
West Hills College is working with a research organization called MDRC to learn how financial aid can best assist students with managing their finances and succeeding in college. As part of this study, West Hills College will share your student records data with MDRC beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. These data include personal identifiers, such as name and contact information, enrollment, credits attempted and completed, grades, and financial aid awarded and disbursed. Information that MDRC collects for the study will be kept confidential and will be used for research purposes only. If you have questions about the study, or you don't want to be contacted or your data to be shared, please email ALAP@mdrc.org and include your student ID number.
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