Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill at WHCC/WHCL: October 19 at 10:19 a.m.

​Are you prepared for an earthquake? On Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m. West Hills College Lemoore and West Hills College Coalinga will be joining thousands of organizations, businesses and individuals across the state of California in participating in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. 

The Great ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice what to do during earthquakes and improve preparedness. "Drop, cover and hold on" procedure will be practiced and other earthquake response procedures will be enacted throughout the campus. So get ready to shake out!

To learn more about how to prepare for an earthquake and get earthquake safety tips visit


Coalinga Forklift Certification

The Westside Institute of Technology (WIT) in collaboration with Coalinga Huron Unified School District will be offering FREE Forklift Training courses.

The courses will be delivered at the West Hills College Farm of the Future. The first course is this weekend October 21st and 22nd, so call to sign up now!


Please call WIT to register at (559) 934-2169


This course is offered in English and Spanish.

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Free Residential Electrical Course in Hanford

The Westside Institute of Technology (WIT) in collaboration with Crossroads Charter Academy is offering a FREE Residential Electrical Course.


This course begins October 23rd and is being offered in the evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm


The location for the course is Crossroads Charter Academy – 418 W. 8th St - Hanford.

To register, call (559) 583-5060.

See attached flyer for additional details.

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October/November Events at North District Center Firebaugh

October is a busy month at NDC as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos and more!

  • October 23th  through November 3rd- Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos Art Display students drawings and works (Mr. Elias Art instructor)
  • October 30-November 3rd- Dia De Los Muertos Altar Display honoring the passing of loved ones.
  • October 31st - College Halloween Bash in Firebaugh center lobby 12 noon to 1:00 - games, music, and costume contest.
  • Nov. 1 @ noon- Dia de los Muertos Altar contest in the lobby
  • Nov. 2 @ noon- Face painting contest in the lobby @ Noon 

Events sponsored by: CAMP/HEP; TRIO/CalWORKs; Environmental 
Club; ASB.

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at NDC!

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at NDC with an altar contest and face painting contest! There will be an altar contest for students on Nov. 1 from noon to 1 in the NDC lobby. There will also be food and prizes! 

A face painting contest, featuring catrina painting, will be on Nov. 2 from noon to 1 in the lobby. Best costume, best face painting and best for both will be prizes up for grabs!

Student art will also be on display in the lobby from October 22 to November 3 and altars will be on display from October 30 to November 3

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It's FAFSA Time! Get Help with FAFSA and DREAM Act Applications Nov. 4!

It's time to submit your FAFSA and DREAM Act applications! WHCL, WHCC and NDC are partnering with Univision Contigo and the Fresno County Office of Education to offer workshops to help you apply! They will be held at WHCL, WHCC and NDC on November 4 from 10 a.m.t o 2 p.m.! 

West Hills College Coalinga 

WHCC Room H2

300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 4

West Hills College Lemoore

WHCL Library/Learning Resource Center

300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 4

North District Center, Firebaugh

NDC Room 16

1511 Ninth Street, Firebaugh, CA 93622

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 4



Essential Elements 6: Get Your Tickets Today!

​Essential Elements— West Hills Community College District’s premier public and private policy series— will continue on Nov. 8 with the sixth session in the series, Grow Food, Grow Jobs – Ag Tech Broadband Pilot. Tickets to the session are available at no cost at 

This session will explore the issue of broadband accessibility in rural Central Valley communities and in the Central Valley agriculture industry and serve as an organizing session for the nation’s first broadband pilot focused on agriculture.

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WHCC/NDC Students: Free tutoring available in your campus Library

Need a tutor? We can help!

Please drop in anytime Mon-Thur 9-7, Fri 9-3.

The Tutorial Department is located in your campus library.

What we can do for you…

Pre-register for tutorial services
Provide your coaches, counselors, and/or Instructors with data pertaining to:
Your time spent at the tutorial department
Total visits in the Learning Center
Total time in the Learning Center
Discuss tutorial services and pair you with the service that best suits your needs

Schedules for both NDC and Coalinga
Ctrl+Click here for tutor schedules               
Ctrl+Click here for UpGrade schedules       

Tutorial Services
Walk-In and Scheduled tutoring:                   UpGrade (SI):
Peer-to-peer                                                                             Specific course study sessions
No appointment is necessary                                                  Step-by-step subject tutoring
Drop in during our hours of operation                                    Collaborative and interactive
Assistance in most subjects                                                    Learn by teaching

Conversational Partner:                                  Online Resources:
Improves conversational English                                            Tutorial and UpGrade schedules
Learn context of phrases                                                         Subject specific self-paced tutorials
Differentiate proper and improper use of slang                      Self-assessments
Understand cultural and dialect differences                           Time management and study guides

Online Tutoring:
Drop-in and scheduled online tutoring 24/7
Drop-in overnight review
Subject study cards
Step-by-step subject video tutorials

Tutors and UpGrade Leaders:
Take the NC 50 tutoring training course
Receive supplemental training for specific tutorial techniques
Tutor expo, Habits of mind, Reading apprenticeship, Canvas & online tutoring navigation
Maintain a minimum of a 2.7 (3.0 preferred) GPA
Earned an A or B in the specific subjects they tutor
Are referred by instructors (UpGrade)

For more information, contact: 

Financial Aid Research Study

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 and include your student ID number.

Crisis Text Line

​Feeling Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unsure where to turn? California Community Colleges with Crisis Text Line to provide expanded mental health support for students. Text "COURAGE" to 741741 for round the clock, confidential support from trained crisis counselors. 

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