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Dual Enrollment

Dear student,

 

I hope you all have been enjoying the school year.  My name is Chris Dyer and I am the Vice Provost and Dean of Instruction at West Valley College.  Beginning in fall 2018, West Valley College (WVC) partnered with the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) in a Dual Enrollment Program.  The Dual Enrollment Program is an amazing opportunity where high school students in the Campbell Union High School District can take West Valley College classes for free while earning high school and college credit simultaneously.  Please read on for more information and how to apply.

 

The courses West Valley College is offering through this Dual Enrollment Program are taught at your high school.  WVC instructors come to your high school and you take a class as a college student.  Even if you do not intend to enroll at WVC after graduation, the course(s) and units you complete transfer to other colleges and universities.  In addition, for every three college units a student enrolls in, that student earns ten units on their high school transcript.  This program provides students an opportunity to make up credits needed for high school graduation, explore college courses, and earn a head start on college.  This program is open to students that will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors (grades 10, 11, and 12) in fall 2020.

 

To apply, complete the application from the WVC website at https://www.westvalley.edu/high-school-students/dual-enrollment.html.  Follow the instructions carefully as you will need to create an OpenCCCApply account and apply to West Valley College.   Print out the application, obtain signatures from your parent and counselor, and submit the application to your counselor.

 

This upcoming fall 2020 semester, West Valley College is offering 11 classes at high schools in CUHSD.  Some important facts about students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Students are on the WVC calendar. For this upcoming fall semester, the courses start on September 8 and end on December 15.  Only a little over three months!  Some holidays may differ between WVC an CUHSD.
  • Courses students complete, and grades earned, remain on the student’s permanent college transcript.  Students can use these units towards high school graduation, towards a WVC degree or certificate, and at other colleges and university attended in the future. 
  • Students who opt to take a class become WVC students for that term. This means that students have privacy rights, are permitted to use WVC facilities, and are subject to the WVC student code of conduct.
  • Course textbooks will be provided during the first week of class at no cost to the student.  Students are required to return those textbooks at the end of the term.
  • Students are permitted to enroll in a class not at the high school they attend.  However, the student is expected to transport themselves to that high school and attend classes on time.
  • To apply, complete the instructions on the attached registration form.  Students must create an account through OpenCCCApply, obtain a California Community College ID number, use that ID to complete a West Valley College application, obtain at West Valley College ID number (this is an important number that you must hold on to), complete the Dual Enrollment Application Packet, obtain parental consent, and meet with your high school counselor. If you have enrolled in one of our courses before, you will still need to apply again for this upcoming term.
  • Math 105, Pre-Statistics, requires no background in algebra, prepares students for college-level statistics, and gives students credit for integrated math 3.
  • Completed applications for the fall 2020 term must be submitted to your counselor by Friday, April 24.

 

Below is a complete list of courses offered for the fall 2020 term.  There will be a different course schedule for spring 2021.  Descriptions for each course are given as an attachment. 

 

High School

Course #

Couse Name

Days

Times

Units

Room #

Branham

ASLA 60A

American Sign language 1

TTh

3:20 – 5:55

5

C202

Branham

BUSN 51

Introduction to Business

MW

3:20 – 4:55

3

C203

Branham

KINT 38A

Sports Medicine

TTh

3:20 – 4:55

3

28

Del Mar

COUN 12

Careers and Lifestyles

TTh

2:50 – 4:25

3

39

Del Mar

THEA 44A

Makeup for Stage and Screen

MW

2:50 – 4:25

3

62

Leigh

COMM 1

Public Speaking

MW

2:30 – 4:05

3

24

Prospect

BUSN 51

Introduction to Business

TTh

2:45 – 4:20

3

6

Prospect

KINT 30

Introduction to Kinesiology

TTh

2:45 – 4:20

3

13

Westmont

COUN 5

College Success

MW

3:00 – 4:35

3

31

Westmont

DIGM 21M

Introduction to App Design

TTh

3:00 – 4:35 & Online Lab

4

7

Westmont

MATH 105

Pre-Statistics

TTh

3:00 – 5:35

5

40

 

 

Thank you all for your participation and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall 2020 semester.

 

  

Partnership between Campbell Union High School District and West Valley College for a Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Students earn both high school and college credit. 
  • Every 3-unit West Valley course gives 10 units of high school credit.
  • Courses and units earned transfer to both West Valley College as well as other colleges and universities.
  • Get a head start on college while earning high school credits.
  • Makeup credits needed for high school graduation.
  • Courses are part of a major, college general education, and/or electives.
  • Courses and textbooks are free to students.
  • Course offerings change each term.
  • See your counselor for an application.  Seats can fill up quickly.