West Hills College

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West Hills College
West Hills Community College District
Motto Once You Go Here, You Can Go Anywhere
Established 1932
Type California Community College
Chancellor Dr. Frank Gornick
Location Coalinga, California, United States
Colors Coalinga-red and blue, Lemoore-blue and gold
Athletics Coalinga-football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, rodeo; Lemoore-soccer, golf, wrestling, cross country
Mascot Coalinga-Falcons; Lemoore-Golden Eagles
Website West Hills College

West Hills College (WHC) is a public two-year community college serving students in the San Joaquin Valley. There are two campuses: the original campus in Coalinga, established in 1932, with 1,200 students, and the Lemoore campus, built in 2002 and serving 3,200 students. In addition, there is a center at Firebaugh and classes are offered at Lemoore Naval Air Station.

It is one of the 12 California community colleges that have dormitories and attracts students from around the world. WHC actively recruits students from other countries to enroll at WHC.[1] English as a Second Language programs are generous. In addition, classes from California State University, Fresno are videoconferenced in at the Lemoore campus and Fresno Pacific University offers two bachelor's degree programs on the campus of West Hills College Lemoore.

Both campuses offer sports programs. Coalinga offers football, baseball and basketball for men and volleyball and softball for women. A top-ranked rodeo team that competes against two and four year schools is coed. Lemoore offers soccer and golf for men and women, basketball for women, cross country for women and wrestling for men. Other sports programs are being added.

West Hills College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


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