Catalog 2022-2023

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First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program at West Valley College is a learning community designed for students who want to succeed in meeting their educational goals and who welcome additional support and guidance. All students are eligible for FYE. Students take an English and/or Math class in addition to College Success (Counseling 5) with other FYE students. Most of the students in the program are recent high school graduates, but other interested students are welcomed. Classes are in a Monday – Thursday daytime schedule. This block schedule approach provides an opportunity to develop strong support an connections with other students, instructors and support services. FYE students receive the focused attention which contributes to college success. These integrated classes are a great way to learn about college while developing success oriented strategies leading to graduation and transfer.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the First Year Experience, students will:

  • Develop a Student Educational Plan with the goal of an associate degree, certificate and/or to transfer to a four year college or university.
Last Updated 10/13/22