Learning Communities


Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI)

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Student Achievement Program (SAP) is a state funded initiative intended to serve first-generation AANHPI students with high financial need.

First Year Experience
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The First Year Experience Program (FYE) is a year-long learning community of instructors and students who welcome additional support and guidance to reach transfer and career goals.

Honors Program
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The Honors University Transfer Program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with instructors and other motivated students.

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The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program was seres underrepresented and underserved students in engineering, physical science, and math-based fields.

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The mission of the Puente Program is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to succeeding generations.

Umoja Community
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The WVC Umoja Community/SUCCESS Program is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African Americans and other underrepresented students who face extra challenges on the road to higher education.

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Are you a parent with children under the age of 18 receiving public assistance? In partnership with Santa County Social Services Agency, West Valley College can help you toward self-sufficiency with education and training.

Disability Services
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If you are a student with a disability that affects your education, the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) can assist you in achieving your educational goals.

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Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) is here to assist you in making your college experience successful.

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TRIO is a federally funded program, which is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students, as well as students with a disability.

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West Valley College’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment where our student veterans thrive; providing our students with a foundation for academic success and guidance to achieve their academic goals.

Undocumented Dreamer Students

West Valley College is invested in creating educational opportunities that will further the success of Dreamer Undocumented students by providing resources, programming, and training.

Foster Youth Student

WVC provides support services and resources for former and current foster youth.

Last Updated 5/8/24