TRiO Program

Welcome to the TRiO Program

TRiO is a federally funded student support services program for low income, first generation students who are motivated to succeed in college. TRiO offers a comprehensive set of services designed to increase your academic and personal success at West Valley College. We assist you in obtaining an Associate Degree and transferring to a university.

TRiO Hours

Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tutoring Hours

English and Math

Monday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact TRiO

Phone: (408) 741-2022

Email: TRiO Front Office


  • Academic, Career and Personal Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Educational Assistance – Tutoring, Study Skills, Coaches, and Access to Computers
  • Transfer Planning and Visits to Four-Year Universities
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Application Assistance
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Academic Incentives – Tablet, Laptop, and Calculator Loan Program
  • E-book Lending (for course textbooks available in e-book format at the WVC Bookstore)

Watch a video about TRiO services.

TRiO video

Eligibility and How to Apply

TRiO is a federally funded program designed to empower first-generation, low-income, and disabled West Valley College students as they prepare to obtain a two-year degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.

We welcome you to join TRiO’s community of success! Your first step to joining the West Valley College TRiO community is to obtain an application at our office, located at the Campus Center, Room 311 (behind the Veterans Resource Center) as soon as possible.

Are You Eligible?

To qualify for TRiO, you MUST:

  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States
  • Have applied for the financial aid via FAFSA
  • Be in academic good standing (GPA 2.0 and above)
  • Have an academic need and be:
  • Financially limited, according to Federal income criteria and/or
  • A first-generation college student (meaning neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree in the United States), or
  • A student with a verified disability

Complete Application

Pick up TRiO application at the Campus Center, Room 311 (behind the Veterans Resource Center).

Submit Your Application

Return your completed application to the TRiO office in Campus Center, Rm 311.

Please print out a copy of your financial aid status. You can do this at the TRiO Computer Lounge.


Christina Llerena
TRiO Director and Counselor
(408) 741-2607

Jim Winkler
TRiO Counselor
(408) 741-2170

Susie Tong
TRiO Program Specialist
(408) 741-2143

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Schedule

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Proofreading Papers
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Math 901
Math 902
Math 903
Math 105
Math 106/106R
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Last Updated 1/30/19