Democracy, Virtue and Money: A Presentation by Greg Delano

​Join us for a special event at WHCC! Democracy, Virtue and Money: A Presentation by Greg Delano. June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the WHCC theater. 

The presentation will also be offered at our North District center in Firebaugh on July 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 26. 

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WHCCD District Office Groundbreaking Ceremony
West Hills Community College District cordially invites you to come celebrate with us as we break ground in preparation for our new District Offices.

The ceremony will be held at the new site of the office, at 275 Phelps Ave. in Coalinga, CA. This is located at the corner of Posa Chanet Blvd. and Phelps Ave.


CalWORKs Family Educational Evenings at WHCC and NDC

Want to learn more about the CalWORKs program and what it can do for you? Come out to our CalWORKs Family Educational Evenings. 

There are two events: 

* ​June 28. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at WHCC Room R 10A

* June 29. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at North District Center in Firebaugh. 



WHCL EOPS Applications Now Being Accepted

​EOPS applications for summer/fall 2017 are now being accepted! Visit the admin building for more information.

It's Raining Jobs!City, County and State Jobs found here:
WHCL A.L.P.S. Academy: Register by July 14

Are you a student with a disability planning on attending WHCL in Fall 2017? Attend our A.L.P.S. Academy this July!


WHCL Youth Basketball Camp

Your 4th-12th graders can work on their basketball skills this July with our basketball camps! Sign up today at:

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WHCL Youth Futsal Camp

Grow your child's soccer skills with our Futsal camp! July 24-28. There are several sessions based on age. Sign up:

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Campus Career Center - now online!

Our Career Centers are now online! Visit your online career center for information about job and internship opportunities and more! 

Are you an employer or organization looking for student interns or graduates or students to hire? You can submit these opportunities through the online career center as well! 

Coalinga/Firebaugh Campus Career Center Online:


Lemoore Campus Career Center Online:





Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed this summer! Know the signs of heat exhaustion and how to avoid it: 

See the attached brochure or visit the link above for more information. 

WHCL Library Summer Hours

Looking to use the library this summer? Here are our hours: 

May 29th – June 2nd          Library Closed

June 5th – August 9th         M – Th   8 – 4:30,  F   8 – 12

August 10th                        Return to normal hours


Looking for fall classes? Learn how to weld!

​Interested in learning how to weld? Or looking to make welding your career? Register for our welding classes at West Hills College Coalinga today! Classes start August 11th! Visit for more information. 


WHCC Library Summer Hours

The WHCC library will be closed on May 29 for Memorial Day and from May 30 – June 2 for maintenance and cleaning. 


WHCC Library Summer hours will begin on June 5:

Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm.

Friday 8am to 4pm.

Put Yourself on a Path Toward a Career in Irrigation at WHCC

Do you find the idea of working in agriculture interesting? Do you want a job where you can make over $50,000 a year? Enroll in our Irrigation Engineering Technology program and you will be on your way to earning a Certificate of Achievement in Irrigation Engineering Technology and landing a high paying job in irrigation in just a year or less!

Here are the classes needed to complete this program! There is still room in all classes so enroll today!

AET-23-C01 (Advanced Irrigation Design)

AET 23 covers irrigation design including the preparation of irrigation designs to meet the needs of a particular project, selecting the most effective irrigation equipment or materials for the application and utilizing the information in such a manner that efficient and cost-effective irrigation designs are produced which meet the watering requirements for the plant or crop material being irrigated. (CID Steps 2&3)(AA, CSU, UC) Advisory(s): Strongly Recommended Preparation AET 21, and AET 22 or the equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Fall 2017

8/11/2017 - 10/13/2017

W 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

AET-21-C01 (Ag-Irrigation Management)

AET 21 is designed to teach the principles of irrigation system management for dealers, regulators and farmers (or those interested in those areas). Topics such as surface irrigation methods (furrow and border strip) and pressurized systems (micro and sprinklers) are covered. Students will learn when and how much to irrigate; includes sections on evapotranspiration and crop coefficients, practical irrigation scheduling techniques, how irrigation efficiency and uniformity influence irrigation scheduling, and salinity effects. This course aligns with the Irrigation Association?s Certified Irrigation Specialist Program. (CAIS). (AA, CSU, UC)


Coalinga Campus , Fall 2017

9/18/2017 - 10/28/2017

S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM

AET-10-C01 (Surveying)

AET 10 is an introduction to the selection, care and use of tapes and levels; field observations, note taking and office computations, use of surveying instruments and equipment for land measurement and mapping; practice in differential, profile, and contour leveling; building foundation layout; public lands surveying, legal descriptions, horizontal angles and cost evaluations.


Coalinga Campus , Fall 2017

8/15/2017 - 12/5/2017

T TH 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM; T TH 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM

Become a Pest Control Advisor in just one year with our Integrated Pest Management Certificate!

Earn all the knowledge you need to become a Pest Control Advisor in just one year at West Hills College Coalinga! 

Classes are still open for this great program, leading to an Integrated Pest Management Certificate of Achievement, and some are even offered online. 

The following classes are open for Fall 2017 and there's still room and time to enroll! Enroll today! 

CRPSCI-2-C01 (Plant Science Theory)

CRPSCI 2 is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of plant science including structure, growth process, propagation, physiology, growth media, biological competitors, and post-harvest factors of food, fiber and ornamental plants. Techniques of research, exploration of plant growth and identification of economical crops will be included. (C-ID AG-PS 104)

Online Coalinga , Fall 2017

8/11/2017 - 12/15/2017

CRPSCI-1-C01 (Intro to Plant Science)

CRPSCI 1 is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of plant science including structure, growth process, propagation, physiology, growth media, biological competitors, and post-harvest factors of food, fiber and ornamental plants. Techniques of research, exploration of plant growth and identification of economical crops will be included. (C-ID AG-PS 106L)


Coalinga Campus , Fall 2017

8/11/2017 - 9/16/2017

S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM


This course is also offered in Avenal:

CRPSCI-1-A01 (Intro to Plant Science)

Avenal , Fall 2017

8/11/2017 - 12/15/2017

T 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM; F 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM; W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

CRPSCI-1-A02 (Intro to Plant Science)

Avenal , Fall 2017

8/11/2017 - 12/15/2017

T 10:49 AM - 12:39 PM; W 12:35 PM - 1:25 PM; F 10:40 AM - 12:30 PM


CRPSCI-6-C01 (App. of GPS Tech. in Ag)

CRPSCI 6 provides students with an introduction to precision agriculture. Topics include Global Positioning System (GPS), yield monitoring, site-specific soil sampling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing and variable rate technology. Students will gain hands-on experience using industry-grade GIS software and GPS hardware.

Coalinga Campus , Fall 2017

10/30/2017 - 12/15/2017

F 12:00 PM - 5:50 PM; S 8:00 AM - 11:50 PM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM

CRPSCI-19-C01 (California Water)

CRPSCI 19 is an interdisciplinary examination of California's water use and management with an historical emphasis on the politics and conflict arising from water scarcity. Instruction in the fundamentals of irrigation application and measurement systems will be provided. Included will be a study of the basic irrigation systems: flood, sprinkler, micro, sub-irrigation and their variations. California's water systems and water quality problems will be reviewed. (C-ID AG 116)

Online Coalinga , Fall 2017

10/16/2017 - 12/15/2017

WHCL President's Scholars! Sign up for the Scholars Breakfast!

Incoming President's Scholars! Don't forget to register for our August 18th Scholars Breakfast! Register today:​

California Connects Internet Service
​Make sure you have internet, anytime, anywhere!

California Connects is an affordable mobile internet service, which aims to support students, faculty, staff and underserved communities throughout California. The service is provided by the Foundation for California Community Colleges* through its CollegeBuys program, and is part of its longstanding commitment to provide affordable access to essential technology tools. 

Powered by the Sprint 4G LTE network, California Connects internet service is mobile and portable. The subscription cost is only $19.99 a month for 30 GB of data with no overage charges and no contract required.  Proceeds from California Connects support statewide initiatives of the California Community College system.

To verify coverage, click here. To join California Connects or to find out more about CollegeBuys, please visit 

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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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