West Hills College - Coalinga

Introduction

West Hills College, Coalinga is a public, two-year college located in the city of Coalinga, California. Coalinga is centrally located, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. West Hills College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).

West Hills College is located in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. The central location is ideal for students interested in living and studying in a small, rural community while continuing to have access to many of California’s main attractions.

Coalinga is a small, safe, rural community located approximately 100 kilometers from Fresno, in the heart of California in the Western United States. Coalinga is located three hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the dynamic California coastline. The dry subtropical Mediterranean climate is excellent for outdoor activities.

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Associate Degree in Agriculture Science Technology

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The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. [+]

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. Students will learn through hands-on, real-world applications. Completing the certificate qualifies the student to enter the professional job market in the public sector as well as the agriculture industry. Units for the Precision Agriculture Certificate apply to the Associates Science Degree in Agriculture. Agriculture Science and Technology AS Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will demonstrate their ability to use agricultural technology. Students will understand agronomic fundamentals (soil, plant, water relationships). Students will demonstrate their ability to physically map using GPS and digitize field boundaries to create maps in GIS. Students will demonstrate job readiness skills needed to obtain employment upon graduation. [-]

Associate Degree in Art

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Coalinga

The associate degree offers concentrations in Studio Art and Art History. The Studio Art concentration is a general curriculum that provides a broad education in the visual arts. The Art History concentration is recommended for those students who wish to pursue a BA in museum studies. [+]

The associate degree offers concentrations in Studio Art and Art History. The Studio Art concentration is a general curriculum that provides a broad education in the visual arts. The Art History concentration is recommended for those students who wish to pursue a BA in museum studies. Art AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will create a visually balanced artwork using the art elements and design principles. Students will produce sustained and developed artworks for inclusion in an artistic portfolio. Students will create artworks demonstrating proficiency with basic color theory and color mixing. Students will write a personal and individual critique and artist statement describing her/his series of artworks. Students will understand visual art concepts and terminology relating to art history and art disciplines, media, materials, and techniques. Students will analyze, critique, and respond orally and in writing to a variety of artistic movements throughout European and Non-European history. [-]

Associate Degree in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Coalinga

The Biology Program provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate degree in the student’s area of specialization and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution. [+]

The Biology Program provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate degree in the student’s area of specialization and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution. Students completing the baccalaureate program or graduate school may be hired in the major or in a related field such as biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, clinical lab technology, environmental biology, forestry, oceanography, range management, wildlife/ fisheries biology, or zoology. Biology AS or AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will be able to label and identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell parts and describe their function. Students should be able to describe the processes of nutrient catabolism in human body cells. Students should be able to differentiate between human tissue types and their respective functions. Students should be able to describe the transcription and translation of a human gene. [-]

Associate Degree in Business Administration

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Business Administration curriculum is intended for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. Students are encouraged to consult with business staff to ensure that their course selections reflect their career interest and the career goals of their major. [+]

Business Administration curriculum is intended for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. Students are encouraged to consult with business staff to ensure that their course selections reflect their career interest and the career goals of their major. Business Administration AS or AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will be able to critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems. Identify the laws affecting sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. [-]

Associate Degree in Child Development

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The West Hills College Coalinga Child Development Program offers a comprehensive background in the field of child growth and development. Program emphasis includes information directed at working with culturally diverse families, addressing the needs of children at risk through early intervention, and creating and teaching developmentally appropriate curriculum to young children. [+]

The West Hills College Coalinga Child Development Program offers a comprehensive background in the field of child growth and development. Program emphasis includes information directed at working with culturally diverse families, addressing the needs of children at risk through early intervention, and creating and teaching developmentally appropriate curriculum to young children. Students will be offered information and skills for potential employment in Federal, State, non-profit, or privately owned early childhood educational/child care programs. Courses in this program may assist the student to qualify for Child Development Certificates issued by West Hills College and/or a Child Development Permit obtained from the State of California, Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. Child Development AS or AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will integrate child development concepts into their daily practices with young children. Students will implement developmentally appropriate teaching practices with young children. [-]

Associate Degree in Communication

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The Associate Degree in Communication offers broad-based preparation in effective oral and written communication as well as a foundation in group dynamics. The degree is designed to provide entry level skills and knowledge for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution as well as for those students who want to improve their marketability with potential employers. [+]

The Associate Degree in Communication offers broad-based preparation in effective oral and written communication as well as a foundation in group dynamics. The degree is designed to provide entry level skills and knowledge for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution as well as for those students who want to improve their marketability with potential employers. The main skill employers look for in potential employees is the ability to effectively communicate. The second skill employers look for is the ability to effectively work in groups and/or teams. Communication AA or AS Degree Program student learning outcomes: Students will speak in an understandable and organized fashion to explain their ideas and express their feelings. Students will listen actively and respectfully to analyze the substance of others comments. Students will utilize research materials. [-]

Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems

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The Computer Information Systems Program teaches concepts, procedures and terminology, as well as the skills and applications necessary to operate computers. [+]

The Computer Information Systems Program teaches concepts, procedures and terminology, as well as the skills and applications necessary to operate computers. Computer Information Systems AS or AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will be able to filter records in an access table. Students will be able to change a Theme or Quick Style and apply it in a document. Students will compose business correspondence using correct format responding to a case study. [-]

Associate Degree in Kinesiology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Coalinga

Students entering the field of kinesiology can look forward to career prospects in the areas of fitness, health and wellness, athletic training, exercise science, education/coaching, and sports administration. [+]

The term kinesiology means the study of movement and the associate of arts degree program emphasizes major preparation courses for students seeking transfer to a four-year university. Students entering the field of kinesiology can look forward to career prospects in the areas of fitness, health and wellness, athletic training, exercise science, education/coaching, and sports administration. Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they wish to transfer should use the catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining additional coursework. Kinesiology AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will know the structure and function of the human body as it relates to physical activity, fitness and health. Students will know the impact of physical inactivity on fitness and health in a societal context. Students will perform basic motor skills and apply a variety of concepts and methods common to the academic field of Kinesiology. Students will develop and apply the multiple strategies that encourage societal adoption and active healthy lifestyles and commitment to lifelong learning. [-]

Associate Degree in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Coalinga

The Psychology Associate Degree Program is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for the student transferring to a four-year institution with a major in psychology. The psychology major requires 18 units in psychology and related fields. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. [+]

The Psychology Associate Degree Program is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for the student transferring to a four-year institution with a major in psychology. The psychology major requires 18 units in psychology and related fields. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Course work in this program will provide a better understanding of human behavior in the areas of biological psychology, life-span development, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology. The psychology major prepares students for four-year programs with emphasis in psychology, counseling, child development, educational psychology, education, social work, sociology, human services, and nursing. Psychology AA Degree Program student learning outcomes Students will identify different research methods. Students will identify different perspectives in psychology. Students will identify different theories on personality development. [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

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The Liberal Arts degree will afford students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in one of five Areas of Emphasis: English and Communication, Math and Science, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, and Social Work. [+]

The Liberal Arts degree will afford students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in one of five Areas of Emphasis: English and Communication, Math and Science, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, and Social Work. These degrees are designed for both the transfer student and the student not planning to transfer but seeking a degree in a particular area of study. Liberal Arts AA Degree Area of Emphasis English and Communication The English and Communication Area of Emphasis is designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge and skills in the following areas: the relationship of language to logic, as well as how to analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas, to reason deductively and inductively, and to reach conclusions. Courses fulfilling this requirement provide an understanding of the psychological and social significance of the communication principles of voice and speech, discovery of critical evaluation and reporting of information, reading, listening, speaking, writing effectively, and provide active participation and practice in written and oral communication. This area of emphasis prepares students for baccalaureate majors including but not limited to: speech and communications. Program student learning outcomes Student will identify an author’s main idea. Student will utilize research material. Students will speak in an understandable and organized fashion to explain their ideas and express their feelings. Students will listen actively and respectfully to analyze the substance of others comments. Students will utilize research materials. Liberal Arts AA Degree Area of Emphasis Math and Science The Math and Science area of emphasis is designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge and skills in the following areas: the natural sciences, the physical universe, its life forms and natural phenomena. Students will be provided the opportunity to develop mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills and demonstrate understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools and to understand the influence scientific knowledge has on society. This area of emphasis prepares students for baccalaureate majors including but not limited to: agriculture, computer science, engineering, enology, geology, geography, genetics, health science, kinesiology, and pre-nursing. Program student learning outcomes Students will use mathematical models and/or concepts to solve real-world applications. Students will be able to label and identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell parts and describe their function. Students should be able to describe the processes of nutrient catabolism in human body cells. Students should be able to differentiate between human tissue types and their respective functions. Students should be able to describe the transcription and translation of a human gene. Students will use molecular models to interpret chemical systems. Students will use graphing software to interpret data. Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how physical systems affect human systems and of how human actions affect physical systems. Students will understand the Earth as a system with many separate but interacting parts. Students will understand the relationship between people and the natural environment and will understand how the discipline of geology can be used to solve problems that arise from these interactions. Students will understand how scientific hypotheses are formulated and tested in general and will specifically understand the evolution and development of major geological science theories. Liberal Arts AA Degree Area of Emphasis Arts and Humanities The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to understand emotional and intellectual responses, increase awareness and appreciation of the traditional humanistic disciplines such as art, drama, literature, music, philosophy, and foreign language in addition to introducing and understanding of the interrelationships between these disciplines. This area of emphasis prepares students for baccalaureate majors including but not limited to: art, foreign language, history, philosophy and performing arts. Program student learning outcomes Student will compose a technically correct essay. Students will create a visually balanced artwork using the art elements and design principles. Students will produce sustained and developed artworks for inclusion in an artistic portfolio. Students will create artworks demonstrating proficiency with basic color theory and color mixing. Students will write a personal and individual critique and artist statement describing her/his series of artworks. Students will understand visual art concepts and terminology relating to art history and art disciplines, media, materials, and techniques. Students will analyze, critique, and respond orally and in writing to a variety of artistic movements throughout European and Non-European history. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth’s cultural mosaic. Analyze and/or critique the aesthetics of a live theatrical performance or film in typed written form with supporting MLA bibliography. Liberal Arts AA Degree Area of Emphasis Social and Behavioral Science The Social and Behavioral Science area of emphasis allows students to take courses that prepare them for possible majors within the fields of criminology, business, economics, geography, psychology, history, sociology, political science, and related disciplines. The student is provided the opportunity to learn a variety of theories and perspectives, behavioral and sociological concepts, historical context with respect to particular times, places, events and significant figures, production and distribution analysis, and American and comparative government. This area of emphasis prepares students for baccalaureate majors including but not limited to: Chicano studies, child development, criminology, economics, geography, history, mass communication and journalism, political science, psychology, and sociology and social work. Program student learning outcomes Students will be able to understand the global significance of past political, cultural, and economic issues and how they have impacted contemporary events. Students will recognize social issues from an economic perspective. Students will analyze and differentiate between different economic solutions to social issues. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how physical systems affect human systems and of how human actions affect physical systems. Students will state different types of governments and explain their historical developments and political processes within a given country. Students will identify different theories on personality development. Students will be able to recognize the various types of sources used within the social science discipline, including primary and secondary sources. Students will be able to analyze the legitimacy and validity of the various sources used within the social science discipline, including discerning facts from opinions, biases, the validity of data collection, and public opinion polls. [-]

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West Hills Community College District

Address Cody Street 9900
93210 Coalinga, United States
Phone +1 559-934-2100