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English Placement Test Results • English 101A/B • English 105A/B These are skill based courses that do not count toward your AA degree, BUT will help you be successful in the courses required for your degree and Transfer.
English Placement Test Scores • English 51A or 51B – This English course is required for the Associate of Arts or Science Degree. • It is not transferable (meaning it doesn’t count toward a 4-year college degree).
English Placement Test Scores • English 1A – Freshman Composition Required for admission to a 4-year university and will also count toward your Associate of Arts Degree. See the following flow chart…..
Math Placement Results • Math 101 – does not count towards a degree but is a skill building course that helps you acquire the skills for the next level of math.
Math Placement Results • Math 87 – Math for Life This course satisfies the math requirement for the Associate’s Degree • Math 61 – Elementary Algebra This course is the first course in the sequence for transfer level math • Math 63 – Intermediate Algebra This course is the prerequisite to transfer math
Transfer Math Courses You will be required to complete ONE transfer-level math course to be admitted to a university. If you are not transferring, go to the next slide….. Transfer Math courses are: Math 10A, 15, 25, 45, 1A, 1B You will take a course pertaining to your major area of study. See flowchart next.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY: Academic & Vocational Programs Degrees & Certificates AA/AS/C Administration of Justice - Corrections Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Agriculture Science Technology Art Biology Business Business Administration Child Development Child Support Services Computer Information Systems Geography/Geology Health science (General) Humanities Mathematics Office Management & Technologies Performing Arts Physical Education Precision Agriculture Psychiatric Technician Psychology Social Science Social Work
Student Services • Financial Aid • Counseling and Advising • Access to registration screens • Transcripts • Pay fees • Referrals & Resources
Financial Aid • Financial Aid office hours: • 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri • Walk-ins only • Please call (559) 934-2214 for information • Federal, State, Private, and Institutional aid • Forms available FAFSA - apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov to cut processing time BOGG Loan forms - subsidized and unsubsidized GPA verification forms - for Cal Grant Work Study – forms available ONLINE West Hills College scholarship applications Important deadlines: March 2nd – Cal Grant entitlement award program (based on need) Sept. 2nd – Cal Grant competition award program (based on grades)
Short term training in a specific field Approx. 4 semesters CERTIFICATE AND/OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE? • Complete 4-30+ units and start working! • Minimum of 60 units in Courses #1-99, comprised of major requirements, general education and elective units • 27 Certificate Programs, including Child Development, Computer Information Systems and Business • 24 majors to choose from! And/Or Transfer to a 4-year College or University
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There are many support programs available to students in addition to Financial Aid. The next slides will explain each program in a little more detail. You can spend as much time on them as you want. Student Support Services Programs
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students gain access to and successfully complete a program of higher education. • Eligibility and Admission • Complete the EOPS application • Be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) • Not have completed more than 70 units of degree-applicable coursework • Qualify to receive a Board of Governors Grant based on income standard • or public assistance criteria only • 5. Must be attending West Hills College • 6. Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS staff Services Provided to Students -Book services and/or Grants (after 1st semester) -Priority registration services -Academic/personal/transfer/counseling services -Student activities
Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) West Hills College is committed to providing equal access to education for people with disabilities. The DSPS office provides services to persons with physical, learning and psychological disabilities. • These services include the following: • Individual, academic & vocational counseling • Accommodations • Note takers/Readers • Diagnostic assessment • Alternative testing services • Liaison with State Department of Rehabilitation & other agencies • Priority registration Our Learning Skills Program provides individual and small group instruction for students with learning disabilities in a new high-tech lab setting in the library. Computer-assisted instruction is available to all students with disabilities.
Student Support Services (SSS) One Step Beyond Program is a federally funded program under Title IV for the special population of low income, first- generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. Eligible students who demonstrate an academic need can benefit from the support services provided by the program. • Services for students: • Counseling – priority registration, educational planning, academic, career and personal counseling • Financial Aid application assistance • Field trips to universities, cultural activities and events • Comprehensive study program; individual & group tutoring • College, community, and social service referrals Click logo for more info
The CalWORKs program provides academic and vocational support to students receiving cash aid from any county welfare agency. Eligibility Criteria • CalWORKs/TANF Recipient that has or is developing a Welfare to Work (W2W) Plan • Self-Initiated Participants (SIPs) • Enrolled at West Hills College • Current Passport to Services/ CalWin • Copy of Welfare to Work Plan Supportive Services - Academic & Vocational Counseling - Paid Child Care • Job Preparation Workshops (dates and time to be announced) - Paid Work Study • Employment Services (dates and time to be announced)
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) At West Hills College, CAMP provides academic services, support services and financial assistance to eligible migrant students who are enrolled full-time basis the first academic year. Students participating in this program will learn strategies to better Cope with lifestyle changes, adjustments and personal situations that can impair educational achievement within migrant families. Students will be mentored to improve their organizational, critical thinking and communication skills. Students will be encouraged to set goals and develop leadership qualities. Eligibility Criteria: • Must have a G.P.A of 2.0 or higher • Must be a migrant student or have seasonal farm work background (within the last two years) Services Provided: • Vision & Physical Exams • Tutoring Services • Textbooks • School supplies • Campus Visits to UC’s, CSU’s & Private Colleges
What Happens If… • I want a refund of my fees? Pg 8 • I want to challenge a prerequisite? Pg 13-14 • I get F’s in some of my classes or forget to drop a class? Pg 15 • I get a letter in the mail that says I’m on Academic Probation/Dismissal? Pg 15 • I want to withdraw totally from school? Pg 16 • I have Advanced Placement scores? Pg 19 • I need to file a grievance against a student/instructor? Pg 23 • I drop below 12 units and I’m on financial aid? Pg 28
Important InformationAB 1088 – Sexual Assault Education AB 1088 stands for “Assembly Bill 1088” effective Jan 1, 2006 which provides mandatory information to incoming students during orientation about sexual assault and services available on campus or in the community. WHAT TO DO http://www.calcasa.org/6.0.html
Orientation Sign Off Form • Name: • Birthdate: • Sign off that you have participated in the West Hills College Coalinga new student orientation, and received information on the sexual assault policy and a catalog. ____________________________________ Sign Here Please leave with the orientation staff person.